Small Business Saturday With the Punkpost Team

Every time you order a card, a real live person scripts your message and the addresses before dropping your card in the mailbox. Punkpost couldn’t bring you that handmade experience without its team of handwriting artists.

It’s no surprise that our artist team has other creative talents. So we’re celebrating Small Business Saturday by bragging about all the skills these people have.

Here’s 7 rad makers and their holiday creations that are up for grabs.

1. Ashley Tarango of LoneStar Letter. She creates beautiful hand-lettered work on wood (see above, y’all!). She makes everything from Christmas tree ornaments on little wood slices to serving trays and welcome signs. Her “Mi Casa Es Su Casa” is her best seller.

Order info: All pieces are handmade and completely customizable. That said, definitely place your order by Nov. 30 to guarantee delivery before Christmas. Order placed after Nov. 30 will be finished and shipped as soon as Christmas orders are done. If you live in far North Texas, you can opt for local pickup/delivery.

Shop: LoneStar Letter on Etsy

2. Stacey Hsi of Chickpea Yarns. Hello, lovely yarn. Stacey, and Ting, dye their own yarn, and put a lot of thought into each product’s names, which we find endearing.

Order info: They won’t be dying any more yarn this season, so if you see something you like, order quick. Order by by Dec. 15 to ensure it arrives for Christmas.

Shop: Chickpea Yarns on Etsy

3. Stephanie Vos of makepeacewritenow. Stephanie creates art to inspire and delight, and that’s exactly what these hand-lettered printables offer. You can have her work up in your home or office in a matter of minutes. How cool is that!?! And, she’s offering anyone who reads this $2 off any piece with code MERRYANDBRIGHT.

Order info: You can buy any time. You’re receive the digital order upon purchase. Then, just print and hang.

Shop: makepeacewritenow on Etsy

4. Janie Javier of Createhappy247. This New York illustrator does custom portrait work, and offers signs and cards for all occasions. You definitely want to go check out her “When Animals Where Clothes” series.

Order info: Get your orders in by Dec. 3, especially for any portraits.

Shipping: For Christmas delivery, order by Dec. 3.

Shop: Createhappy247 on Etsy

5. Kim Best of KIMBESTcreative. Another New Yorker (from Rochester) brings us holiday-themed hand-lettered prints, watercolor holiday cards, calligraphy quotes, and card sets. And honestly, we could all use that definition of joy all year long.

Order info: Order by Dec. 17, but she recommends ordering sooner if you want to send her holiday cards this year.

Shop: KIMBESTcreative on Etsy

6. Steph Galvin of Letters For Jo. Steph has lots and lots and lots of lettered work on wood blocks, canvases and tumblers. You’ll find messages with holiday spirit, encouragement and love perfect for any home.

Order info: If you’re thinking about ordering a custom piece, get your order in by the first week of December.

Shop: Letter For Jo on Etsy

7. Pervin Nurhan of Spark Wander Shop. Rather than order from one of the massive online websites, Pervin is all about shopping small business. They can really give you a one-of-a-kind piece that no one else will have this holiday season. If you’re in the market for a unique holiday card with photo (see above), check out Pervin’s holiday collection, all created with love.

Order info: Get your order in by Nov. 30 to provide ample time for card printing and shipping. Plus, that will give you time to get them in the mail.

Shop: Spark Wander Shop

Happy Small Business Saturday to all of our handwriting artists! And if you want to meet some of our team, come to the Urban Air Market: Holiday Show in Oakland on Dec. 3. We’ll be showing off Punkpost, writing card and mingling with more than 100 other amazing makers. We’d love to meet you!

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