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New, Awesome Designs delivered monthly!

That’s right, we started our own monthly sock delivery service! Now our Magical Flying Ponies will drop off exclusive socks & extra goodies on your doorstep each month. Sign up today and put your sock game on auto pilot.

Here’s the lowdown…

We’re sending 2 pairs per box. The first box goes out July 10th, 2017. We’ve got 1, 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions available: starting at just $22! Shipping, free extras, and uncontrollable happiness is always included.

We’ve set up a FAQ on our subscription if you have more questions, and of course you can always contact us!

We’re starting with options for just Women and Men, but hope to expand to Kids, Underwear, and more in the future. We’re also starting with delivery to US territories only… but if our friends in other lands are really interested, we could expand!

Tell us what you want to see in the comments: you know we love hearing from you all!

Gifts Inspired by the Rain

It’s ultra rare for snow to fall in Portland. Instead, we have these heavy downpours that require rainboots and hooded jackets… and, dare I say it, umbrellas. And if you haven’t already heard, Portlanders don’t use umbrellas. Pride aside, this December weather is downright disgusting. Thus it is time for the umbrella. And if you must sport an umbrella, it needs to be a chic one.

For all of the sloppy wet days that make me gripe, I thought it would be fun to bring you a gift guide inspired by Portland’s most predictable friend.

FOR HER:

Heart umbrella, $29.99 at ModCloth:

Umbrella earrings, $12 at Presents of Mind:

Kate Spade wellies, $125 at Zappos:

Right as Rain knee high socks, $7.50 from Sock It to Me:

“Singing in the Rain” macbook decal, $10 by Krazy Kutz at ArtFire Housewares:

Rain cloud necklace, $34 by DoughLadyDesigns on Etsy:

FOR HIM:

Shroud of Purrin softshell, $335 from Nau:

Waterproof messenger bag, $85 from Manhattan Portage:

“Big Bright Blue Rain on a Black Tee,” $25 by Ahpeele on Etsy:

Tretorn Strala Vinter rain boot, $44 at Zappos:

Gift Ideas According to You

Gift-giving has gotten a little out of hand for me. What started with a sweet spirit of generosity has turned into number crunching and color-coding. Yes, color-coding. I kid you not; I have a color-coded spreadsheet. With multiple tabs. And a list of people about a mile long. Because once you start adding people to your list, you have to make sure you don’t leave anyone out. So you start stressing and fretting, hoping you have enough money to cover it all. And it just makes you want to cancel the whole shebang, and go back to giving cards — simple, homemade cards. Not these super elaborate cards with layers and “pop” and embossing powder and whatchamacallits…

See what I mean? I’m a wreck. So in the hopes of collecting gifting wisdom from you, our dear sweet fans, I turned to Facebook, where all things are possible. Well, nearly.

Here is what you came up with for gift ideas in the “$10 and under” category:

1. Tiny booze bottles (Nathan, of Seattle)

2. Cookies and lottery tickets… or a can of potted meat and a wig (Danielle)

3. SITM socks (Aw thanks, Emily, Andrea, and Sheryl!)

4. Carved olive wood hearts from Kenya and other fine things from Global Exchange (Nichole)

5. Condoms (MaLinda)

6. Fun, Portland-made delights like the adorable fruit-n-veg earrings (below) by Erin Goldwater, sold at Little Things, the cute new shop in NW PDX (Andrea)

7. Make-your-own coin purses, sock inspired! (Addison)

Friends don’t let friends go unloved

I like being a friend. It is such an honor to love on someone and serve them in their needs. Of course, it’s nice when they return the favor. But we don’t serve them expecting to be served in return. We do it out of love. That’s the best part.

So in Carrie‘s absence, I thought it would be fun to let her know that we missed her while she was off visiting family in her homeland. After thinking about all of the things she loves, I concluded there is one thing that has been on her want list for a while. Best of all, it’s something YOU can all help me with. (And I really hope you do!)

Here’s the thing; it’s so simple (and this is one reason why I love Carrie so). The thing that would just tickle her pink: Pictures of YOU wearing Sock It to Me socks. Even more brilliant: if the picture conveyed a notable landmark (for example, in front of Big Ben, peering at the Golden Gate Bridge, or climbing a mountain in the Himalayas). That way we can drop your photo on a global map and show where in the world you are… and where in the world SITM socks are being worn!

Hopefully you’ve got a photo already stored on your desktop. If not, try staging a little photo shoot with a friend. It’s fun (see link at left). Then, just send your photo to me (press [at] sockittome.com) with the subject titled “With love from (city/country where photo was taken)“. And that’s it. No stamp required, no prize offered… just love. Because love wins.

Thanks for being a part of our lives here at SITM, friends! xoxo

With ♥  from Portland,

“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?”  ~ Henry David Thoreau

P.S. I hope you enjoy my links. They are super random. Haha, wow…

Think Pink (breast cancer awareness)

I’ve never worked somewhere that hosted a “Pink Day“. But I like the idea a lot. Pink days, if you don’t know, are specified work days when employers encourage their team to wear pink, thereby increasing breast cancer awareness and, in most cases, raising money for the cause based on each individual item of pink worn.

Sounds so great! Of course, this is coming from someone who can wash a load of pinks every week (no joke). But still, great idea. Especially during the month of October, which is recognized every year as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the globe:

U.S. White House
Toyko Tower
Botanico Curitiba in Brasil

But in hopes of stirring up the idea of creating a Pink Day at your workplace, here are some stylie pink items (naturally starting with Sock It to Me socks) that you may want to work into your pink outfit… to also don at another time, of course:

Denim pencil skirt, $54 at www.americanapparel.com
Knit beanie, www.paulfrank.com
Cardigan, $148 at www.jcrew.com
Corral boots, $249.99 at www.sheplers.com
Scarf, $138 at www.anthropologie.com
Birdie Tank Top, $28 at www.frockboutique.com
Simple D Kay sneakers, $59.95 at www.nordstrom.com
Aviator sunglasses, $65 at www.betseyjohnson.com
Bomber jacket, $59.99 at www.modcloth.com
Cameo locket, $14.99 at www.fredflare.com

Sheesh! All this shopping has made me tired and hungry. For some reason I am craving cotton candy and bubble gum… At any rate, I encourage you to spread awareness through a Pink Day of your own. I’ve heard varying stats, but anywhere from one in four to one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Remember lost ones; fight for a cure. In loving memory of my Aunt Renee… xoxo, Becky