This month we are all about bringing you treats, and not tricks. This year has been hard enough, and although it is Halloween season, we think you deserve things that bring you comfort and connection (not screams and scares).
Be sure to check out our online store because we are launching a new product every Friday during October. (pssst: there are also chances for you WIN these new items. Make sure you're following us on instagram to enter and find out more).
A couple days ago we launched our brand new note card collection.
This set of 5 letterpress folded cards were printed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on domestically sourced, 100% straw paper. The inside is blank and cream envelopes are included! (the cards are sized A2: 4.25" x 5.5")
We printed these in partner with our friend, Alan Henderson at Pinecrest Printery. We've worked with Alan before (he prints our three beautifully designed letterpress prints! And we wrote about him in another blog post).
You can buy these beautiful cards as singles as well! (another pssst: we have Afterpay! Now you can buy your favorite Jenni Earle products and pay in installments. We're here for you and your budget)
Now more than ever do we need ways to connect with people. There is the obvious: a pandemic means that we cannot see our friends and family as often --if at all. I have been reaching out digitally but there is something about receiving a letter in the mail that cannot be reproduced in an email or social media. Who would you like to send a letter to today?[caption id="attachment_8480" align="aligncenter" width="800"]i miss your face[/caption]
Additionally, the United States Postal Service is endangered. The ability to safely, and affordably send mail throughout our country is an often overlooked luxury, and some would argue a right in this country. The USPS is an "independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government"; it was founded as a department of the government in 1792 (as the Post Office Department), but was conceived in 1775 when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. Longevity isn't enough of a reason to keep something around, so here's my argument: (from wikipedia) "The United States Postal Service is legally obligated to serve all Americans regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality".[caption id="attachment_8471" align="aligncenter" width="800"]thinking of you[/caption]
We need institutions that serve ALL Americans without question. Let's not forget the Americans that make the Postal Service what it is: the almost 500,000 career employees and 136,000 additional employees. Support the USPS, the jobs it protects and the joy that it brings to our mailboxes. Send a notecard :)[caption id="attachment_8473" align="aligncenter" width="800"]high five yourself![/caption]
Remember that we are rooting for you each and every day. Rest when needed, call deep on that beautiful courage and keep on keepin' on! Enjoy the treats, not the tricks, and check back next week for something new.[caption id="attachment_8474" align="aligncenter" width="800"]hold fast[/caption]