well, that sucks...

Um- did you guys know that there is a helium shortage? Seriously- the world could deplete its helium reserves in as little as eight years? Zut alors! I might just have to make this the year of the balloon- as if it's a species on the brink of extinction. The immediate effect of this shortage (on parties) will mean higher prices for balloons. Crazy!

A favorite photo of this dying breed, above, from Jen Gotch.
found out about it (plus check out these cool 'balloons')...here