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Send Inspiration: Holstee Manifesto Greeting Cards

Holstee Manifesto Greeting Cards by Yoko

Holstee Manifesto Cards by Yoko

There’s a good chance you’re among the tens of millions who crossed paths with Holstee’s Manifesto in the last year or two.

Maybe you read the poster or you watched this video. If it missed you, then lucky me to be the first to share this with you.

Our friends and good-life ambassadors at Holstee recently collaborated with designer Yoko Sakao Ohama to create a set of four greeting cards that capture treasured nuggets from the Manifesto.

If one thing is certain of such inspiration—it should be shared. Thanks, Holstee for another beautiful way to do so.

Holstee Manifesto Greeting Cards by Yoko

Holstee Manifesto Cards by Yoko

Holstee Manifesto Greeting Cards by Yoko

Holstee Manifesto Cards by Yoko

In addition to these new gems, the Manifesto is also available on a card in it’s entirety. All the cards are blank inside, “making them an open canvas for any occasion.” Especially fabulous as a New Year greeting, don’t you think?

Holstee Manifesto Greeting Card

Holstee Manifesto Greeting Card

And because we will never tire of videos about creativity, printing, and process, here’s a look at how the Manifesto cards and posters are printed:

Can’t see the video? Visit the blog.


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A Rainbow of Gift Tags by 9SpotMonk

9SpotMonk Everyday Tags

Everyday Gift Tag Set by 9SpotMonk

Hey gift givers! I’ve got a rainbow surprise for you. Our friend Vivian at 9SpotMonk recently added these awesome super-sized gift tags to her shop and she’s offering a 30% discount just for you!

The tags are 6 inches long and letterpressed onto cool pattern-textured paper in a rainbow of colors. On the back is a To:/From: for a note to your special giftee. They’re sold individually, or buy the whole set to qualify for the 30% off, valid on your entire purchase from 9SpotMonk! Just use code: LETSDOTAGS at checkout.

Have a rainbow-colored weekend.
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Neon + Love: Cards by Ashkahn

God Only Knows card by Ashkahn

God Only Knows card by Ashkahn

It made my day to stumble across Ashkahn’s cards at Aldea recently. It was the neon that got my attention (such a sucker for it) and the Beach Boys lyric that made me take the card up top home with me.

The eccentric artist from Silverlake, CA creates a collection of cards and gifts that are as suggestive and sassy as Ashkahn is in this photo. They’re hilarious.

The photos in his shop hardly do justice to the cards with the neon punch, but rest assured they lovey, fun, and practically glow in the dark! I’ve rounded up a some favorites here for you.

The top image is my own, with the hope of giving you a better idea of the letterpressed fluoro ink. Rather then stamped and sealed, this one’s going in a frame for the Mister. Perhaps I need a couple more for a proper arrangement.

What about you? Do you ever display greeting cards as works of art?
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Mom’s Our Favorite! Send Her a Clever Card from A.Favorite

Thanks Mom Bag Card by a.favorite

Thanks Mom Bag card by a.favorite

Amber Favorite, is my new favorite. The Chicago designer turned letterpress artist has a hefty collection of Mother’s Day cards and they’re all clever and quite cute—some even a bit cheeky to boot. From Valuable Mom Bills to a Mom Rock Ticket, send one to Mom to remind her you’re her favorite. (And that she’s yours).

These are my favorites from a.favorite. Which is yours?
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Happy Friday, Happy Notes!

Happy Notes by Tokketok

Photos by Tokketok

I was so excited to find out that Joke of Tokketok would be making more of these, and this time in a notepad form. Gold-foiled and on heavy paper stock, these colorful happy notes are a great gift for anyone who loves to spread a little cheer.

Have a super weekend!

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What a Whirlwind

Smudge Ink Cities and States Holiday Cards

Cities and States Snow Globe Holiday Cards by Smudge Ink

How was your Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber / Green Gift Monday, weekend?

Did you relax? Enjoy family and friends? What about holiday shopping? Are you started? Finished? Is Wantist helping you save time and making your gift-giving even more fun this year? I sure hope so.

My weekend? It was filled with a delicious and emotional Thanksgiving, goodbyes, packing, loading, cleaning, and a very long drive with respiratory ick thrown in for good measure.

Alas…we made it! To beautiful San Francisco. And I think I’ve got the ick in check after a good night’s rest.

Yes, we moved! From our beloved Portland to the enchanting and bustling city by the Bay. It’s bittersweet. We’ll be in and out of town before we get settled, but can’t wait to explore and meet SF friends in real life.

Thanks for your patience through the bumps. We’re so excited to share your holidays with you!



Green Beans & Butter! In-the-Kitchen Letterpress Prints by Old School Stationers

Green Beans and Butter Letterpress Print by Old School Stationers

This week, more than any other all year, I find myself thinking about food. You too? Whether you’re prepping it or dreaming about it, there is nothing quite like Thanksgiving when it comes to home-cooking and recipes your family has loved for years.

To keep those familiar flavors and feelings around all year long are these prints by Old School Stationers—just waiting to be a hung in a warm kitchen filled with the smells of turkey, casseroles and pie.

In the Kitchen Letterpress Prints by Old School Stationers

I’ve been a fan of Brian Reed’s letterpress prints and cards since discovering his camping series around this time last year—I gave a couple to my Dad for his birthday.

The prints, block mounted on wood, have a wonderful texture and are beautifully finished. The In the Kitchen series consists of the four prints shown: Home Grown, Keep Canning, First Place Pie and Green Beans & Butter (yum!). If you don’t see the print or card you’re looking for in their Etsy shop, get in touch with Old School Stationers for the ones you want most!

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In the Kitchen Letterpress Prints by Old School Stationers