Holiday Planning and Holiday Cards (Yes, Already)

Last night I was reminded that there are less than three months until the holidays. Can you believe the countdown has begun?! In a blink of an eye it will be New Year’s Eve and we will all be left wondering what that red and green flash was. I’m a natural procrastinator which means I’m scrambling at the last minute which is not healthy at all. This year I have vowed to make a plan to tackle the holidays early, so I don’t miss out on the joy of the season. At Penny Post we have two things that will help you get ahead of all the responsibilities fun of the most wonderful time of the year.



Holiday Planning

First up, holiday planning. Our favorite self-care enthusiast and bullet journaler, Tashira Halyard, is back to help you organize all your holiday plans. The party planning, meals, gift lists, family holiday cards, decorating, visitors, traveling — everything seems to happen at once. This workshop is designed to help you manage your load. Whether you’re new to bullet journaling or a bujo pro, this class will give you the tools you need to minimize the stress associated with this busy time of year. Tashira will introduce us to planning methods and creative techniques to keep the chaos under control. Grab your seat before they are all gone!


 Tashira Halyard


Holiday Cards

Speaking of holiday cards…now is the time to order yours! Get the jump on this integral part of the holidays with 15 percent off your order at Penny Post this October. We have brands such as Crane, Bella Figura, Haute Papier, and Biba Stationery all with gorgeous designs that can be customized to your taste and family’s personality. It takes a few weeks to proof, approve, print, and ship your cards so we like to start early. To get your greetings in time for the holidays without any last-minute rushing or rush fees then come by or book an appointment today by emailing Here are few samples of your many choices…



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Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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