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Warm and Cozy

Warm and Cozy

Twas a month before Christmas, and she longed to be snug,
with ‘mallows at play in a hot chocolate-filled mug.
When off of the couch, there arose something comfy,
A blanket with pattern, that was also quite fluffy.

Her goosebumps persisted, her chill to the core,
She sat up, quite frozen, there had to be more.
With a draft at the floor, and a bite in the air,
She needed her booties, her tootsies were bare.

Still feeling frosty, she sent out a tweet,
“Icy this evening, need styles for heat.”
As she searched through her closet for the coziest piece,
Her eyes danced with glee at a Robe, made of fleece.

As she settled in, content, to scroll her favorite site,
She stopped onto Facebook, just quickly, to write:
“May your styles be warm and your colors be bright,
Happy holidays to all, and to all a warm night!”

Win them and be Jolly!

Jump over to our Jolly Holiday sweepstakes on Facebook and enter for a chance to win the Slipper Booties, Throw Blanket, Hooded Fleece Robe and Slim Journal Set, all in Emerald Paisley, as well as the overall Grand Prize.

And don’t forget to follow along to get in the spirit by sharing the sweepstakes with your friends and family, because the more people we have enter, the more we’re giving away in the end!

Wrap Party

Wrap Party

A mix of certain melodies serve as the soundtrack to our sweetest seasonal memories. In the spirit of sharing, we asked our team to reveal their favorite holiday tune and the reason it resonates with them this time of year.

Compile a playlist with your favorite carols, from our list or your own special moments, and sing along while trimming the tree or gathering with loved ones.

1

Last Christmas by Wham!

“It is super cheesy and the video has amazing ‘80s hair!”

- Lita H., Copy Proofreader

2

Mary Did You Know by Mark Lowry

“To me this is what Christmas is all about.”

- Teresa d., Foundation administrative assistant

3

All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey

“I could sing you every word!”

- Stephanie S., Product Development Associate

3

Feliz Navidad

“It just feels so festive and makes me want to dance.”

- Cecily H., Marketing Coordinator

4

The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

“One of the very first songs I learned in choir.”

- Stacy K., SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

5

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of Year by Andy Williams

“It’s just happy!”

- Larissa B., Philanthropy Coordinator

6

Let it Snow by Diana Kroll

“This is my favorite tune this year.”

- Kim C., EVP, Design

7

Frosty the Snowman by Berl Ives

“This is the only program I can remember in detail from my childhood.”

- Tom G., VP, E-Commerce

8

Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song) by Bing Crosby

“My holiday hero, Clark W. Griswold knows how to do Christmas right.”

– Greg J., Director, Visual Merchandising

9

Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant

“My Mom would play this song every year while we waited
at the top of the stairs to come down and open our presents.”

- Allison W., Sr. Digital Designer

10

Santa Baby by Ertha Kitt

“It is totally campy and tongue-n-cheek, and it’s the only Christmas song
I know all the words to. I cannot hear it without smiling.”

– Sheila L., Quality Clerk

Show Stoppers

Show Stoppers

Follow the personality path to find the perfect gift
for the girls on your list.

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Show Stoppers

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Show Stoppers

Shop these and all of our Brightest Gifts Ever

And for the Hostess …

When friends and family open their homes for a holiday gathering, it only seems fitting to find a way to say thank you. Here are three suggestions, from Signature to seasonal.

For the hostess ...

Win them and be Jolly!*

Jump over to our Jolly Holiday sweepstakes on Facebook and enter for a chance to win the Weekender (Classic Black), Soft Fringe Scarf and Ornament, as well as the overall Grand Prize.

And don’t forget to follow along and get in the spirit by sharing the sweepstakes with your friends and family, because the more people we have enter, the more we’re giving away in the end!

*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest and keep following Jolly Holiday for more chances to win.

Release the Hounds!

The wait is over. We’ve finally reached the Midnight hour, with pretty Midnight Paisley and handsome Houndstooth styles now available online and in stores. Let your love for black and white blossom with a brand-new batch of handbags and accessories, built for beautiful versatility.

Midnight Paisley

Houndstooth

More reasons to celebrate …

Tango RedMagenta
Off White

Available now, online and in stores

Dress your tech. Cover your mobile device
or desktop in our newest prints.

Vera Bradley Desktop Download: Midnight Paisley

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Deck the Halls

Good Tidings

You might recall last November when we shared tips for Setting the Holiday Table with a pretty pink palette, in a happy Hanukkah theme and for a majestic multicolor meal. Scroll through and gather seasonal inspiration for everything from name tags and party gifts, to repurposing elegant china for dazzling centerpieces.

Set the table with Canterberry MagentaSet the table with Venetian Paisley

A Jolly bonus!

Jump over to our Jolly Holiday sweepstakes on Facebook for a free snowflake download. The sign of winter looks smashing dressed in our latest colors, and makes a perfect centerpiece, window decoration or with several strung together for a gorgeous garland.

While you’re there, enter for a chance to win the overall Grand Prize. And don’t forget to follow along to get in the spirit by sharing the sweepstakes with your friends and family, because the more people we have enter, the more we’re giving away in the end!

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

A big part of thriving during the bustle of the “happiest season of all,” is planning. Between the festive celebrations, and the normal day-to-day obligations, the hearty holiday schedule can really bog you down. But fear not, dear readers! Simply put on some carols, pour a cup of cider and check out our guide to packing for a holly jolly jam-packed weekday. (Yes, you can fit it all in and look great in the process.)

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Win them and be Jolly!*

Jump over to our Jolly Holiday sweepstakes on Facebook and enter for a chance to win the Carryall Travel Bag (Classic Black), Ruffle Cosmetic (Midnight Paisley, 2 days before its release!), Round About Jewelry Box (Cheery Blossoms), Blush and Brush Makeup Case (Tango Red), as well as the overall Grand Prize.

And don’t forget to follow along to get in the spirit by sharing the sweepstakes with your friends and family, because the more people we have enter, the more we’re giving away in the end!

*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest and keep following Jolly Holiday for more chances to win.

Twinkling Touches

Twinkling Touches

Some of the greatest gifts are the ones that require a little extra attention. Start planning now to make her holiday a memorable one.

3 ways to make it personal

Love Letters

1. Love Letters.

A special word or monogram* makes her favorite style more meaningful. Surprise the newlywed with a “Bride” bag or make an in-law’s day by adding initials. Any way you go, a customized handbag or cosmetic is a can’t-miss way to show you care.

(*Words of advice: Personalization is currently free,
online and in stores, through Sunday, November 16!)

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Unlock her color combination

2. Unlock her color combination.

We love creating colors and prints that play well with others. How does that help you? Pinpoint her palette and offer a fun mix of Signature, Vera Vera, Tech, Fashion Accessories, B.B. Collection, Celebration, Shimmer and Paper and Gift. Play with couples or groupings she might not have expected or considered. It’s a great way to help her start or grow her colorful collection.

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Learn from the best

3. Learn from the best.

Try any of these unique gifting suggestions from one of the most generous women we know, Co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard.

See Barbara’s Favorites

Sparkling Style

Jolly Holiday: Sparkling Style

Joyful but busy, the holidays are a nonstop series of sophisticated soirees, cocktail hours and friendly gatherings. From turkey and trimmings to ringing in the New Year, your wardrobe works hard from November to January.

Simplify by adding a few staple silhouettes that promise to deliver when the evening calls for a dressier look. Whether you opt for sleek and timeless or pretty and playful, these partygoers are perfect for special occasions and sure to be some of your favorite decorations.

Kisslock Wallet

The look:

Kisslock Wallet

Why it sparkles:

Classic, classy silhouette. Carry as wallet, clutch or polished handbag.
Opt for the silver chain strap, or tuck it inside.

Celebration Clutch

The look:

Celebration Clutch

Why it sparkles:

Beaded blooms make the best ornamentation. Playful Cheery touches play on top of trusted microfiber. The removable strap helps keep your options open.

Shimmer Wristlet

The look:

Shimmer Wristlet

Why it sparkles:

A shimmer to rival the Times Square Ball. An overlay of sequins creates an irresistible glitz. The helpful wrist strap is a cocktail hour convenience.

Win them and be Jolly!*

Jump over to our Jolly Holiday sweepstakes on Facebook and enter for a chance to win the Kisslock Wallet (Classic Black), Celebration Clutch (Cheery Blossoms) and Shimmer Wristlet (Cheery Blossoms), as well as the overall Grand Prize.

And don’t forget to follow along and get in the spirit by sharing the sweepstakes with your friends and family, because the more people we have enter, the more we’re giving away in the end!

*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest and keep following Jolly Holiday for more chances to win.