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Aug.19, 2013

We're hosting a fun Giveaway in honor of our friendship with fellow letterpress company Hello!Lucky and to get people thinking about how fun old-school letter-writing can be.

Grand Prize:

Hello!Lucky and Egg Press will be your pen pal for a year. You'll receive fun mail every other month which might include things like cards (big surprise, right?), recipes, chocolates, pens, seeds, etc. There’s no obligation to write back, though we’d love to get a chance to know you!

Second Prize:

A year's worth of cards. 12 from Hello!Lucky and 12 from Egg Press.

Third Prize:

4-5 of our founder's favorite pens. And believe me, these ladies know pens!

How to Enter:

Leave a comment below or on the Hello!Lucky Blog telling us your dream pen pal. It can be anyone, living or dead. Jack Kérouac, your Grandma, a Buddhist monk.

For an additional entry, post a mail-themed photo on Instagram tagging us at @helloluckycards and @eggpress and using hashtag #LetterpressMailLove.

The last day to enter is August 29th.

Aug.1, 2013
events

Our online sample sale starts Friday with select letterpress cards 10 for $10!

Our hand-picked sets of 10 almost perfect, mixed-use letterpress cards are available for just $10 (that’s right, $1 apiece!). This online only sale* will run through Friday August 9th. As always, orders over $100 will ship for free.

*Mark your calendars for our in-store sample sale with Schoolhouse Electric! If you’re planning to be in Portland for Labor Day weekend, shop our letterpress seconds in person from Aug 30-Sept 1. Stay tuned for more details...

Jul.18, 2013
Friends, holidays, studio

Yesterday at Egg Press we had an ice cream social party for Emily who is expecting twins. It was a book shower. We've done this before for other Egg Press expecting moms – we find it to be a great gender non-specific theme for a shower. And because books come in all price points (or can be hand-made) it's also affordable for everyone.

We were surprised that though there were 19 of us, there was only one duplicate book. Good thing Emily and Ben are expecting twins! There were board books, designy books, classics, as well as one or two aimed more for Mom and Dad. We had ice cream with fixin's, and root beer and orange soda for floats. The flowers were by Anna Mara. Two stand out wrapping jobs were from Jon (see the card he personalized) and Sarah who hand lettered Emily's name on the package.

It was a nice break from the heat, and lots of fun to sit around and look at new books, find inspiration, and reminisce about old favorites.

Jul.16, 2013
collaboration

We always LOVE creating things for the cool kid's emporium Land of Nod and are happy to introduce our latest series of jungle prints that are perfect for kid's rooms and nurseries. They also make a great baby shower gift!

Jul.2, 2013
Friends

During the recent National Stationery Show, Bryan from Yardsale Press paid a visit to our booth and showed us a super cute photo of his girlfriend Hillary opening her on-line sample sale bundle from Egg Press. When she wrote us the sweetest and most enthusiastic "thank you" saying, "Your designs are the greatest and I always get the best compliments when I send Egg Press cards" we knew we had to interview her. Turns out she's an all-around fun, creative person, just as we expected! Read on for a little Q&A and find out what gift Hillary says goes perfectly with Egg Press cards (I great idea for when you're searching for an affordable, fun gift that anyone would love to get!)...

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How would you describe your style?

People have described my style as “bright and cheerful,” and I find that to be mostly true. I’d say Anthropologie-esque, if that could be a word. In particular, I’m really into stripes and polka dots right now.

Where did you get your love of correspondence?

It all started with this pretty excellent hot pink panda bear stationary I had when I was about six or seven. While my taste in stationary has evolved since that young age, I can always remember loving to write thank you notes and greeting cards to let people know I’m thinking of them.

Are you a crafty person?

I like to think that I can spot great craftiness and spread the word about it since I don’t actually design anything! My boyfriend Bryan and I frequent flea markets and are constantly looking for different types of furniture and house wares to add to our collection of eclectic items in our apartment – so I guess that makes me sort of crafty! As a screen printer himself at Yardsale Press, Bryan is definitely more crafty/creative than I am which is why we are a good match!

Do you tend to let cards speak for themselves, including just a brief note, or do you like to write longer messages?

I typically aim to write something brief, but then always end up writing on both sides of the card in a backwards manner!

What's the last gift you gave?

The last gift I gave was an Eggling to my friend Melissa. It’s a super simple gift for a desk – and goes great with Egg Press cards. ;) In fact, I totally gave her an Egg Press card with it now that I think about it!

What are your four favorite Egg Press cards?

My four Egg Press “heavy hitter” designs (or cards I frequently give to people) are...
Birthday Cheer Floral
Dot Thank You card (and the Dot Happy Birthday card)
Cozy Cottage Home Sweet Home
Happy Birthday Flags

How would you describe Egg Press?

Egg Press designs use a fantastic mix of patterns and colors. I love to see how the designs are evolving and I love the loose hand drawn feel of the cards. I’m also a big fan of tinier or interesting shaped cards – which Egg Press tends to design a lot of!

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