Write_on with Hello!lucky & Egg Press


This April we are spreading the word, quite literally. We have teamed up with our pals at Egg Press to encourage the art of writing (conveniently coinciding with National Letter Writing Month)! The goal is to write 30 letters in 30 days to 30 people who have in some way touched our lives. Here’s the best part, we will supply you and your friends with FREEWRITE_ON starter kits, equipped with 4 limited edition letterpress cards designed by Hello!Lucky & Egg Press. Each card sports a back-stamp to guide your recipient to THEIR free kit. Each of us will be sharing our experiences on Instagram & twitter, and we would love for you to join us. We will be hand selecting instagram posts throughout the month of April to be featured here on our blog (#WRITE_ON). Get your free kit here!

*see kit below- available while supplies last.

Thanks and #WRITE_ON!

Hello!Lucky and Ella Lou Giveaway!

We are super excited to announce our raffle giveaway with Ella Lou! Ella Lou is a San Francisco company designing artful playmats and toys for the kiddos! Check them out here!

The raffle winner gets THREE 6 card boxed sets of Hello!Lucky holiday cards and one new Ella Lou Wanderlust organic City Playmat featuring San Francisco!

It begins today, Saturday December 7th at 11am PST. Winner is then announced December 12th (only open to US residents).

Come visit us at the SF Bazaar today if you're around! There will be other opportunities to win Hello!Lucky cards!

Follow the guide below to enter to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Winners for the Hello!Lucky & Egg Press Giveaway

letterpress mail love

To say we were blown away by the entries for our pen pal giveaway with Egg Press is an understatement! We absolutely loved reading your comments and seeing the #LetterPressMailLove photos you tagged us in. Here's a sampling of some of the great photos you shared on instagram.


The three winners for our giveaway were....

Grand Prize Winner Jaclyn: My dream pen pal would be my Great-Great-Grandmother Angelina who immigrated to the U.S. from Italy. Never adopting the English language, I’d love to translate her italian handwriting to read her firsthand account of growing up in Italy in the late 1800s, moving her life to America, and raising 8 children in Delaware. I’ve heard only stories of the strong woman that she was, and her letters would be something I could pass on to keep those stories alive.

2nd Prize Winner Angela: Oh I love this! My dear friend and I have been consistent pen pals since 1997-ish. We even wrote letters when we lived in the same city (we haven't shared a zip code since 1999). The last two Decembers we have tried to make and mail a postcard a day to each other (Daily December). This year we are working on a postcard a week (52 for You).

3rd Prize Winner Samantha from Instagram: Sharing a photo of her correspondence-covered fridge said "Because I live far from friends and family sending letters is an important way for me to keep in touch. I post correspondence with pride."

fridge letterpress love

Thank you all for participating and making this such a fun giveaway. We will definitely be doing more of this in the future so stay tuned! And in the mean time happy letter writing.


Photos above from @apoth, @ImagineJoy, @sammade and @8mmideas.

Instagram Letter Love!

We're having such a fun time reading all of the entries you guys are writing in for our Pen Pal Giveaway. It's especially fun to see the photos people are tagging on instagram as part of the contest -- to enter to win on instagram simply tag your letter themed photo #LetterpressMailLove. We had to share some of these super fun photos. To enter the contest we asked you to comment on who your dream pen pal would be, living or dead. We love @tomehope's hand calligraphed envelope to J.D. Salinger. How beautiful is that?

And how gorgeous is this vintage Navy air mail stationery from instagrammer @redonthehead? Who ever she sends that to is one lucky pen pal!

There's nothing like a stack of postcards and hand drawn envelopes ready to get shipped off. Makes us happy inside! This one below is from @adelbethanny.

For details on how to enter to win our big pen pal giveaway head to this blog post. Happy letter writing friends!

Hello!Lucky & Egg Press Pen Pal Giveaway

Remember how good it feels to write and receive letters.To make new friends at summer camp and stay pen pals through out the year? Nothing beats the feeling of finding a handwritten letter in the mailbox. To celebrate our new partnership with Egg Press and remind everyone how awesome it is to send and receive mail we decided to throw a fun little giveaway that revolves around one of our favorite things ---  snail mail! We've been sending letters back and forth all summer with Egg Press and it has been such a treat to find sweet packages alongside our bills and junk mail.

Here's how it works! To enter to win simply comment on this blog post or Egg Press's blog post about this contest and tell us your dream pen pal. It can be anyone, living or dead. Jack Kérouac, your Grandma, a Buddhist monk. For an additional entry, post a mail-themed photo on Instagram tagging us at @helloluckycards and @eggpress and using hashtag #LetterpressMailLove.

We'll have three lucky winners for this giveaway, below is what they'll receive.

Grand Prize: Hello!Lucky and Egg Press will be your pen pal for a year. You'll receive fun mail every other month which might include things like cards (big surprise, right?), recipes, chocolates, pens, seeds and more! There’s no obligation to write back, but we would love to get to know you better.

Second Prize: A years worth of cards from Egg Press and Hello!Lucky, 24 cards total!

Third Prize: 4-5 of our founder's favorite pens. And believe me, these ladies know pens!

You have until August 29th to enter to win, we'll announce all the winners on our blog. Happy letter writing!

Unicorn Card Winner!

You have no idea how much we enjoyed reading your comments and suggestions for this card. You all are a witty, clever group of people. Thank you SO much for your feedback, it really helps us in this process when we are stuck on a design. In the end we settled on Are You For Real? And the final version is above. But that doesn't mean we didn't mock up a bunch of versions with your genius ideas before we settled on the final. Below are versions of the card with your words. They are all great, but we liked the silliness of Are You For Real? And thought the message could be interpreted more broadly.

We promised one lucky commenter a years worth of cards (totaling 12 letterpress cards). The winner of our caption contest is..... Tracy! Thanks for so many great suggestions Tracy, look out for an email from us so we can get your address and ship those cards to you.

Thanks to everyone else as well -- that was fun!

Card Caption Help and a Giveaway

We need your help! We're in the process of designing some new cards and we can't settle on a caption for this one. We're planning to release it for Valentine's Day so we're looking for something with a sweet sentiment.

Ideas we had include: Are You for Real?You Amaze MeYou Dazzle MeWould you vote for one of those or do you have a brilliant suggestion that would pair perfectly with this design?

If we chose your words for the card we'll send you a years worth of cards (12 total). If we don't chose any new suggestions we'll pick one winner at random who will win 12 letterpress cards from us.

So have at it and tell us what you think! We'll pick a winner this Friday 7/19.

And the winner is....

You all are amazing! Thanks for all the comments and kind words about our newest vintage circus cards. It was so much fun reading through your comments and we love hearing which designs you like best. We can't wait to add these to the site and make them available to everyone.

The person who will be winning all five cards is.... Tasha!

We love doing giveaways so be sure to check here often and follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks again for playing everyone.


Hot off the press: Circus Cards!

We're gearing up for the National Stationery Show in May which means our printer is busy at work cranking out all of our new letterpress card designs. We'll be launching around 50 new cards this May and we haven't been this excited for a new release in a long time. One of the things that makes this release so special is the fact that we're now able to incorporate gold foil in our cards. We can't wait for that sparkly release.

This year we also expanded some of our favorite existing lines. Expect to finally see more sock monkeys! Another line we've been itching to grow is our vintage circus series. You can see the first card hand drawn by Eunice here.

We're adding 5 more cards to the circus series and you're the very first to see all 5 of the new designs. One of the things that makes these cards so special is that each one is hand drawn by our founder and creative director Eunice Moyle. We had so much fun coming up with the ideas you see illustrated on these cards. And our printer did an amazing job letterpressing these beauties.

We hope they're as well received in the rest of the world as they are in our studio.

Do you have a favorite? Leave a comment telling us which one and one lucky commenter will win all 5 - before anyone else can get their hands on them!

Look for these cards in stores and on our site in mid-May.  

Winner picked and announced here

New Letterpress Card Designs & A Giveaway!

We are so very excited to launch our new greeting card line and have loved sharing glimpses of what it looks like with you here on the blog, on Facebook and instagram. Well today one lucky commenter will receive one of our brand new cards, long before it's available in stores or anywhere else!

To enter to win just leave a comment and tell us who you would send this 'Thanks A Ton' card to. We'll pick a winner today and announce it here!

Update! We were so thrilled with the awesome response from you all that we picked 5 winners! Congratulations to Tasha, Tammy, Rebecca, Natasha, & Mary! You'll be receiving emails from us shortly so be on the look out! 

Easter Card Giveaway!

Easter is just a couple of weeks away so today we're giving one lucky commenter these three Easter cards. Leave a comment  on this post by 4pm PST (7pm EST) today. We'll pick one winner this afternoon and send out the cards tout suite so you get them in time for Easter.

Hop to it little bunnies!

*Update! You all are the funniest bunch of bunnies ever! Thanks for playing and for brightening our day with your witty comments. The winner today is Tammy! But be on the lookout for more giveaways here soon! And happy weekend everyone!

Happy Friday!

Are you happy it's Friday? We are. To make this Friday a little sweeter we're giving away one of our letterpress YAY! cards - perfect for any occasion that warrants many exclamation points and excitement. Just leave a comment or share a link to this blog post on Facebook (and tell us you did so in the comments) and you'll be entered to win.

We'll announce a winner here at 4pm today. Have a fantastic Friday and  thanks for playing.


Update! Congratulations to our winner Christina! And thanks for playing everyone. Have a fantastic weekend.

Monthly Card Subscription Winners!

We are overwhelmed at the amount of responses to our Monthly Card Subscription giveaway. Never have we seen so many people participate in a giveaway and it gives us hope that more and more people appreciate the power of a hand written note. Our fans mean the world to us and we couldn't be more excited that you want to try out a new product. Though we wish we could offer each of you your own subscription, we had to pick a winner. We mentioned that liking us on Facebook would provide an extra bonus, and for that we're giving one lucky Facebook liker a two-month subscription. Congratulations to......drum roll......

Tree! Winner of a one-year subscription!

and Miranda Bialk! Winner of a two-month subscription!

We'll be in touch with you both soon. Thanks again to everyone who participated! Stay tuned on our blog for more awesome giveaways.

Love, the H!L team


Monthly Card Subscription GIVEAWAY!

Attention all card lovers! You have a chance to win the letterpress lottery. We're giving one lucky reader a monthly card subscription for one whole year! Yes that's right. Three letterpress cards, every month, for a year. You can send them as a gift or keep them for yourself. Make a new year's resolution to send more cards to your loved ones. The best part? All the cards are pre-stamped, so you can just sign, seal, and deliver. To enter to win, simply comment below telling us who would receive the first card and why. You can get bonus points by liking us on Facebook, too!

We're choosing a winner next Wednesday, January 30th, so leave your comments soon and like us on Facebook to double your chances.

Entries are no longer being accepted and a winner has been chosen. Thanks for participating!!

New! Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards

Last year we released our first free printable Valentine's Day cards on the blog and they were a huge hit! Lots of readers downloaded the cards and we were really feeling the love. This year we're vamping things up with our newer designs, just for you! Simply visit the free printable page on our website and click each product to download. There you will also have access to last year's cards, so there are plenty to choose from.

Each download is formatted to fit four cards on an 8.5 x 11" paper, so simply print on a home computer, cut, sign, and send! We recommend using a thicker card stock for a more durable card. They're great for classrooms,  coworkers, or even sending a little love to your honey.

When Valentine's Day comes you'll be well prepared to spread your love with these witty wonders. To download all cards, click here!

Pin it to win it! Letterpress Holiday Cards Edition

We're thrilled to announce the next edition of Pin it to Win it! This time we're giving away a box set of letterpress holiday cards! Our letterpress cards are printed on a vintage press on 100% recycled paper, and in festive color palettes perfect for sending holiday cheer. To play, just pin any box set from this page of our website or an image from this blog post. Once you have pinned your image, leave a comment below this post with the URL to your pin so we can check it out.

Just like last time we’ll randomly pick one lucky person to win a free box set of 6 cards. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, December 14th. **A winner has been chosen and contacted via email. Thanks for participating and stay tuned for more Pin It to Win It giveaways!

Good luck!

New! Letterpress Prints + Giveaway!

Remember the letterpress prints we designed for our Open Studio Event this year? Well now you can order them online! Our Etsy shop is a great way to get your hands on our cards and gifts, and the newest additions are these limited edition split-fountain letterpress prints hand-drawn by our Creative Director, Eunice. The playful typeface prints are a fun way to add color to any space, and their quirky quotes are sure to brighten your day. Get yours online here, or enter to win your favorite! All you have to do is comment below telling us which is your favorite print and why. We will pick three lucky winners to receive their print of choice. Our winners have been chosen and contacted via email! Thanks for participating and stay tuned for more fabulous giveaways!

Be Awesome Today (above)

Don't Grow Up


Print Details: Paper Weight: 130 lb ecru 100% recycled paper, Dimensions: 11" x 14"

Creative Bug "I made this" Contest

Our friends over at Creativebug have come up with a genius I Made This! Contest that we're certain our Hello!Lucky readers will enjoy. If you like crafting, and if you like Pinterest, then this contest is definitely up your alley. Creativebug is giving away an incredible list of prizes, from memberships to their online workshops, to complete kits of all your favorite projects. Our team is just one of many participants, so there are tons of ways you can get involved. Below is a full list of instructions and just a glimpse of what you can win, but head over to the Creativebug website for more info and terms. Be sure to share your ideas/comments on our blog or on Twitter and Facebook along the way.

To participate in this contest, you must first be following Creativebug on Pinterest, then create a Pinterest board that includes at least 5 projects you have made, or projects on Creativebug that you would like to make, plus an official contest pin from the Creativebug I made this! Contest Board at http://pinterest.com/creativebuginc/. Call your Pinterest board "I made this!" and then go to Creativebug's blog at http://blog.creativebug.com/i-made-this-contest/and enter the link to your Pinterest board and your email address so they can contact you and tell you when you WIN!

To increase your chances of winning, after you build your Pinterest board you can leave a comment on the Creativebug Blog with just your name and email address. You can also visit the blogs of all the Creativebug instructors, and leave a comment on their Creativebug contest posts. Each comment counts as one more entry! (Limit one comment per blog though.) Here's the list of my participating Creativebug pals:

Improv Sewing http://www.improvdiary.com

Rebecca Ringquist: http://www.drop-cloth.blogspot.com/

Jody Alexander: http://wishiwashistudio.blogspot.com

Liesl Gibson: http://oliverands.com/blog/

Jill Draper: http://jilldraperblogs.blogspot.com/

Cal Patch: http://hodgepodgefarm.net/

Rad Megan: http://radmegan.blogspot.com

Natalie Chanin: http://alabamachanin.com/journal/

Courtney Cerruti: http://www.papermusingsblog.blogspot.com/

Megumi Inouye: http://giftwrapbymegumi.blogspot.com/

Heather Ross: http://heatherross.squarespace.com/journal/

To read the full page o' rules, click here http://blog.creativebug.com/imadethis-terms, but in the meantime, start pinning!

Good luck everyone!

And the Last Lucky Friday Winner Is... Oh my!

With such an outpouring of Lucky Friday Love, we couldn't choose just one winner! Instead we chose ONE LUCKY WINNER to receive the ten thank you cards— *PLUS* we're going to give away one card to FIVE OTHER LUCKY WINNERS!  Yay! We couldn't help ourselves. It's Friday!

So, without further ado (or adieu) here are the FIVE LUCKY WINNERS: Erica, Emily C, Tasha, Alisia and Richelle! We'll contact you each to receive a surprise thank you design.

And... drumroll please... the Luckiest Lucky Friday winner of TEN THANK YOU CARDS IS:


We'll contact all the winners early next week.

Thank you all so much for the Hello!Lucky love.

Stay in touch!




Free Printable Halloween Party Invite + Giveaway!

Are you getting in the Halloween spirit yet? We definitely are and can't wait to break out our costumes and candy. This year we wanted to give our readers an extra spooky treat with this free printable Halloween party invitation. Even if you're not the costume king or queen, throwing a party for Hallow's Eve is a great way to get geared up for the holidays. Print this template at home on card stock paper and address it to your party people. Guests will be too scared to say no.

We're also giving our fans the chance to win a set of 3 eerie Halloween greeting cards! Simply comment below telling us what you want to be for Halloween and we'll pick two random winners. We're still deciding on our Halloween costumes this year so we look forward to reading your ideas! Be sure to enter your comment before noon of next Thursday, October 4th and we'll announce the winners on Friday! Good Luck!