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The Heart to Heart 7-Day Card Writing Challenge: February 11-17, 2024
February 07, 2024

The Heart to Heart 7-Day Card Writing Challenge: February 11-17, 2024

Join us next week for another 7-day card writing challenge! Write one card a day for 7 days and enter to win a free $100 gift card.

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Decorate your devices with our free woodcut poppies quarterly wallpapers!
October 11, 2023

Decorate your devices with our free woodcut poppies quarterly wallpapers!

We have a new pattern for you today, a half drop woodcut poppy floral inspired by our Thinking of You (Red Poppies) friendship card

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What to Write in a Sympathy Card: a Free Guide from Heartell Press
August 30, 2023

What to Write in a Sympathy Card: a Free Guide from Heartell Press

Today, in honor of National Grief Awareness Day, we have a new resource to offer you: a free, comprehensive guide to What to Write in a Sympathy Card. Sending a sympathy card can provide deep comfort during times of grief and loss, but it isn't always easy to know what to write inside a card. In this guide, you'll discover powerful insights as we debunk common myths that hinder us from sending meaningful messages. Craft comforting messages of solidarity, support, validation, and continuity, learn about sentiments to avoid while keeping in mind that any well-intentioned note brings comfort and explore occasions to send a sympathy card with sample phrases for your personalized message.

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9 Life Lessons from 9 Years of Heartell Press
August 16, 2023

9 Life Lessons from 9 Years of Heartell Press

The working title of this post was “Nine tips from nine years in business,” but what I want to offer you today isn’t business advice. Today, I want to share with you what working with you, the Heartell community, has taught me—lessons that extend beyond the realm of business. These insights have shaped me as a spouse, parent, friend, sibling and daughter, just as much as they have influenced me as an artist, business owner, and employer.

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Heartell staff recipe share: Logan's Street Corn Dip
August 10, 2023

Heartell staff recipe share: Logan's Street Corn Dip

This summer, the Heartell staff is sharing some of our treasured recipes with you! Lucky for us, our Operations Manager Kristin King's partner Logan is handy with a grill. They are sharing Logan's recipe for Mexican Street Corn Dip which was a huge hit at our Heartell barbeque at Syracuse Lake last summer. Cheers to good times and great company – enjoy!

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Letter from Rachel: A Change for Me (But Not for You)
July 23, 2023

Letter from Rachel: A Change for Me (But Not for You)

Dear friends and supporters of Heartell Press,

I'm writing today to share some exciting news!

Next month, my husband, Eric, and I and our two children are moving across the country to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State to live closer to my Dad (the boys call him Poppy) and his partner, my mother-in-law and my two brothers-in-law and their families who also live in Sequim. My little brother and his family live in Portland, Oregon, so we'll be closer to them too.

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Heartell staff recipe share: Erin's Fresh Berry Mojitos
July 16, 2023

Heartell staff recipe share: Erin's Fresh Berry Mojitos

This summer, as the Indiana sunshine pours in through the open door of our studio, the Heartell team has made a delicious decision. We want to tantalize your taste buds and share some of our treasured recipes with you! And what better way to kick things off than with a delightful summer drink?

Cheers to good times and great company – let the recipe adventure begin! Enjoy!

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Behind the Scenes: Drawing Inspiration from Botanic Gardens for our New Collection of Letterpress Greeting Cards
July 12, 2023

Behind the Scenes: Drawing Inspiration from Botanic Gardens for our New Collection of Letterpress Greeting Cards

Last week we released our brand new collection of letterpress greeting cards, and today we are going behind the scenes and sharing the first installment in a series all about the inspiration behind the new designs. 

Botanic gardens are some of my favorite places to be and a visit to a new one (or an old favorite!) never fails to inspire new designs.

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New Cards Are Here!
July 03, 2023

New Designs are Here!

I am thrilled to announce that our 25 new letterpress greeting card designs are available today! Each of these cards is printed using one or more hand-carved woodblocks using antique letterpress equipment in our studio in Fort Wayne. We had so much fun making these and we hope they will brighten your days and help you connect with the people you care about. :)

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Introducing Heartell Press + Postable
June 15, 2023

Introducing Heartell Press + Postable

I'm excited to share with you that we have a new partnership with an amazing company called PostableStarting now, you can customize Heartell cards with a message written inside, and have it sent directly to the person you want to reach out to.

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What to Write in a Father’s Day Card: 5 Parenting Rules I Learned From My Dad
June 03, 2023

What to Write in a Father’s Day Card: 5 Parenting Rules I Learned From My Dad

Not sure what to write in your Father's Day card this year? One trick I love to use when deciding what to write in a Father’s Day card is to be specific. I’m sure it feels good to be told you’re the BEST EVER, but sharing stories or details about how someone has shaped or helped you can be an even better gift to receive than a brand-new tie. My hope is that reading this will help inspire you to put into words some of the particular ways your own father figures have made life easier or more enjoyable for you.

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Behind the Scenes: How We Work With Color In Our Letterpress Studio
May 05, 2023

Behind the Scenes: How We Work With Color In Our Letterpress Studio

Every year on the first Saturday in May, printmakers all over the world make prints and share with one another about their process. I love this opportunity to see what other artists are making and getting to see all the wild variety within the medium of printmaking.


In honor of this year's celebration, we are offering a glimpse behind the scenes at how we work with color in our relief printmaking studio.

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5 Memorable Gift Ideas for the Holidays
November 15, 2022

5 Memorable Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Since the most memorable gifts are things that help people share experiences, here's a collection of ideas for gifts that will help you and your loved ones use all your senses to connect and enjoy the season together.

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With You I'm Home: The Olympic Peninsula Camping Trip That Inspired Our Best Selling Print
November 05, 2022

With You I'm Home: The Olympic Peninsula Camping Trip That Inspired Our Best Selling Print

In honor of Play Outside Day I thought it would be fun to share some photos from the camping adventure that inspired the design we have sold more of than any other card or print, With You I’m Home.

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