small business month!


holy cow!

what a year 2020 has been. i don't think any of us were prepared for this year. everything looks and feels difficult this year. that includes small business saturday, historically our biggest sales day of the year. in compliance with the cdc guidelines to allow social distancing, we have limited capacity, which makes hosting a small business saturday event challenging, to say the least. our number one priority is for everyone to remain safe and healthy. we've been brainstorming ideas of how to make sure anyone who wants to, can shop with us on small business saturday. 

so we thought, instead of focusing on just the one saturday after thanksgiving, let's open it up to the entire month of november. yay! to help you shop small during a pandemic holiday season, we're taking the idea of small business saturday and expanding it to last all November! we didn't want our customers to have to wait 'til after thanksgiving to start shopping and supporting your local card shop. after all, we turned 16 this year and can't think of a better way to celebrate than to share some love with our customers. so stay tuned because every week in november we'll be offering 16% off in-store promotions. it's gonna be amazing, and we'll highlight a specific category each week. you guys deserve an entire month of specials and we're happy to help. 

below is a sneak peek of what will be on sale this month, follow us on Instagram @afavoritedesign to see when!

- calendars & planners
- pens 
- greeting cards 
- journals 
- ornaments 
- gift wrap 

shop early! shop local! shop often!

Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday is November 30th and we're excited to share our Holiday Goodies with you! Mark your calendars. It's our first official Small Business Saturday with a retail space and we're gonna do it up just for you - our customers!

In the past we've ran specials on our website, which is fine but it's so much more fun to come see the product in person, touch the impression of letterpress printing and see our space. As always we'll have all our Handmade Letterpress Greeting Cards available. Plus we have lots of goodies from other companies we sell that aren't on our website; Journals, Planners, Calendars, Ornaments, Office Supplies and Specialty Pens, perfect for gift giving or recieving.

This year, I'm sharing my Vintage Holiday Collection. I believe sharing is caring and it's time to share some of my many vintage holiday treasures. You can purchase amazing vintage ephemera, gift wrap, greeting cards, stickers, decorations and more collected through many years. All are vintage which means once they're sold out, you may never see another again. 

We just released our exclusive Chicago themed gift wrap. It's adorable and already a hit, we won't be reordering for the season so come get it while you can. To compliment our gift wrap we're selling ribbon by the yard, we want to help make your packages perfect! As always we're offering our vintage gift wrap by the yard, some of the wrap we have was used at the iconic State Street Marshall Fields. That's right, a little piece of Chicago History could be on your gifts this season.

 

Join us on Small Business Saturday from 10am to 6pm
We'll have lots of exclusives plus:
• Holiday Cookies & Refreshments
• First Look at our Holiday Shop
• Free Gift Wrapping on Purchases
• Print your own sheet of gift wrap on an antique press

The more you buy, the more you save!
10% off $20-49
15% off $50-$99
20% off $100+

Plus a Free Gift with every purchase (while supplies last)
Discounts valid on 11/30/19 only
May not be combined with any other offer
One gift per person

Stop by Small Business Saturday and all season long!
Open Thursdays 11am - 6pm   Fridays & Saturdays 11am - 5pm

Shop Early! Shop Often!

holiday gift items
It's that time of year! Holiday markets are coming and QUICK! 
We're happy to announce we're participating in several markets throughout the season. Come say hi, shop amazing local makers and maybe even grab a beer.
Hope to see you there!

November 4th – West Elm
                            1000 W North Ave, Chicago | 11am-4pm
November 5th – Revolution Craft Show at Revolution Brewing Tap Room
                            3340 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago | 12pm-6pm
November 10th – Show of Hands at Architectural Artifacts
                            4325 N Ravenswood, Chicago | 5pm-9pm
                            get tickets to the preview party here!
November 11th-12th – Show of Hands at Architectural Artifacts
                            4325 N Ravenswood, Chicago | 10am-5pm
December 17th – Revolution Craft Show at Revolution Brewing Tap Room
                            3340 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago | 12pm-6pm

The Paper Chronicles Feature

holiday helper

Thanks so much to Sarah at The Paper Chronicles for the feature! If you aren't familiar with Sarah's blog, check it out. She features all things paper. It's amazing.

You can see our feature here.