We haven't shopped at a Hallmark since our tweens, and we'd certainly never be caught handing out a generic holiday card to any of the VIPs on our list. The horror! Instead, this year, we're planning to indulge in some local art when it comes to crossing cards and notes off your list. Each design in our slideshow was handmade in Chicago, but don't worry, there's not a single crafty owl in sight! Expand your local craft shopping beyond the common street fair. These babies might even make the fridge.
The Bigger, The Better: How Poofy Dresses Became Fall's Go-T...
Designers do a lot to keep our attention — especially when it comes to dresses. They channeled 18th century style with prairie dresses, ventured into