Tis the Season

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Let it snow holiday photo card

Tired of the same old holiday cards?

Yep, us too. That’s why we’ve been on a mission for several years now to make holiday cards as beautiful and unique as possible. Browse our new holiday card collection for designs that will definitely stand out from the Christmas card crowd.

An Elegant New Spin on the Holiday Photo Card

This year we’ve launched something new: a high-end hybrid  photo card with a letterpress printed design that is customizable through added digital printing. You can use your favorite photo and print your own unique message on the card, just choose from our choices of colors and fonts to match your tastes. Now you can enjoy the unique texture and old world charm of letterpress with the ease and affordability of modern photographic printing –– for a better holiday photo card. Browse custom photo card designs.

Love peace joy holiday photo card with snowflake

You’ll also find folded Christmas card sets, garlands, ornaments and DIY “photo-ready” cards. Browse our entire holiday collection here.

Enjoy 20% Off

We’re offering Facebook fans 20% off all holiday cards (custom and ready-made) through November 20th. Click here to like us on Facebook and get the promo code.

Getting Married?

Holiday cards are also a great way to show off your engagement photos and start assembling your address list. Fall is a really beautiful time of year for an outdoor photo shoot, so if you haven’t taken your engagement photos yet now would be a good time!

And if you’re interested in exploring our wedding invitations, working on holiday cards is a  great way to get to know us and our process so you know what to expect when it’s time to order your save-the-dates, invitation suite and day-of stationery.

Getting married this winter? We just compiled a lovely Pinterest board full of winter wonderland wedding inspiration with hand-crafted touches for every little wedding detail.

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Introducing Ornament Cards

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We are thrilled to announce our most ambitious and elaborate product to date – The Ornament Card.


letterpress pop-out ornament holiday card
This beautiful letterpress item is both a stunning holiday card and a festive pop-out ornament. The ornament is pre-strung with red and white baker’s twine – ready for decorative holiday action! It is printed on extra thick 100% cotton paper and comes with a red envelope. This is the perfect card for those very special folks on your “nice” list, and also makes a great hostess gift.

Pre-sales are going on now through our kickstarter campaign (through December 7th).

Pledge $45 and receive your choice of: 
3 “Happy Holidays” pop-out ornament cards OR
1 ornament card and 1 festive hand-sewn letterpress garland

Our festive letterpress garlands.

Pledge $75 and receive your choice of:

5 “Happy Holidays” pop-out ornament cards OR
2 ornament cards and 2 festive hand-sewn letterpress garlands

Pledge $150 and receive your choice of:

5 “Happy Holidays” pop-out ornament cards OR
2 ornament cards and 2 festive hand-sewn letterpress garlands
Our sweet greeting card bundle (Makes a great gift!)
2 additional letterpress greeting cards for good luck!


Be prepared for any occasion with our letterpress greeting card bundle, featuring the 8 designs above.

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Holiday Highlights

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We are still decompressing from a very productive 2010 holiday season. Aside from participating in local handmade markets, we also printed a number of custom holiday cards. Here a few of our favorites…

The clean design of this modern New Year’s card for cypher13 Design Studio is accentuated by a red foil stamp, edge painting, and a blind impression grid. Black-on-black printing lends the envelopes a subtle-but-stylish look.

We collaborated with Saffron Design to create these holiday cards for Cindy Crawford Licensing and Crawdaddy Productions. Printed on thick, duplexed red and white felt stock paper, the silver ink adds a festive flair to this classic design.


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Handmade Holiday Markets

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Well, ladies and gents, it’s here: the 2010 holiday season is finally upon us. This is a busy time for SWEET and we have been working overtime to put together our sweetest holiday collection yet!

We are looking forward to debuting a number of new designs at the upcoming holiday handmade markets here in Boulder.

Saturday and Sunday, December 4 – 5 2010, 9am-3pm
The 5th Annual Winter Farmer’s Market and Holiday Gift Show
Boulder Country Fairgrounds (9595 Nelson Road) in Longmont, CO

Friday – Sunday, December 10 – 12, 2010
(Fri 5-9pm, Sat 10-5pm, Sun 10-3pm)
Firefly Handmade Holiday Market
1904 Pearl Street (old co-op space) in Boulder, CO

Now we know that you are probably as excited about this as we are, but for those of you who need a little extra encouragement to leave your cozy couches and make the trip to these markets, here are a few of the reasons that topped our list:

1. There will be plenty of yummy snacks and baked goods to munch on while you peruse the…

2. Wide variety of unique handmade clothing, accessories, stationery, and fine art and crafts, funky knick-knacks and one-of-a-kind treasures.

3. Our swanky new booth is a must-see!

4. We have tons of new holiday cards that are literally fresh off the press and ready to be sent out to your friends and family this season.

5. Did we mention snacks and baked goods?

6. Still need stocking stuffers? Now’s the time to get ’em! (And remember, no one really wants to get an orange in there.)

7. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to show off that new winter coat that you look so good in.

8. Get in touch with your creative side. Winter is a great time to curl up next to a fire and get crafty. Look no further than the talented artists and vendors at the handmade markets for your inspiration.

9. It happens every year—a neighbor stops by with an unexpected gift, or an old friend makes a surprise visit, and you find yourself scrounging for a gift. Instead of re-gifting, pick up a few handmade gems (like, say, a pack of charming letterpress notecards) to stockpile for emergencies.

10. All the cool kids will be there (we may be sweet, but we’re not above peer pressure…)

But seriously, folks; the holiday season provides a great opportunity to support local businesses and artists. So join the rest of the Boulder community this season in celebrating all things local, traditional, handmade and heartfelt at the holiday handmade markets. Hope to see you there!

Chloe Chatenever lives in Boulder, CO where she is interning with elephantjournal.com and Sweet Letter Press. She is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz where she earned her Bachelor’s in Modern Literary Studies. She likes to spend her free time traveling, singing in her car, and playing board games. She also thinks penguins are pretty cool.

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Buy handmade. Buy local.

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Open Studios Holiday Market
Whatcha doin’ this weekend, Boulder? Your answer should be holiday shopping. And if that is in fact your answer, there is no reason you shouldn’t check out the Open Studios Holiday Market!  We were uber excited to be asked to apply for the first annual juried market hosted by Open Studios. Over 40 artists are displaying their amazing handmade wares in the 29th Street Shopping district. The market opened last weekend with a packed wine and cheese opening and runs through tomorrow, Sunday the 13th. Hope to see you there!

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