It’s our one year anniversary today (and my 14th wedding anniversary too)! So it’s a big day of love and gratitude all around – both in business and personally.
I want to thank you all sooo much for being a part of PbP, supporting our dream of inspiring #fierceloyalty, sending cards and spreading love! We couldn’t have done this without you and my heart is full of gratitude.
It’s hard to believe that last year PbP started with one monthly subscription and a gift option. That’s it. And now, we have a mini monthly subscription (suggested by you, our community – woot! woot!), themed collections WITH 2 MORE coming this weekend, single collections and on the 27th we’ll be debuting the quarterly Stationery Box (sign up for our newsletter for a special subscriber only discount!) Phew. I’d say that calls for two cupcakes and a curtsey.
We’ve definitely come a long way and normally, I’m not much of a celebratory person when it comes to my accomplishments. It’s mostly lip service. But, I think that’s a huge disservice to myself.
Yes, I’m proud of myself! Yes, I believe in myself (most days) and yes, I know in my heart that I am on the right path (again, most days). So, why then do I not take the time to recognize and give myself props for starting this business and making it through one year?
So, today, I will take the time to really honor my progress and achievements and I hope that you do the same as well. No matter how big or small the achievement. Personally, I’m going to celebrate by having a dance party with my pup and my husband. And blow out one candle on a gluten-free vanilla cupcake.
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Also, did you hear that two new themed collections arrived?! Say hello to the newest additions to the family: the Birthday & Thank You Collections.
August Curated Collection
Now for the August Curated Collection reveal! Be sure to join the giveaway at the end of the post.
First is this birthday card by Inklings Paperie. The envelope is made of 100% recycled paper and the card is printed on sustainably forested paper with soy-based inks. So all this plus the surprise inside:
Cutest pop up surprise evah!
I adore this friendship card from laLa Grace. You may recall that laLa Grace was one of my fave wholesale exhibitors at the NSS show). It’s pink, it’s gold and it’s a collaboration with Poet & Author’s Arielle Estoria – what’s not to like? An extra beautiful detail is that the envelope comes lined with gold foiling. And laLa’s environmentally conscious cards use FSC certified recycled paper and are printed with 100% certified wind power and veggie based inks.
Another pink and gold combination (one of the biggest stationery trends right now), this friendship card from Meant To Be Sent comes with a lined envelope and cute sticker to seal it with. Or keep it for yourself. I won’t tell if you choose to keep it.
The Social Type ladies, Allison and Jess, are really into foil printing. Everything in their collections involve foiling of some sort and they do it so well. This white and gold foiled card is a simple yet gorgeous way to let a loved one, whether it’s a friend, partner, spouse or family member, know how appreciated they are.
This month, there’s a bonus card included, again from our friends at The Social Type. Since summer and fall are peak engagement and wedding time, we wanted you to be prepared with this fabulous card.
Which card(s) is your favorite? I love comments almost as much as I love snail mail, so please share in the comments below!
To make sure you don’t miss out, get your bi-monthly subscription here and we also offer mini bi-monthly subscriptions. If you have commitment issues, then you can try out any collection as a single purchase. AND our single purchases and subscriptions make fabulous gifts for the stationery lover in your life.
It’s time to celebrate with our monthly giveaway
This giveaway is open to the US and Canada ONLY. To be entered, leave a comment below (mandatory but with a splash of pretty please for good measure). For more chances to win, you can complete more entries. And if you’re a current subscriber and win, don’t fret, you can either choose to gift your prize to another lucky individual (talk about major friendship points) or you can have an extra month on us.
This giveaway runs from July 20th, 2016 – August 20th, 2016 (ends at midnight EST). The winner will be notified via email on August 21st, 2016 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. After 48 hours, if there is no response, another winner will be chosen.