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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!

Jun.24, 2013
community, events

A great big congratulations is in order to our friends at Schoolhouse Electric on their 10th anniversary! We were so happy to celebrate with them at an old-fashioned BBQ picnic on the front loading dock. There was lots of good food (Salt & Straw ice cream!) and cute kids, as well as new puppy on the block, the Boston Terrier "Blue". Oh and gorgeous flowers by Anna Mara, of course!

Schoolhouse Electric has come a long way in 10 years and we are so excited to see what they have up their sleeve for the next decade. You can check out founder and owner, Brian Faherty, speaking at this year's TEDxPortland event here.

Jun.9, 2013
events

**UPDATE: We have a winner-- a big congrats to Lauren (Laurenhickers)! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. That was fun! We LOVED hearing all your great Dad-isms. Happy Father's Day to all you great Dad's out there from your friends at Egg Press.

In honor of all the Dad's out there we're hosting a fun Father's Day Giveaway! We know that a lot of well-meaning Dads are caught unprepared for card-giving occasions so we're giving away a YEAR'S WORTH OF CARDS to one lucky Dad.

THAT WAY, WHETHER IT'S A BIRTHDAY, GRADUATION, OR VALENTINE'S DAY, YOUR DAD NO LONGER HAS AN EXCUSE TO NOT SEND A CARD.

How to enter:

1. In the comments below tell us your favorite Dad-ism. You know, the funny, dorky, weird, or wise thing that your Dad (or any special Dad in your life: Grandpa, Husband, Brother, Friend, Uncle) always says.

2. For an extra chance to win, share your Dad-ism on our Facebook page.

**The giveaway ends June 14th. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on both our blog here and on Facebook on Father's Day, June 15th.

The YEAR'S WORTH OF CARDS includes a hand-picked selection of 20 of our Dad-approved favorites including:

5 Birthday Cards
6 Thank You Cards
2 Sympathy Cards
2 Congrats Cards
2 Love Cards
3 Encouragement Cards

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To get the ball rolling we thought we'd share some of our own favorite Dad-isms...

Bria:
My Grandpa Joplin had a lot of great ones but is probably best remembered for his advice to "keep your chin up and your nostrils in the wind".

Dani:
When I complained about a bad day growing up, my dad would always tell me that "if I ate some cat poop out of the litter box first thing in the morning, my day could only get better"! Haha.

Emily:
“Never eat anything bigger than your head” and “Never stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear”.

Jayson:
Every time our family would go out to dinner, without fail, my dad would try the same 3 joke during the course of the evening, and we always responded with the same groans of embarrassment.

The first joke (holding menu upside down): "Hey, they printed the whole menu upside down!"
The second joke (to the waitress after he finished his drink): "Nurse, I think someone put a sponge in my glass."
The third joke (after the meal was finished): "I feel more like I do now then when we first got here."

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