Welcome to Day 26 and the final day of the #sendcardsspreadlove challenge for National Card & Letter Writing Month! Today, we have our second bonus challenge and the last special feature/interview with the ladies behind Farewell Paperie.
If you’re just joining us, you can get the week 4 challenge details here, including a guest post on love, kindness and making the world a better place.
Also, make sure to check out all the fabulous guest posts and resources from the past three weeks, like this list of reasons to write, on the blog. There’s a lot of really good tips, ideas, and inspiration for sending cards and letters. Lastly, join us in the Facebook group to meet fellow card or letter writing enthusiasts, share your challenge entries, and for future fun stuff. I’ve got plans for this group…!
Day 26 Of The 2017 #sendcardsspreadlove Challenge
Week 4 Bonus Challenge
The BONUS challenge is to refer back to the BIG LIST of reasons to send cards and pick one of the ideas from #17-#23. The prize is a pack of friendship cards.
To be eligible, share your bonus challenge card and/or letter on IG (remember to follow us) or in the Facebook group. Be sure to tag @prettybypost and use the #sendcardsspreadlove hashtag by May 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. All winners will be announced May 5th via newsletter, on IG and in the Facebook group, so make sure you’re connected in one of those ways.
Today we have our third special feature/interview with Jen and Lisa of Farewell Paperie (read the first feature with Sara of Constellation & Co. here and the second one with Richele of Richie Designs here). Jen and Lisa’s cards have the distinction of being picked two years in a row for the best of collection this year and last year, along with inclusion in our Life Events themed collection, as well as the September 2015 and September 2016 curated collections.
Have fun getting to know the ladies behind this fun stationery line whose tagline is just brilliant – sending smart snark.
Designer Feature With Jen & Lisa of Farewell Paperie
Tell us about yourself and Farewell Paperie, including why you design cards, why you love stationery, etc.
Farewell Paperie was created out of the need for less formal cards and more sentiments that felt like we were saying it in person. We love how personal stationery can be and it’s something you can actually hold. The paper feels so nice, especially when it’s letterpressed and you can keep going back to read the handwritten message. We love creating cards that mean something to someone; we like picturing how people will react when they read our cards. It’s fun.
What does letter writing/sending cards mean to you?
Sending a card means you’re letting someone know you’re thinking of them, or that you care. It’s a connection, an inside joke, a sentiment. Taking the time to sit down and write something personal to a loved one is more intimate than just sending a quick text or email. You have intention when you do it. You have deeper thoughts when writing it down. It’s fun thinking about how the recipient will react when they get that mail. Plus, who doesn’t like getting something fun in the mail?
What is your happiest letter/card memory? (A card you received or sent, writing your first letter, etc.)
One particular story that Jen and I are always amazed by is about a couple who bought the same exact anniversary card for each other without the other one knowing. They even bought the cards in two separate states at different times. When they opened their cards, they were the exact same! How crazy is that?!
PbP was founded to honor those we love with what matters most: loyalty, support and unconditional love. What does #fierceloyalty mean to you?
Being there, no matter what, for your friends, family and loved ones.
If your creative work were edible, what would it taste like?
Beet salad with candied walnuts.
What is playing on your iPod/fave music app/etc., right now?
LISA IS CREATIVE DIRECTOR and co-thinker-upper behind Farewell Paperie. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, she has a background in advertising and design and a love of color and patterns that started way back from days of making friendship bracelets and cross-stitching. She likes well-kerned type, super dark chocolate, sunset hikes with her husband, and if time allowed, she would deep clean the studio every day. On Lisa’s desk, there’s a mug that says “Professional Smartass” and a tin of mints labeled “neurotic,” which—along with the Steelers sticker on her car—just about says it all.
JEN IS CREATIVE DIRECTOR and the other original half of Farewell Paperie. Originally from Southern California, she hung out in Georgia for just enough time to get a real degree, a fake degree, marry a boy, fall in love with letterpress and then move back to the West Coast. Jen’s background in advertising and copywriting come in marginally useful while concepting and designing snarky card ideas with Lisa. She’s a junk food junkie who enjoys running TV marathons and making funny faces at her cute-ass baby. Did someone say tater tots?