If your valentine has a thing for surrealistic situations and fanciful illustrations, then he or she will love the You're Dreamy Card ($4.50) from Hello!Lucky. With visions of Abe Lincoln, Sergeant Pepper-era John Lennon, and tall sailing ships, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more nontraditional Valentine's Day greeting for your nontrad true love. I think it's pretty perfect, don't you?
One of my favorite card shops, Hello!Lucky, is celebrating the new year with some new changes. The vintage-inspired letterpress stationery company has a new website , which is easier to navigate and looks darn lovely, and it's also introducing digital printing. Why digital printing? Well, for one thing, it's affordable (more important than ever in 2009), and digital printing also allows customers to choose expedited service. And good news: the quality of the cards is comparable to custom letterpress production.
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The next time you're attending a housewarming party, once you've built your housewarming bucket, you'll need a cheerful card to wish your friends or neighbors well in their new digs. The Hello! Lucky Welcome Home Greeting Card ($4.50) will fit the bill and then some. Its lively plant motifs in lime green and chocolate brown are just the thing to sow good vibes in their home, and its heavy card stock will surely impress. And, if you happen to be giving a plant as a housewarming gift, it couldn't be more appropriate!