Congratulations to Liz and Thomas on their wedding this weekend! We love these classic and romantic invitations with a custom monogrammed wreath. They wanted to embrace the festive spirit of NYC during the holiday season, so the additional elements like the taxi carrying a Christmas tree are just right. The details in the schedule of events and map were fun to design and added a nice, personal touch.
Thank you to all the families we worked with in 2018. We are honored that you chose us to design and print your wedding stationery. We wish all of you Happy Holidays and a great new year!
Our Roses design translates well to any number of pieces of stationery, like this wedding program. The script font, paired with these beautiful flowers is formal and romantic. A wedding program is a great keepsake, and the perfect way to guide your guests through the ins and outs of your ceremony.
Here is a nice detail shot of our Roses wedding invitation design, printed in a pale tint and matte gold ink. The line work of the rose illustration is still clear, even in a subtle color. We love this warm color combination and it works for weddings at any time of the year.
A big congratulations to a Melissa and Kevin, who were recently married in Brooklyn! Their invitations are classic, with a subtle nod to Brooklyn. We printed their invitations in a combination of dusty blue, charcoal and a pale tint for the image of the Brooklyn Bridge. The overall effect is romantic and formal, perfectly fitting their winter wedding.
Our 2019 boxed calendars are here! We print these adorable calendars each year with new…
These calendars make great gifts for the holiday season! They’re perfect for your kid’s teachers, party hosts, family and friends. They’re available for sale on our site here.
We’re excited to announce our collaboration this fall with the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg. To celebrate the new location, the Hoxton invited a selection of Brooklyn artists to create a limited edition product inspired by and made in the neighborhood. The collection, “Best of Brooklyn” celebrates the creative spirit and makers in our borough.
We love collaborations as they’re an opportunity to push ourselves creatively. We decided to print sets of note cards highlighting some our favorite spots in the neighborhood for drinks, music, sightseeing. Traditional hotel stationery was used by guests while staying in hotel rooms. We’ve designed our set to match the colors of the hotel’s interior but function like a scavenger hunt, sending guests outside. Each card features an image cross-streets in the surrounding area, encouraging people to walk around to discover each site. We hope people will find their own favorite Williamsburg spots in the process!
We’re really honored to be included in this collection and definitely recommend visiting the hotel for a drink or dinner and to pick up a couple special, locally-made products, especially with the holidays on the horizon! You can also visit the Hoxton’s site to shop the collection and learn more about the other makers.
Our Downtown design has been a popular one for us this year! We love the more casual style, especially for a wedding in NYC. Valerie and Sean found the design to be most fitting for their wedding their wedding at the Norwood in Chelsea.
Congratulations to Zack & Corey on their recent destination wedding in Mexico! We feel that the the design provided great insight into the fun that this wedding promised. They chose to work with our Modern Love design, in charcoal and coral ink, with some vintage illustrations to top the cards. The matador on the Celebration Guide is so sweet! They also wanted to line their envelopes in a fun pattern, so we sourced this parrot patterned paper from Rifle Paper Co. They make the whole design a real standout!
We printed these beautiful sea-inspired Save the Date cards for Valery and Chris for their summer wedding in Newport, Rhode Island. They opted for a bright, nautical blue paired with charcoal ink and a great wave illustration. They had the great idea to include an enclosure card to encourage guests to book their rooms early. These cards can be especially helpful for a wedding taking place in a popular location, like Newport in the summer.
A big congratulations to Sarah and Sam on their recent wedding! They provided so much inspiration just from their venue alone - the family apple farm. They wanted a classic design with some nods to the location, so we added some accents of apples, wheat and ferns for a fall harvest feeling.
According to an article in the New York Times this week, what the world needs now is more handwritten cards and letters: We Could All Use a Little Snail Mail Right Now
The article expresses everything we feel as stationers! Handwriting is such a physical reminder of a person and email just can’t capture this. The average American household receives just 10 pieces of personal mail per year. This makes getting a note in the mail even more meaningful and taking the time to write and send a note feels good too.
The Times article also notes that David Sedaris, one of our favorite writers, sends handwritten thank you notes.
“I just feel like it’s classy to do it with real mail,” he said. “It’s too easy to do it on email. And it also doesn’t mean as much.” Not to mention, he added, “It’s nice to be thought of as classy.”
Our feelings exactly!
Sesame Letterpress custom stationery image courtesy Kim Indresano Photography
Congratulations to Brooke and Paulo on their Hamptons wedding this past weekend! We loved working on their design so much, that it inspired us to create a new template based on it. The tinted floral pattern on the invitation is subtle and allows the text to read clearly. The Information card and Welcome Cocktails card both featured Hamptons inspired illustrations in complementary colors. It is a beautiful and unique invitation suite.
There’s something romantic about a bluff where the land meets the sea.
A pale image of the sea lends a dreamy elegance to this invitation for a wedding in Montauk, NY.
We love the classic elegance of an invitation printed with 1-color ink and using all script type. Here are some examples of invitations that we've designed and letterpress printed this year.
Congratulations to Shannon & Sean who were married at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY this weekend! We started working with this family nearly a year ago to design Save the Date announcements for their wedding. The cards featured a vintage map of Long Island with a heart marking the celebration location. The invitations focused on the vineyard theme and we brought back the map as an envelope liner to tie in the save the date card design.
We especially love the illustrated Wedding Weekend card with the bonfire image. This is always a great way to outline the activities planned for wedding guests!
My Dear Mrs. Charlton,
Both Howard and I deeply appreciate the exquisite compote you and Mr. Charlton were good enough to send us. Accept our sincere thanks both for the gift and your generous good wishes.
- from The Etiquette of Letter Writing, copyright 1927, Eaton, Crane and Pike Co.
Social correspondence was much more common in the last century and writing a note to express gratitude was something people did so frequently that it was second nature. This is less of a daily practice now and sitting down now to write a thank you note (or a stack of thank you notes) can be daunting. As in the above note, it only takes a couple sentences to warmly thank someone for a gift or a kind service. Here is a simple formula to help you begin:
- First, mention the specific gift or experience for which you are thankful
- Next, express how you will use the gift or how the experience helped you or made you feel:
- Finally, add a closing sentence that is more personal.
Thank you for the elegant serving tray. We look forward to using it when we entertain in our new home. We hope you and David will visit when you are in town next month.
Thank you for hosting my family last weekend. You made us feel so welcome and it was wonderful to catch up. We look forward to having you stay with us over the holidays!
As also stated well in The Etiquette of Letter Writing, “In our hurried days graciousness is all too rare, but its rarity gives it increased importance and makes it doubly welcome”.
We wanted to wish a belated congratulations to Blair & Stephen on their Lake Tahoe wedding this summer! They're invitations were beautiful and simple in charcoal gray with clean text and some Tahoe inspired imagery. The pine tree and mountain illustrations were perfect for their cards.
Congratulations to Sarah and Dan on their wedding this weekend! We loved working with them on their simple and sweet invitation set. They wanted to add illustrations to each of their cards to show off the theme of the event, like the lobster on the welcome dinner card and coffee on a farewell breakfast card. What a perfect weekend!
We designed and printed these modern invitations for a wedding at the Brooklyn Winery this summer. Annelise and Michael chose our Hudson design, and wanted to add a a touch of bright green for the divider lines, which was perfect for a June event. We love using this design because we feel that it fits a lot of our clients - classic but modern. Congratulations to Annelise and Michael! We hope you had a fantastic wedding!