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Galentines Day Gift Ideas + Giveaway!!!

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Stumped on what to get your best Gal for Galentines day?

Well then keep reading to see 5 Galentines Day gift ideas we’ve rounded up for you, plus 3 ways to celebrate  Galentines day with your best gals this year!

Including this awesome Galentines Day photo album.


Before I jump too far into this post though, let me introduce myself! I’m Courtney the newest gal to the Blue Sky Papers family (I’m most often referred to as Court, especially around here as our founder + CEO is also named Courtney)! You will be hearing from me a lot on our blog + social media outlets so I wanted you to get familiar with the new ‘voice’.


But back to Galentines Day….

What’s Galentines Day, you ask?

Oh, its just the best day of the year- celebrated the day BEFORE Valentines day, on February 13th AND it is SO much more fun than Valentines day!

Galentines day is a holiday coined (possibly invented) by the ultimate gal-pal Leslie Knope of the popular sitcom, Parks and Recreation.

It is a day dedicated to lady friends celebrating each other and the true love of ever lasting friendship!

Why is it necessary to celebrate a seemingly hallmark-invented holiday? Well, because romantic relationships can be messy + fleeting but friendship is no fuss + lasts forever!!!

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Today, I am sharing with you this Galentines D.I.Y. photo album made with our newest product our Acrylic Book (not even listed on our site yet, so this is a sneak-peek).


My eyes immediately went all heart shaped when I saw this new book and my mind started dreaming up all the different ways I could use it. I love the clear cover, which can also be  engraved and how flat is lays when opened. Its unique appearance + interracially stitched binding will make for a great statement piece on any coffee table.

What would you do with this new arcylic book? Let us know in the comments below + shoot over to Instgram ( @blueskypapers ) and give us a follow and automatically enter yourself into a chance to win one of your own! Winners for U.S. residents only + will be chosen Monday February 15th. Good luck!


3 Ways to celebrate Galentines day  :

1. Binge Watch Broad City with your BFF

2. Dance Party with the whole girl gang : Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Miley and Katy Perry! Check out this Spotify Galentines day Playlist!

3. Host a art journaling/scrapbooking party for all your best gals! Try out this ‘Messy box‘ from the gals over at A Beautiful Mess.


5 Gifts for your best gal : 

1. Ovaries Before Brovaries Hand Stiching :

2. Your Ovarie Acting  Print :

3. Rifle Botanical Journals :

4. Galentine mug :

5. She is Fierce pencil set :


Giving Thanks – Our tradition of a Gratitude Journal

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Giving Thanks Gratitude Sketchbook Blue Sky Papers

Every year, we share one thing that each team-member is grateful for. We capture these blessings in a “Gratitude Journal” of our favorite new design of that year. This annual tradition is one of my favorites and I cannot wait to share it with you!


Being a team of nearly a dozen, we have a lot to be thankful for. Collectively, we are so very grateful for YOU! We are grateful for your continued support of handmade, your appreciation for the art of books, and using them to journal and capture memories. Because of you, we can do what we love – make beautiful books. With all of our hearts, we thank you.



Do you have an annual tradition for Thanksgiving?  No matter how silly or meaningful your tradition may be, it’s so fun to look back over the previous years’ Gratitude Journals and laugh… or cry.  After all, it’s all part of your story.  And your story should be told.


Speaking of traditions, don’t forget about our annual sale for the holidays.  We only have this one!  And, it isn’t just any old sale – it is pretty humongous for a small company like ours! Because we love that you continue to support us, we want to show our gratitude with a Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sale of 40% off! (WHOA!)  Then, through December 20th, enjoy 20% off your holiday orders!


Thank you again for making all of this possible – thank you, thank you, thank you!

All of us at Blue Sky Papers


A grateful heart is an open heart.