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It’s animals gone wild in the Tomfoolery line from Smitten Kitten. Each is gold foil printed on beautiful ultra thick velvety stock.  The second card garnered a LOUIE award (think the Academy Awards for greeting cards)  for Best Humorous Card in the $3.50 and over category.  Each is paired with …

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There are so many amazing little indie card lines out there, this department is my attempt to highlight a few, which (barring calamity) I plan on doing throughout the day. The first is Lady Pilot Letterpress and I personally can’t think of a better card to kick off with. The message …

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My Letter-Writing Campaign  has been positively received (please, keep those missives coming!) so in that spirit, I can’t write another post without encouraging the occasional physical mailing of greetings. It’s such an easy way to make someone’s day that much brighter — and show your all-round high-classiness, as this colorfully cool note …

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Apparently parking miscreants are a deeper cultural problem than most of us realize, as there’s more than one paper product out there to address them. Kelp Designs’ Neighborly Notes help promote a firm yet friendly (not to mention colorful) brand of civility. Necessity was definitely the mother of this invention, …

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I love that small card companies are trying this holiday out for size. A. Favorite Design  is the cleverly named brainchild of Amber Favorite, yet another 10 Designers to Watch veteran, this time in 2012. She described her fetching and always fun letterpressed line to me then as “classic Americana with a …

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Culturally speaking, civility — defined as treating others with courtesy — has definitely been scarce of late. I don’t know what the culprit is exactly, though I suspect reality shows and online anonymous comment sections don’t exactly encourage tolerance. I can’t take credit for honing in on this concept: One of my Editorial Board …

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