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gather round! here’s the story 

A long, long, long time ago (2011) I was inspired to make greeting cards using vintage stamps and other found objects when I stumbled upon some old letters that my American Nana had received from her British pen-pal, Pat. My 88 year-old Nana and Pat had written to one another for over 65 years and they had never met or spoken on the phone. They had only exchanged handwritten letters. They had seen each other through war, marriage, children, more war, grandchildren, illness, Twinkies, death, Thatcher, electric washing machines, more war, boxed cake mixes and love – and all through the written word.

Each of our cards is unique, handmade, and one-of-a-kind. All the postage stamps are 100% authentic - some were taken off posted letters and others were never used. The cassette tapes, puzzle pieces, vintage keys, and abandoned board game pieces are all found objects from various locations around the world. The condoms we buy wholesale. Who knew?! 

When we expanded the business to include notebooks, gift wrap, pencil sets and illustrated cards we did so in the same nostalgic vain. 

Thanks for placing an order.  Nana would be proud of you.


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