Season's Greetings!

The holidays are almost here! Temperatures are dropping in Brooklyn, and we're bundling up while working away on orders in the shop. We have some new festive greeting cards this year, available in our online shop, including the newest "Peace on Earth" card. It feels especially important to send messages of love to our family and friends this year. 

Place your order for any last holiday gifts, or greeting cards soon for delivery before Christmas! We also always have gift certificates for bespoke letterpress stationery available for a truly thoughtful gift. 

Valentine Bouquets

Valentine's Day is almost upon us once again! This year, we gathered a few of our favorite floral greeting cards and are selling them as a set. You'll receive 8 cards (2 of each design) as well as blank envelopes. Its a unique take on that Valentine's Day floral bouquet - and one that is great gift for your letter writing sweetheart. Pick one up exclusively in our online shop!

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Peace on Earth

There's still plenty of time to send out holiday cards to friends and family. Its one of our favorite traditions of the holiday season. We have several letterpress designs, with a variety of greetings in our online shop. Each set includes 8 hand printed cards with matching envelopes. We love this Peace on Earth design because it features our dear city in the midst of a peaceful snowfall.

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Season's Greetings

Our newest letterpress holiday card is available in our online shop now. We love this bright red cardinal, perched on a branch dotted with holly berries. The stark white paper gives the appearance of a snowy day for this beautiful bird. These cards come in sets of 8 with matching white envelopes. We have lots of other letterpress designs available for your annual holiday mailing.

Custom Holiday Cards for 2016

We can't believe it, but its almost that time of year again! We're gearing up for the holidays already and are ready to print your custom letterpress cards for Christmas and the New Year. We have a beautiful line of folded cards that you can customize with a personal greeting. Email us at info@sesameletterpress.com to see the full line and place your order.

2017 Calendars are Here!

Our letterpress boxed calendars for 2017 are here! Somehow 2016 has flown by and we're gearing up for the holidays. These little calendars make great gifts for friends, family, teachers - you name it. Each one comes with a t-pin for easy hanging and a resolutions page to keep you on track for the new year.

Spring cleaning is made a whole lot prettier with our pink April page. Each calendar page is letterpress printed by hand in bold colors to brighten up your space. Pick one up now from our online shop!

Father's Day Fun

It's almost that time of year to thank your dad for all he has done for you! Let him know that he rules the roost with one of red rooster father's day cards. We love this letterpress card featuring the proud bird, showing off his black and red feathers. Order one from our site now, so you have plenty of time to craft the perfect message.

If you're looking for a special gift for your dad, check out Hudson Made for some great grooming products. They have presents for the bearded or clean shaven dad, like their Cedar Clove Beard & Shave Soap. Your father's face will never feel more pampered.

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, so don't forget to show your mother some much deserved love! If you want to surprise her with something really thoughtful, a set of custom stationery is always a wonderful gift. We have gift certificates available, so she can pick out a design that suits her perfectly.

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Flowers are always perfect gift, and so are our floral coasters. You can find a variety of these, as well as letterpress printed cards Mother's Day cards in our online shop. We can gift wrap anything and ship directly to your mom.

Be Mine, Valentine!

Valentine's Day is upon almost upon us once again! We love sending and receiving mail, and what's better than a handwritten love note? If you're looking for a letterpress printed card to send a little extra love to your Valentine, check out our online shop.

A lot of the stationery that we print is for big life events like weddings, bridal and baby showers and birth announcements. These events are always full of love, so we get to print a variety of hearts in our work. All of these hearts on paper are the perfect reminder of the love we have for our family and friends.

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Summer Reading List

When you pack your bags for summer get away, don't forget one of our letterpressed bookmarks to keep your place.

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Inspired by the scenes of the accessories counter in the PBS series Mr. Selfridge, these bookmarks are perfect tucked into our favorite classics, as well as some new beach reads. 

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We're really excited that these are now all available at the new paper shop at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC, one of our favorite places in the world.

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You can also purchase them on our website.

Happy Reading!

Shop with us for Mother's Day!

We are excited to be in a pop up shop next weekend with some of our favorite friends and designers. If you are in the Brooklyn Cobble Hill area, please come by and say hello and check out our letterpress stationery along with the beautiful work of Denise Fasanello Flowers, textiles by Lotta Jansdotter and ceramics and jewelry from more local artisans. We hope to see you there!

Mother's Day Pop Up Shop
Saturday, May 9th & Sunday, May 10th, 11-5
203 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Eye Love You!

We're debuting a couple new greeting cards this year, in celebration of Valentine's Day! We love this playful card with a striking blue and gray eye. The message is simple and sweet. eye_love_valentine_card_sesame_letterpress

Nothing says I love you like a sweet, hand-written note and a really good box of chocolates. We've designed these red and gray cards with that thought in mind. The inspiration for this card, the Whitman's Sampler box, has been a Valentine's Day staple since 1912.

love_sweet_chocolate_box_valentine_card_sesame_letterpressWe encourage sending handwritten love notes all year long, but if there's one day a year to write to your paramour, this is it. These and more Valentine's Day cards are available on our website now!

2015 Sesame Letterpress Calendars

For the last four years, we've been letterpress printing our small boxed calendars and we think 2015 is our best, yet! Throughout the year, we set aside images that inspire us for our upcoming calendar and match them to the appropriate months. This new calendar features some of our favorites, such as the gray tea kettle in January, a turquoise March egg and a trio of bright April umbrellas. The set also includes a page to note your resolutions for the year. Whether you choose to display your resolutions with pride or keep them hidden (in case you fall back to your chocolate addiction) is up to you...

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This year we added a second letterpress calendar to our collection. Inspired by a set of custom botanical coasters that we printed, this single sheet wall calendar features beautiful, vintage floral etchings. We kept it simple with rich, black ink on off-white butcher paper from French Paper Co. for an antique inspired design. We added a single line of gold foil type because we just couldn't resist a bit of shimmer this time of year.

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Both calendars are available on our website shop. If you're looking for a sweet, last minute gift, we can wrap and send them directly to your loved ones.

Maritime Holiday Cards: In Process

We've been busy printing holiday cards these days and we figured we'd give you a peek into the process while we print our Ship Holiday card, which is one of our favorites. In case you couldn't tell, we're crazy about nautical themed goods! From whale gift tags to anchor note card sets, we've got it all.  Our beloved Golding Jobber press came from a New England seaside town, so it seems fitting that it should be used for these projects. sesame-letterpress-ship-holiday-card-press

We print the red portion of the card first (the boat and red lights), followed by the navy (you can see the plate for the navy in the photo above) and finally the green string of lights. Lining the layers of a card as precise as this one takes a keen eye and a bit of patience.

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We hate to waste paper so we constantly reuse scraps for set up and registration while we perfect the prints.  Sometimes the most interesting things happen by accident. The combination of the soft blue filigree and the navy ship on this piece of makeready really caught our eye.

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We have lots of different letterpress holiday card sets available on our site, as well as some great nautical themed gifts for everyone on your list.

 

Thanksgiving Gatherings and Gifts

Are you ready for some turkey? (We're ashamed to say that was sung to the tune of the Monday night football theme.) We're not sure how it happened, but Thanksgiving is only days away. Between pouring over recipes on the internet and cooking up some truly delicious letterpress goods, we haven't had time to figure out what we're bringing to dinner this year! If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, send your guests home with cute homemade doggy bags, filled with a leftover turkey sandwich and a piece of pumpkin pie. You'll gain some space in your fridge, and your guests will go home happy!

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Provisions by Food52 is a great resource for unique products for your home. If you're heading to a friend's home for your Thanksgiving festivities, nothing says thanks for the stuffing like this handmade porcelain pitcher. Or show your appreciation with this adorable whisk necklace or a set of our letterpress holiday coasters.

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Maybe you're hosting this year and are trying to put together the perfect table setting. Try having your guests write down what they're thankful for on one of our letterpress tags and share their thoughts during dessert. They also come in handy at the table as place cards. It's a lovely, personalized touch for planning your seating at dinner.

This year, we're making an effort to buy our holiday gifts from small, local businesses. It just feels better to purchase something from a business in your community than a big box store. We'll be celebrating Small Business Saturday from Thanksgiving to Sunday, the 30th. Get a 10% discount of your entire order from our website using the code SBS2014.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Custom Letterpress Holiday Greetings

It's hard to believe but the holidays are just around the corner! It seems like just yesterday we were brainstorming the perfect Halloween costume (do we go pop culture phenomenon or classically creepy this year?). But before we know it, the dishes from Thanksgiving feasts will be piling up in the sink. One of our favorite traditions of the holiday season is the exchange of cards and letters. The process of creating a custom holiday card involves equal parts work and fun. It may all begin on the computer but always ends up in the hands of our printers who expertly cut the paper to size, mix beautiful ink colors and print each layer.

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Don't you love this card's classic color scheme and imagery? You can almost smell the pine needles in the air. This design is part of our 2014 custom holiday collection, available now. Email info@sesameletterpress.com for a quote.

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween is just around the corner, so we wanted to share some of our spookiest goods with you. Give your home just the right amount of fright for your festivities! Our new raven coasters will be the perfect accent to your Halloween party. Or these might be the perfect gift for a friend who likes their home to be just a little bit dark and creepy all year long. raven-letterpress-coaster

We have bags of mystery to fill with all kinds of goods for little ghouls and gals and bats to swoop in to say hello to friends and family. We just love this time of year, when we can embrace our spooky side. Will you be tricking or treating this Halloween?

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