Last month we launched our second annual Election Day Sale where we asked Bella Figura clients to get out and vote! Why? Because we like voting. And we think everyone should do it more often. (It’s amazing what happens when we all get involved. We really can change the world.) Of course, we sweetened the deal a bit. Clients who sent us a photo showing us they went out and voted received 25 free letterpress invitation sets. This year we were blown away by the response! Brides, grooms, moms, dads, and even pets got in on the voting action! Herewith, a handful of the awesome photos we received and just a sampling of the inspirational people we’re lucky enough to get to work with here at Bella Figura – you all rock!
As we prepare for the holidays, we wanted to let you know about our sister company Smock’s newest holiday collection. From letterpress holiday cards to pretty and colorful offset holiday notes, from festive holiday gift wrap to letterpress photo cards and letterpress gift tags, Smock has the perfect holiday paper goods for your season’s greetings in new colors and new styles for the 2010 holiday season. Smock holiday is available now so start your holiday shopping today!
If you follow us on twitter, you may already know that for the past few months we have been packing up, building new walls, moving presses, expanding our print shop and moving our operations from one end of an old warehouse in downtown Syracuse, New York to the other. We are newly settled in our new space and working on cleaning up our dust (and, trust us, there has been a lot of dust), but we wanted to let you know that we’re going to be hosting an open studio (aka a really fun party) next month and you’re invited! We do hope you’ll join us – friends, clients, general public, and the curious at heart are all welcome. There will be many more details to come so stay tuned!
Here at Bella Figura, we believe in the power of few to do good for the world. In honor of Election Day (which just so happens to be tomorrow, November 2!) we are once again offering a special limited time promotion for orders placed in November. Send us a photo of yourself going out to vote and you will get 25 free letterpress invitation sets when you purchase 75 or more! (It’s that easy!) Visit our promotions page for details.
This campaign season we’ve found ourselves personally inspired by Patagonia, another like-minded business intent on doing good for the world. Their Vote the Environment campaign encourages citizens to get out and vote noting, “Your vote affects the air you breathe, the energy you use, and the water you drink.” Whatever your affiliation, wherever you stand on the issues we too encourage you to get out there and change the world – vote!
Today we are excited to announce our fall letterpress sample sale! For a limited time only (today through October 19) 100% of proceeds from the sale will go to benefit one of our favorite environmental organizations, American Forests. All of our letterpress wedding invitation samples will be on sale for just $1 (regularly $5 each) so don’t miss this limited time opportunity!
American Forests is an organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our forests and wildlife, with every dollar donated going to plant a tree. Your purchase of our letterpress invitation samples will translate into trees that are planted for the benefit of the environment and generations to come! To shop now, you can view all of our letterpress invitation designs in our gallery and order online – happy sample shopping!
For those of you on facebook and Twitter, we wanted to make sure you knew that you can follow us for daily updates on upcoming events, promotions, behind the scenes glimpses of our print shop and the daily happenings here at Bella Figura. We’re routinely sharing everything from our favorite ink color combinations to great recipes we can’t stop thinking about. We’d love to have you join in on the fun!
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Bella Figura is looking for a creative, inspired, stationery-loving individual to join our team as a blog intern. We are looking for someone with passion, incredible writing skills and the ability to contribute approximately 3 to 4 blog posts a week. This is a six month unpaid internship offering an unparalleled opportunity to gain an intimate working knowledge of a cool letterpress shop, our Bella Figura stationery line and our sister company, Smock. You’ll work closely with and have the opportunity to be mentored by our blog editor and get awesome experience researching, prepping, and writing for blogs with national readership.
Candidates can live anywhere in the world, but a reliable internet connection and access to email is a must. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, a brief description of why you’d like to work with us, a writing sample, and a short list of your favorite blogs and why you love them. We can’t wait to hear from you!
As 2010 quickly approaches, we wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy New Year! Thank you for making 2009 such a fabulous year for all of us at Bella Figura – it has been a pleasure celebrating with you and we look forward to many more happy occasions in 2010. We’re also thrilled to introduce our 2010 collection, created exclusively for us by some of the nation’s most talented and sought after designers and artists. Starting next week, we’ll be sharing lots of details about our new designs and our designers, but for now here is a little peek at just a few of the new letterpress wedding invitation designs that have us so very excited for 2010.
In celebration of 2009, check out some of our favorite customizations of letterpress wedding invitation designs we printed in 2009:
Majorca letterpress save the dates with grommets
Yellow and gray square Dewdrop letterpress wedding invitations
Cartoccio letterpress baby announcements
Pool and pale gray Buttonpom letterpress wedding invitations
My wedding invitations – Keswick in pale gray and mediterranean
Pink and papaya Somersby letterpress wedding invitations
Custom skyline letterpress wedding invitations
Deveril red letterpress wedding invitations
Bella Figura is excited to launch our summer sample sale, starting today, to benefit American Forests, an environmental organization near and dear to our hearts. Now through August 31, 2009, all samples of our letterpress invitations will be just $1 with all proceeds going to American Forests.
American Forests works to protect, restore and enhance our trees and forests, with every dollar donated going to plant a tree. Your purchase of our letterpress invitation samples will translate into trees that are planted for the benefit of the environment and generations to come! You can read more about American Forests on their website. You can view all of our letterpress invitation designs and order samples online – happy sample shopping!
It’s official, our 2009 website is here! We’ve overhauled everything on our website and also improved many of our policies and customizations. We will usher in 2009 with a quicker turnaround time, new color-accurate liners, new self-sealing pocketfolds, better pricing on letterpress printing, and (best of all) over forty new letterpress invitation designs!
We hope that you like all the changes, and welcome any feedback you might have. Go ahead and leave comments on this blog post if you have any thoughts, and please let us know if you discover any problems while browsing our site.
The fun doesn’t stop here, either: we have more improvements coming to the website by Spring, 2009, most notably the ability to place and track your custom printing orders online. At this very moment, are your precious letterpress invitations on a printing press or their edges being hand-painted? You’ll never be left guessing again!
So thanks for visiting, we hope you love the new site, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts. Happy holidays!