Happy Monday everyone. If you are like me and live in Toronto (or likely the rest of Canada) you left for work in slush and ice and came home to a driveway full of more slush and ice. My boots (while pretty) didn’t exactly keep me warm or dry while I jetted across the city- so I was most excited to find in my mailbox the following:These lovely little love cards (perfect for Valentines Day that is fast approaching!) are created by the lovely Ashleigh Schouwerwou for Paper Society Co. How glam is she:
I’m a bit of a sucker for great typography, quality paper and the art of the greeting card in general- nothing replaces the handwritten note. Ashleigh agrees with me:
“There’s something romantic about old-school letter-writing, especially with all of the digital technology available to us now, so I wanted to create something that wasn’t your typical Hallmark greeting card; something less sugary, with a heavy dose of style and wit. Paper plays with our sense of touch, and while subtle, it’s as much a part of the design as the actual artwork is. I’m beyond grateful to have a career that I would consider a hobby, and yes, this line is an expression of my thoughts and aesthetic, but it’s not all about me. You’re on my mind, too.”
You’re so much on her mind she has so generously gifted a set of cards to one of my readers just in time for love day. To win a set of Paper Society Co.’s Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Collection simple leave me a comment below with who you’d give a card to and why. Contest is open to Canada & The US and recipient will be selected at random on Friday at 5pm.
For more love from Paper Society Co. and Ashleigh’s talented work shop here. Photos courtesy of Paper Society Co.