Okay, so St. Patrick's Day isn't on a Tuesday this year, but you know what we mean! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone (also known around my house as our cats birthday!)
Next week is a big one for us... it's our return to Toronto for the Spring One of a Kind Show! The show is so fucking phenomenal, we can't wait! If you live in and around Toronto, you should definitely check it out. We offer deals on things that you won't find on our website... plus you get to meet the brain behind the whole Hug and Kiss operation in person... so you can give her a fist bump and tell how how awesome she is. Should you attend the show and want to find us, once through the main entrance walk 30 seconds and you'll find us in G-29 (see photo below).
For those of you in and around Vancouver, we have exciting news for you as well... we're signed up for the Spring Make It Show at the PNE Forum. This is another phenomenal show that you have to check out! Make It runs April 22nd to 24th, so we'll be sure to remind you a lot before then.
Hey Ontario! We have 10 free tickets for The One of a Kind Show to give away! If you've never been, you HAVE to check it out. Not only will we be there with our hilarious greeting cards, magnets, etc, but over 450 other amazing artisans will be too. (It's seriously awesome). If you HAVE been before, then you already know how awesome it is and you must be dying to know how to score one of the 10 free tickets I'm talking about...
Well, easy! Just follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (links are at the bottom of this page) and tag us in a post. On March 7th, we'll choose the winners at random. The show is on the Easter long weekend, so unless you're the Easter bunny you must have at least one day off between the 23rd and 27th.
We have new products! Not a huge amount, but a couple of new magnets and a couple of new Mother's Day/Father's Day/Parenting cards. We're doing the One of a Kind Show in Toronto next month and seeing as it's our first time back in 3 years, we would have been embarrassed to show our faces without something new... so rejoice!
Speaking of new, we also have a new booth and if I can speak frankly, it looks fucking AWESOME! So prepare yourself Ontario. If you're a fan of the One of a Kind Show (or even if you've never been), stay tuned because we have FREE tickets to give away and we're just trying to figure out how to pick who gets 'em.
Around here, we're big fans of The Walking Dead (though come on, who isn't?!)
Last year when I started doodling the main characters as Hug and Kiss animals, I was strongly encouraged by customers to start selling them... so I did, as magnets! Sure, it's totally different than what we normally do, but it's fun and people like them! Plus, it's my company and I get to do what I want.
Anyway, even though this coming Sunday is Valentine's Day, I think I'm about 1,000 times more excited for the return of The Walking Dead! Watching zombies get their skulls crushed in is super romantic. Consider it foreplay.
And incase you missed it, you can buy our The Walking Dead art print (seen below) here or magnets here.
Around here, we've been super busy getting ready for our upcoming trip to Toronto for the One of a Kind Show. The office is an absolute mess with display items, cards, boxes, paint brushes, and other shit everywhere! But it's all good... the mess is temporary (ie. it'll be clean again in May when we've wrapped up our Spring tour).
It's been 3 years since we've been to Toronto, so we're really looking forward to heading back. At this point we're unsure of whether or not we'll be back in Toronto for the Christmas OOAK Show, so if you normally skip the spring show, please reconsider! We'd be sad to miss you.... plus you'll kick yourself for not stocking up on our cards (especially once you realize we offer deals at shows that aren't available online).
Anyway, back to designing new magnets.....
Yesterday we turned 9-years-old! And even though you all forgot to wish us a Happy Birthday, we know you love us... and quite frankly, we love you too! We certainly wouldn't have lasted 9 years without at least a few of you.
Anyway, to celebrate we're having a birthday week sale! It'll end on Friday night around midnight (which is really Saturday morning when I wake up)... so order now!
Happy Fucking New Year everyone! I know it's already Day 5, but I've been busy lately and updating my website sadly falls to the end of my "to-do" list. Around our office we're busy getting our stores stocked with Valentine's Day cards, while also prepping for the One of a Kind Show that happens in a few months. We haven't done the OOAK show since 2013 and we're sooooooo excited to be heading back! (It's a big craft show in Toronto for those of you that don't already know). We finally had a custom booth made and while we debuted part of it at the Make It Show in Vancouver this past Christmas, we'll have the rest ready for public viewing at the OOAK show. It's a huge fucking wall and I'm hand-painting it... so it'll take awhile. But it'll look DAMN GOOD when I'm done with it.
Anyway, back to Valentine's Day; it's February 14th and it's definitely not too soon to start your ordering. Ya know, for all the whores in your life.
Hey folks. So the holidays are over and now it's time to brace ourselves for the beginning of a new year. We love when a new year starts because we get to put up a new calendar and our calendars are fucking awesome! All our 2016 calendars sold out super fast, so if you're getting ready to hang your copy, consider yourself lucky. We had so many people asking us to make more, but we just couldn't do it. Next year we'll try to have enough for everyone!
We had a really great holiday season this year and at the risk of sounding super cheesy, we couldn't have done it without our wonderful customers - so thank you! Even if you're just coming to our website for a laugh, we thank you! Obviously it's better for us when you buy some of our shit (whether it's at one of our retailers, online or at a craft show), but we appreciate your love and support no matter how you give it. If you're a long time fan, then you might have noticed that we were missing from the craft show scene for awhile there... apologies for that. As it turns out getting pregnant, having a baby and raising it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. The good news is, that kid is old enough to raise herself now (a 2-year-old can be left alone, right?), so we're free to add a few shows to our schedule! We wrapped up 2015 with the Make It Show in Vancouver (and it was incredible) and we're going to start off 2016 with the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto (and we expect that one to be incredible too).
Now go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back... because if you're ready this then you must be awesome and for that, we thank you!
Holiday Shipping Deadlines:
For orders shipped within Canada, order by December 10th.
For orders shipped to the USA, order by December 8th.
For international orders, order by December 6th.
PLEASE NOTE: We will still ship all online orders placed after these dates, they just aren't likely to arrive in time for Christmas.
I think the image says it all.