Pottery Barn Is Launching a Harry Potter Holiday Collection

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Many Harry Potter fans dream of spending the holidays at Hogwarts, even if it would mean wearing one of Mrs. Weasley's homemade sweaters. But you don't have to apparate to the wizarding world to celebrate the season like Harry. As Popsugar reports, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBTeen have debuted a Harry Potter Christmas collection that will make any muggle's home feel more magical for the holidays.

The new line is stuffed with decorations inspired by iconography from J.K. Rowling's beloved book series. Plush versions of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco—each decked out in their school robes—are available as Christmas ornaments. You can also trim your tree with deathly hallows and golden snitch ornaments and embellish your fireplace with stockings inspired by the houses of Hogwarts.

Many of the items in the collection are appropriate to leave up past January. Whimsical lighting, like snitch string lights, a floating candle, and a "lumos" lamp, can magically transfigure an ordinary bedroom into a Gryffindor dormitory. In terms of kitchen wares, there's a festive Hogwarts crest mug and Hogwarts house tumblers—perfect for drinking butterbeer hot or cold.

You can shop the whole collection online at PotteryBarn.com, PotteryBarnKids.com, and PBTeen.com. If you're looking for more Harry Potter-inspired items to help get you into the holiday spirit, check out these Harry Potter sock advent calendars from Target.

Harry Potter ornaments.
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Harry Potter lamp.
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Harry Potter Christmas decoration.
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Golden snitch string lights.
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Harry Potter stocking.
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Harry Potter ornament.
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Harry Potter mug.
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Harry Potter candle.
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[h/t Popsugar]

This Course Will Teach You How to Play Guitar Like a Pro for $29

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Be honest: You’ve watched a YouTube video or two in an attempt to learn how to play a song on the guitar. Whether it was through tabs or simply copying whatever you saw on the screen, the fun always ends when friends start throwing out requests for songs you have no idea how to play. So how about you actually learn how to play guitar for real this time?

It’s now possible to learn guitar from home with the Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle, which is currently on sale for $29. Grab that Gibson, Fender, or whatever you have handy, and learn to strum rhythms from scratch.

The strumming course will teach you how to count beats and rests to turn your hands and fingers into the perfect accompaniment for your own voice or other musicians. Then, you can take things a step further and learn advanced jamming and soloing to riff anytime, anywhere. This course will teach you to improvise across various chords and progressions so you can jump into any jam with something original. You’ll also have the chance to dive deep into the major guitar genres of bluegrass, blues, and jazz. Lessons in jam etiquette, genre history, and how to read music will separate you from a novice player.

This bundle also includes courses in ear training so you can properly identify any relative note, interval, or pitch. That way, you can play along with any song when it comes on, or even understand how to modify it into the key you’d prefer. And when the time comes to perform, be prepared with skilled hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, trills, vibrato, and fret-tapping. Not only will you learn the basic foundations of guitar, you’ll ultimately be able to develop your own style with the help of these lessons.

The Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle is discounted for a limited time. Act on this $29 offer now to work on those fingertip calluses and play like a pro.

 

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Find the Perfect Images for Memes and Websites With This AI Tool

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Technology has made careers and hobbies in website design, journalism, and even meme creation accessible to anyone, and stock images play a huge role in getting your content out to users. To help you add the images you need to make your project stand out, JumpStory is offering a lifetime membership to its professional stock photography collections (including more than 25 million photos) and unique content-matching feature for just $99.99.

JumpStory is different from other stock photography catalogs; it uses a Photo Guarantee service to find exactly what you’re looking for based on categories or even copy you’ve already written. Authenticity and relevance are the keys to better performance, and if you’re selecting images for clicks and impressions, JumpStory’s HighJumper feature can help. The advanced artificial intelligence highlights the images anticipated to perform best, and with a quick click, you can remove the background and edit photos to fit your needs. The collections include over 25 million images, illustrations, vector icons, and videos, and more than 20,000 images are added to its library daily, so you’ll never run out of fresh assets.

If you’re putting together videos for YouTube or even corporate videos and ads, their video library will give you access to tons of relevant assets, specifically curated based on your script copy and performance predictions. Use a specific search term or even paste a sentence from your writing and watch the curation begin. You’ll see a tiny orange HighJumper icon on images the AI predicts will perform best.

JumpStory’s authentic stock photography is currently offering lifetime membership for $99.99—that's a 95 percent discount. Use their collection for your blog, social media, video content, or website and connect with your viewers by grabbing their attention with every image.

 

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