Ready to kick off October with some vintage pumpkins, witches, and turkeys? A Halloween and Thanksgiving shop update will be going live tomorrow, October 1st, at 7am Pacific.
I'm beyond thrilled to let you in on a project I've been working on the past few months. Beginning today, you can join the Mail Box - a monthly stationery subscription box bringing together new and vintage paper. By joining the Mail Box, you get to both send and receive mail each month - checking your mailbox has never been so fun! Each box has three parts.
PART ONE. Each box comes with three greeting cards that revolve around a common theme. The theme might be holiday related, focused on a certain subject, or just a really good color scheme. Many of the greeting cards will be letterpressed as I'm partial to this method of printing myself. However, you might also receive cards that are screenprinted or otherwise handmade. All cards are from independent designers pursuing their passion one card at a time. These are not cards you'll find at the grocery store!
PART TWO. You need postage stamps to send your greeting cards. You will receive enough vintage postage stamps to mail all three of your greeting cards. The vintage postage stamps are coordinated by both color and theme to ensure your outside envelope is as pretty as the card inside. Using vintage postage couldn't be any easier. You don't have to waste time hunting down the right stamps, worrying if the stamps add up to the correct amount, or trying to put together the stamps together just right. It's all done for you.
PART THREE. This is where it gets really fun! Each box is finished off with a monthly surprise that you can use to decorate your mail or add to your craft stash. Vintage labels, rolls of washi tape, mini paper packs...each of these might pop up in your next box!
WANT IN? Each monthly Mail Box is $25 plus $5 shipping. (Available for United States shipping only.) You can start your subscription by heading on over the order page and simply clicking the Subscribe button. Mail Boxes will ship on the 15th of each month. You will need to get your subscription started by the 10th of the month to get in on the current month's box. Subscriptions started after the 10th of the month will begin with the follow month's box.
Hope you'll join me in this next adventure! If you're on Instagram be sure to follow @SaturdayAMVintage as I'll be hosting a giveaway this week and sharing sneak peeks of the first Mail Box!
Baby boy is almost here! To prepare for his arrival, I will be closing the shop for a few months. As long as he doesn't decide to make an early arrival, the shop will be open until next Friday, December 12. If you've been planning a purchase, please do so before then! I do not have a reopening date yet, but will be sure to share when it's closer.
If you are an international customer, please place all orders by today. I love shipping all around the world, but standing in long post office lines is just becoming too much for this pregnant lady! International shipping will no longer be available after today. Thank you for your understanding!
After many months of collecting, unused vintage postage stamps have been restocked!
Small collections of color coordinated stamps each have 50% more stamps than the previous collections - 30 postage stamps per set. You have 7 different collections to choose from - ranging from a group of red / white / blue, to a set with all of your favorite neutrals, as well as a purple / green / aqua combination with charming cactus and Walt Disney stamps.
If you are looking for a few more stamps, there are also Medium, Large, and Extra Large collections, with up to 200 different vintage stamps. An instant collection of vintage postage that will last you many, many letters without any of the hunting and searching!
Aside from the stamps themselves, I'm also excited about the new packaging I designed for these sets. Small and Medium collections are packaged in coin envelopes that have a coordinating stamp. The stamp is attached with a very small piece of double sided tape so you can easily detach it and use it as a bonus stamp on your next letter. I see these as perfect stocking stuffers for paper lovers this Christmas!
Large and Extra Large collections are packaged in glassine bags with kraft labels - also ready to be gifted to a special friend or family member this holiday season.
Check out all of the new unused postage right here, and be sure to tag me on Instagram (@SaturdayAMVintage) whenever you use your stamps on outgoing mail. I love seeing all kinds of pretty mail!
This year's batch of Advent Journals are now available! I have been making these goodie filled journals since 2011, and they have quickly grown to become my favorite products to offer and one of my customers' favorite products to treat themselves to during the holiday season.
If you've followed my shop for awhile now you have probably heard this story already, but if not, here's what inspired me to start making these journals. Ever since I was a little girl, my mom and I have exchanged a little pile of gifts on December 1. During each evening leading up to Christmas we open up one little gift together. The gifts aren't terribly expensive - especially when I was younger and using my allowance to buy the gifts. However, the gifts gave my mom and I an opportunity to spend some time together each day during the busy holiday season. It is a tradition that we've continued for at least 15 years and still do even though we live 500 miles away. Each evening we chat on the phone for a few minutes while we open up our little gift.
These Advent Journals are my way of bringing this tradition to you - giving you a little something to look forward to each and every day leading up to Christmas. The journal is composed of 25 envelopes and bags sealed with washi tape.
Inside each you'll find a little surprise gift. You might get some labels, maybe some unused vintage postage stamps, or perhaps a mini notebook. This year's gifts have a retail value ranging from $1 - 8 per day, although I think you'll find even more value in the opportunity to treat yourself to a surprise every day for almost an entire month - a month that's clearly magical, but also a little hectic and stressful!