Here we are, the last day of 2017!!! The past 12 months were pretty good for Hug and Kiss Designs. I hit a major milestone in January, when my cute little stationery company officially turned a decade old! Can you believe it?!? Back when I started Hug and Kiss Designs, swearing in greeting cards wasn't really a thing. Hell, swearing on merchandise of any sort wasn't really a thing. At least not like it is now. Now it's everywhere!!! Companies are swearing on tea towels and coffee mugs and embroidered wall hangings…. It's really fucking cool! So thanks to all of you that have supported my vulgar sense of humour over the years!
This year was also great because after being absent from the One of a Kind Christmas Show in Toronto for a couple of years, I finally got my butt back there to a very warm and friendly welcome (thanks for that Toronto!). The show is so wonderful and it pained me not being able to attend for 4 years (I had a kid and kids are a lot of work, which is why I was away). But don't worry Toronto, I'm going to be back on a regular basis now that my daughter is old enough to drive herself to school (she's a very gifted 4-year-old).
And now I'm gearing up for a very exciting 2018! As of yesterday I uploaded a buttload of new cards (including lots of new Love and Valentine's Day) and my retailers are already jumping on board and restocking their card walls after the busy Christmas season. So check to see if we have a retailer near you… (if we don't and you have one to recommend, contact us!) (Or if we do have a store near you and their Hug and Kiss selection sucks, tell them to order more!)
HAPPY FUCKING NEW YEAR!
Happy Fucking New Year everyone! I know it's already Day 5, but I've been busy lately and updating my website sadly falls to the end of my "to-do" list. Around our office we're busy getting our stores stocked with Valentine's Day cards, while also prepping for the One of a Kind Show that happens in a few months. We haven't done the OOAK show since 2013 and we're sooooooo excited to be heading back! (It's a big craft show in Toronto for those of you that don't already know). We finally had a custom booth made and while we debuted part of it at the Make It Show in Vancouver this past Christmas, we'll have the rest ready for public viewing at the OOAK show. It's a huge fucking wall and I'm hand-painting it… so it'll take awhile. But it'll look DAMN GOOD when I'm done with it.
Anyway, back to Valentine's Day; it's February 14th and it's definitely not too soon to start your ordering. Ya know, for all the whores in your life.