Articles by " Jessica Philo"
1 Jan
2016

January 2016 Events and Birthdays

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Welcome 2016! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF OUR LIVES? We're pumped to start a fresh new year here at KU. And what, with all of these awesome holidays and birthdays to celebrate? Even more better-er! Read on to find out why you should be drinking hot tea, eating soup, tossing your fruitcake, and writing letters this month!

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1 Dec
2015

December 2015 Calendar of Events

 

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Hello and welcome, December! HANUKKAH IS HERE! CHRISTMAS IS HERE! KWANZAA IS HERE! We've been waiting for December since, well, January, and we're delighted that it's here again! December is more than the usual holidays, though. Just to name a few, we've got National Cotton Candy Day (December 7), Cat Herders Day (December 15), National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16), and Bacon Day (December 30) and they all make this month even more magical! Read on to find out all of our awesome celebrations this month! Read more >>

29 Nov
2015

5 Things You Didn’t Know About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was born in Ireland on this day in 1898. As you likely know, he most notably wrote The Chronicles of Narnia. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about C.S. Lewis!

5 Things You Didn't Know About C.S. Lewis

  1. He loved Beatrix Potter's stories and was inspired to write his own storied and illustrate them as a child.
  2. He was raised Catholic, became an Atheist at 15, and returned to Catholicism later in life, partially influenced by his Oxford colleague and friend J.R.R. Tolkien. HIS FRIEND. J.R.R. TOLKIEN.
  3. He served in the British Army in the first World War and befriended his bunk mate,  Edward Courtnay Francis "Paddy" Moore. The two made a pact to care for each other's families if the other died, and when Paddy was killed in action Lewis kept his word. Paddy's mother Jane became like a mother to Lewis, since his own mother died of cancer when he was a child.
  4. Later in his life, Lewis corresponded with an American writer and atheist turned Catholic Joy Davidman, and entered into a civil marriage with her in 1956 so she could continue to live in the UK, away from her abusive ex husband.
  5. During World War Two, Lewis spoke on religious broadcasts through BBC while London was under periodic air raids. Air Chief Marshal Sir Donald Hardman wrote "The war, the whole of life, everything tended to seem pointless. We needed, many of us, a key to the meaning of the universe. Lewis provided just that."
26 Nov
2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a Drinking Game for Your 21+ Family Members!

It's that time of year again... Thanksgiving time! If you and your family are fun (we know you are!) here's a drinking game to make things more interesting this family gathering!Thanksgiving Drinking Game Image

25 Nov
2015

Advent begins in 4 days!

Advent. It is the BEST. We love it. We have all the supplies you need for an AMAZING ADVENT! Look! All the Advent Calendars! Big ones! Small ones! Ones with Kittens!!! Oh, and of course, Baby Jesus. We do also have Baby Jesus.

 

 

I'm hoping you'll believe me when I say that we have the BEST selection of Advent Calendars in town. I mean, Santa is watching me, so I wouldn't lie.

There is, of course, something just so very fun about finding secrets and stickers behind little paper doors. But that's just the foundation of fun that Advent offers.

The whole point of Advent is to GET EXCITED! Something big and wonderful is on it's way! For some, the big wonderful thing is the birth of Jesus. For others, it's that time spent with family around a Christmas tree opening presents and sipping hot chocolate. Some are just excited that the end of Winter has begun and Spring is on it's way. There are so many reasons to get excited about the holidays.

We all know that time moves strangely during the holidays. You're so busy wrapping and writing and buying and cooking that the whole of December flies by and suddenly you're picking up  the torn wrapping paper from the floor the day after Christmas and wondering where the time went.

That, my dears, is why we have Advent. Advent is all about spending some time in the present moment and just letting all the excitement build in your spirit! It's about getting your mind ready to party! It's about waiting and wishing and hoping and ANTICIPATION!!

Every day you open one of those little boxes, you get to spend one minute just being VERY VERY EXCITED! Forget about the stress of the holiday for a minute every day. Whether you do it with kitten stickers, with the cast of Frozen or with picturesque scenes of the holy night when Jesus was born, we have the perfect calendar for you.

Get 'em while they last!
Have a happy Advent!

24 Nov
2015

It’s National Game and Puzzle Week!

If you're looking around your apartment wondering to yourself, "Hey! Where are all of my fun games and puzzles?" and you sadly realize you have none, it's okay. We can help with that. This holiday season we have a ton of really awesome games and puzzles. Don't believe me? How dare you. Read on to see what we've got! Yay!

 

Dr. Who Games

Doctor Who Clue, Risk, Yahtzee and Trivial Pursuit

Firefly Games

Firefly Yahtzee, Clue and Monopoly

Game of Thrones Games (1)

Game of Thrones Risk and Monopoly

Supernatural Games

Supernatural Ouija and Clue

Walking Dead Games

The Walking Dead Yahtzee and Risk

 

21 Nov
2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Boxed Christmas card time!

Now is the absolute best time to buy your box cards, and you should get 'em before the eggs get nogged. Meaning, before the best ones are gone!

Whether you've been sending holiday cards out for decades or are new to this whole business, we're here for you! We have a ton of beautiful boxed holiday and Christmas cards to make your season merry and bright. Plus, it's fun to send snail mail to the people you love who are far away. Yes, your love can fit into an envelope!

Birds wearing hats is the absolute cutest route you can go. And we have a bunch to choose from. So cute. So cuddly.

Birds Wearing Hats

If you'd like the proceeds fro your purchase to go to a worthy cause, look no further! Sierra Club, Good Cause Greetings, and Unicef cards all get the job done, and quite beautifully.

Sierra Club

Sierra Club

Good Cause Greetings

Good Cause Greetings

Unicef

Unicef

If you're into religious scenes, here are a few to choose from! The Lion and the Lamb design is adorable.

Religious Varities

If you want to impress your hipster friends and relatives, Edward Gorey is the way to go. Just the right amount of quirk.

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"Hark! The herald angels sing..." An angel motif is great for holiday cards!

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If your deal is joy, and joy to the world, we hear that!

Joy!

We have a ton more designs of boxed cards and you should get yourself in here while the gettin is still good (and there's still ample time to get these in the mail!)

19 Nov
2015

Gifts for the literary loving people in your life

If there's one thing we love here at Kards Unlimited more than anything else, it just might be books and literature. And we are far from alone in that! Here's an overwhelming list of all of the cool literary stuff we have this year!

First up, Harry Potter!

J.K Rowling: A Bibliography, Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Assorted Hogwarts House scarves and hats, Harry Potter glasses, and Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

J.K Rowling: A Bibliography, Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Assorted Hogwarts House scarves and hats, Harry Potter glasses, and Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit

A boxed set of the books because WHY NOT

A boxed set of the books because WHY NOT

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Harry Potter Character Vault, Hogwarts house ties, and the Hogwarts Library

Game of Thrones next!

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Game of Thrones Risk and Monopoly

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Game of Thrones Ornaments, and a Direwolf mug

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Dangerous Women, Game of Thrones lunchbox, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Books in general are good, too!

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1001 Books to Read Before You Die and CLOTH COVERED BOOKS!

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Literary Tattoos, Shakespeare's Insults, Novel Cure, Novel Destinations, Presenting Shakespeare 1,000 Posters from Around the World, Best American Short Stories 2015, and Dear Luke We Need to Talk

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Illustrated Peter Pan, and Illustrated Secret Garden

Practical literary gifts

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Poe mug, Jane Austen mug, Vonnegut mug, Twain mug, Greatest first lines of literature mug, and Shakespeare's insults mug.

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Read a book in one year page a day calendars, bookmarks, personal library kit

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Locally made North Ave. candles in delicious scents

Just for fun!

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All the Shakespeare things!

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Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens Actions figures, Bar Humbug bar

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All the Jane Austen things!

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All the Poe things!

Wearable literature themed t's!

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Gifts for your the literary loving people in your life