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Hug and Kiss Goes Global

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A couple of months ago we made a huge step towards our goal of global domination - we signed a deal with a New York publisher who will be manufacturing and selling our cards in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand!  That's right, the folks over at Vigo Productions love our line so much they offered to help us take it global!  So while we still write and illustrate all our products, we've allowed Vigo to license them for mass production in the USA.

However, all cards sold in Canada are still printed in Canada and creased, cut and folded by hand right here in our own office!  So how will you know where your Hug and Kiss card came from?  Simple... look at the back!  If there's only 1 logo on the back (Hug and Kiss Designs) that means we made it.  A Hug and Kiss AND a Vigo logo means our publisher made it.  Also, one says made in Canada, the other printed in the USA...  So it's pretty clear.

Watch out world!

  

 

The Walking Dead

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After watching last nights The Walking Dead I was inspired to see what some of the characters would look like as cartoon horses - Hug and Kiss style.  So I grabbed my sketchbook and started drawing.  (These are just quickly done, so don't judge too harshly.)  I'd love to hear what you think, so join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and send me your thoughts!  (Links are below) I'm thinking that perhaps I might get around to illustrating the whole Walking Dead crew (and possibly characters from other shows/comics) and get some prints up for sale.... which I should try to do quickly seeing as we're taking part in Vancouver's Fan Expo next month and fans of the show will be in attendance.  If you're in the Vancouver area, check out our Events section for more details.

 

IT'S ALIVE

It's alive!  Or rather, it's live... or new website went up today and we're so excited!  It's been months in the making (not because our web designer is slow, but because we're horribly great at procrastinating) and we're hoping you all dig the changes.  In theory everything should be much, much easier to navigate, but should you come across any bugs, please let us know and we'll fire our web guy (just kidding Calvin - you're fucking awesome!)  Seriously though, let us know how much you love it and how much you love us.... we got links to our social media down below.

Now let's time travel for a minute here.  It was 8 years ago that I first created our company website and I did it all myself.  It was a tedious task because it involved me buying a textbook and following it step-by-step to create a site from scratch!  Good God, it took forever.  But that little site of mine lasted 8 years, so I guess it was worth it.  Back then my office was just a small space in the corner of my bedroom (not the luxurious 500 sq/ft office I have today) and Hug and Kiss was just a part-time gig while I worked retail at a store in Vancouver.  Now it's a full-time gig while I wrangle a kid, 2 cats and a husband.  I liked it better back then.  JUST KIDDING!  I got a good thing going here.

Anyway, if you're reading this then you probably deserve a thank-you.  Thank you for whatever support it is that you've shown us (buying our products, sharing with your friends, or just reading our site for a laugh).

Now for you folks out there with a wholesale account - things have changed and you'll need to be issued a username and password to gain access to the wholesale site (the link is down below).  Give me a call or shoot me an email and I'll hook you up.
 

OUR CARDS ARE PAINFULLY HANDMADE

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After 8 years and creasing, cutting, and folding 100,000's of cards by hand - this bad boy has become my uniform.  It's okay though, don't worry about me... I'm totally at peace with my sexy new look.  Thankfully it's just while I work (though there was a time several months ago where I had to rock it 24/7).  Now I just wear it while I work so my tendons stay happy.

While it may only be February, we've already started working on getting our Christmas cards ready!  Oye.  It's so crazy how Christmas never really ends in the greeting card world.  You spend January recovering from Christmas, February thru August is designing and getting stock ready, September thru November is shipping Christmas stock out to stores, then early December is spent filling and shipping online sales.  Then Christmas actually comes and goes and it's back to the beginning of the cycle.  It's a mad, mad season,  but we love it.

For you retailers out there curious about the Alberta Gift Show - nope, we're not going!  But we're always free to take your wholesale orders.  If you don't already have an account with our fancy new wholesale site, just call or email me and I'll hook you up.  Alternatively, Jannex is around to help you too!

It's Almost Valentine's Day

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It's almost Valentine's Day and if you haven't already ordered your Hug and Kiss Valentine's Day or Love cards, you're running out of time!  All orders should be placed today in order for them to be shipped and received in time for the big day.  (It's February 14th, FYI).

 

We have lots of Valentine's Day cards to choose from, and you can also browse our "Love" and "Thinking of You" pages for the perfect card.  Or if you're loved one is out of town, perhaps the "Missing You" page!  Our cards are perfect for those of you that don't really truly care about Valentine's Day... I mean, cards about hookers and masturbation... that's true Valentine's Day sentiment, right?  Heck, even if you are a true romantic and you love celebrating Valentine's Day, who says you can't do so with a little humour?!  Swearing is fucking hilarious and super sexy and romantic.

We're 8 Years Old!

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On January 25th we turned 8, so happy fucking birthday to us!  We don't know much about the typical 8-year-old, but we're proudly potty-trained, we have our front teeth and we can ride a bike without training wheels.... that's good for 8, right?

This fancy new site of ours has yet to go live, but once it does we'll likely have a belated birthday sale.  What better way to celebrate OUR birthday than by giving others a deal on product?!  People should be sending US gifts, but whatever.  We like that you folks have kept us in business for 8 years...

Happy Fucking New Year

Ahh yes, a new year is here.  We're gearing up for our 8th birthday later this month and it's time for our obligatory thank you.  Thank you for visiting our website.  Thank you for buying our products.  Thank you for sharing our products with your friends and family.  Thank you for sending us emails about how awesome we are.  Thank you for visiting us at the events that we do.  Thank you for having the same fucked up sense of humour as us...  We fucking love you guys and couldn't be here without you!...  Well, we could, but it just wouldn't be the same.

 

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