Sending Cards At Christmas

Sending Christmas cards is a long-standing tradition for most Canadians, but did you ever wonder where this tradition originated? It all began in the early 19th Century England. It was common for British students to write home to their families shortly before the Christmas season in an effort to share their accomplishments from the term, show off their penmanship, and perhaps persuade their parents that they were deserving of a good Christmas gift.

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Feature Designer: Sea Urchin Studio

Launched in 2010, Sea Urchin Studio is a boutique design company specializing in playful, imaginative products for children. We were drawn to this product because of their adorable prints and colours.  We were searching for just the right offering of children’s stationery for our clientele. Sea Urchin Studio’s has everything you need with coordinating party invitations, thank you notes, writing paper, stickers and wrapping paper.

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Feature Designer: Carolyn Draws

“Carolyndraws is the brainchild of Toronto-based Illustrator, letterpress printer and people watcher, Carolyn Verkuyl.”

Carolyn’s art form is a true labour of love. Her illustrations and fonts are all hand drawn, she mixes her own inks, and works on an old, manual letterpress that prints only one sheet of paper at a time. She prints, cuts, folds, trims and packages each card individually.

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