Today is a happy but bittersweet day. The Hello Handmade Valentines are here! I'm so excited to share them with you all. I love the way they came together and hope you will too! Each valentine includes a 5x7 folded card in creamy egg shell, featuring my ribboned laurel illustration off-set printed on creamy 80 lb. matte stock in black ink, with room for a couple's monogram, a sweetheart's name or initials in the center, as well as a personalized, customizable note penned with jet-black sumi ink in Betsy's hand inside.
Inner envelopes perfectly match the cards, sealed in black wax and addressed with the recipients' first name. Outer envelopes are a rich shade of eggplant addressed in creamy white ink, hand-mixed from gouache. Each valentine will be sent using vintage stamps as the perfect finishing touch!
It the perfect last project for Betsy and I. This will be our last project together as Hello Handmade. We've each decided to focus on our growing, individual businesses as they require our full attention these days. It saddens us to close up shop, as we've loved sharing our collaborative efforts with you but we've both got some exciting projects in the works.
I can't wait to share with you what's to come. Hard as it may be sometimes, change is good. I'm so grateful for the best part of embarking on this adventure with Betsy three years ago, our friendship. She means the world to me, and that, at least, remains the same. I think I'll send her a valentine.