Schoolhouse Electric has just unveiled their newest collection which includes the Golden Arrow Stationery Set, an exclusive Egg Press design. We always love working with our neighbors and were excited when they approached us to design a traditionally inspired desk set that would elevate the act of letter-writing to something really special. For inspiration we looked to old-school business collateral, fancy type, and vintage signage. We also had fun using our new foil stamping capabilities to add a subtle but beautiful touch of gold.
What started as a personal challenge Egg Press founder Tess Darrow set for herself to write 30 letters in 30 days has taken on a life of its own. The rest of the Egg Press crew joined in and fellow letterpress company Hello!Lucky jumped in to partner with us on this letter writing campaign, designing a super fun hand-drawn WRITE_ON card featuring narwals and The Eiffel Tower.
From there, things REALLY took off and we are amazed on a daily basis by the enthusiasm people share for this slower and more thoughtful form of communication. As of last week Egg Press and Hello!Lucky had given away nearly 2,000 WRITE_ON kits. That's 8,000 cards. Our presses and shippers have been busy! The unfolding story of WRITE_ON has been both big (check out the #write_on stream on Instagram and Twitter) and small (poignant letters people have sent us about how this challenge has affected them). We are currently working on a little movie to share some of these stories and the impact letter writing has had on us here at Egg Press.
We are still giving away free WRITE_ON kits and welcome anyone who wants to join us. The cards all have a backstamp telling recipients how they can receive their own free cards. Please share your experience online at #write_on (tag @helloluckycards- they are featuring their favorite posts on their blog). We love seeing your adventures in letter writing!
Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey. We are so inspired by you...
Your friends at Egg Press
What does it feel like to receive a personal letter in the mail? The phrase "it made my day" most often comes to mind, and that's usually an understatement. You might have letters you've kept for years and at the very least you have lasting memories. A letter isn't just about the message--it's a gesture. A gesture of thoughtfulness and generousity that is seldom forgotten.
In an effort to connect more with our friends and loved ones and to create better letter writing habits Egg Press, along with our friends at Hello!Lucky, has decided to engage in a letter writing campaign called WRITE_ON for the month of April. We're each endeavoring to write 30 letters in 30 days. As it happens this project coincides with National Letter Writing Month. We hope to inspire others and get them to join us!
To that end we have created a special WRITE_ON Letter Writing Kit containing 2 Egg Press cards and 2 Hello!Lucky cards which we are giving out for free (supplies are limited and available within the US only). GET YOUR FREE KIT HERE>
Each card you receive will have a back-stamp with instructions for how the recipient can receive their own free kits. And on and on. We hope to see an ever-increasing web of connectedness and good feelings. We invite everyone to share their letter-writing adventures online (#WRITE_ON) and to follow us on Instagram and Facebook where we will be sharing letter writing ideas.
Thanks and WRITE_ON!
Love Egg Press & Hello!Lucky
Avoid the spanks, send a thanks! Egg Press has designed a series of cards promoting "social preparedness" for Target. These fun budget options in signature Egg Press prints are sold in packs of 10 for $4.99 and make a perfect gift for young people, grads-to-be, or anyone who wants to be prepared for letter writing. In stores now!
In celebration of the launch of our new series of "Best Couple" cards (of which 10% of proceeds will be donated to organizations working for marriage equality) we are hosting a fun "Best Couple" giveaway.
Do you know one of those "Best Couples" who are about to exchange vows? Nominate them for a chance to win them an Egg Press letterpress printed wedding suite. Leave a comment below telling us why your friends are a great couple! The contest runs February 20th through the 27th and our lucky winner will be chosen at random.
*The Wedding Suite includes 150 2-color invitations and printed envelopes along with reply cards and printed envelopes. Choose from existing styles or provide your own artwork. Some limitations may apply.
Shop the 'best couple' cards and all new Egg Press styles here + use the code best2014 to save 20% on all regularly priced egg press merchandise.
UPDATE--WE HAVE A WINNER!
The randomly chosen WINNER of our giveaway goes to Bridget and Nathan! We can't wait to get to know them more as we help them create beautiful wedding invites.
We had a LOT of entries to our contest (two couples in particular who we will call Joeren or Lauryll wowed us with Get Out The Vote campaigns carried out by their loved ones). All the nominated couples are truly adored and we'd like to send all of them a small bundle of cards and a discount code for custom printing.
A great big CONGRATULATIONS to them all and many, many happy returns from all of us at Egg Press!