HOLIDAY SHIPPING WITHIN CANADA - ALL HOLIDAY ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BEFORE DECEMBER 9TH IN ORDER TO ARRIVE TO YOU IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. ALL ORDERS PLACED AFTER THE 9TH WILL STILL BE PROCESSED AND SHIPPED, BUT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE A TIMELY DELIVERY.
INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY SHIPPING - SORRY, BUT ITS TOO FUCKING LATE TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. OF COURSE ALL ORDERS WILL BE PROCESSED AND SHIPPED, BUT CHANCES ARE THEY WILL NOT ARRIVE TO YOU BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
DECEMBER 7, 2013 | Thinking of ordering some of our crap in time for Christmas?!? Well, you better do it NOW!!!
DECEMBER 1, 2013 | Holy crap - it's December! Which, of course means that Christmas is only a few short weeks away. Yikes! Well lucky for you, we can make your Christmas shopping easy! Buy all your Christmas cards and gifts right here! Plus if you spend more than $25 (before tax) there's no charge for shipping!!! SWEET!!!
For those of you in Ontario, you have ONE DAY left to catch us at the One of a Kind Show! This year we were only able to participate in the first 5 days of the show (as opposed to the full 11 days), so you better haul your ass down to the Direct Energy Centre right NOW!!!!
NOVEMBER 7, 2013 | Ever since our birth back in 2007, we've always filled our holiday schedule with several different craft shows so we could bring you awesome people our awesome products! However, with the Hug and Kiss CEO 9 months pregnant and a lack of qualified employees to take her place at these shows, we sadly won't be able to attend the events this year (blame the baby.)
.... With the exception of the One of a Kind Show in Toronto - where we have wonderful employees to handle a booth on Nikki's behalf! Find us in #Q-33 for the first 5 DAYS ONLY!!!
But just because Hug and Kiss Designs Inc. won't be at all the other awesome shows across Canada, doesn't mean you shouldn't attend!
And just because we aren't at these shows, doesn't mean you can't still buy our products! Check out our online store and order our products straight to your door! Or check out our list of retailers and support your local shops! Both are equally awesome options. Damn, we say awesome a lot.
OCTOBER 2, 2013 | Our apologies to those of you who were really looking forward to celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving this coming weekend. Somehow we managed to screw the pooch (gotta wonder where that saying came from) on that one and our 2013 calendar has the incorrect date for the holiday. So note to all: Thanksgiving in Canada is actually on Monday, October 14th. Though why not use our error as an excuse to have an extra turkey dinner?!
In other news there might be a secret sale going on right now.... you better check out the Hug and Kiss Facebook page for the possible details on that possible sale.... because it quite possibly will only last one week!
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 | Happy Friday the 13th fucktards! If you're at all superstitious - you might want to be extra cautious around black cats and ladders today.
Are you into the whole social media thing? We are - kind of. You can find us on:
Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/hugandkissdesigns
AUGUST 26, 2013 | We've finally gone into calendar production! Here are the first two completed copies (sorry folks, we like to keep the first edition... but chances are our lucky contest winner from last month gets the second copy!)
If you're at all keen on picking up one of our super awesome calendars, right now would be the perfect time. Actually, any time between now and September 8th is perfect because we have a special pre-order price! Save money and be among the first to own one of these suckers! All our calendars are still in the production phase, but all pre-orders will be cut, punched, shrink wrapped and stickered and ready to ship out September 9th.
2014 wall calendars are only $16.00 at the special price and 2014 desk calendar are only $8.50 at the special pre-order price. So order now, bitches!!!
And remember, spend more than $25.00 at our site and shipping is FREE to anywhere in the entire world (what a deal!)
JULY 30, 2013 | CONTEST TIME!
Want to win all these items (a 2014 wall calendar*, a 2014 desk calendar, a box set of 6 Birthday cards, and 2 soft cover notebooks)?!? (Valued at $80)
1. Like us on Facebook https//www.facebook.com/hugandkissdesigns
2. Post a photo on our Facebook wall of a Hug and Kiss Designs product you have in your home or office! (a card on your mantel, a calendar on your wall, a magnet on your filing cabinet, a dirty shirt in your laundry, etc...) Don't own any of our products? First off - shame on you! Second - go to your nearest local retailer and buy one or take a photo of it there. Just don't fucking steal. That shits not cool.
3. You can enter once everyday so long as you use a new photo each day.
4. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, August 6th around 5pm (PST).
*wall calendar pictured here is a 2013 edition. The winner will receive a 2014 wall calendar that's so fucking new it hasn't even been put together yet!
JULY 19, 2013 | We're super excited to announce that we have a new product - Soft Cover Notebooks!
Not only are these notebooks adorned with some of our most popular artwork, they are made of 1OO% stone paper! What the fuck is stone paper you're wondering?! Well good question! You see, instead of being made by the usual wood pulp, these little suckers are made from calcium carbonate (essentially rock dust). That's pretty fucking cool and it means you're saving trees and water and bleach and all this other cool stuff (see copy of back cover two pictures down). Be among the first to own one (or two.... or five) of our new notebooks and buy now!
JULY 16, 2013 | Time sure flies when you're having fun.... at least that's what we hear. We've been too busy inside our sweltering office preparing our 2014 calendars for print to be outdoors having fun. Well, that's not entirely true, but we like people to think that we work really hard around here. Truth is there's an office-wide nap-time each day and when it's too hot we opt for ice-cream instead of work.
Though with that being said, we have been stocking our wonderful retailers with our products every week AND we have some new products ready to make their debut REAL soon! Excited? Yeah, you should be.
As for those retailers, we've added a few new ones these past few weeks. You can now find our cards (and possibly other items) at:
So Many Looks in Huntsville, ON
The Old Tin Shed in Bancroft, ON
Granny Taught Us How in Shelburne, ON
Melanie's Unique Boutique in Valemount, BC
JUNE 14, 2013 | Okay, so its probably pretty bad when a greeting card company totally forgets to remind all its customers about Father's Day, right? Oops! In our defense we've been really busy working on some new stuff (like our 2014 wall calendars) and it just slipped our mind. Our big, beautiful, warped mind. So to cut to the point - Father's Day is in 2 days and its too late for you to order your cards from us directly. Instead you'll have to check out your local Hug and Kiss retailer and hope that they have at least one card left for you to buy! (Just make sure it's actually a Hug and Kiss card and not one of those wannabes...)
But back to this new stuff we've been working on...well, first off our 2014 calendars are very, very close to going into production and although we're totally biased - they are FUCKING AWESOME!!! Not only will we have the 2 different wall calendars like we did last year and the year before (one with a single image each month and the other with a comic strip each month) we've also decided to do a desk calendar! Yes, we're that amazing. But that's not all we have planned for new products... so stay tuned!
Oh, and Happy Father's Day to all the baby daddys out there!
MAY 22, 2013 | We figured it was about time we had another CARD SALE!!! Since our birthday cards are always the top sellers - we figured they should be the lucky ones to go down to $2.95 each! Check out the sale cards at the May Madness Sale Page. If you don't buy them on the May Madness Sale Page, watch out because you'll be paying full price! The sale ends when the month is over (ie. May 31st), so snap to it and buy them now!!!
Now that we've buttered you up a little bit it's time to break the kind of bad news.... Our shipping has changed a little... Now, you must spend $25.OO or more (before tax) to receive FREE SHIPPING. Orders $24.99 and under have a flat shipping rate of $4.OO. Yeah, yeah, yeah.... We know you liked the free shipping on all orders, any size, but it was a deal that was only supposed to last a few months.... it lasted 5 YEARS! So calm the fuck down.
MAY 8, 2013 | In case you cannot do the math yourself - it is now definitely way too late to order your Mother's Day cards and receive them in time for Mother's Day on May 12th. But we do have a wonderful selection of wonderful retailers across Canada (and a few in the States) that could help you out with your last minute Mother's Day card needs. Check the list out here.
In other news - this month has a lot of really awesome unconventional holidays! (For example, tomorrow is Lost Sock Memorial Day) Of course, if you have a 2013 Hug and Kiss calendar you already knew that! For those of you that missed that boat, you better make a mental note to buy one of our 2014 calendars. Seriously.
APRIL 19, 2013 | If you live in Vancouver or Edmonton you may have noticed that we haven't been around the craft show scene in awhile.... sorry about that! We decided to take a little break from shows not only because we're getting old and tired (okay, maybe more tired than old), but because we wanted to focus our energy on getting our cards into more stores. We have a pretty good handle on that and will hopefully be filling our calendar with more shows in the near future. Please keep in mind, despite us being absent at these shows, they are still filled with incredibly awesome artists and should be attended each season! In fact, the Vancouver Make It Show is happening this weekend!
In other news - it has come to our attention that there are some sly little devils out there trying to make money off our ideas. So please be careful that when you go to purchase a Hug and Kiss card that you are actually purchasing a Hug and Kiss card (yes, they look that similar). In other words - beware of imitators. They don't deserve your money (those conniving thieves)!!! But we do... for fucks sake!!!
Oh yeah - and there's a little holiday out there called Mother's Day and it's approaching real fast (Sunday, May 12th). So fast infact, you should order your cards now! Like maybe this card for your mother-in-law? I gave this one to my mother-in-law a year or two ago and she loved it!
MOTHER BY MARRIAGE
You're the best mother-in-law ever.
Just kidding. I hate you.
APRIL 4, 2013 | Holy fuck, we managed to go 5 whole weeks without a single news update! Though it certainly isn't because of a lack of news - we've been busy...and sick.... Okay, so when I say "we" this time I really just mean "me." I'm sure no one wants to read about my bronchitis and all the lovely mucus it brought with it (I should use "mucus yellow" on a card- it really is a great colour). Yes, I was sick and it was gross... Yet there was lots of work to do and for a few weeks between my several daily naps and prescription-drug-highs I was forced to work alone so I didn't make anyone else sick. But I did it! And now I'm better (though some might say I'm still sick in the head.)
Our stores were stocked, our income tax stuff was prepared (yuck) and I managed to get everything ready for the One of a Kind Show in Toronto, which happened last week. Speaking of which, thank you to all of you that came by to visit our booth in Toronto! We look forward to the show every year (both spring and winter) and we are truly honoured to be among some of Canada's best designers. (Billy Would Jewellery, Artech Glass, Hugo Didier Ceramics, dconstruct Jewellery, Identity Tees, Oladesign Art, Dermot Photography, Mefits.... we could go on and on) The Spring show was great again this year and we couldn't do it without you guys throwing all your hard-earned money at us. So thank you. Thank you for giving us your money. We love money.
FEBRUARY 21, 2013 | What a busy month! We've been so busy stocking our retailers with all our wonderful goodies that we haven't had a chance to tell all you folks about our new cards and new magnets! So here we are. We're telling you about them. They're great. And they can all be viewed on our New Arrivals Page.
We should also mention our new retailers! Let's give a big, fat, sloppy wet welcome kiss to...
Simple Things in Beachburg, ON
Mags & Fags in Ottawa, ON
JH Porte in Picton, ON
Cards & Presents in Toronto, ON
Mini Mioche in Toronto, ON
And while we're on the subject of retailers.... in recent months a few of our wonderful retailers have had to close their doors forever. It really sucks for everyone involved and so we want to remind everyone to shop local! The little guys need you!
Feel free to steal and share this image....
FEBRUARY 6, 2013 | Sorry dudes, but if you're looking for Valentine's Day cards - you're too late. It's just too damn close to the big day for orders to be processed and shipped. Of course, we'll still mail your Valentine's Day orders, chances are they just won't make it to you on time :/
JANUARY 26, 2013 | We did it! We made it safely to Toronto and set up our booth at the CGTA's Toronto Gift Show in just over 4 hours. Phew! It sure is hard to look this good.
For all you store owners/buyers/managers out there, be sure to drop by the International Centre, Booth #5028. You might want to jot that number down... since we were a late addition to the show, we're not listed in the show guide. Wwhhhaaa wwhhhaa whhaaa. (That's a hard noise to spell).
For those of you in Toronto that don't own/buy for/or manage a retail location, our apologies that we're in your stomping ground but unattainable to you. We'd love to see you, but sometimes we have to spend some time apart... see other people. But we shall not be separated for long... In a few short months we'll be back for the One of a Kind Spring Show! And we long to see your laughing faces then... but only if you bring money and plan on stocking up on our hilarious goodies and telling us how awesome we are.
JANUARY 25, 2013 | HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! That's right, it's our birthday! Today, we turn 6 and we're excited for our My Little Pony themed party (Oh wait, we don't have time to party... we have to spend the day travelling to Toronto for The Toronto Gift Show!)
And while we pack up our last minute office items for the big show, we can't help but feel that we're being watched...
JANUARY 18, 2013 | In just a few short days Hug and Kiss Designs will celebrate our 6th birthday! In honour of our birth we decided to have a contest! How do you enter?....
Make/find/buy/steal us a birthday card and mail or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Yes, it's that easy! Best entry (dare I remind you that we have an amazingly warped sense of humour?!) wins $100 to spend right here on our website!!! Just a few rules: Only one entry per person and entries must be received by February 8th. Just remember to put YOUR name and contact info on there somewhere! And since receiving snail mail is so awesome, special attention will go to those entries that are mailed in. We want a big fucking stack to look through. So get off your ass and enter. It'll only cost you $0.63 for a stamp.... unless you email your entry to email@example.com That shit is free.
Oh yeah... Happy fucking New Year to you all.
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