Yesterday we met with our new favorite accessory designer Mimi Tsang of Hello Shiso. The company started in 2010 with Mimi assembling each product personally by hand & has since flourished! We are in love with Hello Shiso designs. These accessories serve as the perfect addition to the little ladies outfit! We couldn’t resist and had to buy some for Eunice’s baby Imogen who is modeling her new Hello Shiso clips below! Check out these sweet heart shaped bobby pins, just in time for Valentines Day!
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ENTER TO WIN TWO PACKS OF LETTERPRESS THANK YOU CARDS BY JANUARY 16th!!!
There’s plenty of research showing that gratitude promotes happiness — expressing thanks helps you hone in on what’s positive in your life, and everyone loves to be thanked and appreciated! So this year we are promising to say thanks!
Here are perfect occasions for writing a thank you note:
- A gift
- A dinner or date
- A handwritten card
- A great conversation
- A thoughtful action, like helping you with a project or chore
- A long-term friendship or partnership
You can write thank you notes to family, friends, work associates, teachers, or those who provide a helpful hand day by day like your mail man or garbage collector.
Great thank you notes are brief and heartfelt. Here are some samples:
Thank you for the wonderful birthday card. I am so grateful that you thought of me.
Thank you for your the great conversation we had yesterday. I appreciate your support, and I am so glad we’re friends!
Here are some tactics we’ll be trying out in 2014:
- Keep a stash of thank you notes, stamps, and a pen by your bedside. Write a note at the end of the day. (Think of it as a twist on writing “gratitude journal,” which some researchers advocate — one that has a positive impact on other people’s lives as well as your own)
- Write thank you notes right away — the feelings will be more authentic and meaningful.
What are some of the ways you like to say thank you? Post a comment and we’ll pick a winner next Thursday the 16th to receive your very own stash of 12 letterpress thank you cards (featured above)!
This weekend we will be participating in one of our all time favorite events! The SF Bazaar is a free entry craft festival showcasing local artists. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shop on with so much crafty goodness to choose from, and multiple chances to win cool stuff! Read below for more info on entering to win!
Share This link on your facebook & automatically enter to win 2 boxed sets of Hello!Lucky holiday cards! Winners announced at the event! Are you that person that never wins anything? That’s okay! show up early and get a gift baskets! The first 200 people in the door take home the basket. Double your chances by sharing AND showing up to the event early. And remember, you’re always a winner to us!
Eunice’s baby girl Imogen was born on August 16th of this year. For the birth announcement, Eunice went for a hand-illustrated approach for the main, and drew inspiration from our sunshine stationery for the french/chinese insert. She used printstagram for the photo. Printstagram is an awesome service that prints your instagram photos on little squares and ships them to you within the week! We are all smitten with the outcome of this birth announcement!
Come by tomorrow between 11-6 for some foil cards and discounted holiday greeting card packs! It’s a local makers market full of 130+ vendors, and free to attend! The perfect opportunity to support your neighbors, and get your holiday shopping out of the way! Find us on Haight between Fillmore and Steiner. We hope to see you there!
Just before Imogen was born, we were lucky enough to squeeze in a family photo shoot with the AMAZING Leah McCormick…
We just got the photos back this week, and I couldn’t resist sharing them – Leah did such a fabulous job capturing our family (and all accompanying silliness)…
The shoot was so relaxed and fun that even my husband Daniel, who is usually a bit grumbly about being made to participate in such shenanigans, had a great time – and was super pleased with the results…
Love her sense of composition and the way she captures light and color!
You would never guess that I was incredibly exhausted and quite whale-ish at the time!
Leah does beautiful wedding photography as well – check out her work at www.byleah.com!
We are so thrilled to pick up our store features again. This time we’re kicking off with a great shop we love in the UK called Postmark. Postmark has two shops, one of which is located in Balham, just a little south of our offices in London Bridge. When Postmark in Balham opened their doors they added greatly to to the the area’s increasing reputation for being a shopping destination for those seeking out a more individual retail experience. We chatted a bit with the owners to give you a little more insight into this great independent boutique.
We are a small family run company based in South London. Run by a team of passionate card lovers with over 25 years experience, we pride ourselves on our hand picked selection of cards. We mainly deal with small independent publishers with over 95% of them based, designing and producing in the UK.
Our Balham store first opened it’s door in 2004 and soon became a neighbourhood favourite. We won the title of ‘Best Independent Card Retailer – London’ in 2008 and the buzz and excitement this created was the catalyst for us opening our East Dulwich store in December 2008. In 2009 we then became the first company to retain and win this award twice. This award is the industry ‘Oscars’ and rewards and recognises excellence in the greeting card industry.
We pride ourselves on customer service and are always looking for new and exciting ways to stand out from the rest. In both our stores, you can use the first of it’s kind, in house postal service. Each store has an in store postal service, enabling customers to send their cards and parcels to anywhere in the world without even leaving the shops. Just pop in, pick a card, write it and we will do the rest! We have been finalists in 2007,2010 and 2011 for ‘Best Retail Initiative’ for our fresh and intuitive retail ideas. From our ‘Golden ticket’ campaign to our most recent ‘Beat the postal price increase’ campaign starting in November 2012.
While Hello!Lucky is one of our favourites we also stock cards from Caroline Gardner, Urban Graphic, Simon Drew, Noi Publishing, Almanac Gallery, Rachel Ellen, Pigment Productions, The Art File, ArtPress, Stop The Clock to name just a few as well as numerous small up and coming publishers who we feel could be the next big thing!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Are you feeling the love yet? Well you can start today because we’re offering 10% off all Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. From now until February 13 you can send your family and friends some love for less with tons of letterpress cards to choose from. If you can’t get your list together on time, be sure to get your hands on our free printable Valentine’s Day cards for a quick hello. Check out our newest love and friendship cards here, and enter the code SMITTEN2013 at checkout for your discount!