Saturday, November 21, 2009

The perfect gift.

What do you buy for the person who has everything? And I mean everything. You know the one. He or she says "Oh I don't need need anything. Really. Don't buy me anything." SO annoying, right? Because of course you're going to get them something. They just want you to come up with something unique and meaningful. Ugh. It gives me a headache. Not this year though. Gus & Ruby to the rescue!

Handcrafted personal stationery that is letterpress printed on 100% cotton paper and set with vintage type makes the perfect holiday gift! We hand-set antique wood type (that was once used by my grandfather, Pop) with the name of your choice and print it on our our antique Chandler & Price Letterpress (circa 1890). Deep impressions and stunning ink coverage make every piece luxurious! Each set contains 20 cards printed in an ink color of your choice (see below) and is paired with white or kraft envelopes. At $42.00 a set (not including shipping), personal stationery makes a thoughtful and affordable gift.

The Process:
1. Choose a font: playful or sophisticated (photos below)
2. Choose the name or word you would like printed (6-7 characters max for playful and 10-12 for sophisticated).
3. Choose from 15 different ink colors (photos below): Cotton Candy, Ruby Red, Rain, Sun, Pine, Gus Gray, Juice, Guacamole, Glacier, Chocolate, Onion, River, Ebony, Nautical and Lipstick.
4. Choose your envelope color: white or kraft
5. Sit back and relax: gorgeous stationery is being hand-printed just for you!
A few things to note:
1. Our vintage type lends a charming and classic look to each card, however, as with all vintage type projects, please expect imperfections in some of the letters.
2. There are a limited number of letters in each font and because of the age of the type, many letters are damaged. If we find, while type-setting your name, that a letter is too damaged to print, we will pick a comparable font without contacting you. Don't worry. We have good taste. If you choose the playful font, we will pick another fun font! Promise.
3. Not sure personal stationery is the route to go? Try something different. Other fun words to print: cheers! hooray! thank you, thanks, xoxo, or come up with your own!
4. Custom Orders are shipped within 2-3 weeks of your order date.
5. Adorable return address labels are also available at an additional cost, please contact us for more info!

Looking for something custom? We do that too.
READY TO ORDER? Give us a shout: 603-319-1717 or We'll accept payment over the phone and ship to you directly! How easy is that? Order SOON to guarantee delivery for the holidays!!!

{all photos courtesy of Gus & Ruby Letterpress}

1 comment:

  1. I have a set of these myself, and I have recently given a set as a birthday present. They make a stunningly beautiful gift! I can't recommend highly enough!