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CONTEST TIME

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We're having a contest where you can win a YEAR'S SUPPLY of our greeting cards.

That's fucking cool, right? So how do you enter?

Easy, I'll give you 3 options....

1. Make a purchase from right here on our site and receive 5 entries for every $20 spent (before shipping and taxes).
2. Like + Share + Tag 2 friends on our contest post on Instagram to receive 1 entry (you can do it once daily).
3. Like + Share + Tag 2 friends on our contest post on Facebook to receive 1 entry (daily as well!).

Do all 3 and you'll have a better shot at winning!
(There's a limit of one entry/per person/per day/per social media platform, but there's no limit with your online purchases at www.hugandkissdesigns.com)
 

CONTEST ENDS JULY 31, 2O18 AT 1PM (PST) AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AFTER. A YEAR’S SUPPLY CONSISTS OF 6O CARDS TOTAL: 2O BIRTHDAY, 1 VALENTINE’S DAY, 1 MOTHER’S DAY, 1 FATHER’S DAY, 1O CHRISTMAS, 1 HANUKKAH, 5 WEDDING, 5 NEW BABY, 2 GRADUATION, 2 GET WELL, 2 NEW HOME, 2 ANNIVERSARY, 2 LOVE, 2 RETIREMENT, 2 CONGRATULATIONS, 2 THANK YOU. (AND DON’T WORRY, WE’LL HOOK YOU UP WITH ENVELOPES TOO) (THAT’S A $3OO VALUE AND IT’S NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH) ORDERS PLACED ONLINE AT WWW.HUGANDKISSDESIGNS.COM WILL RECEIVE 5 ENTRIES FOR EVERY $2O SPENT NOT INCLUDING SHIPPING AND TAX. (THERE’S NO LIMIT, SO SPEND MORE FOR A GREATER CHANCE OF WINNING!)TO ENTER THE CONTEST THROUGH INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK, SIMPLY LIKE AND SHARE THE CONTEST POST AND TAG 2 FRIENDS (REAL PEOPLE, NOT BOTS!) AND YOU RECEIVE 1 ENTRY. ONE ENTRY/PER PERSON/PER DAY/PER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM (IN OTHER WORDS,  DO FACEBOOK + INSTAGRAM DAILY AND RECEIVE 2 ENTRIES DAILY, MAKE AN ONLINE PURCHASE AND GET EVEN MORE!) UNTIL THE CONTEST CLOSES ON JULY 31ST, 2O18. GOOD LUCK!

Summer Weddings and Babies...

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Today is Fried Chicken Day AND it's World Kissing Day.  Sure, these weird little holidays might be silly, but they are a fun excuse to pick up a bucket of fried chicken for dinner and make-out with your lover.  If you'd like to know when the best of the wacky holidays are happening, you can follow us on social media (instagram, facebook, twitter) or you can plan to purchase one of our wall calendars when they come out in the fall. (This particular comic strip came from July of our 2018 calendar).  We also sell Postcards to mark a few of our favourite weird holidays.  Like Ice Cream Day, which is coming up real soon!

And now that you're done thinking about how you must purchase one of our calendars and a bunch of our Postcards, you can start to think ahead to all the weddings that are happening this summer and all the pregnant ladies that you'll need to buy baby cards and gifts for.  We got you covered with New Baby and Wedding Cards.  Plus, of course, Birthday, Graduation and New Home cards.

Mystery Magnet Bags

Finally, our Mystery Magnet Bags are here!  A lovely customer in Toronto requested these awhile back and I was like, "Holy shit, that's a great idea!" and so I've put some together.  Each bag contains a total of 8 magnets for just $15.00 (that's one heck of a deal, huh?) and there are no repeats per bag!  And don't worry, we didn't just fill them with rejects, they contain top sellers AND rejects! Want to know what magnets you might find in your bag?  Check them all out here (there are over 100 different ones!)

There's also an option for a Mystery Magnet Bag of strictly Walking Dead characters!  That series of magnets has 25 different characters so far (see them here) and like the other bag, this one contains 8 magnets for $15.00.   You'll get characters from the past, present or future of the show (just kidding, there are no future characters. I'm not a fucking mind reader... though I have read the graphic novels!).

Fresh Stock

Over the past 6 weeks I've been busy shipping out card orders to some of my awesome retail accounts!  Including a few new ones!!!  (Welcome Mandala Design in Toronto, Epic Pharmacy in Tofino and Muse Studio in Milton!)

I've also been getting my shit together for my new friends over at Chewie Media to build a new website for me! Wahoo!!!  The new site won't be up for awhile yet (a lot of damn work goes into them!), but when it is, it'll be real and it'll be spectacular.  So stay tuned.

 

 

Back In Action

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Hi Friends! If you're a regular visitor here (or you follow us on social media), then you might have noticed that I've been a little quiet lately.  Apologies for that! Well, I'm not really sorry... I was on a much needed vacation to Disneyland (and who on Earth would apologize for that?!)  Anyways, after my hectic February/March/early April, the trip was much-needed and I feel refreshed and ready to get back to work!

Soooo, while I was in Toronto for the One of a Kind Show I collected email addresses for my mailing list.  If you signed up, but didn't receive an email yesterday (April 23rd), please be in touch... Sometimes it's hard for me to decipher other people's handwriting, so I may have signed you up with an incorrect email address.  For those of you that weren't at the show in Toronto and aren't on the list, please let me know if you'd like to sign up!  There's currently no link to do it yourself (I need my web people to help with that), but I can certainly add you manually!  (You get emails about contests and sales and shit).

Just a reminder that you might want to take this opportunity to buy a Mother's Day card for the moms in your life!  It doesn't have to be your mom... It can be your wife or baby-mama or your mother-in-law or step-mom.  Mother's Day is May 13th and our deadline for Mother's Day orders is May 7th (for Canada) and April 25th (for international).

Anyways, that's it.  Just wanted to let you all know that I'm alive and well.

BROKEN RIB + MOTHER'S DAY DEADLINE + SPRING SHOWS

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I hope you're all doing well and enjoying the first few days of spring!

How am I?  Well, I'm glad you asked... life has been a little tricky for me lately.  Long story short, I was sick for a few weeks (bronchitis) and then 2 weeks ago I coughed so hard I broke a rib!  No, I'm not an 92-year-old woman with osteoporosis, I'm just a really powerful cougher. (I know cougher isn't a word, but you get what I mean.)

ANYWAYS, it goes without saying that I haven't been able to work much lately despite having to get ready for the upcoming One of a Kind Show in Toronto!  The Toronto show is the only one in our calendar this spring (sorry Edmonton and Vancouver, we will NOT be at Make It this year).  For those of you folks in Ontario, we're giving away 4 free pairs of tickets to the One of a Kind Show over on our Instagram account.  Just like us, like the post, and tag a friend you'd bring.  Easy.  The show lands on the Easter Long weekend, so chances are you'll have at least one day off that you can attend... right?!?

For you Wholesale accounts out there - I emailed you about it today, but just as a reminder.... ORDER YOUR MOTHER'S DAY CARDS BEFORE APRIL 1ST!!!!!   For you wonderful customers that aren't ordering for a brick and mortar shop (ie. you are not wholesale accounts), no worries.  You have PLENTY of time to get your Mother's Day card orders in! 

Okay, that's it.  I'm going to get back to the slow and painful process of cutting cards.

Happy Goof Off Day!

Next Up

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Valentine's Day has come and gone and I'm finally settling back into my normal work routine... Creasing, folding and cutting cards for the masses!  Earlier this month my husband and I spent the weekend in Vancouver at the Taboo Show.  It was my first time at that particular show and it was such a warm welcome from lovely, sexy, hilarious, fun-loving people!  If you've never been, the show celebrates sex, self-love and everything taboo!  (So of course my cards were a perfect fit).  I've never been to a show with a strict 18+ audience and it was certainly a pleasure not having to turn kids away from my booth all weekend (the half-naked customers were just an added bonus).  Anyways, thanks to you of you that dropped by my booth at the show, I hope to see you again next year!

Next up on my list of Events is The One of a Kind Show in Toronto!  The show lands on the Easter long weekend this year for those of you wanting to add it to your calendar (that's March 28- April 1).  I've already started preparing by getting my Mother's and Father's Day cards in order.

In other news, Steak and a Blowjob Day is fast approaching.  Get your postcards now!

   

 

VALENTINE'S DAY

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Valentine's Day is just 4 weeks away!  If you're lucky enough to have a Valentine to call your own (or to share politely), you should check out our sweet selection of Valentine's Day cards.  We also have a large selection of Love cards!  If you're shipping address is here in Canada, we recommend ordering by February 5th to allow ample time for processing and shipping.  International orders should be placed by February 1st.

Now get to it!

Last Day of the Year

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Here we are, the last day of 2017!!!  The past 12 months were pretty good for Hug and Kiss Designs.  I hit a major milestone in January, when my cute little stationery company officially turned a decade old!  Can you believe it?!?  Back when I started Hug and Kiss Designs, swearing in greeting cards wasn't really a thing. Hell, swearing on merchandise of any sort wasn't really a thing.  At least not like it is now.  Now it's everywhere!!!  Companies are swearing on tea towels and coffee mugs and embroidered wall hangings.... It's really fucking cool!  So thanks to all of you that have supported my vulgar sense of humour over the years!

This year was also great because after being absent from the One of a Kind Christmas Show in Toronto for a couple of years, I finally got my butt back there to a very warm and friendly welcome (thanks for that Toronto!).  The show is so wonderful and it pained me not being able to attend for 4 years (I had a kid and kids are a lot of work, which is why I was away).  But don't worry Toronto, I'm going to be back on a regular basis now that my daughter is old enough to drive herself to school (she's a very gifted 4-year-old).

And now I'm gearing up for a very exciting 2018!  As of yesterday I uploaded a buttload of new cards (including lots of new Love and Valentine's Day) and my retailers are already jumping on board and restocking their card walls after the busy Christmas season.  So check to see if we have a retailer near you... (if we don't and you have one to recommend, contact us!)  (Or if we do have a store near you and their Hug and Kiss selection sucks, tell them to order more!)

HAPPY FUCKING NEW YEAR!


 

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