2015 Desk Calendars are now available!

It’s likely that you’re now on the last page of your 2014 calendar (unless it’s been a really busy week and you’ve completely forgotten that it’s now December).  Anyway, it’s time for a new calendar!

Check out our 2015 Desktop Calendar!

They’re also great for co-workers, friends, parents, neighbors, or anyone who enjoys knowing what date it is.  AND, because you put up with my sporadic blogging and social media attempts, you can get 20% off any purchase in the shop over $15.  Just use coupon code PEPPERMINT at check out.

2015 Desktop Calendar by Hitchcock Creative


New Hope Christmas Craft Fair


I don’t typically do a lot of selling in person. This is mostly because I’m busy with my corporate/non-profit clients and therefore don’t make a lot of stationery that isn’t personalized.

But I’m breaking my trend because my church is hosting its annual Christmas Craft Fair & Bake Sale on November 8, 2014 from 9:00am-2:00pm (8905 Ox Road, Lorton, VA). Parking and admittance is FREE. And the best part is that all proceeds benefit Feed My Starving Children. FMSC is a non-profit organization that sends hand-pack meals, specifically formulated for malnourished children, to nearly 70 countries around the world.

Every 22 cents you spend equals one meal. So if you spend $20.00, it buys nearly 91 meals – how awesome is that!

I’ll be selling the following items:

  • Single Notecards
  • Boxed sets of Thank You and Holiday cards
  • 2015 Desk Calendars
  • Laser cut wooden ornaments (made by my mom!)

AND…to help raise as much money as possible, I have decided that all the money I receive for items sold in my Etsy Shop on November 8-9, 2014 will also be donated to FMSC.  This way if you can’t make it to Lorton, VA next weekend, you can still participate and help a child in need.

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Introducing the 2014 Desk Calendar

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I frequently don’t know what day of the week (or month) it is.  Blame it on working from home, having an infant or not eating enough of whatever it is I’m supposed to eat to help my memory (clearly I can’t remember that either).  So I came up with a solution, which  conveniently doubled as a great gift for my vendors and colleagues this year!



You can purchase them online at my Etsy shop as well.  And if you order by TOMORROW by 2:00pm (which IS Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013) you can get free Priority Shipping for US customers AND it should arrive by Tuesday.  Just in time for a last minute Christmas gift.  Click here to see the listing!  No codes necessary, just purchase the regular First Class shipping and I’ll upgrade you for free!

And the winner is….

…Melissa C!  Congratulations Melissa on winning my final weeks giveaway.  I appreciate everyone who has shared, liked and tweeted around.  It’s been a fun way to celebrate my business anniversary.  You guys are awesome!  :)

And just a reminder, I have FREE SHIPPING on all of the notecards (including sets!) in my Etsy Shop, through this Saturday, Nov. 31!  Enter code FREESHIP when checking out and get a start on your holiday shopping!

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And a big Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US as well.  Take some time off to spend with your friends and family.  The studio here will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 – Sunday, Dec. 1 for some much needed recharging, so I’ll see you all in December!!


And the winner is… Stacy K!

Congratulations to Stacy K., Entry #11, on winning a box set of 12 Bah Humbug notecards in the first giveaway of my anniversary month!!

Didn’t win? You can still get free shipping on all notecards in the Etsy Shop by using the code FREESHIP at check out.  Valid through November 30, 2013 on ALL orders.

ALSO, stop back next week, because I’ll have a fresh new giveaway starting Monday morning!!

Anniversary GIVEAWAY #1

As I mentioned last week, I’ll be giving away little items every week during the month of November to celebrate my 5 year business anniversary.  Hooray!

Bah Humbug by Hitchcock Creative

You may have noticed that stores are already setting up for the winter holidays and we haven’t even finished our Halloween candy yet!  If you can’t beat them, join them I say.  To help you spread your holiday cheer early, I’m giving away a gift box of 12 “Bah Humbug” holiday cards.

Bah Humbug by Hitchcock Creative

CLICK HERE for your chance to win!

See this card and more (available in singles and box sets) in my Etsy Shop!  As an added bonus, use code FREESHIP for free shipping on ALL U.S. purchases through November 30, 2013!

Contest ends Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Midnight EST.  I’ll announce the winner on Facebook, Twitter and on the blog the next day.  Winner will need to supply a mailing address via email or private message indicating where prize should be sent.

Holiday Postage Stamps!

The holidays are approaching!  And if you’ve found the perfect cards already or having started looking, don’t forget to compliment your mailings with the perfectly matched stamp.  Below is a sampling of this years holiday postage stamp options from the USPS.


Quick Note:  Some of these stamps will not be released until November 6, 2013, however you can pre-order on the USPS website!