xou’s May release mailers went out this week :: Pic #1: @usps_world hooked us up with one of my favorite stamps - overhead succulent shot and with a complementary round stamp design and shape. An all-timer 😍 Pic#2: That’s about a third of the mailers we sent out. Normally I would’ve taken a shot of the entire beast but the world’s greatest @usps_world employee, my girl, Yoon, kept checking on me and taking stacks of our envelopes for us while we stamped away. 🙌
💕Our ‘Growing Old’ anniversary card features extra content on the back. ❤️Maybe it’s from my love of secret passageways and secret codes as a kid, but whenever it makes sense, I always add a little something extra on the flip side of our designs. 🥰Marriages and friendships have their own codes and languages, so it made sense to add a little something on the back of this card for that ride-or-die person in your life ...
Ravenala madagascariensis - commonly known as the Traveler Palm (although technically it’s not a palm tree) - mature into huge plants with a peacock-like fan of flat leaves on top while the base is an intricate overlapping pattern of the leaf stems. It’s also a beautiful plant to shoot a greeting card on. ⚡️ Fact I love about the Traveler Palm: The leaves collect rainwater which flows into the plant's stems and base. If you poke a hole into one of the stems you can drink the rainwater directly. 🌴
“Always let your conscience be your guide.” Anybody who knows me knows that I love Disneyland and the Imagineers that created it. You can find homages of Disneyland in some of our card designs. I bought this 89 year old negative print of the Jiminy Cricket Model Sheet from Disney’s Pinocchio production at auction a couple weeks ago. Jiminy as we know him was created by the only Disney animator Walt specifically called a genius, Ward Kimball. Ward was a genius, and one of Walt’s “9 Old Men.” And, Jiminy’s song, basically the Disney company theme song, the one you hear the snippet of as you fly over the castle before every Disney movie... sung by none other than Ukelele Ike himself, Cliff Edwards.