Every so often I take time away from my creasing and cutting duties and I sit at my computer to make new cards!  It's not always my favourite thing to do, but sometimes if the mood is right I can crank out several new cards in a single day!  (Other times it can take DAYS just to get one card done right).  I had a few good days a couple of weeks ago and I made several new cards that I've now posted under the NEW ARRIVALS section.  Check them out then buy them all!

Most notably is a Get Well card that I came up with after hearing that a woman I know had just been diagnosed with a life changing illness.  Seeing as this type of thing happens to men and women across the world on a daily basis, I thought that this might be a great opportunity for me to try and help... even just a little.  So while it doesn't feel like much, I've decided to donate $1.00 from every sale of this card to cancer research!  We'll go public with our earnings once in awhile and donate a lump sum to the Canadian Cancer Society once a year.

Now just because the money will be going to cancer research, doesn't mean the card has to be given to someone dealing with cancer.  This card can be given to someone battling any illness or injury, or even a bad break up, or rough patch in life (job loss, death in family, etc).  We just chose cancer because we fucking hate it  (who doesn't?) and it affects so many people! So be fucking awesome and buy this card NOW!

Card of the Week


While pregnant women are beautiful, many don't feel that way... at least not all the time.  Pregnancy can make you feel hot and sweaty and big and bloated and it gets awkward to move and hard to breathe.  Plus, sometimes you're just an emotional wreck and any little thing could set you off (like a sassy greeting card?!).  But the one thing that most pregnant women are proud of, are their boobs!  So it's almost safe to say that this card is 100%  safe to give to a pregnant woman without the fear of getting your head cut off in a hormonal rage (But we make no guarantees).

So yeah, you guessed it, this is our card of the week!  Buy it for just $2.00 until next Monday/Tuesday (or whenever we decide to put a new one up).  Buy it here.

In other awesome news, today is Canada Day - so a big Happy Birthday to this wonderful country I'm proud to call home!!!  Last year on Canada Day we were doing a show in Vancouver at Canada Place with our 7-month-old baby in a jumperoo (she attracted more customers than the cards did) and we were surrounded by hundreds of people in red and white, but this year we're stuck in the office (with no air conditioning) making cards for the masses.  It's okay though, this job is fucking awesome.

Today also means that it's time to switch over those calendar pages, which is one of those small things in life that gives me great pleasure.  Do you have a Hug and Kiss Designs calendar?  You should.  It's hilarious.

Love Wins


Yesterday something major happened to our neighbours in the US of A (which I'm sure everyone in the world has heard by now).  The Supreme Court ruled that banning gay marriage is illegal!  It's crazy that it took until 2015 for this to happen, but at least it happened!


Working on New Stuff


One of my favourite things about my job is creating new cards!  Sometimes ideas for cards sit around for years before they get made (I have notebooks FULL of ideas!)... other times they're written and designed on the spot.  This morning while my daughter was napping, I managed to get two new cards done and it got my creative juices flowing!  I'll work on a few more before debuting them all together as a collection, so stay tuned.

In other news, I'm skipping the Card of the Week this week and keeping last week's card up just a little longer.  I was too busy designing the new ones this morning to bother with getting a new one up and I don't want to do it mid-week, so check back next Monday or Tuesday.


Card of the Week


I'm a day late with the Card of the Week this week, but I'm my own boss and I do what I want.  So don't write in and tell me how let down you were yesterday when a new card wasn't posted. (Actually, I would really love a little hate mail... just to know you care.)

This week's card has a bit of back story.  When I was a kid celebrating one of my single-digit birthdays (I can't remember which one exactly, but I was definitely under 10), my family had a party at my aunts house.  When cake time came, my family burst into the "Happy birthday" song as they brought out the cake.  Only instead of singing it the normal way, they sang...

Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
You look like a monkey.
And you smell like one too.

It broke my heart.  I burst into tears.

I'm certain that it was that very moment that my hatred for the "Happy birthday" song began (and probably my underlining motivation for making super awesome sarcastic birthday cards).

And that pretty well sums up how I came up with this card.  If you'd like to buy THE CARD OF THE WEEK, CLICK HERE.

My aunt Diane, the one that hosted said birthday party, has been a huge influence in my sense of humour.  She's sassy, hilarious and super sarcastic.  Come to think of it, I wouldn't be surprised if she was the one behind the whole monkey song!  Anyway, a couple years ago she found the most perfect birthday card for me (besides any one of my own of course).  I mean come on - it's perfect!  This is how I hope my cards are for other people... I hope they just hit the nail on the head so perfectly that you keep the card around in your desk drawer.


Card of the Week


Thanks to all you folks that have been taking part in our Card of the Week! This weeks card is a birthday card and it's one of my personal favourites!  I once had a young lady tell me that she was giving it to one of her girlfriends and I thought - PERFECT!  That's exactly what we're all about.  People often describe our cards as "mean," but they're not meant to be mean, they're meant to be funny!  So giving a card to a woman without a penis to diss her penis size, it's brilliant.  That's how we like to give them.  A card about boobs to a guy, a card about going bald to someone with beautiful full hair, a card about weight to a skinny friend.  It's perfect.

If you like to shop in brick and mortar shops, as opposed to online, we're always shipping orders out to our wonderful retailers!  In fact, in the past week we've sent out orders to Valmart Foods in Leduc, AB and Ritchcraft Gallery in Kelowna, BC and On the Verge in Guelph, ON.  So be sure to check out our full list of shops to find one close to you!

Card of the Week - Father's Day!


Yikes, it's already June.  I hope you remembered to flip over that calendar page!  I did and it's so nice seeing a Motherfuckin' Pimp up on my wall (Don't know what I'm talking about?  You should be ashamed of yourself.)

Anyway, it's not only June first, it's MONDAY which means it's time for a new "Card of the Week."  I almost forgot about it this week, but thankfully I remembered just before laying down for a nice little nap.  (Working for yourself has wonderful perks like naptime.)


In honour of Father's Day, which is coming up on June 21st, I decided to choose one of my favourite Father's Day cards as the "Card of the Week"!  This particular card I wrote for my dad.  Growing up we spent a lot of time in the car heading to movies and restaurants and theme parks and  stuff (yeah, we did cool stuff all the time!) and more often than not my dad would let one rip in the car (yeah, he'd fart) and to make things worse, he'd roll up the windows and blame one of us kids.  Taking the heat for one of dad's farts was the worst.  We'd shout "whoever smelt it, dealt it" and "whoever denied it, supplied it" at one another while holding our shirts up over our noses.  Meanwhile dad would be upfront driving, laughing his head off.  That's when I learned, when you fart you blame it on someone else!  And that's why I had a kid of my own.

For this week only you can buy this Father's Day card for just $2.00!  Add a few other cards to that order to make it add up to $15 and we'll throw in a free 2015 calendar (it's still good for 6 more months!). Make it up to $25 and we'll throw in a free 2015 calendar AND ship everything for FREE!


Card of the Week


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.


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


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!