It’s official: I am obsessed with Gale Nation. I scour quotes on Goodreads, trying to find the perfect quote to add to the items that Gale Nation sells. Gale is a hand-lettering artist who has a permanent space at Bella Patina in the KC West Bottoms and a studio in Topeka, Kansas. She sells her hand-lettered maps, mugs, ornaments and tees at the HMK store on the Plaza in Kansas City and teaches classes all over the state of Kansas. Her work can also be found at  Very Violet in Lee’s Summit, Kansas; Restoration Emporium in Park Place in Leawood, Kansas; and Rescued Furnishings in St. Louis, Missouri.

What we love? Her customized maps with the hand-lettering of a favorite quote or phrase. A traveler by heart, these maps make me think of all my adventures in life, but make me appreciate exactly where I am at now. These are beautiful vintage-style maps with a meaningful quote added to frame and display in your home. They make unique and heartfelt gifts to anyone in your life that has joined you on your journey.

14591800_1163653703726956_2286742993386811860_n I post this today because tomorrow is the deadline for custom orders and she only has a  a few spots left! Deadline for website orders with Christmas delivery is Sunday, December 11th. There will be a few ornament popups at HMK on December 10th and 15th and then Gale will be closing up shop till January to enjoy the holidays with her family.

Wonderful gifts for the holidays! Check out Gale Nation at their website, Facebook and Instagram and order your gift today! #shoplocal #supportsmall #promotekc

Photos courtesy of the Gale Nation website and Hope Malone McPheeters