News from Special Ideas

Greeting Cards

My envelope supplier went out of business, but before they did, they put all of their envelopes on sale. So I've switched out boring white envelopes for festive color envelopes for most of my Holiday and Note Cards - including my Star Naw-Ruz card that matches our flags and holiday ribbon. To celebrate the upgrade, I'm putting everything on my Greeting Card page on sale for 20% off WITH A COUPON. The Coupon code is CARDS. Just type it in to the coupon box when you get to the shopping cart. (Coupon expires at Naw-Ruz.) The Fast is a wonderful time to remember [...]

March 3rd, 2020|

Last Minute Thoughts

If you order in the next few hours, and choose "priority mail" then your order will go out tomorrow morning and be delivered Thursday or Friday - but that is not guaranteed. Nothing in life is guaranteed except God's love. Have a great holiday. New Envelopes New this week, we've brightened up our Ayyam-i-Ha cards with hot pink and/or translucent raspberry envelopes. They really make the cards feel festive. I am NOT expecting to run out of the cards, but I may run out of the blue Ayyam-i-Ha ribbon. To encourage you to buy the white instead, I've [...]

February 20th, 2020|

Time Time Time – is running out out out

The most important thing we will run out of... is time. Don't wait to order. Our Post Office closes at 11:am, so we pack orders in the afternoon for the next day. That means that order placed late on Thursday don't go out until Monday. We use USPS Priority Mail for any order over one pound, and that takes 2-3 days in transit. That means Monday's mail is delivered on Wednesday or Thursday. So an order placed late this Thursday could arrive the following Thursday (the 2nd day of Ayyam-i-Ha, but before the weekend). It is simple math. So [...]

February 18th, 2020|

Blocks for building virtues

Want to give a gift that keeps on giving? The gift of learning about virtues will guide children for the rest of their lives. We have many items that are both appropriate for any recipient, and that reflect the principles and virtues that we love. From virtue cards to, uplifting jewelry to crayons, we can elevate your gift giving at any price point. The most obvious collection of universally appropriate materials can be found on our "Virtues Promotion Materials" page. There you will find our Virtues Reflection Cards, coloring books and Character Building Blocks for individual gifts, and our Virtues Coins, [...]

February 12th, 2020|

SALE On White Baha’i T-Shirts

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the company that made my color printer is no longer making supplies for it, so I've discontinued all of my laser-print T-shirt designs. This means that I no longer HAVE to print designs on white shirts. All of my new designs can print on pink, yellow, black, blue, or lots of other colors that are slightly more popular than white. This has left me with several dozen white and natural shirts that I don't need. Some of them are 100% cotton. Consequently, I am putting two of my newest, most popular designs on [...]

February 6th, 2020|

More Ayyam-I-Ha Gift Ideas

Considering All Four Categories of Ayyam-i-Ha Gifts Will Make Sure You Don't Leave Anyone Out The four categories you need to consider are 1) Personal gifts for the adults and children in your family and among your close friends, 2) Community-wide gifts your LSA might want to give to everyone, 3) Party Favors to make your guests feel special, and 4) Games & activities that your entire family can enjoy. US Customers - Please order by the 19th to assure delivery before the 26th, or the 23rd for delivery before the 28th. International Customers!!! Priority Mail takes 7-11 days so please order by the 12th for delivery by the 26th the 16th for delivery by the 28th.     [...]

February 4th, 2020|

God Loves Laughter & Stuff You Forgot We Made

Now that we don't send out a paper catalog, when people visit our website, they often just search for the one thing they know they want and check out. As you can see from the variety of items below, that is a mistake. Please come, click, take your time. There is more to see than you could ever guess. God Loves Laughter's New Cover New cover, new look, same hilarious book. After being out of stock for several months, the perennial favorite God Loves Laughter is finally back in stock. It makes a great gift for anyone who likes [...]

January 29th, 2020|

4 Shirts & 1 Holiday

 4 Shirts The company that made my color printer is no longer making supplies for it, so I've discontinued all of my laser-print T-shirt designs. I therefore felt compelled to create some new designs to replace them. You've seen three of these, but the metallic silver and gold Interfaith design is new this week. It has already proven itself to be very popular. The shimmer of the metallic ink adds an elegance that the laser print version didn't have. The "peace be with you" on the middle is a universal greeting used in many religious services. It will [...]

January 21st, 2020|

New Since Last Ayyam-I-Ha

New since last ayyamiha In addition to all of the Bicentenary materials we created this year, we also designed four new T-shirts (posted next week), two tools for helping people stay calm, two new buttons, a garden flag, a virtues coloring book, two card games, assorted jewelry, and several new prayer beads. So if you are looking for a gift that you know they didn't get last year, check out the new products described below, or just go to our New Products Page and see them all.  If you don't care if it is new, visit our Gift Ideas for Children page or our Gift Ideas for [...]

January 14th, 2020|

Martin Luther King Day 2020

No room in my Heart for Prejudice I'm afraid that I sold out of all three of my Race Unity pamphlets last year, but I've added several new "No Room for Prejudice" materials that you can hand out at any community event. This campaign is 23 years old this year, and it seems like every single year it becomes more relevant. It still has the power to touch hearts and inspire conversations.  Click here to see ALL of our materials using this theme. no room in my heart for prejudice t-shirt T-Shirts Back in Stock! Due to technical difficulties, [...]

January 8th, 2020|