Introducing Canvast

Canvast is not your everyday, run-of-the-mill planner.  It is a carefully crafted life organizer. This planner was designed by women, for women.The Canvast brand stands for individuality, confidence and happiness. Weekly, monthly and yearly planning pages for budgets, goals, to-do lists, and random thoughts you need to jot down. Each section is broken down by month, but here’s the icing on the cake… it’s undated.

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Feature Designer: Boo To You

We’re starting the new year off with a few new suppliers here at parcel+prose, and we’re happy to announce Boo To You. Boo To You was created in 2010 in Victoria, B.C.  Founder Sarah Rouget had spent years creating cards to make her friends and family laugh, and eventually decided to share her creative wit with the rest of us. There is something for everyone, and they remind us to not take life too seriously.

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Tradition of Sending Christmas Cards

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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Made In YEG

Every month we feature a new local artist or crafts-person to support talent within Edmonton. This allows us to consistently find new local suppliers, and it also gives artists a chance to showcase their craft. Some of these talented locals are already established within the market, while others have never had the chance to sell their product to the public.

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Feature Designer: Card Nest

“Card Nest is a greeting card and stationery brand, creating a range of contemporary and design-focused cards and gift wrap. Working directly with exciting and talented artists from around the world, we produce collections of paper goods that bring joy to both sender and recipient.” Founded in 2014 in Bristol, UK, Card Nest was born out of the desire to share the feeling of receiving a special something in the mail. To be the recipient of a meaningful message is so much sweeter than a digital message, especially in today’s technology focused society.  

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