Getting Ready for a New Year

Our favorite calendar is the Linnea calendar. A classic beauty that artfully depicts each month. We love handing this one on our wall. And it makes the perfect gift, too!

Where Have We Been? is that time of year...

Busy as elves, working at the store.

And then it's also that time of year to be sick. Why is it always during the winter and why just before Christmas? We've been taking a break because one of us has mono (erin) and one of us took time off (amy) to take care of their sick sister. Now, how sweet is that?

We'll be back soon. We promise.

Our New Addition
We have always worked with brides, and grooms, and mother-of-the-brides and event planners and corporate coordinators. We have always done welcome bags. We have always delivered. But...we have never done it quite this well. Quite this cute. Quite this charming. Quite this organized.

Finally, after seven years and enough prodding from each other, we have developed a customized and creative solution to the welcome bag.

Welcome to theHELLOtote! Welcome to hand-picked and hand-delivered goodies delivered to your guests for a memorable destination event. Cures for high-altidude woes, midnight munchies and goodies to steer your guests in the right direction all weekend (or week) long.

We source out some of the best items and focus on offering goods locally made in Colorado. With an office in Denver (hello! Erin) and a store in Basalt (hey! Amy) we are capable of serving the entire Rocky Mountain corrider.

We are so excited. And yet, we still have so much to do...

Seven is the Magic Number

It is unbelievable to think that seven years ago yesterday,
we became the proud owners of Express Yourself.
We started out as four and we have grown so much over the years...
Adding babies and loved ones along the way...

My how time flies.
We are so blessed and grateful.
{Thank you}

Stay Tuned...

We are busy, busy entrepreneurs over here at Express Yourself {that would be Amy & Erin!} and we have been working hard on a new product offering. We will reveal the details...very soon. We are so excited! Especially for the upcoming wedding and event season! Stay tuned...

{OK...this is obviously an old picture. Seriously old. But this post couldn't be just text - just too boring. We are so busy we don't even have time to take a pciture of the two of us together. We'll try to get an updated photo soon!}

25% OFF Boxed Holiday Invitations

For a limited time, stop by for
25% OFF Boxed Holiday Invitations!

Can't make it in to the store? Give us a ring and we can tell you what is in stock today!

Stand By Me for You

Here is a video our Dad shared with us today and it is so beautiful, we thought we would pass it on to all of you. Sit back, turn your speakers up and enjoy!

Playing For Change
Song Around The World

Holiday Cards by Prints Charming

It is not too late to order your holiday cards from Express Yourself! We have a great selection of boxed and custom printed cards, including the samples below from Prints Charming. You can browse their catalog from home, e-mail us your photo(s) and check another thing of your looooong to-do list! Check out their online catalog and then contact us by e-mail or call us at 970.927.2533 to answer any questions or to place your order.

Prices start at $60 for 25 custom printed cards and envelopes!


Have a Dog-gone Good New Year!

The 2011 Aspen Animal Shelter's calendar from DOGSASPEN is available at Express Yourself! All proceeds benefit the Aspen animal shelter. Come in and get yours and while you're here you might as well grab some The Flabby Labby Dog Cookie Company treats as well for your favorite furry friend!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to boot! Hang a cowboy boot stocking on your fireplace this year for only $12!

Stationery Sale: LAST CALL!

Today is the LAST DAY to order your
William Arthur Stationery, Buy 50, Get 25 free!
Visit us in store or call today!

{write on!}

What to Curl Up With Next

Just finished reading this book {__________} by {_________}?
Try this title {___________} next.

Check out to find your next recommendations.

Photo via arts journal. We love this picture!

Challenge: Dresser

OK...we know we love Anthropologie. They seem to be purveyors of all things vintage, modern and eclectic cool for fashion, home and gifts. But we really think the price tag is more than the value you get sometimes. Case in point: $1000 dresser that we are certain we can challenge ourselves, even you, to replicate for a fraction of the cost. Check it out and be inspired to make-over your own lackluster furnitire pieces for less.

Loved Preloved

We are loving on this throw found via Anthropolige by Preloved. We imagine curling up with this blanket, a hot coffee and good book this weekend. Almost love it enough to dig out the old sweater bin, wash and shrink the ones that no longer fit, and craft our own creation. But...we really don't have enough time for that, so we'll just ponder all that Preloved has for now from afar.

Holiday Greetings

The weather outside is getting frightful, but our holiday cards are delightful!
Come by to see our custom photo holiday cards and new boxed many to choose from!
Contact us at Express Yourself!

Preprinted Postage - Thumbs Up!

According to a recent article from MSNBC, the post office wants to test the possibility of allowing card companies to sell greeting cards with postage pre-applied to the envelope. There are definite advantages to this concept. No more running out for that last minute stamp. One last task at holiday greeting card time. And best of all, you could come to Express Yourself for one-stop shopping. We are looking forward to seeing how this proposal shapes up (and ships out!) and whether or not consumers give it the stamp of approval.

Holiday Trend #4

Holiday Trend #4: Lace and Doilies!

Like snowflakes drifting through the sky, or the sheen of ice on a window pane, this trend captures the beauty of the holiday season. Delicate lace and circular doilies adorned with Swarovski crystals add elegance and charm to any holiday sentiment. Remember, 10% off all holiday card orders!

{NEW} Holiday on Etsy!

Looking for an inexpensive, yet custom holiday birth announcement or family greeting? You are in the right place! Starting today, new designs by Express Yourself are on Etsy. You can change all features {color, font, wording, etc} and make your holiday cards completely custom. They can even be used for holiday invites or family Christmas cards. And the best part?! You get the digital file and can print them at home, a photo center or simply e-mail the greeting to family and friends. One price, unlimited options.

E-mail or call AMY at Express Yourself if you want to speak with us about your custom digital holiday greeting.

The Littlest Team Member

If you were in Express Yourself yesterday, you may have spotted our littlest team member! She was hard at work; chewing on new toys, sorting through stationery and just looking completely adorable! She'll be working the desk, answering the phone and ringing you up for your greeting cards in no time at all. After all, it is a family business!

Moustache Month

In celebration of Movember, we have finger moustaches! The moustache, grown for the entire month of November, becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. If you would like to donate, visit

Great Giraffe

A great, generous giraffe print that is whimsical, fun and just festive enough for the holiday season! Get your family photo now and order your holiday cards soon!

A Sweet Delight!

You can never bake, eat or dream of too many gingerbread men! Make sure all your friends and family are prepared for the holiday season by sending this cookie cutter holiday card! Available at Express Yourself.

Felted, not Welted

Have you ever wanted to just scream at your husband (or girlfriend, or roommate, or bunkmate) because their slimy, nasty soap keeps sliding all over the shower? Why can't that block of soap just stay put? Well, here is one solution that really does the dirty work and looks good to boot. Fiat Luxe Felted Soap from Anthropologie is the perfect stocking stuffer, housewarming treat or guest goody. Five scents, handmade in the USA and so darn pretty. Want to make your own? Check out this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets.

Send Holiday Cheer

It's that time if year to start thinking about sending holiday cheer! We have fabulous cards at an even more fabulous price! Stop in to take a look. Too busy with the kiddos? Email Amy at for more information and pricing. Order by the end of the month to get 10% off. If you need a photo, check out Luminance Photography!

Bride Pride

We have worked with a lot of brides. And they are all unique, creative, excited and specific about their wedding. But we have really only worked with one bride that also happens to be one of the most accomplished snowboarders in the entire world. The lovely and delightful Gretchen Bleiler. Working on her entire wedding suite, we were excited to have her wedding program featured in the January 2010 BRIDES magazine, as featured above. And this amazing shot below? We discovered this pic of Gretchen and her wedding invitation by Express Yourself on her Official Facebook Fan Page. Love it!

Passport to Town

Here is a custom welcome letter for a Bar Mitzvah that takes everyone on a journey around the world, without ever leaving the beautiful town of Aspen. The perfect passport to what to do, when, where and why! A custom job by Express Yourself and EKS Events.