Memoir News: Black Friday is Coming to Women’s Memoirs

by Matilda Butler on November 18, 2011

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Women’s Memoirs is Planning our First-Ever Black Friday Sale

storytelling, memoir writing products, memoir, journaling, journalsKendra is visiting from Maine so that we can have our annual (sometimes semi-annual) month together to write, develop new products, strategize about women’s memoirs, and, have some fun. Check back next Tuesday for a post about our fun time on the Oregon coast.

Kendra’s been here for three weeks and that’s been three weeks of reading and listening to ads and commercials for the approaching Black Friday. I’m trying to talk Kendra into staying for Thanksgiving before she drives back to Maine. We’ll see. She tells me that her cats are calling her. I’ll keep you posted as to whether she’s still here for Black Friday.

In any event, we got talking about Black Friday and one of our famous double lightbulbs went on.

“Let’s have Black Friday at Women’s Memoirs,” we said, almost at the same moment. We’ve never put all of our products on sale. Sometimes we’ll do a special with one or two products, but never all of them. But one week from today, on Thanksgiving Friday, we’re having our first-ever Black Friday sale.

Be sure to come back here on Friday when we’ll announce the special prices.

Meanwhile, below is the list of products we’re offering at discounted prices. Each product makes a beautiful and distinctive gift for family and friends. Some of them are only available in limited quantities and when they are gone, we’ll have to remove them from our list. Each item we sell has been created specially for Women’s Memoirs. With the exception of our memoir Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation, all of these products are only available through our website.

[UPDATE: You emailed. We listened. Instead of announcing our Black Friday prices on Friday, we'll post them on Thanksgiving afternoon. Then if you want to purchase one of our limited availability items, you can be ready to place your order early on Friday. Be sure to check back then.]

The following products go on sale Friday, November 25. Their discounted prices will be listed that day.


Thai Silk Journals

memoir journals, memoir, journaling1. Thai Silk Journals. These beautiful silk Writer’s Journals are made in Thailand to our specifications, featuring silk dyed and woven just for Women’s Memoirs.

Your choice: Lovely Thai silk patterns or solid Thai silk with an embroidered butterfly.

Each is regularly 30. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

NOTE: Due to floods and turmoil in Thailand, we don’t know when we’ll be able to get more. Limited supply. You may want to get one for yourself and one or more for friends or family. You’ll love our special price on Black Friday.


Thai Silk Bookmarks

memoir bookmarks, Thai silk book marks, memoir writers, memoir writing2. Thai Silk Bookmarks These beautiful bookmarks are a distinctive gift at what will be a quite affordable price.

We recently had a large order for these and couldn’t fill it because we only have a limited quantity left. If you’d like one be sure to order early. We’ll remove this item as soon as they are all sold.

Thai Silk Bookmark, Woven Pattern Only, Regularly 10. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.


Memoir Writers’ Back Pillow

memoir gift, gift for memoir writer, art pillow, butterfly pillow3. Butterfly Pillow Each silk pillow is gorgeous and is decorated with a hand-painted butterfly to help your imagination take flight. Tuck one behind your back while you work on your memoir. Each one is lightly scented from the organic lavender and roses tucked inside.

Regularly 80. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

[Note: We only have a few of these beautiful handmade silk pillows. The woman who made them for us is no longer making them.]


Memoir Mugs

memoir mug, memoir writing mug, tea mug, writers tea mug4. Rosemary is for Remembrance Tea Mug This mug says “Rosemary for Remembrance … Remembering and Telling My Story.” The design, created exclusively for Women’s Memoirs by Suzanne, depicts a garland of flowering rosemary wrapped around the mug.

Regularly 16. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

memoir writing gifts, Black Friday and memoir gifts, memoir tea mug5. Memoir Garden Tea Mug. This mug says “A Garden of Memories … I am the Gardener.” For this design, Suzanne brought together herbs that we’ve planted in our Memoir Garden. She chose ten with messages to inspire your creative work.

You’ll find angelica for inspiration, chamomile for patience, lavender for joy, lemon balm for comfort, lemon verbena for confidence, mint for eternal refreshment, nasturtium for optimism, oregano for substance, rose for success, and of course, a sprig of rosemary for remembrance.

Regularly: 16 Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.


Special Teas Blended Just for Memoir Writers


Lovely gifts for you and your writer friends

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7. Unfolding Tea High on the lofty mountains of Sri Lanka grows the green tea we’ve chosen for you. Small tea leaves are picked, rolled into tiny balls, and dried. When you pour hot water over them, you’ll see them unfold just as your story unfolds in your memoir.

Regularly: 10.50 for 1/4 lb. Makes approximately 50 cups. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

storytelling, memoir, memoir gifts, memoir writing, journals, journaling, gifts for writers8. Tea of JoyWith the help of a tasting panel of family and friends, we developed a mixture of our organic Unfolding Tea with a hint of organic lavender blossoms. The result, Tea of Joy, has all the benefits of our lovely green tea combined with a lift in your mood.

Try our specially formulated Tea of Joy for a taste that adds a touch of sweet perfume with citrusy notes. A joy to drink.

Regularly: 10.50 for 1/4 lb. Makes approximately 50 cups. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

gifts for writers, gifts for memoir writers, memoir gifts, journals on sale, gifts for writers on sale, journaling9. Tea of Refreshing Memories. We wanted our third tea to be refreshing, yet evoke memories. Our tasting panel chose the addition of organic mint and organic rosemary to our Unfolding Tea. The mint and green tea quickly reach your taste buds, followed by a light taste of rosemary.

Try this piquant blend, especially if you’ve never tasted rosemary tea before.

Regularly: 10.50 for 1/4 lb. Makes approximately 50 cups. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

gifts for writers, gifts for memoir writers, journals on sale, gift journals, journaling, storytelling, memoir, memoir writing10. Tea of Wisdom and Success For our special fourth tea, we combine organic rosebuds with our organic mint. Wow. The fragrance delights the sense of smell while the mint tingles on the tongue. An instant success. We named the tea for the two elements we need in telling and finishing our memoir. In the ancient language of herbs, each herb has several complimentary meanings. We’ve chosen “wisdom” as the definition of rose and “success” as the definition of mint.

Try this delightful, fragrant herbal blend, especially if you’ve never tasted rose tea before.

Regularly: 10.50 for 1/4 lb. Makes approximately 50 cups. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.


Memoir Writing Workshop Now Online

memoir gift, gifts for memoir writers, memoir videos, memoir video lessons, memoir workshop online, memoir lessons online, memoir, memoir writing11. [Essential] Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop — 21 Online Video Lessons Take our women’s memoir class in the comfort of your home and at your own pace. Go back and replay a section as often as you like. We’ve been doing our memoir writing workshops for five years. We’ve video recorded one of the classes and combined that material with the extensive PowerPoint slides we use in the class. We’ve integrated the two, added new writing exercises and created 21 separate lessons. ALL THE LESSONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS ONLINE VIDEOS. Download of extensive workbook (PDF) is included.

Regularly: 109 for all 21 Memoir Videos Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

storytelling, gifts for writers, gifts for memoir writers, journals on sale, journaling gifts12. [Essential] Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop — Lesson One Want to take our women’s memoir class in the comfort of your home and at your own pace, but not quite ready? Still deciding if you want to write your memoir? The [Essential] Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION VIDEO LESSON is the place to begin. Order now and you can start watching and learning immediately.

This online video lesson is the first of the 21 videos in our complete [Essential] Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop. It is 1:03:18 in length and a great place to start if you haven’t decided that you want to write your memoir and simply want to learn more and get an overview of what our 21 lesson workshop is like.

Regularly: 25 for Lesson 1 Video: Introduction Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

gifts for writers, gifts for memoir writers, storytelling, memoir, memoir writing, journals on sale, journaling gifts13. [Essential] Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop on DVD. The [Essential] Women’s Memoir Writing Workshop is also available in a 5 DVD set — all 21 lessons. Take our women’s memoir class in the comfort of your home and at your own pace using the 5 DVD set. This is the same product as the one described above — 21 lessons.

Regularly: 132 (plus shipping/handling), 5 DVD set Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.


Writing Prompts

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14. StoryMap: The Neverending Writing Prompt ™ Finally, the perfect product for when you want to write and need creative ways to get your writing juices flowing.

What you need is StoryMap: The Neverending Writing Prompt. StoryMap is the town of Five Points, Oklahoma. The shop owners provide characters and the stores provide creative and fun ideas. You’ll even find some lines of dialogue embedded in the map. Write for 10 minutes, crafting a story — one of an unlimited number — drawing on the elements in the StoryMap. New stories will come to you each time you use it. Once you are having fun, its easy to turn back to your memoir writing.

Regularly: 19.97 Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.


Award-Winning Collective Memoir

journals on sale, gifts for journalers, journaling, gifts for writers, gifts for memoir writers, memoir, memoir writing15. Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story

Meet Rosie’s Daughters…

The breakthrough book about the generation of women that broke through centuries of limitations to take their place in the world. They were born during World War II and came of age in the 60s… both shaped by and an influencer of their times. These precursors of the baby boomers achieved more “firsts” than any group of women before or since, earning them the name of “First Woman To” Generation.

Rosie’s Daughters has won four national book awards.

Regularly: 20 Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25. Note: Not only will we have an incredible price on our collective memoir, but we will also include a Rosie the Riveter Legacy Bandana at NO ADDITIONAL COST.


Rosie the Riveter Legacy Bandana

gifts for writers, gifts for memoir writers, memoir, memoir writing, gifts for journalers, journaling gifts, journals on sale16. Rosie the Riveter Legacy Bandana.We’ve always felt our bandana makes a statement and serves as the perfect symbol of women’s empowerment. Our customers agree. Use our red-and-white polka dot bandana as the perfect power accessory at work and at play.

Rosie the Riveter Legacy Bandanas are great to purchase for yourself and make a great gift for friends and family. Let the recipient know you think she is an empowered woman. Now 100% cotton and softer than ever. Made in the USA.

Regularly 12. Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

[NOTE: Because our price from the supplier has increased, we will have to raise our regular price to $12.50 after our Black Friday sale. This makes our 2-day sale price even better.]

Handmade Note Cards

storytelling, gifts for writers, gifts for memoir writers, journaling gifts, lavendar notecard gift, memoir writing17. Lavender Note Cards Not all of our notes to family and friends can be equally joyful. But the card, in itself, can affirm that joy, like love, will always be with us.

Beauty in nature is a joy, and joy that we share with other people is beautiful. On each note card, a sprig of Cielo Hill lavender testifies to these essential truths.

Boxed set of six 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards, silver-lined envelope, inside is blank so you can write your special message.

{Note: This item is in limited supply and will be removed once they are all sold. If you are interested, please place your order early.]

Regularly: 26 for 6 Handmade Lavender Note Cards Black Friday Price: Will be announced November 25.

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Suzanne November 19, 2011 at

Great News. I’ve been looking at the Thai silk journals but wasn’t sure I should spend the money. I hope there is a good price because I’d like to get one for myself and a gift for my ex-sister-in-law. We’re still close and this would be a special gift for her.

Vikki November 19, 2011 at

I used to buy your teas all the time but simply got out of the habit. I’ll check back on Thursday and will buy several for me and more as holiday gifts. My personal favorite is the Tea of Joy.

Susan Godwin November 20, 2011 at

I love my Thai silk journal and use the info on both front and back covers.
The bandanas I use as “embellishments” for my wooden stools.
Rosie’s Daughters is an incredible book and has given me a perspective on women’s evolution in our current era.
The writing prompts have been invaluable in “jump-starting” my writing.
Thank you SO much for all your contributions and inspiration!

Matilda Butler November 20, 2011 at

Suzanne: Our journals are beautiful — each one is unique. We think they inspire us to go ahead and pick it up and write in it. You can replace the composition book inside once you fill it. Just put your Thai silk cover on the next one and you’re ready to continue your writing.

-Matilda

Matilda Butler November 20, 2011 at

Vikki: We’d love to see you back with another order for teas. For us the choice is always between the Tea of Joy and the Tea of Wisdom and Success. Well, of course, there are the days when Unfolding Tea seems just right. Oh yes. I’ve gotten when my favorite Saturday morning treat is Tea of Refreshing Memories.

Do you use one of our mugs? They make wonderful gifts — especially when you add one of our unique teas.

Looking forward to hearing from you on Friday.

Matilda Butler November 20, 2011 at

Susan:

How wonderful to hear that you are using your Thai silk journal. We wanted them to be a source of inspiration and it sounds like we’ve been successful.

Special thanks for your comment on our collective memoir Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story.

We appreciate having you as a regular on Women’s Memoirs.

–Matilda

Judy Fansome November 20, 2011 at

I’ve been looking at your Lavender Note Cards for a while. I was disappointed to see that they aren’t included in your Black Friday sale. Any reason?

Matilda Butler November 20, 2011 at

Judy: Thanks for your comment. Ok. Kendra and I decided to add our Lavender Note Cards to our Black Friday sale. They are quite special and think you’ll love our price.

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