So we are a little early - it's not even New Year's Eve yet, but I wanted to get a head start on the blog in case I don't get to it over the next couple of days. New Year's is never really a huge deal around our house, but it is what I consider the last weekend of the holidays. This year our holidays started early with a family trip to Maui, then to Vancouver Island for Christmas with my husband's family, and then back home for New Year's. I am glad to be back and spending some time cleaning around the house and getting things organized for 2012. One of my next big tasks is to go get myself a daytimer - my mother normally buys me the same one each year, but this year my parents are in California for 3 months, so we only really gave each other gifts that didn't need to be shipped. I am lost without my daytimer! Even though I have an iPhone, I just prefer to do my scheduling on paper - and I don't think this will ever change. Do you use your smart phone calendar or are you stuck to your paper daytimer like me?
In the spirit of getting organized, we just finally got the Sunlit Letterpress Facebook page set up. We used to have a group page back in the day, but it seems Facebook got rid of those and set up new business pages, so the old page got lost. So far we've gotten some portfolio shots loaded and a few other things, but we plan to also post news, event listings, coupons and other info here too. I hope you will "like" our page and join the group - we will send notices of new products and coupon codes out to our Facebook page members. I will be posting a clearance coupon for our Holiday 2011 goods shortly.
In other news, back before the holidays (on November 30th to be exact) we attended the BC Professional Wedding Awards Gala at Boulevard Casino here in Vancouver and Sunlit Letterpress was presented with the 2011 Best Wedding Stationery Award for BC. We are thrilled! We received a lovely trophy, an amazing bouquet, had oodles of photos taken and got to meet the "Wedding Belles" from TV and Fred Lee from CBC (Mr. Vanhattan). It was a fun night and on top of winning our award, my husband and I met old and new friends from the BC wedding industry and even got to play "Top Chef" judges as five different caterers were competing at the event for a catering award. From ahi sliders to smoked tomato shrimp, we enjoyed a feast of small bites. We also got to play around in the photo booth for awhile with props like mustaches and boas - do photobooths ever get old?
So that concludes this latest update - we wish you all a fantastic (and safe) New Year! If you are planning a wedding in 2012 and need letterpress invitations or are in need of custom letterpress stationery for your business or personal correspondence, please contact our studio - we look forward to working with you!