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Happy 2013!

Happy New Years! I can't believe it's already January. I was SO not ready for the holidays this year and New Year's Eve completely snuck up on me. We had a very busy end of the year (travelling to the States for two weeks to visit my parents and then to J's family home for Christmas) and I think I'm looking forward to getting back to our normal routine. I say normal routine, but since Matthew was born (8 months old today!) I haven't had much time to work on this little printing business and I'm hoping that changes now that he's getting a little bit older. I had a little flurry of activity before Christmas and had a few orders for my personalised notecards.

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I set up my little Kelsey press inside so that I could print the cards in the evening once J got home from work and that worked really well. There are definitely limitations to what the press can do, but it's perfect for little jobs like this. As a bonus, it's so much easier to clean up than the big press! While I had the press inked up I also printed a couple of samples of custom letterpress calling cards. The first uses a modern calligraphy font:

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The second style is a more modern typographic card:

 

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If you click on the photos above they will take you to my Etsy shop where you can see more details about the cards. Both samples are printed with just name, phone number and e-mail address, but they could easily be modified to include a business name and be used as business cards. I'm working on updating my website to have information about all of my custom stationery so there will soon be more information and options available. Anyway, I don't generally make New Year's resolutions, but I have been thinking about some goals for the upcoming year. There are lots of small things that I want to do to grow the business this year, but my main goal is to get one order for wedding invitations. I do hope to have more than one, obviously, but I feel that getting the first order is the hardest and that will open the door for more to follow. I'm sure it won't be easy, but I think it's an attainable goal and one that I look forward to working towards in the coming months! Have you set any goals or resolutions for the New Year?

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