get a set of free notecards

if you get the Letter C newsletter, you have already seen this, but if not, i thought i should let you know that this month when you purchase a set of 3 mix&match travel notebooks and you will get a free set of 6 coordinating folded notecards. the extra cards are great to keep on hand or go ahead and give them as a gift to a loved one. no code necessary. offer valid until 3/31/15.

also, there’s some new mix&match patterns available on you can get on your notecards, notebooks and address labels. there’s also some new colors to choose from – including chic black & white.


2015 calendar choices


it took me some time, but i finally decided on my 2015 calendars and planners.

1. patterned wall calendars – i’ll be using one of these for both my house and my office. i usually use a kraft calendar in my office, but i’m going a little crazy and adding color this year.
2. kraft monthly planner – this planner is how i keep track of when bills are due. it’s a good size to clip in the one bill i actually have to pay by check – plus the lines on the side help me keep track of what i owe.
3. weekly planner sheets – the weekly planner is what i use daily and this was the option i kept changing my mind on. it was between these sheets and the kraft weekly planner. i plan in general and not daily, so each week i make a list on the lined pages of what i want to get done – adding things as the come up. on the weekly part i will write down any hard deadlines, appointments, meetings and birthdays. since i use the lined pages more than the weekly pages i put the holes on the opposite side than the sheets were designed for. using a mini binder works better for me than the already spiral bound planner because i like the flexibility of adding in more sheets on really busy weeks.
4. stick any where calendars and mini calendars – this year i am going a different route than i have in the past couple of years for planning for big projects. i’m testing out a new size spiral notebook that has lined pages on one side and the dot grid on the other side. with this i’m going to be using the fill in the date sticker calendars. this gives me the flexibility to use a notebook for each major project.

hope your off to a great start with your 2015 planning.

happy 2015 and new desktops

happy new year. here’s some desktops to get your year started.

if you still need an actual calendar or planner there are still plenty in the shop. to get 2015 started right, use the coupon code “2015” to save 20% off your order of $15 or more. the code will be good until january 3, 2015.

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holiday pop-up shop

stop by the the letter C design studio next week for a holiday pop-up shop.

75 commerce way, south windsor, connecticut
saturday, december 6 ~ 10:00 to 6:00
sunday, december 7 ~ 10:00 to 5:00

you can get great gifts like notecards, notebooks, pencils and stickers. lots of the items make fun stocking suffers. there will also be gift tags, tiny cards and gift bags that will make it easy for you to add cheer to your wrapping and packages.

not only can you get our goodies, but Olga Bobbi and Company will be there with all natural handmade soap and skin care.

we’ll have holiday treats, drinks and give you 15% off your purchase.

can’t make it to the event? you can still save 15% off at and with the coupon code POPUPSHOP. code is valid now until december 7, 2014.

may address labels of the month


a jar full of flowers make anything cheerful – including your envelopes. these adorable labels are available for 20% off for the month of may – no code necessary. i kind of wish i had a bridal or baby shower to plan for because a set of these labels would make super cute favor stickers.

for the month of may you can also get 20% off the notecards and pocket journals from the in the garden collection with the coupon code FLOWERS. a set of labels and notecards would make a lovely gift (mother’s day is around the corner). we offer free gift wrap if you are shipping the gifts directly to the lucky recipient.

snow day

winter is my favorite season and the snow makes it even better. there is a storm blowing through connecticut right now so i have declared today a snow day for letter C. to celebrate you can save 25% off your order until tomorrow night. just use the coupon code “snowday” during checkout.

on a snow day i work from home (not because i don’t like to drive in the snow, but mostly because i don’t like to clear my car of snow at the end of the day). i don’t work from home often since orders need to get out, so the days i do work at home are a nice change of pace where i plan, draw and work on new products. it also means there is soup on the stove (this is simmering right now) and a lot of looking out the windows (the view is much better than an auto body shop).