Smart Shoppers Buy Holiday Cards After Christmas

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start stocking up on holiday cards for next year!  You can get great deals at paper stores, a perfect way to save money and stress next year.  I just went to my corner card shop and bought 4 sets of gorgeous letterpress cards–all 40% off!  Discounts are even bigger now, so stop by before stores tuck them away.

And to say goodbye to the season, here is one last look at some adorable cards from this year:

Letterpress Christmas Card from Lucky Bee Press

Letterpress Christmas Card from Flora and Fauna

Letterpress card from Dude and Chick


A Cold Winter’s Night

The December chill set in this week, so I’m shivering in my apartment, wishing that brownstones had slightly more reliable heating.  But I have a cup of hot tea and a fluffy robe and a lovely new set of holiday cards that are keeping me warm tonight.

Letterpress Card from Spring Olive

Letterpress Card from Spring Olive

Letterpress Card of Chicago Skyline from Spring Olive

And I couldn’t resist posting this adorable change of address card (just in case you decided that the holidays would be a perfect, non-stressful time to move):

Letterpress Card from Spring Olive

Lovely Textile Postcards

It’s a rainy, blustery day, so I’m huddled inside listening to Madeleine Peyroux and getting lost in Etsy’s new activity feed feature.  These lovely textile postcards are reminding me of summers at the beach with a cool breeze and warm sun:

Textile Postcard from Gillian Bates

Textile Postcard from Gillian Bates

Grammar Geeks Have All the Fun

Letterpress Card from Dude and Chick

‘Tis the Season

As the streets of New York start to chill and my family is abuzz about holiday gatherings, the Christmas market at Union Square is my official marker that the season has begun.  I love wandering through the booths, looking at delicately crafted jewelry, soaps of all shapes and smells, and chunky knitted hats, while sipping hot chocolate and eating soft, warm pretzels.  I spend hours there every year, finding everything from beautiful clocks made of reclaimed wood to adorable Freudian slippers.  After weeks of anticipation, the market is up now and I’ve had my first fix of the holiday splendor, so I feel I can finally say: Happy Holidays!

Some favorite holiday cards…

Letterpress Card from Starshaped Press

Letterpress Holiday Card from Lucky Bee Press

Letterpress Holiday Card from Lucky Bee Press

Letterpress Holiday Card from Fine Day Press


Holiday Card from Whimsy Press

Letterpress Card from Sweet Harvey


Letterpress Card from Sugarcube Press


I’m Thankful For…

I just got back from a our annual Thanksgiving extravaganza (delicious and decadent, as always).  While I was helping out in the kitchen, I noticed that my mother-in-law had a row of Thanksgiving cards on the countertop from all the people who couldn’t make it to our table–some funny, some lovely, and some a little too Hallmark for me.  Great Thanksgiving cards are a rare breed, but a thoughtful touch, so here are a couple standouts that I particularly love this year:

Handpressed card from Raw Art Letterpress

This next card reminds me of my little cousin who proudly announced, “I’m thankful for my smile.”  I imagine this card with her four-year-old handwriting filling in the blank:

Letterpress Card from Cottonflower Press

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope that you feel blessed.


I’m on Day 3 of my post-wedding, thank-you-writing extravaganza, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite thank you notes.  I love all the cards in this batch, but I am totally head over heels for the second one–adorable!!

And for those of you writing your wedding thank yous too, check out Ceci NY’s handy guide to writing a thoughtful thank you.

Letterpress Card from Lucky Bee Press

Letterpress Card from Lucky Bee Press

Letterpress Card from Fine Day Press

Letterpress Card from Spring Olive

Letterpress and Screen Printed Card from Jane Hancock Papers

Letterpress Card from Port Hope Press

Letterpress Card from Studio SloMo

Card from Night Owl Paper Goods

Letterpress Card from Snow & Graham

Letterpress Card from Snow & Graham