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Our office will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017. Normal business hours resume Monday.

10 cards for $10 – mystery packs on sale now!

We recently added lots of new product to our shop as part of our National Stationery Show release, and we’re getting ready to add more new cards to our lineup next month! To make room for everything new, we’re having a sale — we’re selling mystery packs that contain 10 cards + 10 envelopes for just $10. The packs include a wide range of designs, and are available in 3 styles: occasion, thanks & notes, and holiday, and each pack features a mixture of letterpress and offset printed cards. The photos below show a sampling of some of the cards included in the packs, but each mystery pack will vary. Quantities are limited, and the sale ends on Sunday, so shop now

Mystery pack sale! 10 cards for $10 on sale - hurry, quantities are limited! Mystery pack sale! 10 cards for $10 on sale - hurry, quantities are limited!

2013 National Stationery Show Recap

It’s hard to believe that the 2013 National Stationery Show has already come and gone! We had a great time at the show catching up with our Smock dealers and introducing new products, and we were beyond excited to be honored by the Greeting Card Association with our second Louie award for our “Like Campfires” letterpress love card! Smock also sponsored Oh So Beautiful Paper’s 2013 Paper Party, so it was a busy week for the team in New York! Here’s a peek at our booth display and some of the new products we introduced at the show. We’ll be posting a follow-up later this month complete with a DIY tutorial on how to make our festive cone garland! Smock's 2013 National Stationery Show booth display Smock's letterpress cards on display at the 2013 National Stationery Show | Photography courtesy of Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper Here’s a sneak peek at some of our new holiday gift wrap, and a close-up of our decorative gift wrap display featuring hundreds of colorful cones. Double-sided gift wrap from Smock on display at the 2013 National Stationery Show We also added new boxes and letterpress coasters to our line-up, too — keep an eye out for these great new products in a Smock store near you! Smock introduced a variety of new letterpress cards, coasters, and studio goods at the 2013 National Stationery Show Our new kraft collection was a huge hit as well! kraft keepsake boxes from Smock at the National Stationery Show Photography courtesy of Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper

Save the world with Fin, the newest card in our Change the World series

The newest letterpress card in our Change the World card series has arrived! Fin is a new letterpress card whose proceeds will help the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®, a program that engages and empowers consumers and businesses to purchase seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that minimize their impact on the environment.

Fin - Smock's newest addition to their change the world letterpress card series

Why should you care about where your seafood comes from?

  • 90% of table fish (including cod, shark, swordfish, salmon, and more) have been fished out of the oceans. Many fish and other animals caught in fishing gear are thrown away as unwanted bycatch – amounting to many millions of metric tons of marine life wasted each year. Scientists predict that if we continue on this path, we’ll see the end of most seafood by 2048.
  • Fish are important. They contribute to healthy oceans and act as an essential source of protein for many cultures. The global consumption of fish has hit a record high, reaching an average of 17kg per person. Fisheries and aquaculture supplied the world with about 145m tonnes of seafood in 2009, providing about 16% of the population’s animal protein intake. As such, the loss of seafood as a viable food option could lead to mass starvation.
  • Healthy, wild ocean ecosystems provide a variety of other services to the planet, including the air we breathe. Scientists believe that phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants, contribute between 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.

What can you do about it?

  • The most important thing you can do is to vote with your fork. Carry your Seafood Watch® pocket guide (or get the app on your smartphone!) and use it to purchase sustainable seafood wherever you go. Use the guide to find your “Best Choices” or when those aren’t available, “Good Alternatives”. (Our Fin cards come with a Seafood Watch® pocket guide!)
  • Help raise awareness by sharing information with friends and family. You  can also ask questions about where they purchase seafood. Businesses respond to the needs of their paying customers – so the importance of this action cannot be overestimated.
  • Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® online to learn more about what you can do to make a difference.

The Seafood Watch Pocket guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium was created to help consumers make informed decisions when it comes to purchasing seafood

Change the World Letterpress Card Sale!

If you haven’t purchased a box of letterpress Change the World cards yet (or if you’re looking to buy more!), you’re in luck. From now through August 27, get an extra 25% off all sale items when you buy a box of our Change the World cards. Use discount code zaeg6Dub at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

Get an extra 25% off sale items from Smock when you buy a boxed set of their change the world cards (100% of profits from the cards help great causes!)

Our Change the World letterpress card series launched earlier this year (100% of profits are donated to critical environmental causes) and we can’t say enough good things about the organizations these cards help. Profits from the first card in the series, Sunflower, are donated to the Pesticide Action Network North America to address Colony Collapse Disorder and help save the honey bees (our food supply is dependent on them!). The cards come with organic sunflower seeds that you can plant to help the bees out!

Smock's Sunflower card, part of the line's change the world card series, helps the Pesticide Action Network save the honeybees.

The profits from the series’ second card, Fracking, helps Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project change the gas and oil industry in order to protect the environment and our drinking water. The Fracking cards come with temporary tattoos — you can view photos of people wearing their tattoos (and upload a photo of your own!) on the special Tumblr page we’ve set up at gas-and-water-dont-mix.Tumblr.com.

100% of profits from Smock's fracking cards are being donated to Earthworks to help reform the gas & oil industry and to protect the environment and our drinking water.

The fine print: sale ends at 11:59pm on Monday, August 27. Order must contain a minimum of 1 box of Fracking or Sunflower cards to receive the discount. 

Smock – 2009 National Stationery Show

Having launched at last year’s National Stationery Show, making the trip to New York City for the stationery show this year was especially fun for the Smock team! It was such an incredible opportunity to meet with the awesome stores we work with daily, to introduce ourselves to new stores and to reconnect with friends old and new in the world of paper and letterpress. Plus we were super excited to introduce all of our new designs including new Everyday letterpress cards and gift wrap, three new letterpress wedding invitation designs, and a brand new letterpress and offset Social Occasions album, full of beautifully customizable calling cards, letterhead, hang tags, correspondence cards and social occasion invitations.

Smock's Booth at the 2009 National Stationery Show

Smock’s Creative Director, Amy Graham Stigler, did an amazing job ensuring Smock’s booth was absolutely beautiful – it was such a nice place to be during the show as we introduced our many visitors to Smock! It was a lot of hard work pulling the booth together at the Javitz Center, but luckily we had co-owner Harold on the team to make sure everything went smoothly. And, of course, we couldn’t leave Syracuse without making sure to bring along our #1 Smock team member, Jasper, who is always generous with his smiles and two year old charm.

Setting up Smock's 2009 National Stationery Show Booth

Thank you so much to everyone who came to visit Smock at the National Stationery Show! For everyone who wasn’t able to be in New York, we have more photos and so many exciting new letterpress designs to share soon!

Smock letterpress cards & gift wrap help women artists get micro-loans via Nest

Smock + Nest
If you’re still looking for unique holiday gifts that help save the world, go right this minute to Nest (www.buildanest.com). Nest is a nonprofit who gives micro-credit loans to women artists in developing countries, and they’re funded by products sold on their web site. We were excited to learn about Nest for a lot of reasons (inspiration! cool gifts! women helping women!), but also because developing countries are often where drastic environmental mis-uses are occurring, simply because there are not enough economic opportunities other than clear-cutting, etc. On Nest, we’re selling a selection of Smock letterpress note cards, letterpress thank you cards, letterpress gift tags, and 100% post-consumer recycled gift wrap. A percentage of every sale goes to fund the hard and good work that Nest is doing. Nest was recently picked by Oprah as a “Gift that Gives.” Thanks to our new Smock wedding dealer, Debra at Luxe Expressions, for turning us onto this cool organization!

Smock letterpress cards in Body + Soul, More, and Green Daily

What a thrill to find Smock’s Garden letterpress thank you cards in this month’s issue of Body + Soul! I don’t read a whole of magazines, but Body + Soul is one of the few that I subscribe too (in part because I really want a Life Coach!) — I love their laid back, eco approach and recipes involving kale. Body + Soul writes, “The newly launched Smock makes its quirk graphic letterpress stationery from sustainable bamboo paper printed with vegetable, low-VOC inks.” We also were excited to have our Delft letterpress notecards in the December 2008 / January 2009 issue of More magazine (they call us “pretty and principled,”) and to see Smock as the tip of the day at Green Daily (they featured our holiday cards — hooray!).
Smock letterpress thank you cards in Body + Soul
Smock letterpress cards in More magazine