I am so excited to make this announcement! I have been writing and rewriting this post for the past month because I couldn't wait. Yes, that's how excited I am. Well, here goes...
After a ton of reviews, re-organizing, scheduling, and soul-searching, we have started to implement physical greeting cards to the Etsy shop! THIS IS HAPPENING!
Being a DIYer at heart, I have always loved being able to make my own cards and thought that other people liked to do the same. Recently, quite a few people told me that they prefer purchasing cards because they (1) don't own a printer (2) don't like to craft. My mind was BLOWN! What do you mean everyone else in the world isn't just like me?!
All kidding aside, I truly didn't realize how many people weren't being serviced by the shop. I really thought creating these mini-DIY kits was all anyone needed. I also (selfishly) thought it saved me time because working a full-time job and being a part-time illustrator left very little time for what physical items would require, which includes printing, processing, shipping, and customer service. I wasn't sure if our little team (meaning our family) could make the leap into a full service shop. However, since this is the "year of the brave" for me, we finally went for it.
We began creating the product. Every card was printed on cardstock, cut and folded by hand. Kraft envelopes were chosen, packaging supplies were ordered, and the shop was officially prepared to make this happen.
In May, we began the slow roll out of the new cards. Last week, we let all our wonderful newsletter subscribers in on the big news. We are so excited that YOU are excited! They was overwhelming support flowing in after the announcement via the newsletter, and we want to thank you all for basically being awesome and cheering us on. While life has definitely gotten busier, we are so excited for this new step for the shop!
There are still many guests that want printable cards so those will still be available. To help differentiate between the instant download listings and the physical cards, We have created the following visual:
We highly suggest reading the listing descriptions as well. Each one also has a link to it's counterpart so that all options are available for everyone!
As we are going through the collection, the most popular cards are being made available first. If you want a physical card of a particular design but it isn't in the shop yet, let us know and we'll make it happen! Requests will take about 5-7 business days but we are totally here for you. Our goal is to have everything available before Christmas time!