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)...
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!
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.
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!
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.
It's been a few weeks since we've had a chance to do a new "Card of the Week," but not for a lack of caring. Actually, it's partly because we don't care that much, but mostly because we were experiencing technical difficulties for awhile there when our computer died... also because we're really fucking busy getting ready for Christmas!
Anyway, here it is. A "Thank You" card (my personal favourite too) has made it as this weeks chosen one. Buy it here for just $2.00 (normally $4.95).
We have one.... I just need the web gods to help me put it here.