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Mark Your Calendars! August & September will be busy months for Greetings by Jenny.

I’ve got some really exciting events coming up and I miss you and I want to see your face! So come say hi and see my new cards, merch, and wall art 🙂


August Events

Thursday, August 15 – Handmade Happy Hours, August Edition


Location: 1070 Granville Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Time: 5 – 9 PM
Cost: Free to attend and shop!
Perks: Free drinks!
Who: Me and 9 other makers/artists bringing a variety of handmade goods! We’ll have hand blown wine and spirits glasses, CBD goods, jewelry, candles, body scrubs, and so much more!

Links:
FB event
Website

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What it means to use upcycled, recycled, and repurposed materials (Part I)

Wondering what I mean when I say that I make my cards using upcycled, repurposed, and recycled materials? This blog series will explain exactly what I mean and why my cards are truly eco-friendly.

It doesn’t mean that I pick things out of the garbage, or off the street. It means I source my materials to create beautiful greeting cards from ethical suppliers.

As of June 2019, I switched my supplier for blank greeting cards, and now all of my greeting cards are 100% recycled. All of them are created with a minimum of 20% post-consumer waste. Many are FSC certified, and produced using green energy.

“OK, Jenny,” you might be saying. WhAt DoEs ThIs AcTuAlLy MeAn?

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New Atlas Collection

The new Atlas Collection features cards & artwork (coming soon) created from upcycled atlases & maps.

Atlas & maps cards can be used for so many occasions. Graduation, celebration, just to say hi. They can also be used to encourage a friend or family member getting ready to study abroad, take a sabbatical, or go on the trip of a lifetime.

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Fun & Random Reasons to Send a Greeting Card Today

Have you ever received an unexpected piece of happy mail?

Ya know, where you come home from work, you’re looking at the mailbox like “ugh,” maybe even avoiding it because you know it’s all bills and junk mail? (Yeah… I’m guilty of totally bypassing the mailbox because I dread what’s inside sometimes.)

Well, how about when you come home and check that mailbox, and you see a surprise envelope with a familiar name, and you’re like, “oh! It’s not my birthday, I’m not particularly expecting a thank you card, what’s this, I wonder?”

Then you open the envelope and, surprise! It’s a random greeting card!

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Is the Greeting Card Industry Dying or Thriving?

I come home from work, excited to get to makin’ cards for the evening. I’ve got ideas and phrases running through my head that I can’t wait to get down on paper. I turn on the TV for background noise and my daily roundup of information provided by Lester Holt and the Nightly News.

I’m doing my thing, I always have to clean up before I start making and start with a clean slate. In the background, something on the news caught my attention…. the greeting card industry is dying.

Say WHAAA?

I listen in and hear what I already believe to be true – that the boring greeting cards bought from retailers are not what people buy or want anymore. The news is saying that CVS and Walmart are making significant cut backs on the space they designate for greeting cards.


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