Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Litterae + Valentines

I'm so ecstatic to share some big news with you! Today I have launched my own little online shop called Litterae, which means "letterforms" in Latin. As my husband teaches Latin, this seemed like the perfect name! I will be selling custom valentines until February 7th, and then will be adding an edited line of stationery products later in the spring. I'm beyond excited about this new venture, and was so thrilled to be able to finally share it here on the blog.
More about the valentines! My darling friend brought me back a stack of old french letters when she came back from visiting Paris this winter, and that is what inspired the theme for the valentine project. The custom valentines include a note scribed in jet-black calligraphy on the back of vintage 1920s postcards from Paris. They are mailed in cream-colored envelopes, lined in handcut, handmade, marbled yellow paper from Bangladesh. The envelopes are sealed with a swath of gold washi tape, and then the whole thing is mailed to the recipient with vintage postage stamps. If your handwriting leaves much to be desired, or you just want to forgo the traditional card route, this is a wonderful solution for you!
The valentines will only be on sale until February 7th, so don't hesitate to snap one up because quantities are limited.

A big thank you to Grace Bonney for her post on Design Sponge this morning!


  1. Betsy ~ Those cards are beautiful & with your script - breathtaking! I love Valentine's Day, but the same old card ideas circulate - new ideas like this are inspiring. Wonderful!

  2. Wow! Amazing cards!! Love the script

    Posted a link to this on my facebook :-) Hope its okay

  3. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Wow! These are really beautiful. I wish someone would send me one!

  4. i really love your handwriting! i want to contact you about doing a tattoo design for me, but i can't find any contact info!!