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Card of the Week

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Our second card of the week is here!  In case you missed it last week, we've decided to focus our attention on a different card each week.  We'll tell you a little something about the card and we'll put in on sale for just 2 bucks.  That's a pretty great deal, so you should take advantage of it.

Here's card #2.... "Natalie Likes Owls."  This card was one of the first that I created!  In fact, it was actually made before Hug and Kiss Designs was even a thing, officially anyway!  I had come up with the idea for a funny line of greeting cards, but I was just designing them for fun and showing them to friends and family.  When a friend of mine (Natalie) had a birthday coming up, I decided to make her one of my cards.  At the time she had a thing for owls, especially owls playing accordions...  Working with that, I found my "hoot" to "ho" angle and the card was made!  Come to think of it, this was the first Hug and Kiss card printed and given out! Lucky Natalie.

BUY THE CARD OF THE WEEK HERE.

In other news, we also recently discovered a box of 2015 calendars that we forgot to sell!  Doh!  So we're giving them away for FREE to anyone that places an order for $15 or more.  Or you can just buy one for $5.

 

Card of the Week

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We've decided to do a new thing here at Hug and Kiss - we're going to have a "Card of the Week"!  Each week we'll select a card, tell you a little bit about how it was made, then we'll mark it down to just $2.00!  Sounds pretty great right?  We think so, so let's get this shit started! Our very first "Card of the Week" is one of our "Friendship" cards (though it can be given for any number of occasions)...  

X-FR-012 "VAGINA POWER"  (click here to buy!)
FRONT: Have you heard the news?
INSIDE: My vagina is awesome.

I don't really remember how I came up with the idea for this card, but I do know it sat around for quite awhile before I finally decided to use it.  Actually, it almost didn't make the cut, which is funny now seeing how it's definitely one of our top sellers!  I remember debuting this card at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto several years ago.  I was hesitant to put it out on display, but after selling out of one of my other cards I needed something to put in it's place.  I chose this one and to my surprise (honestly, I was shocked!) it started selling right away!  So who buys this card and what for?  Well, as I'm sure you can guess it's primarily women that buy this one.  One woman bought several to send out to her friends letting them know that her lady-parts were okay after a cancer scare and another lady bought a couple to hand out to her "suitors"... just to let them know how awesome her vagina is. I think this card mostly goes to women to give their partners on anniversaries and what-not.  Either way, it sells like crazy and we're still surprised by it.  So buy one (or several) and let the world know that your vagina is awesome!



 

Work Work Work

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Here to order your Mother's Day cards?  I'm afraid you're too late.  We'll still ship your cards in our normal 2-3 business day timeframe, but we doubt you'll receive your cards in time for the big day (though there may be hope if you get your order in today or tomorrow).  Good news is you can check out our awesome list of retailers to see if they have any of our Mother's Day cards left in stock!

Every month we work hard (well, sort-of-hard) to provide our list of awesome list of retailers with our products.  This morning was spent bundling cards with their envelopes (while watching "Shameless" online). Is there anything sexier than the beautifully coloured spines of freshly cut greeting cards?  Probably.  But these bad boys still give me a chubby (unless that's from all the nudity on "Shameless").

 

MOTHERS DAY IS COMING

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Don't let your mom down this year, you at least have to get her a card to show her that you care.  All those years that you forgot Mother's Day, she's been keeping track and it's affecting your inheritance. Think about all the things your mom has done for you....  She spent 9 months growing you from scratch, she pushed you out her vajayjay (which is super fucking intense), she wiped your snotty nose, she rubbed your back when you were sick, she did 18 years worth of laundry and she kept a roof over your fucking head.  So show a little respect and get her a card and a little gift.  It's the least you can do.

 

 Mother's Day cards   +  Parenting cards

THANKS VANCOUVER FAN EXPO!

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A huge thank you to all you nerds that joined us this past weekend at Vancouver's Fan Expo!  We had such a blast being a part of the show and we're already looking forward to next years event  (which is in November, not April!).  It was really cool to see all the different costumes and celebrities and it was an honour to be among all the amazing artists.

Anyway, thanks again to those of you that dropped by our booth at the show.  It was probably nice to meet you.

VANCOUVER FAN EXPO

Hey nerds!  Who's going to the Fan Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre (the newer fancy one).  We are and you should come see us!

More importantly, you should buy stuff from us.  We'll have greeting cards and shirts and notebooks and artprints and magnets (including our new "The Walking Dead" magnets!).

The show starts tomorrow (Friday, April 3) and runs until Sunday.

Find us in Booth #305.



 

TOO MANY MUFFINS

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So this happened to me (Nikki) this morning...  I was at the post office mailing off a bunch of online orders and a box of Mother's Day and Father's Day cards to Juxtapose in Toronto (shout out!) and the lovely lady behind the counter leaned over and whispered, "When are you due?"  When I told her that I'm NOT pregnant, she covered by saying that I have a nice "glow."  Thanks lady.  I guess it's time to start hitting the gym (or Canada Post employees).

Hopefully none of my other comic strips come true...  I really don't want your mom to give me herpes and the Easter bunny should not fall victim to autoerotic asphyxiation.

In other news, we've been really busy getting ready for the Fan Expo which comes to Vancouver this weekend!  Our office is a total mess while we prepare to get our shit ready.  This is about half the stuff we have to bring.  Fingers crossed it all fits in the car!  If you're attending the show, you'll be able to find us in booth #305.  Just follow the sound of laughter.

THE WALKING DEAD IS HERE!

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If you follow us on Facebook or have visited this site within the past couple of weeks, then you may already know that we've been working on making the crew from "The Walking Dead" into Hug and Kiss cartoon animals!  It's been super fun to illustrate something a bit different and we're happy to finally debut them to you folks!  We've gone and put 20 of the main characters onto magnets and you can find them all in our New Arrivals section.  They can be purchased individually or as a complete set!  We've also done an 8.5" x 11" print of a few of the main characters (Rick, Carl, Daryl, Carol, Glenn and Michonne) and we've made a print in honour of another one of our favourite shows - Breaking Bad!

If you're in the Vancouver area, you can check out the new Hug and Kiss "The Walking Dead" stuff (along with all our other fabulous merch) at the upcoming Fan Expo!  The show is at the Vancouver Convention Centre (the fancy one) over the Easter Long Weekend (April 3-5).  Find us in Booth #305.


We have a few other shows in mind that might get cartooned by us real soon!  So definitely check back if you're a fan of awesome TV.... which reminds me, you can sign up for our newsletter with the sign up form down below.  We really only send out newsletters once a month or so, so we won't get annoying.  When we do email you, it'll be with awesome news about contests and sales and new products and stuff. So sign up.

Anyway, back to "The Walking Dead" illustrations...Here are a few of my personal favourites!  I especially enjoyed illustrating Rosita as a duckbill platypus and Daryl just HAD to be a moose.


Drawing is Fun!

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When I'm working, most of my time is spent making cards (like actually making them... doing all the folding and cutting, etc) or I'm getting orders ready to ship out to online customers and stores.  I absolutely love it, but when I started working on my booth design for the upcoming Fan Expo Vancouver, I was reminded that first and foremost - I'm an artist!  Drawing is one of my favourite things to do, so working on this booth has been SO much fun!

Anyway, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so here's this...

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