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Incase you don't already know, today is "Bad Poetry Day" and so we give you an original bad poem written last year for our 2016 calendar... (see image).  I'm an amazing bad poet, right?

Our calendars are full of dates for awesome "weird" holidays like "Bad Poetry Day" and if you want to know when they are, you should pick yourself up a copy of our 2017 calendars!  They're currently in production and available for a special pre-order price of $15/each.  If you want one you should act fast.... the price will resume to it's normal $20/each real soon and we sell out every year!

Interested in getting one? Or two? Or several? Buy here.
 

2017 CALENDAR PRE-ORDERS

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Last year our 2016 calendars sold out fast.  The first round sold out in October or something, so we were forced to make more to get us through the holidays!  Even then, that second batch sold out before Christmas!  We had several customers begging us to make more, but they're a lot of work... like a lot... so we didn't do a third batch.  Now here we are in the final stages of designing our 2017 calendar and we're planning ahead on how many we should make!  As we have in previous years, we're offering special pricing on all pre-orders!  Not only do you save 25%, but you guarantee yourself a copy before they sell out!

Place your order today and the first batch is aiming to ship October 1st (or sooner).

WHOLESALERS - If you haven't already, check your inbox! We have an important message for you in regards to Christmas orders (which we'd love to get from you SOON!)

FEELING HOT, HOT, HOT

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Sure, it may be nearly 30 degrees outside my office, but I'm indoors thinking ahead to Christmas! Crazy retail world.  But, like most of you I'm doing my best to enjoy the summer! I went camping for the first time in over 20 years (yeah, I'm old enough to say shit like that) and I think there's inspiration for a comic strip somewhere in that trip...

Anyway, I hope that you're enjoying your summer vacations/ trips to the lake/family bbqs/ and what-not.

But since you're here reading this, why don't you take a minute to order some magnets and greeting cards and shit.  They're pretty fucking awesome and the post office is near a Starbucks, so when I send your order I can grab myself a frappuccino and make it a business expense.

 

Canada Post

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We're so happy that Canada Post and the union are taking some time to talk their shit through!  Celebrate with us by buying our cards  (and other products) and we'll have them in the mail lickity split.  We'll even give you 20% off if you use the coupon code "canadapost".

This offer expires on July 25th (or sooner if a lockout or strike occurs).

* When ready to checkout you may still see our warning about the Canada Post lockout.  Don't worry about that - we're waiting for our webguy to take that down for us!*

Canada Post Disruption

It appears that a Canada Post strike or lock-out is highly possible starting as early as July 3rd.  Sadly, this greatly affects our business in a very negative way!  We love Canada Post and use it for all our shipments, so we hope this dispute gets resolved soon! 

It seems that even parcels mailed today would face the threat of not making it to their final destinations... So as of today, we are halting all online orders until this thing with Canada Post is sorted out or until we can figure out how to ship greeting cards without it costing an arm and a leg!

RETAILERS - This does not apply to you!  Thankfully we can use couriers and still ship your orders in an economical way. 

Yo Dudes

Work on our 2017 calendar has begun! It'll take several months before its complete, but when it is be sure to watch out for our announcement on pre-orders (probably sometime in the early fall).  You always save a couple bucks and get first dibs on our limited edition calendars.  The best way to stay in the loop would be to sign up for our mailing list (at the bottom of this page).

We're big advocates of shopping local and if you haven't already, you should check out our list of awesome retailers!  They're always hitting us up for new stock, so a store near you should hopefully have a nice full display of Hug and Kiss cards! (If not, be sure to publicly shame them and make them re-order). 
 

Mothers Day

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Now that I'm a mom, I have a greater appreciation for Mother's Day.  Kids are a lot of work and you really don't realize it until you have one of your own.  So to my mom (who barely knows how to use the internet and will probably never see this), you did one hell of a job raising me (and an okay job with the other 3) and I certainly wouldn't be the successful/hilarious/amazing/awesome business woman that I am today without your wonderful mothering skills - so thank you!

And to my husband and daughter, you better have a great gift idea.  You got 4 days.

Now for all you wonderful customers, it's definitely too late to buy Mother's Day cards from our website, but you can certainly check in with one of our fabulous retailers to see what they have in stock!

Make It Vancouver

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Yo dudes.  So in 1-weeks time we're gonna be busy setting up our booth at the Make It Show in Vancouver!  You'd be surprised at how much work goes into selling greeting cards  (it's more display than products!), but it's a hell of a lot easier doing a local show than it is traveling across Canada! 

Anyway, if you're in and around the Vancouver area next weekend (that's April 22, 23, 24th) then you should make an effort to stop by the PNE Forum for the Make It Show.  It's only $5 at the door [or $4 if you show them this flyer (on or phone or printed!)]  If you plan on going with a few buddies, you can buy your tickets ahead of time right from the Make It Show website and save up to 40% off! ($3/person with 3 or more people).  Now that's just smart planning.

And while you're at it, make note of where you can find us...



 

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