It’s that time of the year! Christmas envelopes for your Christmas cards! Each one comes with a pre made wax seal. They’re up in my Etsy shop, go check them out! Link is in my bio.
⛄ It's that time of year again! ❄ My Etsy shop, LottleFoxLetterCo. is having a holiday sale!!! 🎄🎉 Shop 20% off everything in stock with no minimum purchase! Printable stationery is $1.50 each and I've listed 6 new designs (three make up a set that I think is a steal!!!)! Also, free domestic shipping on physical items until Nov. 25th! 📦 Now is the best time to check out my shop!!! Link in my bio! 😉😁😘
We support @justacard
because it’s so important to shop indie stores and the artists who sell their wares wholesale to them. It’s a hard knock life for artists and small businesses these days so big ups to all of you who always support the shop around the corner...or the online shop of your fave artist/indie. #justacard #justacardfun #justacardweek #fracasstudios
and I are heading to @thistlecompany
tonight for Katie’s Fall Floral Workshop! I’m so excited! Anyone else going?? I have a few Hark treats for those attending 🤗
I'm back after an unintentional break from Instagram for the past week! Between my day with @dawnderbyshirephotography
and escaping to South Carolina for four days to celebrate Thanksgiving with Ben's family, Instagram fell to the very bottom of my to-do list, and that is totally fine with me.
Tonight is my VERY favorite night of the year - Friendsgiving! When we first got married in 2015 I knew that I wanted to invite people into our home for dinner as often as we could, and hosting our first Friendsgiving brought more joy to me than most things. The first year we squished seven or eight people around our tiny kitchen table, and tonight we'll be squishing twenty people into all different rooms of our small apartment, but that doesn't take away any of the joy! So grateful to have such good friends who make this holiday so sweet.💛
Generally speaking, and especially for weddings, I like printing my stationery designs on classic crest 130# paper which has a bit of natural texture to it, in natural white (essentially a soft cream) or solar white (bright white), and using matching envelopes. They really let the stationery artwork design, postage, and any hand lettering or calligraphy addressing shine. I'm told that the USPS automated processing system also more reliably picks up darker ink hues on lighter paper, and wedding invitations are something you don't want to get lost or sent to the wrong place. Sometimes for envelopes however, and especially if it picks up a fun color in the stationery and postage, lettering with white ink looks just marvelous on grey or a bright pink paper.. or something like navy ink on a light green...the right metallic can look incredible on black... For dark envelopes, I like to go a bit more whimsical with my lettering style, both since a light box doesn't work as well for seeing lined templates and because it fits the nature of modern colored paper printing techniques. Sometimes modern calligraphy requires a human to handle the automatic processing rejection pile at USPS, but that can be worth it, especially if you already got your post office to hand cancel your postage. What about you? Do you like going classic with neutral envelopes, or colorful? 📪📭📬📪
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Life fucking sucks but wow
One of the two postcards I gave you a sneak peek of yesterday. I've used papers from Stamperia's Clockwise collection.
Day 2 was so lovely and smiley. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We had people smiling at grumpy people and cheering them up. Smiles for children to encourage them and lift them up.
Smiles for older people to add connection to their day that they may have otherwise not felt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Smiles have been met with suspicion, grumpiness and even flirting but eventually allllll the smiles have been reciprocated.
Tomorrow involves books so be prepared and fish out a book you think should be shared with the world and you’ll be part way ready for Day 3.
Just some of my Christmas cards available in my shop. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I’m supporting the @justacard
campaign this week & encouraging people to shop independent this Christmas. No matter how small an item, buying from your local fruit& veg shop, gift shop, book shop or local artist makes such a difference to us small business owners & it helps keeps our towns interesting too!
I have been a long time follower of @strollerinthecity.
She’s a badass NYC Mom blogger and anytime that I’m looking for some ideas of fun things to do with my kids, I just look at her feed. She always knows what’s going on (I actually just sent her amazing NYC Holiday guide to friends who are visiting with kids this Christmas). So seeing my cards in her stories today was such a thrill! #shesalsosupernice
And now it's time to make a cup of tea and read these lovely ladies' letters ☕😍
This is great copy...I’m just going to make a few...adjustments
Instagram style desk vs real life style desk on a busy snowy day in Maine! Which one speaks to you? I am working hard today getting everything in order because right after thanksgiving I’m going to Spain! I’m very excited. And very busy trying to make sure my business will survive if I take multiple weeks off in the next couple of months. Being able to make my own workload crazy for a while so I can take big chunks of time off to live the rest of my life is one of the major reasons I decided to take the wild leap of being self-employed, though, so I want to thank you for making it possible! You all are the best and I couldn’t do it without you, giving me feedback & encouragement, letting me make your wedding invites & stationery, telling your friends about my press etc etc. Thank you so so much! And if you have any Barcelona travel tips, let me know!
Not unrelatedly, this is the last day of my biggest holiday sale - 20% off everything if you enter GETTHEWORM. Link in the ol’ bio.
#desk #work #selfemployedlife #christmascardseason #studiocorner #holidaycardsale #stationerysale #letterpress #sendmoremail #gratitudeattitude #spain
🇪🇸 oops I mean #Catalonia