2012 Calendar Round-Up, Part 2

As promised, I’m back with more lovely 2012 calendars to share!   I personally love calendars that function as both wall art and a useful date reminder (and use my weekly planner to keep track of appointments and , but for those of you who like to write important events on wall calendars, Snow & Graham has you covered with not one, two, but FIVE 2012 calendar formats – including a beautiful write-on monthly wall calendar!

Snow & Graham: 1) Accordion calendar; 2) Write-on wall calendar; 3) Monthly wall calendar; 4) Desk calendar; 5) Mini desk calendar

I love the illustrations and graphic patterns in these 2012 calendars from artist Leah Duncan:

Floral Wall Calendar 

Leah Duncan

Beautiful pops of bright color in these lovely letterpress calendars from Smock:

Peacock Calenday Floral Calenday


Once again, Hammerpress is offering a tear-away calendar for 2012, with seven different (and equally stunning) background design options:



More bright color and pretty graphic patterns in the 2012 calendar from Egg Press:

Pattern Calendar Pattern Calendar

Egg Press

I love the hand lettering and pretty painterly elements in this tea towel fabric calendar from Avril Loreti:

Tea Towel Calendar

Avril Loreti

Beautiful illustrations in the 2012 wall calendar from Old School Stationers

 Letterpress Calendar

Old School Stationers

…and 1 Canoe 2!

Letterpress Calendar Letterpress Calendar

1 Canoe 2

This modern and minimalist calendar from Melissa Design is absolutely stunning:

Large Wall Calendar

Melissa Design

And, last up for today, pretty floral designs in the 2012 calendar from Silhouette Blue:

Floral Calendar Floral Calendar

Silhouette Blue

If you haven’t found your favorite calendars yet, don’t worry!  We’ll have more beautiful calendars to share with you soon!

{images via their respective sources}

*Smock is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Tradeshow Bootcamp Giveaway!

Designers and stationers, this giveaway is for you!

If you’ve ever thought about exhibiting at a tradeshow like the New York International Gift Fair or the National Stationery Show, you definitely want to sign up for Tradeshow Bootcamp, an amazing series of teleconference workshops organized by Katie from Kelp Designs.  Tradeshow Bootcamp covers everything you need to know before exhibiting at a major tradeshow, from booth logistics to pricing and product issues.  Back in March I had the honor of participating in the marketing and PR workshop, and I’m looking forward to talking with a whole new group of people in a couple of weeks!

You can still sign up for the remaining workshops right here, but today I have the pleasure of giving away one spot for the marketing workshop on October 13!  This workshop is your chance to ask any question you can think of about how to promote your collection before and during the show and get lots of foot traffic into your booth.

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment below with any burning questions you might have about tradeshow marketing and promotion.  You’ll have until midnight EST on Sunday, October 2 to enter the giveaway.  Bonne chance!

Congratulations to commenter #14 – Chelsey!  We’ll be in touch with your registration info soon!

UPDATE: Hi Everyone!  Some of you are submitting some fabulous product and logistics-related questions, so I just want to be clear that this giveaway is for the Marketing and PR workshop ONLY.  If you have questions about product collections or logistics and booth set up, please register for those specific workshops right here!

2012 Calendar Round-up, Part 1

Y’all, I can barely believe it, but it’s that time of year… calendar season!  Today is the first of what I’m sure will be many calendar round up posts (last year there were nine!), and for the first installment I’m focusing on 2012 editions from some of my favorites from 2011.  First up, the always lovely nature-inspired minimalist designs from one of my perennial favorites, Satsuma Press:

Letterpress Calendar

Satsuma Press

This year Rifle  Paper Co. is offering three different calendar formats – two monthly wall calendars in botanical or fruit themes, and a twelve month floral wall calendar:



Rifle  Paper Co.

I first glimpsed the Pistachio Press cross stitch calendar back at the National Stationery Show in May, and it’s still one of my favorites for 2012:

Cross Stitch Calendar

Pistachio Press

The Sycamore Street Press 2012 calendar was inspired by French pastries, featuring a twelve month wall calendar with a dozen illustrations, from macarons to éclairs – yum!

French Pastry Calendar 

Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat for Sycamore Street Press

The Paisley Tree Press 2012 calendar comes with thirteen envelopes – you can use the cover and each month to send a sweet note to friends and family!

Letterpress Wall Calendar

Paisley Tree Press

I always love the wood veneer calendars from Night Owl Paper Goods – this year they’re offering half a dozen adorable formats, from the critters desk calendar below to hanging wall calendars.

Critter Calendar

Night Owl Paper Goods

I love the modern illustrations and patterns on the 2012 calendars from SusyJack*.  Susy is also offering two formats this year – a hanging wall calendar and write-on wall calendar:

Deluxe Wall Calendar 

Susy Jack

Linda & Harriett is offering two super limited edition 2012 calendars – a wall calendar inspired by watercolors and an adorable letterpress calendar (the bottom of each month detaches for use as a postcard!).

Letterpress Calendar Watercolor Calendar

Linda & Harriett

The Ilee calendar has been one of my favorites for the past three years – I can’t wait to receive my 2012 edition!

Letterpress Calendar


And last up for today, the Simplesong 2012 limited edition calendar features three months to a page, with a super fun color palette for each season.  So cute!


Simplesong Design

I’ll be back tomorrow with more beautiful calendars!

{images via their respective sources}

*Pistachio Press and Paisley Tree Press are two of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Danielle + Paul’s Vintage-Inspired Marquee Halloween Wedding Invitations

It’s always a good day when an invitation from Kate at Wit + Delight shows up in my inbox.  Kate sent over these fabulous custom invitations that she designed for a wedding taking place on Halloween.  Danielle and Paul’s wedding reception will include a masquerade, so Kate designed an invitation inspired by the concept of a 1920s marquee and incorporating Danielle and Paul’s color palette of cream, gray, and pumpkin!

From KateThe wedding is taking place on October 31st in the ruins of a historic factory called the Mill City Ruins, which is equal parts elegant and mysterious.  Paul and Danielle have done a great job balancing the intrigue and liveliness of Halloween without feeling kooky, or costume-y.  Their palette is mostly creams and grays, with a pop of pumpkin.


The entire evening is filled with non-traditional details – like a masquerade! – and Danielle really loved the idea of invitations inspired by a vintage marquee.  We incorporated eclectic typography and ornate shapes to reference the 1920s era.  The invitations were printed by Evolutionary Press on thick cotton stock that gives the design a really great texture.

Thanks Kate!

Design and Concept: Kate Gabriel

Letterpress Printing: Evolutionary Press

Photo Credits: Kate Gabriel | Wit + Delight

Sweet + Simple Illustrated Cards from Moikka

These lovely illustrated cards from Moikka are just what I needed today – something to put a smile on my face.  The thank you cards below feature peonies, wildflowers, and feathers, all illustrated and then watercolored by hand.  Yes please!

Check out the full collection over at Moikka right here!

Photo Credits: Moikka