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Pennie Post January 2016 Stationery Subscription Reveal January 18 2016, 0 Comments
Happy new year! We hope your 2016 is off to a great start. Our cards this month are fresh, new and ready to send out. We have included a couple of cards that can be used as thank you notes, perfect for post holiday gratitude. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we have you covered too. January’s “Blushing” collection contains: Gold Stars on Bush Letterpress Notecard, Mac and Cheese Love Card, Awesome Fill in the Blank Card, Watercolor Love Coupon.
These Gold Stars are letterpressed on to blush textured paper . They are pretty and simple for any note and occasion.
Everyone knows Mac and Cheese make the perfect pair. Give this to your favorite cheesy lover this Valentine's Day.
This Letterpress Fill in the Blank Card is perfect for Valentine's Day, or any occasion. It's simple, personal, and fun! It is printed with bright pink ink on plush paper.
Give someone deserving some extra love with these coupons. Great for anniversaries, birthdays, or Valentines Day. Available in sets of 6 in our online boutique.
This month we have a fun Valentine's Day deal! Mystery Packs! Each Valentine's Day Mystery Pack comes with 5 mystery love and/or friendship cards. They may be new designs, or old designs...the mystery is part of the fun! If you are ordering multiple mystery packs there may be some repeat cards.
We hope you enjoyed this month's cards. Subscribe and receive February's collection next month!
Pennie Post November 2015 Stationery Subscription Reveal November 19 2015, 0 Comments
As we inch closer towards Winter, the days get shorter and the starry nights get longer. This month’s collection is titled, “Starry Night” and contains a bit of sparkle and magic. As a special surprise this month, we teamed up with our sticker-loving-friends, Pipsticks. Each November subscription came with a sample sticker pack!
With the holidays just around the corner, Pennie Post makes a great gift. Check out our gift subscriptions, holiday cards, and card sets to give your loved ones. December's mailing is also coming up and we have a special add-on offer for Pennie Post subscribers! Add on more holiday cards at a special rate!
The holidays are magical, and your holiday card should reflect that! Plus, who doesn't love unicorns?! This Unicorn Magical Holiday Card is printed on shimmery metallic paper and come with a teal envelope. Have a magical holiday season!
Look up to the stars and make a birthday wish! This Million Birthday Wishes card is great for any birthday celebration. It's printed on kraft paper and comes with a matching envelope.
This Hello Darling Baby Elephant Card is the perfect way to say hello to someone special or welcome a new baby.
I hope you enjoyed this month's subscription! We can't wait to celebrate the holidays with you. Enjoy Thanksgiving, and all the other holidays you celebrate with your friends and family!
Pennie Post October Stationery Subscription Reveal October 15 2015, 0 Comments
This month's subscription was, “All About Type”. It is amazing how a different typeface can completely change the look of a design. I am a huge design nerd and love playing with fonts and type, so this month's collection a lot of fun to design. October’s “All About Type” mailing contained: Hello Mini Note, Happy Birthday Letterpress Card, Tied Up Belated Birthday Cat Card, Oh Happy Day Gold Silkscreened Card and Silver Dot Stickers
This Belated Birthday Black Cat Card is perfect for the cat lover in your life. Sometimes we get tied up and let a birthday slip by. That's no excuse to not send a birthday card!
These tiny business card sized Hello Mini Cards are so versatile. These are great to use as gift tags and place cards, or simply to write little surprise notes to friends and loved ones. They are available in boxed sets of 25, so you have plenty to last you awhile.
This Letterpress Happy Birthday Card is perfect for any birthday. It's sweet and simple, with a little bit of calligraphy flair. Comes with a sunshine kraft envelope.
Last, but not least we have our Oh Happy Day Gold Metallic Screen Printed Card! It's agreat multipurpose card for any happy occasion! This beautiful card is screen printed with gold metallic ink and comes with a pink envelope.
We hope you enjoyed the cards this month! Some holiday cards are coming up in the next couple of months, so subscribe today and get in on the fun.
We are always looking for ways to make our stationery subscription the best it can possibly be. What kinds of cards would you most like to see in future Pennie Post shipments? Let us know your suggestions in the comments!
Pennie Post August Stationery Subscription Reveal August 19 2015, 0 Comments
We were super excited to send out our very first all letterpress collection this month. It’s called, “Black, White and Rawr All Over”. Don’t be scared--these cards will make you smile! All of the cards are multipurpose, so it’s easy to send a little snail mail love someone’s way. August’s “Black, White and Rawr All Over” mailing contains: Letterpress Smile for the Camera Card, Letterpress T-Rex Fill in the Blank Card, Letterpress Panda Note Card, Black and White Polka Dot Stickers.
This Letterpress Smile for the Camera Card is a fun card for camera and photography lovers. It is hand letter pressed with black ink on white.
Rawr! This T-Rex Fill in the Blank Card is great multi-purpose card for dinosaur lovers everywhere. Just fill in the translation...let your imagination run wild! It is hand letter pressed with teal ink on white.
These simple Panda Notecards are great for writing a note to a friend. They are letter pressed on plush white card stock with black ink and come with matching white envelopes. Available single or in sets of 6.
We hope you enjoyed this month of cards. If you aren't a subscriber, subscribe today so you don't miss out!
Pennie Post July 2015 Stationery Subscription Reveal July 15 2015, 0 Comments
July is America’s birthday month, so it seemed fitting for our theme to be, “Red, White & the Blues”. This collection has it all. A card to cheer up, a card for turning another year older, and some little notes just to say, “Hello”. We are exited to include our Wino Birthday card which is our very first in-house letterpress printed card. It was individually printed with love on our tabletop platen press.
This Letterpress Wino Birthday Card is wonderful to give to anyone that loves a glass of wine(or more!). The ink was hand mixed and each greeting card was printed one by one with a little muscle.
This cute Sad Monster Hugs Card is too adorable not to love. Her hugs will surely cheer up anyone that is in need of some extra lovin'.
These Gold Foil Fireworks Note Cards will add some pizazz to any mailbox. They are available as a set of 6 in the boutique.
Hello Red Fox Note Cards are great to have on hand for any occasion. They are modern with a touch of whimsy.
We hope your July is going swimmingly! We are in the midst of getting ready for our August shipment. And guess what? It's all letterpress cards!!! Subscribe today so you don't miss out!
June Stationery Subscription Reveal June 16 2015, 0 Comments
Can you believe it has been a whole year since Pennie Post sent it’s inaugural shipment? Thank you to all of our subscribers, old and new. I hope that we have succeeded in bringing a little joy to your mailbox each month. This month’s collection is called, “Sweets & Eats”. There's something for those of you with a sweet tooth, as well as those who eat their veggies!
June’s “Sweets & Eats” mailing contains: You’re So Cool Lemon Coaster, Congratulations Mini Enclosure, Happy Scoops Father’s Day Card, and Rainbow Chard Blank Card.
This Lemon circle card also doubles as a coaster! Slide it under your drink at your next backyard summer barbecue. These coasters are available in sets of 6, as well as individually.
Our June subscription wouldn't be complete without this Father's Day ice cream scoop card. Even if you aren't small enough to catch a ride on pop's shoulders anymore, he will surely appreciate the sentiment. Plus, ice cream on a hot day is always a win!
This tiny business card sized Congratulations mini note is great for a pint sized message. Perfect for graduations, baby showers, bridal showers, engagements and other life achievements.
We can't have all sweets and no vegetables! This Rainbow Chard Card is a great blank note to have on hand. Or gift a set(6) of them to a gardener or veggie lover in your life.
I hope that your June is filled with all things tasty! I'm looking forward to the July's shipment which will contain both a letterpress and foil card! Subscribe to Pennie Post today so you don't miss out on future shipments.
Pennie Post May 2015 Greeting Card Subscription Reveal May 15 2015, 0 Comments
May’s card collection is called” All that Shimmers” and it’s not hard to see why. This month is all about sparkle and shine. Gold and silver metallics are on trend and diamonds never go out of style. May marks the beginning of wedding season, so we included the perfect wedding or engagement card in this shipment. “All that Shimmers” mailing contains: Everlasting Love Diamond Card, Silver Geo Circle Screen Printed Card, and Gold Mermaid Tail Screen Printed Card.
This Everlasting Love Card makes the perfect wedding, engagement or anniversary card. It is printed on metallic paper and has a beautiful shimmer.
This screen printed silver Geo Circles Card is simple, but still makes a statement. The silver metallic ink gives it a shimmer that will catch anyone's eye.
Go under the sea with this gold metallic screen printed Mermaid Tail Card. This card is every bit as magical as your imagination and is a great every day greeting card.
I hope you enjoyed the sparkly cards this month. Subscribe today and don't miss out on future stationery mailings!
Pennie Post April 2015 Stationery Subscription Reveal April 16 2015, 0 Comments
Spring is here and seeds are sprouting! This month’s Pennie Post collection is titled, “Mother Nature” and focuses on our natural world. We’ve even included a Mother’s Day card so you can have it ready in hand for next month. We hope you have a happy April filled with bunnies, ladybugs and flowers.
April’s “Mother Nature” mailing contains: Bunny and Balloon Card, Mother’s Day Gem Card, Lovely Ladybug Birthday Card, Watercolor Floral Gift Tag.
Purchase more of your favorites from this collection and past collections in the online boutique.
This Bunny and Balloon card is the perfect lighthearted card to welcome in spring. Comes with a matching printed envelope.
Wish the Mother in your life a beautiful day with this stunning Mother's Day Gem Card. Comes with a purple beet colored envelope.
Every lovely lady deserves a special card. Send her this Lovely Ladybug Birthday Card to wish her a happy day. Comes with a matching red envelope.
These Watercolor Floral Gift Tags are wonderful for dressing up gifts or little treats. Comes with pink bakers twine to tie.
We hope you loved this month's greeting cards. Follow us on Instagram @penniepost for updates and sneak peeks!
Pennie Post March 2015 Stationery Subscription Reveal March 17 2015, 0 Comments
Winter can get pretty drab. Pennie Post brought a burst of color to mailboxes across the globe with our “Rainbow Bright” collection. These cards will make you look forward to a colorful and cheery springtime. Spread the happiness by sending your cards to some special people in your life. Now on to the reveal...
This sunshine card is screen printed with vibrant yellow and blue inks. It's a multipurpose card to be used for any occasion that calls for a smile. You can purchase single cards, or sets of 6 in the boutique.
This Colorful Birthday Type Card is the perfect birthday card to have on hand. It can be given to any birthday girl or boy and they will surely appreciate it. The colorful type makes it cheery and happy, but it is at the same time very modern and minimalist.
This Happy Shower greeting card is perfect for all of those baby showers and bridal showers you are invited to. It could even be used to cheer up a friend on a rainy day!
This little Rainbow Bright Striped Postcard is perfect for sending a quick note to a friend. It could also make a great thank you note.
I hope these cards brought a little sunshine to your month. Send them on to some friends to brighten their day! You can always purchase more of your favorites in the boutique.
New Auto Renewing Pennie Post Subscription Option March 03 2015, 0 Comments
Some of you have requested an auto-renewing subscription for Pennie Post and it's finally implemented! Now when you go to our subscription page you will see four purchasing options: "Subscribe to Pennie Post" and "Pennie Post Gift Subscription" with both U.S. and international options. If you are purchasing this as a gift and want the subscription to last for a fixed amount of months, choose the "Pennie Post Gift Subscription" option. You may also purchase this option if it is not a gift, but you do not want to enroll in our auto-renewing program. Choosing the one time option means that your credit card will just be charged once upon initial purchase. Once the subscription is through you will NOT receive shipments unless you re-purchase a subscription.
If you would like to be charged monthly, and automatically receive your Pennie Post stationery subscription each month without hassle choose the "Subscribe to Pennie Post" option. In addition to auto renewing, you also receive a little discount. On the purchase page click on the "Subscribe & save" option. If you click the "One-time purchase" option you will only receive one month of Pennie Post cards.
With the "Subscribe & Save" option, your credit card will charged once when you purchase for your first month of Pennie Post, and then each month thereafter on the 15th of the month for the following month's shipment. Initial purchases made before the 15th of the month will receive the current month's mailing. Purchases made on or after the 15th of the month will receive the first mailing the following month. If you wish to cancel, please do so before the 15th of the month.
After your first subscription purchase is made you will receive an email from email@example.com with a link containing your subscription information. From here you can manage your subscription. You can easily change your address information, credit card information, skip a month, and even cancel with ease. Please visit our FAQ page if you would like more info.
What if I have already purchased a Pennie Post Subscription? If you are currently receiving Pennie Post and have months left on your plan, your subscription will not be effected. Once your current subscription is through you can purchase our "Subscribe & save" option to switch to the auto-renewing option.
I hope you like this new subscription option! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
Pennie Post February Greeting Card Subscription Reveal February 05 2015, 0 Comments
This February's "Funny Valentine" greeting card subscription is filled with love! Don't worry, these cards aren't too sappy. There is something for everyone; good friends, loved ones, and that special valentine in your life. Let's get to the reveal!
This Whaley Awesome Love Card will bring a guaranteed smile to your recipient. It makes an adorable Valentine's Day card or everyday greeting card for someone special.
Our Pea and Carrot Greeting Card makes a sweet note for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. You could also use it as a wedding or engagement card for the perfect couple.
Anyone would appreciate a coupon for free hugs, massages, date nights, or whatever you can dream up!
This month Pennie Post was lucky enough to partner up with Keek's Paper Co. Every subscription included this beautiful Valentine's Day Floral Card.
I hope you enjoyed this month's Funny Valentine collection. All of the cards are available for individual sale in the boutique. If you love the collection as a whole, it is not too late to order! All orders placed by February 14th will receive this month's subscription mailing.
Chit Chat with Kyla from Keeks Paper Co. January 20 2015, 0 Comments
February is just around the corner and Pennie Post is excited to be partnering with Keeks Paper Co. Every February Pennie Post subscription will come with a Keeks Paper Co. Valentine's Day card! I was lucky enough to ask owner and designer, Kyla a few questions about her stationery business. Enjoy!
How many years have you been designing your own cards, and how did you get started?
I have been designing cards for 2 years. I had been helping out at a flower shop, (The Floral Fixx in Winnipeg) and was chatting with my boss and coworkers about my hobby of painting and doodling in the evenings. Julie, my boss, said why not create some cards and sell them at the shop. So I did! I decided to approach other locals business' as well with my cards and it's been going great!
I’m always interested to see how other designers think. How do you gain inspiration to design you cards and what is your design strategy like?
My creative process usually begins on those fateful mornings when I accidentally drink too much coffee, or any coffee at all for that matter! I am quite sensitive to caffeine. The ensuing result turns to me laying in bed that night, staring up at the ceiling with no chance or hope of turning my brain off. So I make the most and see where my thoughts lead; creating and planning new designs and ideas that have built up from nuanced inspirations taken in over the past however long. I write them all down in my handy to-do app and see how they evolve from there. I am usually inspired by patterns and shapes, I like taking natural art forms and materials and manipulating them digitally, but not too much that they lose that natural feel and texture.
Every day must be a bit different when owning your own business, but what is a typical day like at Keeks Paper?
My typical day starts with either breakfast with a friend, (Because why not? -- and breakfast is my favourite meal) or a slow wake up. I have never been a morning person so I create for myself a later start. The rest of my day is spent answering emails, creating promotions, designing custom work for brides and business owners and listening to my studio partner (and sister-in-law) hammer away at her amazing jewellery designs-- it's all in the family. The one thing I learned in owning my own business is there is never a time when there is nothing to do. --and it's easy to forget to eat lunch.
What do you enjoy the most about your business?
That it's mine! Building up something you can call your own and take ownership of is quite satisfying.
What is your dream design project?
OH THERE ARE TOO MANY!
What are your top three favorite stores to shop at?
I'm not a big shopper and we don't have the best selection out here, but I enjoy those bookstores with a great knick knack section.
How did you come up with the name, Keeks Paper Co.?
A crazy and dear friend of mine gave me the nickname "Keeks". She was the only one who called me that, and she has since moved to the southern states. But I liked how it sounded. From time to time new clients call me Keeks, it's nice.
What are your hopes for Keeks Paper Co.'s future?
Keep growing and getting my name out there. I would just love for more people to see and love my work. It is the greatest feeling to be able to create things that other people also enjoy. I know maybe not everyone, but at least a few in this wide world.
Pennie Post January 2015 Stationery Subscription Reveal January 12 2015, 0 Comments
Happy 2015! To kick off a brand new year, our January collection theme is, “White Winter”. This month’s simple and fresh designs will keep you in the winter spirit and are perfect for all of those post holiday thank you notes. Our Midnight Polar Bear Card and Birch Tree Forest Card are Pennie Post’s first screen printed cards!
January’s “White Winter” mailing contains: Midnight Polar Bear Card (metallic or white pens work best on this card), Birch Tree Forest Card, Thank You Bubble Note Card
This Birch Tree Forest Card is the perfect everyday card to have on hand. The white ink printed on kraft paper makes for a light, natural feel.
This Midnight Polar Bear Card would be fun for anyone to receive. The white ink screen printed on midnight blue paper gives a nice crisp contrast.
After the holidays we all have thank yous to write. Our Thank You Bubble Note Card is the perfect way to let someone know you appreciate them.
Have a healthy and happy new year. We can't wait for another awesome year of Pennie Post cards!
Trick or Treat? October Sneek(peek)! September 29 2014, 0 Comments
October is just around the corner. Can you believe it? Whether or not you celebrate Halloween with full on costumes, decorations and parties, this month's mailing will surely delight even the grumpiest of ghouls. October's greeting card subscription is themed, "Trick or Treat". It contains some silly costume disguises and yummy Halloween goodies...this Pennie Post mailing has a bit of it all. This month we are also releasing our first ever wood printed card. Yep, it is actual REAL wood! How cool is that?
Subscribe today if you don't want to miss out on these awesome cards. New subscribers with orders placed on or before October 14th will receive this "Trick or Treat" mailing. Orders placed on or after the 15th will receive November's cards.
We hope you have a month full of spooks and sweets. Happy Halloween!
Here is a teaser photo of what is to come...
Pennie Post Stationery Subscription September Reveal September 15 2014, 0 Comments
September's mailing theme is "Critters & Confetti". Fuzzy monsters, little blue birds, and Champagne bubbles popped up in subscribers mailboxes starting last week.
Our Bubbly Congratulations Coaster Card is a thick coaster is printed on both sides with gorgeous gold foil. The front reads "Congratulations! Let's pop the bubbly" and the back reads "Hooray!" with a space for your message. This coaster card is perfect for engagements, weddings, promotions, graduations and any other occasion worthy of some bubbles. The envelope is a shimmery metallic and comes with a matching gold seal.
This happy Monsters Birthday Card is perfect for wishing your birthday boy or girl a very happy birthday. This card is printed on textured card stock and comes with a matching monster envelope. Wonderful for any child or child at heart.
This simple patterned Blue Birds & Berries card makes a great thank you note or simple card just to say hello. Comes with a matching green envelope.
I hope you enjoyed this month's stationery subscription mailing! Sign up for our stationery subscription service today so you don't miss out on next month's cards. All of the Critters & Confetti cards are now available to purchase in the boutique.
Who will you be sending these cards to?
Stationery Gift Guide Roundup September 09 2014, 1 Comment
Our Pennie Post gift subscriptions no doubt make for an awesome birthday or holiday gift. I've rounded up some more wonderfully cute gift ideas that I think any stationery lover would appreciate.
Clockwise from the top: Pennie Post Stationery Gift Subscription, Ban.do Assorted Pen Set, CB2 Fox Paperclip Holder, CB2 Rose Gold Letter Holder, Swingline Pink Staples, Poppin Stapler, Penguin Washi Tape Dispenser, Gold and Silver Washi Tape, Nate Berkus for Target Gold Shears
Why You Should Send a Handwritten Note September 04 2014, 0 Comments
It would seem that the age of the handwritten note is over, especially if you talk to any young person today. A lot of the schools don’t even teach cursive anymore, and for the most part that is a real shame. Today we’re going to look at a few reasons why the handwritten note is still useful in some situations.
It is More Personal
The first reason why you should still send handwritten notes is that it is a very personal act. People get hundreds of personal emails a day, most of them not at all important. And while there is still a lot of spam snail mail, getting a handwritten note from someone feels more intimate and special because it has become so rare.
It Takes Effort, and the Recipient Will Notice
In addition to being very personal, it is something that takes effort to do. For sure handwriting a note takes more time, and there is no spell check or backspace button; so you may end up redoing it a couple times.
That added effort is something the recipient of the note will notice. That is why handwritten notes are still important in some situations. When you want the recipient to notice that you’ve take time out of your busy day to write them a note on actual paper, handwritten notes are especially useful. This can be in any number of situations. For example if it is someone’s birthday and you want to let them know that you’ve remembered them. E-cards are funny and innovative and all that, but a nicely designed card from a site like Pennie Post with a handwritten note inside will really hit the spot.
Thank You Notes
The final reason we’ll talk about today is thank you notes. Sending a thank you email isn’t the right way to go about it. One of the reasons for that is what we’ve already talked about. Emails take a few seconds to write and send, if that. A handwritten note takes time. And because you spent that time the person whom you are thanking will know that their kindness really meant something to you, so much in fact that you took time to actually sit down and write them a thank you note.
Email and instant messaging services are awesome, there is no doubt that they’ve changed the way we humans communicate forever. But, like the 8-track and the vinyl record before it, the handwritten note will never be completely out of style, and nor should it be. So send someone you care about a handwritten note today and let them know that you’re thinking about them!
"You've Got Mail" | A Pennie Post Greeting Card Story August 28 2014, 0 Comments
We all remember the movie "You've Got Mail" and the way sparks flew from one browser to the next as Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks waited with glee for when their computer would mutter the three words they had been waiting for..."You've Got Mail". Besides for electronic mail, snail mail has became something of the past. As technology has advanced, the specialized note seems to have fallen at the wayside. But today, we talk about how in a world full of technology, emails, texts and chatting online can never replace the way one feels when they open their mail box to discover a personalized greeting card or letter.
Lets talk about Mary. Mary is a grandmother to seven beautiful grandchildren, all of whom live more than 3 hours from her. Her birthday is coming up and she knows that her daughters and sons will not be able to make the trip up this time to see her. She expects they may call, or maybe even send something over such as flowers. The idea of a birthday celebration seems lost, until she visits the mailbox the morning of her birthday. Inside, she discovers a beautiful Pennie Post card and when she opens it, she discovers all of her grandchildren' signatures scattered around the folds of the card, wishing her a happy birthday. Her youngest grandchild, James has squiggled a stick-figure smiley face beside his name, making her mimic the smile into her own. What a delightful surprise!
Lets go down the street and look at Robert. Robert now lives alone, since his girlfriend moved out and hasn't been feeling happy lately. He has a cold and shivers as he takes a walk down to his mailbox. When he opens the mailbox, he looks through stacks of bills and browses for a moment at the name on each one. But, something catches his eye. A card! "Is this for me?" he thinks as he reads over his hand printed name on the envelope. He opens it up to reveal a custom greeting card, unlike one he has ever seen before. The image on the cover makes him smile slyly, and he opens it to reveal a card from his parents. His parents have written in very big letters "WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU". Suddenly, Robert doesn't feel cold anymore, as his heart glows from the reminder of his family.
Here at Pennie Post, we are bringing back that electric feeling to people who anticipate opening their mailboxes. A mailbox is no longer just a placeholder for incoming bills, but a reminder that someone out there cares about you, is thinking about you, and wishing you well.
This leaves only one question to ask...who's day will you brighten when you send a Pennie Post card?
Pennie Post Stationery Subscription August Reveal August 15 2014, 0 Comments
You can purchase all of these cards and more at our online stationery boutique. There are sets of 6 available too, so you won't have to worry about running out!