Farewell to custom!



To our amazing customers & fans, T H A N K Y O U ! We have made the incredibly tough call to throw in the towel for all custom invitations. Our intentions are to expand on our letterpress greeting card collection, and eventually branch out into more gifts & products. We are forever grateful for all of your kind words and support. That being said, our wedding invitations will be available for a limited time through Soiree San Francisco, so please don't hesitate to contact them for all your dreamy wedding desires. Wishing you a very H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !

New! Foil Stamp Wedding Invitations

Although we just shared the exciting news about our new wedding invitation suites on our blog, we couldn't resist sharing even more delightful news with our fans!

The latest latest additions to our wedding collection are these beautiful foil stamp wedding invitations! When we installed our foil stamp machine late last year it took us a little while to get the hang of it, but now we're pressing these stunners left and right. Not only are the designs classic and modern, the shine of metallic foil adds a pop of perfection.

You can choose from a range of styles, including Symphony, Pop Deco, Atlantic, Shooting Star, and Parker. They remind us of a roaring twenties vintage party invitation - great for any formal event!

To view the foil stamp invitation collection and to see more of our latest designs, visit our website!

Photos by Edyta Szyszlo Photography

New! Wedding Invitation Suites

Brides, get ready for more wedding beauty! Our team has been hard at work preparing for the launch of our newest wedding invitation suites and we're thrilled to announce some are now available for order! There's something for every type here - from classic and traditional to flowery and romantic. Each suite is customizable on our website and come with lots of extra options like paper color choices, printed envelopes, calligraphy, and guest address labels. You can be one of the first to personalize these paper pretties, so shop now! (Above, La Vie en Rose)

Love and Marriage

Lemonade Stand


Classic Rose

To shop all wedding invitations, click here. We'll be rolling out many more new designs in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more soon!

Our 10 year Anniversary!

It's hard to believe but this year we're celebrating our 10 year anniversary! Who knew such an exciting adventure would jump start from a simple hobby of printing cards on a vintage Vandercook press in 2003. Since then we've overcome lots of obstacles, reached goals we never could have imagined, and built a brand we couldn't be more proud of. We decided to send cards to our fans and loved ones celebrating the new year and our anniversary, along with a punch-out card designed by Eunice herself.

We got some great feedback from our friends around twitter. It's fun to see our cards find new homes!

Thanks to all who have supported us over the past decade! We're so happy you're in our lives and can't wait for what the future will bring! Cheers!

Save Your Date + Sneak Peek!

It's true the holidays are the most popular times of year for new engagements, earning the title "engagement season." We're all for the one-knee wonder, and thus are unofficially declaring February as "Save the Date Season." Our busy brides-to-be are booking venues, putting final touches on their guest lists, and coordinating their colors with the bridesmaids. The save the date is the first piece of information guests will receive so it's a great way to make a lasting impression. Our save the date cards range from formal to funky, classic to casual and lots of in-betweens.

Year after year we see a rise and fall of our most popular designs, but here are a few that top the charts most frequently.

What would a new year be without new designs?? Our brand new wedding suites are coming soon, but here's a sneak peek of the save the date cards to get you ready!

To see all of our save the dates, visit our website here! And stay tuned on the blog for the big launch of our new designs coming very soon!

Valentine's Day Discount

It's almost Valentine's Day! Are you feeling the love yet? Well you can start today because we're offering 10% off all Valentine's Day cards and gifts. From now until February 13 you can send your family and friends some love for less with tons of letterpress cards to choose from. If you can't get your list together on time, be sure to get your hands on our free printable Valentine's Day cards for a quick hello. Check out our newest love and friendship cards here, and enter the code SMITTEN2013 at checkout for your discount!

Monthly Card Subscription GIVEAWAY!

Attention all card lovers! You have a chance to win the letterpress lottery. We're giving one lucky reader a monthly card subscription for one whole year! Yes that's right. Three letterpress cards, every month, for a year. You can send them as a gift or keep them for yourself. Make a new year's resolution to send more cards to your loved ones. The best part? All the cards are pre-stamped, so you can just sign, seal, and deliver. To enter to win, simply comment below telling us who would receive the first card and why. You can get bonus points by liking us on Facebook, too!

We're choosing a winner next Wednesday, January 30th, so leave your comments soon and like us on Facebook to double your chances.

Entries are no longer being accepted and a winner has been chosen. Thanks for participating!!

New! Save the Date Magnets!

Announcing! A brand new addition to the Hello!Lucky family. Now you can get all your favorite save the date cards (and some new designs!) printed on a magnet! We've had lots of people request magnet save the dates in the past, and it's been a work in progress, but we're delighted to finally have them available on our website. Our latest photo save the dates come with a yearly calendar to serve as a reminder for the event to come. (Shown above, Banner year 2013)

Just visit hellolucky.com, and under the wedding invitations tab click "save the dates." Scroll all the way to the bottom and there you will find all our most popular cards in magnet form!

Shop all our save the dates here!

New! Monthly Card Subscriptions!

To ring in the new year we are thrilled to announce our new monthly card subscriptions! It's easier than ever to write letters to friends and family and now you can get your favorite cards without lifting a finger. All you need to do is visit our subscription page, select how many months you'd like to receive three pre-stamped letterpress cards, and watch them arrive in your mailbox for only $12 dollars a month! The cards are all new or best-selling so you'll always be surprised. These subscriptions make great gifts for those who love to send hand-written notes, too. Order online today!

*Note this is only available in the US and UK.

RitLab at the CJM!

Mark your calendars! This Thursday, December 13th Eunice and Sabrina are hosting a festive and crafty workshop at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The CJM is known for their fabulous events and spectacular space, so we can't wait to get involved. We'll be offering one-of-a-kind letterpress goodies to design and decorate your very own paper frames. Along with our craft activity, you can tour their new exhibition The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League and get tickets to hear the soothing sounds of the Conspiracy of Beards. Tickets for the event are free for members, or $5 for visitors. The event is from 6-8pm at the Contemporary Jewish Museum,  736 Mission Street in San Francisco. For more information, follow this link. Hope to see you there!

(Photo by Leslie Beteta)

New! Letterpress Prints + Giveaway!

Remember the letterpress prints we designed for our Open Studio Event this year? Well now you can order them online! Our Etsy shop is a great way to get your hands on our cards and gifts, and the newest additions are these limited edition split-fountain letterpress prints hand-drawn by our Creative Director, Eunice. The playful typeface prints are a fun way to add color to any space, and their quirky quotes are sure to brighten your day. Get yours online here, or enter to win your favorite! All you have to do is comment below telling us which is your favorite print and why. We will pick three lucky winners to receive their print of choice. Our winners have been chosen and contacted via email! Thanks for participating and stay tuned for more fabulous giveaways!

Be Awesome Today (above)

Don't Grow Up


Print Details: Paper Weight: 130 lb ecru 100% recycled paper, Dimensions: 11" x 14"

Baby William

We have exciting news! On November 12th we welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the Hello!Lucky family! William Henry Abdey was born at 10:36am weighing in at 7lbs 9oz. Proud parents Sabrina and Julian (and big brothers Alex and James!) are happy as can be, and we couldn't be more excited for boy #3!

Congratulations Sabrina and Julian! Love, the H!L team.

SFMade Nationwide!

Have you heard the news? SFMade is expanding their pop-up shops in Banana Republic stores across the country! Last year's Banana Republic pop-up shop in San Francisco was an enormous success, so debuting our products in stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York is icing on the cake. If you live in Los Angeles, the Banana Republic located on the 3rd Street Promenade (Santa Monica) and will feature our Happy Holidays from Los Angeles letterpress cards, among others. In New York, we're showcasing our Happy Holidays from New York cards at the Rockefeller Center location. And in Chicago visit the store on Michigan Avenue to get your hands on our Happy Holidays from Chicago letterpress cards. Of course, you can find our Happy Holidays from San Francisco cards at the Banana Republic location in San Francisco on Grant.

Here is a sneak peek into the shop at the Los Angeles Banana Republic!

And here's a look into the New York City location!

To our readers nearby and our readers far away, we encourage you to shop local this holiday season, and if you can, shop SFMade!

Sabrina & Eunice's Favorite SF Activities

Eunice and Sabrina's recent feature on Sosh's series Tastemakers is definitely one of our favorites. Sosh, the new online activity guide, is the ultimate resource for travelers and city dwellers in San Francisco. Whether you're looking for the best coffee in town or want to get your heart pumping with a new exercise, Sosh has the best of the best all lined up. When the team asked Eunice and Sabrina to share their favorite things about San Francisco the answer was undoubtedly yes. Their fellow Tastemakers are some of the most inventive people in the city, including Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water (one of their favorites) and Mike Krieger of Instagram. The sisters gave a few tips on great places to find inspiration, where they go to unwind, and their favorite places in the city to take visitors. Check out the entire feature here.

Thanks again to the team at Sosh for coming by the H!L studio. We can't wait to see more Tastemaker stories to come! To join (for free!) head over to their website today.

Dream Bridal Tour

Calling all brides! This year's Dream a Little Dream Bridal Tour is taking place next Sunday, November 4th, and the talented team at DALD has come up with incredible itinerary. One ticket gets you not only a champagne brunch, but also a guided tour of the cities finest wedding vendors. You get to experience the wonders of planning a wedding - plus exceptional gift bags provided by The Knot with specialty products and discounts.

Among the many fabulous destinations on the full-day tour is our Studio Open House! We'll be giving hands on letterpress lessons along with discounts on our holiday card collection. If you are planning a wedding or know someone who is, it's a great way to spend the day out with your girls and gather some inspiration for your big day. Book now and you'll receive $15 off your tickets! Use the code 7x7 at checkout here. Hope to see you there!

Images by Weeks Photography

Creative Bug "I made this" Contest

Our friends over at Creativebug have come up with a genius I Made This! Contest that we're certain our Hello!Lucky readers will enjoy. If you like crafting, and if you like Pinterest, then this contest is definitely up your alley. Creativebug is giving away an incredible list of prizes, from memberships to their online workshops, to complete kits of all your favorite projects. Our team is just one of many participants, so there are tons of ways you can get involved. Below is a full list of instructions and just a glimpse of what you can win, but head over to the Creativebug website for more info and terms. Be sure to share your ideas/comments on our blog or on Twitter and Facebook along the way.

To participate in this contest, you must first be following Creativebug on Pinterest, then create a Pinterest board that includes at least 5 projects you have made, or projects on Creativebug that you would like to make, plus an official contest pin from the Creativebug I made this! Contest Board at http://pinterest.com/creativebuginc/. Call your Pinterest board "I made this!" and then go to Creativebug's blog at http://blog.creativebug.com/i-made-this-contest/and enter the link to your Pinterest board and your email address so they can contact you and tell you when you WIN!

To increase your chances of winning, after you build your Pinterest board you can leave a comment on the Creativebug Blog with just your name and email address. You can also visit the blogs of all the Creativebug instructors, and leave a comment on their Creativebug contest posts. Each comment counts as one more entry! (Limit one comment per blog though.) Here's the list of my participating Creativebug pals:

Improv Sewing http://www.improvdiary.com

Rebecca Ringquist: http://www.drop-cloth.blogspot.com/

Jody Alexander: http://wishiwashistudio.blogspot.com

Liesl Gibson: http://oliverands.com/blog/

Jill Draper: http://jilldraperblogs.blogspot.com/

Cal Patch: http://hodgepodgefarm.net/

Rad Megan: http://radmegan.blogspot.com

Natalie Chanin: http://alabamachanin.com/journal/

Courtney Cerruti: http://www.papermusingsblog.blogspot.com/

Megumi Inouye: http://giftwrapbymegumi.blogspot.com/

Heather Ross: http://heatherross.squarespace.com/journal/

To read the full page o' rules, click here http://blog.creativebug.com/imadethis-terms, but in the meantime, start pinning!

Good luck everyone!

UK End of Summer Sale

Big news! Our UK site is launching the End of Summer super sale! Now you can get up to 50% off your favorite greeting cards and gifts. And just a hint - many of our holiday cards are half off! Stock up now before winter begins and you'll have your Christmas cards ready before you can say the word "Santa." Check out the entire sale here, and don't forget the US summer sale ends this Friday, August 31st so shop the US sale now!

DIY Patterned Papers: Favors

We're feeling a lot of love for our new DIY Collection and one of our most exciting additions is the selection of patterned papers that match your favorite wedding suites. The papers, all 8.5 x 11" and printed on smooth, 80-lb text weight paper are the perfect way to add finishing touches on your big day, from paper drink flags to napkin rings. To add to our series of DIY wedding crafts, we're bringing you easy and adorable paper favors.  These can also be doubled as place cards or escort tags!

These mini paper bags are the simplest way to provide favors for your guests, but there are many ways you can dress them up to match your decor. You can find them in various colors at your local craft supply store, and they come in large and small sizes. They make the perfect grab bag for a casual wedding filled with local treats or handmade gifts. Instructions below!

Mini cardboard boxes may be the most traditional wedding favors around, but they are as versatile as they are practical. We wrapped our patterned paper around them and secured with a label or ribbon to make them match. If you want to get extra crafty, you can even make a favor box out of the patterned paper! Use this favor box template to trace.

And last but not least are these easy tea bag tags. You can wrap them to almost any object, and they can be dressed up or dressed down with some fancy calligraphy or alphabet stamps. Use this favor tag template for easy tracing.

Paper Bags:

Materials: 3.5" x 2" x 6.75" Paper Bags, Patterned Paper, Glue, 1/8" Hole Punch, Ribbon or Twine, Scissors

How To: Cut your patterned paper into 2.5" x 3.5" rectangles. Insert your favor into the bag and fold the top 1.25" down toward the back. Fold your patterned paper in half (the long way - or hot dog style!) Apply some glue to the back side of your patterned paper and stick to both sides of the folded bag. Punch a hole 1.5" from both sides. Loop your ribbon or twine from the back and tie a square knot or bow. Cut the ends of the ribbon at 45 degree angles.

Adhesive Labels:

Materials: 3.5" x 2" x 6.75" Paper Bags, Patterned Paper, Glue, Label Paper, Washi Tape or Stickers

How To: Cut your patterned paper into 2.75" x 3.5" rectangles. Glue to your paper bag. Print a 2.25" x 3" label on label paper and stick on top of your patterned paper. Stuff with a favor and fold 1" from the top. Seal with washi tape or a sticker.

Mini Cardboard Box Wrap:

Materials: 3" x 3" x 2" Boxes, Patterned Paper, Glue or Double-Sided Tape, Label Paper or Ribbon

How To: Cut a 1" x 11" or 1.5" x 11" strip of patterned paper. Wrap around the box and secure with double sided tape or glue. Add a personalized label or piece of ribbon and tie.

Mini Paper Favor Box:

Materials: Patterned Paper, Pencil, Scissors, Glue, Template

How To: Cut out the template with scissors and trace onto the back of your patterned paper. Cut with scissors and fold in places of dotted lines. Apply glue on the two labeled tabs and fold pieces together so the "top" and "bottom" squares are in place.

Tea Bag Tag:

Materials: Patterned Paper, Scissors or Craft Knife, Pencil, Ruler, 1/8" Hole Punch

How To: On the back of your patterned paper, draw a 2" x 3.5" rectangle with a pencil and ruler. Cut out with scissors or craft knife. Cut 1/2" corners off the ends of one side. Punch a hole 1/2" from the top and 1" from the sides to center. Loop with ribbon or twine and tie to your favors! Use this handy template for easy tracing!

Shop all patterned papers here, and to view more paper DIY projects, visit our website!

End of Summer Sale!

We're having an enormous end of summer sale! It's time to clean house and make room for all of our wonderful new greeting cards and gifts. Lots of our favorite items are marked down up to 50% off! Now is the time to get those chalkboard word bubbles you've always wanted, or fill your home with handmade letterpress prints at half price. Click here to browse all sale items. Sale ends August 31st so shop now!

Perfect Wedding UK Winner!

Thank you thank you!!! to UK based Perfect Wedding Magazine for nominating and selecting Hello!Lucky as the Best Wedding Stationery in 2012! This is a hugely exciting award because we admire all the brilliant stationers in our category. Our London office has been kicking butt with all their success and press, and we could not feel more proud of the hard working team involved with making Hello!Lucky London such a hit. You can view the winners of the Perfect Wedding Awards here, and subscribe to the magazine here!