12 Days of Big Lake Holidays!! Day One: Lake Superior

Welcome to the first day of our “Big Lake 12 Days of Holiday Cheer!” For the first twelve days of December we will explore many of the beautiful artists, products, and stories found on our incredible North Shore and in our shop. With this in mind, it seems fitting that we begin our first day with The Big Lake herself.

** * ** Day One: Lake Superior ** * **

Something that I truly admire and love about Lake Superior is that she doesn’t play favorites. By this, I mean, that it doesn’t matter if you have grown up next to her shores, vacationed on the lake every year since before you can remember or even if this is your first chance to skip rocks in the harbor, she loves you just the same. Her pull is just as strong on each and every one of us. When you fall in love with the Big Lake, the feeling is mutual.

Today we celebrate Lake Superior through the beauty of prints. Whether you visit her weekly, monthly, or yearly, we all could use a DAILY dose of Superior. A Big Lake “pick me up,” in the form of a print hanging on your wall, will bring you back to your favorite place, your home on the North Shore, no matter where you rest your head.

Here are some Lake Superior inspired gift ideas for your holiday shopping pleasure. Enjoy!


Check out these two incredible prints by Duluthian Carrie Schaefer of Schaefer Design Co. These crisp, gorgeous digital prints are only $10 each, making them both affordable and impressive gifts. SCORE!

What comes next is a feast for the eyes! A few different views of Lake Superior from Mark Herman of Numeric Press in Minneapolis. Which of these beauties is your favorite? 



How about this new print titled "North Shore" by Dogfish Media out of Crystal, MN?

I'm in love with the blue and yellow combo going on here. I am also super excited to add another young family to our lineup. Brian and his wife have two young boys under 3, and it makes me SO HAPPY to know that with each print you purchase, we are supporting this awesome young famiy. YEAY for artist families and those who support them!

Now, what do you think about these incredible Lake Superior wood cutouts from Hagen & Oats of the Twin Cities?? This sister duo (Two Sisters & Some Tools) run an incredible business and have graciously created these epic Lake Superior cutouts for us as soon as we asked! They are about 19" at their widest x 10" at their tallest, with a hook already in place so you can hang it on your wall as soon as it arrives!


And last but not least, would it really be a Lake Superior dedicated post if I did not mention the king of all Superior themed prints? "Superior is a Sea" by Rick Allen takes the gold. Every time. 

We hope you have enjoyed our first or twelve days of Holiday Cheer from The Big Lake! See you tomorrow!


Abby & The Big Lake Family



  • Posted by Kathleen Rice(Kathy) on

    You know how much I love your creative blogging…..I look forward to “The Big Lake 12 Days of Holiday Cheer!” each and every morning. Another reason why I love living in our Lake Superior town!

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