Just in time for the holidays we have some great gift wrap ideas to make your gifts one of a kind. We just released 2 new gift tags and 3 new styles of gift wrap.
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Newest Holiday and Christmas Card Releases
It’s not even Halloween yet, but we’ve already been preparing for the holidays since summer. I’m happy to announce our newest holiday card releases for 2016.
Letterpress Bookmarks – ALL NEW
The last of our new releases are our awesome and amazing Letterpress Bookmarks. They’ve all been doing well in our new gift shop. Hope you enjoy!
ALL NEW: Mugs and Shot Glasses
We’ve also released some new gift items. The Chicago Mugs listed below have been doing really well in our retail shop. They make a great gift for Chicago lovers and tourists love them too.
And who doesn’t love a good curse word. OR anything with bad words in general. Our Fuck Mug has been doing great since we launched it. It’s a new best seller!
We also love our new shot glasses! Great as a gift for your drunk friend or as a fun party favor. We just love this Anchor and the Yay below./
ALL NEW: Funny Birthday Cards
We have all our new releases for spring 2016. You asked for it, and you got it – more great Funny Birthday Cards for all the special people in your life!
We also have a new line of interactive “Fortune Cookie” cards with an interactive pull out fortune. These are some of our new favorites. We have fortunes for all the big events in your life, which I’ll share more next week. For now here are our letterpress birthday cards that are fortune cookies. We hope you enjoy, and at least you had a little chuckle 🙂
funny birthday cards
Moms, Dads and Grads
Mom, Dad and Grad cards:
Even though it’s still full-on winter here in Chicago, we’ve got the spring holidays on our mind. Our new releases for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and new Graduation Cards have arrived and all are available in the online shop. I had a lot of fun designing these. I especially love the pop of gold foil in cap of the graduation cards.
Check out the selections below, or click each image to access each card directly.
Handmade Chicago Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Here at Steel Petal Press®, we love all things handmade. How better to share that love than to put together a list of our favorite local and handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas? If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your sweetie, read on.
1. Handmade Men’s Gifts
Not sure what to get your guy? Check out the oh-so cool handmade art from LuciusArt. You can score woodblock prints and digital artwork made by graphic designer and artist Kevin Lucius.
2. Handmade Chocolate
Katherine Anne Confections gives you tasty selection of handcrafted truffles, chocolates, caramels, drinking chocolate that use local and organic ingredients. While you’re there picking up your sweetie’s, gift, be sure to try to ridiculously delish hot chocolate.
3. Handmade Cards
And what’s the perfect handmade finishing touch for the perfect handmade V-Day gift? A handmade letterpress valentine’s day card, of course! Plus, nothing says “I love you” like a heartfelt, handwritten note.
Plus, letterpress Valentine’s Day cards are perfect for loved ones near or far. You can let your besties on the other side of the country know you’re thinking of them. Or your Aunt Velma or your Grandpa Mo.
4. Handmade Jewelry
You can find the perfect ring, earrings or necklace for your honey at Moira K. Lime. Handmade by Chicago artist Katie Carder, this one-of-a-kind jewelry is inspired by the beautiful and organic shapes and patterns found in the natural world.
5. Handmade Spirits
The first distillery to open in Chicago since Prohibition, Koval Distillery makes organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits. This urban craft distiller also offers classes and tours if you want to go all out. You can find Koval offerings in their online store, at the distillery and other stores around the city.
Satisfy your sweetie’s cupcake cravings at Swirlz Cupcakes. They make scrumptious flavors like classic red velvet or the amazing carmelita. Plus, they offer gluten-free and vegan options. YUM!
For a unique V-Day gift, check out Squasht Boutique’s reversible hats. They come in tons of chic prints and trendy colors, so you’re sure to find one that suits your main squeeze. Squasht designer Lesley Timpe also creates dresses, skirts, tops, tunics and headbands, which you can find at her brisk-and-mortar store in Ukrainian Village or online.
Here are a few more of our favorite letterpress valentine’s day cards from Steel Petal Press®
Check out the entire selection of Steel Petal Press’s letterpress valentine’s day cards to be ready for Valentine’s Day 2016.
All New Valentine’s Day Cards 2016
I’m excited to share some of my newest letterpress valentine’s day card releases for 2016 ! These card are all for sale in my online shop and in stores at retail locations across the country. (click each image to purchase the card)
Below is one of my new favorites: “F*ing Love You” — or do you read it “I Love F*ing” you ? This card debuted at the One of A Kind Show last month and turned into a new best seller. You people just love dirty words, don’t you?
I also introduced a few new gold foil Valentine’s Day cards on red paper. I just love the pop of gold against the red.
I also created a variation on one of my best selling cards “You’re My Favorite” which is one of my first designs from four years ago, and still a crowd favorite. This card is for couples who have been together a little longer and are STILL each other’s favorite.
Finally inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s move True Romance with Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, I created the “You’re So Cool” card. It might be more of an “inside joke” for people who’ve seen the movie, but those of you who have, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t yet seen the film, you should. I love Tarantino, and True Romance is one of his earlier works, but also one of my favorites.
Send New Years Cards instead
With all the shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, traveling, and visiting that happens from November to December, it can be tough to find the time to sit down and write holiday cards. If you feel this way, you’re not alone. More and more, people are turning to New Years cards instead of traditional holiday greeting cards. Let’s consider a few reasons why you might want to make the switch, too.
First of all, December is hella busy. The weeks leading up to Hanukkah and Christmas don’t leave a lot of time for writing out holiday cards in the way one would like. Instead, give yourself a break and sit down to write your cards after Hanukkah or Christmas when you have less going on.
Secondly, with new year greeting cards, you have more time to get your cards written and sent out since there’s no hard-and-fast rule about when people are supposed to receive these cards. You have at least a week or two into the new year for sending your greeting.
Thirdly, who doesn’t love the idea of starting out fresh? New Year cards are a fun way to emphasize that.
Last but not least, there are tons of beautiful letterpress New Year’s cards out there that let you keep in touch with the ones you love and wish them all the best in the new year. Here are a few of our favorites from around the interwebs:
Not sure about sending New Year’s Cards? Why not try both? You can send Christmas cards to half the people on your list and New Year’s cards to the other half. This should help take some of the deadline pressure off your shoulders.
If you’re still feeling unsure about sending happy new year greeting cards instead of Hanukkah or Christmas cards, you might consider sending New Year’s photo cards, which are reminiscent of traditional holiday photo cards, or New Year’s letterpress cards, which can add some elegance to your greetings.