2018 Boxed Calendar

Our 2018 boxed calendars are now available! Each year, we come up with new images that represent the spirit of each month, and print them in bright colors that are sure to look great pinned above any desk. These are great gifts for friends and family, and can be found in our website shop. We usually sell out, so don't wait to pick one up before the new year! Who can believe we're already in November?

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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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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.

Bees, Bees, Bees

We've got bees on the brain! We printed these lovely little bees in black on mini manila tags. They were wrapped up with black and white baker's twine around gifts of honey. A nice extra touch to an already thoughtful gift.

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These bee coasters are part of our Butterflies & Bug coaster sets, available on our site. They're such a bright sunny color, you can't help but smile when you see them. The Bee Thank You card is part of our Gray Gardens Card Set, also available online. It comes with 7 other nature inspired letterpress cards, all printed in neon colors.

This custom bee stationery is very sweet, and no image could be more fitting for the name! The little bee looks great printed in red ink.

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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.

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!

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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Gifts for everyone!

With Valentine's Day almost around the corner, we've been creating some really sweet gifts for all the people you love most! And don't forget: these aren't just for February 14th! Stationery makes the perfect birthday present or host/ess gift. And we're also big fans of giving gifts for no apparent reason: just because we want to show somebody how much we care. So, without further ado, here are some of our top picks...

For your dad / husband / boss - THE MARINER SET

For your boyfriend / brother / workmate - THE EXPLORER SET

For your sister / best friend / niece - THE PRETTY IN PINK SET

For your girlfriend / mom / great aunt - THE LA VIE EN ROSE SET

2014 Calendar Season

Just when it feels like we've emerged from the holiday rush, we have another nice little burst of busy-ness in early January! All of a sudden, it's time to start thinking of the year ahead and - more specifically - a pretty new calendar! Our 2014 calendar has been flying off the shelves and we are delighted! Our customers love the small scale of it, the bright colors and the pretty, seasonal illustrations.

We've had quite a few online mentions from some of our favorite blogs and we would love to share some of our favorites with you:

Coaster wedding guest favors

Bespoke coasters are a great idea for wedding favors. But if you are a little short on time or if there is a design that you already love from our line, why not just customize them a little with your own tag and packaging. Over the summer, a few of our clients purchased coasters from our existing designs and then made them their own...here's one of our favorites...

Elana chose our floral coasters for her wedding.

We love how Elana chose a simple twine with flecks of gold and then further customized each pile of coasters with hand-calligraphed name tags in gold.

Here's another shot which shows how the colors and gold accents were picked up throughout the wedding design.

Congratulations Elana! Thanks so much for choosing our floral coasters to go with your wedding theme!