Card of the Month: December

December is all about holiday holiday holiday, and the holidays are all about friends and family. We love our holiday collection and we especially love sharing it with you. 

We chose one of our holiday favorites as our "Card of the Month" this month. 

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This card is from our Deep Breath collection and it's simple and to the point. And super cute. This is the card that works for your funny family members and closest friends. Fill it with your note about why they're special to you, a funny memory, an old photo... the possibilities are endless. Just remember to give this year and to remind your loved ones that they're loved. We hope our cards can help you do that. 

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P.S. Don't forget to take part in our #BeBreathless campaign now through the end of February, 2018! We want you to show us where and to who our cards travel to! Snap pics of one (or more!) of our cards out in the world and post on Instagram. Hashtag #BeBreathless, tag @BreathlessPaper, and be entered to win $500 worth of cards to gift to your loved ones or keep for yourself. Winner announced after close of contest.

INTRODUCING: Retail!

Y'all... we're so excited. Why? Because now you guys can order cards, napkins, coasters and "Tiny Cards, Big Words" straight from our site to your door!

Heck yes. This was a long time coming, and we're so happy to get to share ourselves with you a bit more.

Right now, you can purchase individual cards from our Blowing Candles, Breath of Inspiration and Old Try collections. But (super fun part) we've put together "card packs" for you, too. You can buy packs of 6 or 12 cards with the following themes: Love, Friendship, Foodie, Funny Birthday, Deep Breath and Baby's Breath. 

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Plus, you can buy any of our napkin packs, sets of coasters, and anything form our "Tiny Cards, Big Words." collection.

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As we roll full force into the holiday season and 2018, we made it even easier to purchase gifts and cards for your loved ones. We're even running a pretty awesome special...

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Thanks for supporting us and getting us this far. We love you guys. Happy shopping!


P.S. Don't forget to take part in our #BeBreathless campaign now through the end of February, 2018! We want you to show us where and to who our cards travel to! Snap pics of one (or more!) of our cards out in the world and post on Instagram. Hashtag #BeBreathless, tag @BreathlessPaper, and be entered to win $500 worth of cards to gift to your loved ones or keep for yourself. Winner announced after close of contest.

Thanksgiving in Our Household ♥

Giving thanks is something we're sure to do year-round in our house, but it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget to stop and say a simple "thank you." That's why Thanksgiving rocks.

Everyone is home and together, and we dedicate a whole 24 hours solely to saying "thank you" and appreciating what we have, instead of thinking about what we don't. We also eat. A lot. (Duh). 

This year was big for us because we spent our first Thanksgiving here in Nashville, and I cooked the whole dinner... which I'd never done before. Matt was on turkey duty and did an awesome job, and of course our little ones helped. 

There are a few things we just had to make sure to have on our table, like bourbon & vanilla bean cocktails made with White's Elixirs and sweet and sour whiskey drinks. We decorated our table with the heirloomed "Blessings" napkins and runner, with my favorite vintage tablecloth beneath it that I've had for years and years. We used my favorite set of mismatched serving pieces and plates, and tied our napkins with bakers twine and fresh rosemary. I just love rosemary, so we used it for the centerpieces, too.

It was so fun to teach the kids new traditions, like putting notes about all the things we're thankful for into a mason jar and sealing to open next year. We also taught them how to make a wish on the wishbone - that was just too cute. 

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We loved having quality time to give thanks and love each other. From your friends at Breathless Paper Co., we hope you had just as beautiful of a Thanksgiving as we did. 


P.S.: Don't forget to take part in our #BeBreathless campaign now through the end of February, 2018! We want you to show us where and to who our cards travel to! Snap pics of one (or more!) of our cards out in the world and post on Instagram. Hashtag #BeBreathless, tag @BreathlessPaper, and be entered to win $500 worth of cards to gift to your loved ones or keep for yourself. Winner announced after close of contest.

Card of the Month: November

How is it already November?!

The year is already nearing its end. Things always get a bit crazy during the holidays around here (and I'm sure for you, too). But one thing that keeps us grounded, especially in November, is thankfulness.

It's so important to wake up everyday and reflect on what you're grateful for. There's no better way to stay level-headed and joyful. But, it's easy to forget to be thankful, so we'll use November and Thanksgiving as a reminder and a chance to re-center ourselves around gratefulness. 

This card from one of our new collections, Deep Breath TWO, is simple and sweet. It's a little nudge to remind you that while everyday might bring a lot of reasons to complain or to dwell in the bad stuff, there's always at least one thing (and usually many more things than one) that is "good" and deserving of a smile and a thanks. What's the point in dwelling on the bad? Look at your life this season - your family, friends, home - and say a few thank yous.

And don't forget to also be thankful for yourself and who you are, because you are a-w-e-s-o-m-e.

(Psst... Remember to keep checking back here and on Instagram for the #CardOfTheMonth)

 

 

Posted on November 3, 2017 .

#BeBreathless

We love cards for a lot of reasons, but one of the best and most important reasons is because of the reminder they serve. No matter where you are, who you're with or what you're doing, you can carry that card with you, gaze at it, and remember the person who gave it to you and why. For a second, no matter what, you can escape to that moment. 

That's why we're inspired to begin our #BeBreathless series and contest. When we were in New York for the NY NOW trade show, we snapped a pic of one of our cards while out and about in the city (see below), and we thought, "wow, we'd love to see where our customers end up taking our cards, and what cool places they go to." 

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That's what #BeBreathless is all about. We want you to show us where and to who our cards travel to! Snap pics like the one you see below (or in whatever style you want!), post on Instagram and hashtag #BeBreathless, tag @BreathlessPaper, and be entered to win $500 worth of cards to gift to your loved ones or keep for yourself.

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The contest will run through the end of FEBRUARY 2018 with the winner announced on social media. Check out our Instagram where we'll feature entries and announce the winner. 

We want to encourage you to give, share, and #BeBreathless.

Old Try Collaboration

Collaborating with other makers is one of my favorite things about being in this industry. Recently, we got together with one of our favorite companies, Old Try, to create some amazing (if we do say so ourselves) cards inspired by the South that we love so much. 

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By putting our talents together, we've created this line of cards that glorifies the "new south" and all of its corners and crevices. Plus, they're so pretty you may just want to frame one and stare at it. 

Wholesalers - contact me to place an order! Everyone else, check out your local boutiques to purchase a card, and keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on the next place you can buy ;)

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Card of the Month: October

Hey Y'all! We're so excited to announce our "Card of the Month" series. From here on out, we'll be choosing a card to highlight and show off each month - because we think every one of our designs deserves a time and place to shine.

Check back here and on our Instagram every month to see what's in the spotlight!


OCTOBER:

"Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay Humble" - Breath of Inspiration

As we approach the holiday season (quickly!) we think this card is an important reminder. Always remember to "dream big" - especially as we approach this season of miracles. "Work hard" so that you can play hard and make for an amazing few months of celebration with your loved ones, and "stay humble" through it all. Good advice for always, but especially now.

Here's to October! 

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We're Loving Nash!

Almost a year ago now (where has the time gone?!) we moved our little family and business to Nashville. Despite the typical stresses of moving, the city seemed to welcome us with open arms. 

We made the move because of an AWESOME opportunity for my Breathless counterpart, husband and best friend. Matt is killing it at his dream job as an Art Director with Sony Music Nashville. He gets to work with what he loves: music. All week long, he helps musicians get their music 'out there' by designing album covers and logos, and capturing amazing photos of the artists. 

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The best part? Our kids love music too, so we could not be happier.

Here's a bit of what we're loving in our new city:

Nashville is full of music, creativity, positivity and good energy. You'll find it in every corner and crevice, especially in the neat little boutiques, restaurants and music venues. 

Fave shops so far:

Serendipity

Whites Mercantile

Two Old Hippies

You're Invited

Philips Toy Mart

Spruce

Fave spots to eat so far:

Taqueria Del Sol 12 South (with the kids!) 

Hattie B's

Caviar and Bananas

Adele's 

Local Taco

Caviar and Bananas

Caviar and Bananas

Local Taco

Local Taco

What We're Listening To:

Tyler Childers 

Ryan Bingham

The Sisterhood

Fairground Saints 

Holly Williams 

Jason isbell

Josh Ritter 

Cam 

Ivan & Alyosha

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood

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River's Faves: 

Levon 

Brothers Osborne 

Jason Isabel

Scout's Faves: 

Cam

The Sisterhood 

Shake it off - Taylor Swift 

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Thanks, Nashville, for treating us so well! We're so happy to grow our family and business in Music City. 

Trade Show Recap: From ATL to NY

As summer comes to an end, so does the summer trade show season. We’ve been from the south to the north at shows in Atlanta and New York City.

Trade shows are hard work, but they’re so worth it. We’re excited to share with you some highlights from our time in both cities. 


ATL: AmericasMart

Constructing our booth... always a feat! 

Constructing our booth... always a feat! 

Serving amazing Walker's cocktails to our booth visitors!

Serving amazing Walker's cocktails to our booth visitors!

We're in love with the way all our cards & paper goods look all set up! 

We're in love with the way all our cards & paper goods look all set up! 

How gorgeous is this Old Whaling Co. display?!

How gorgeous is this Old Whaling Co. display?!

heirloomed collection always perfects her booth. 

heirloomed collection always perfects her booth. 


NYC: NYNOW

Arriving at the Javits Center, ready to go!

Arriving at the Javits Center, ready to go!

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Bringing a bit of the south to the Big Apple with one of our collaboration cards with Old Try

Bringing a bit of the south to the Big Apple with one of our collaboration cards with Old Try

All set up in NYC and excited to share our designs in the greatest city!

All set up in NYC and excited to share our designs in the greatest city!


We had such a blast showing off our classic designs and our newest creations (that we're totally head over heels for). Not to mention, we got to meet tons of retailers and amazing makers from across the country. But just because this trade show season is over, doesn't mean you can't get your orders in, too! Reach out if something catches your eye: breathlesspaperco@gmail.com

Thanks for supporting Breathless Paper Co. & makers everywhere. 

XOXO,

BPC

Meet: Ashley Galloza of The Rootless Wanderer

The Rootless Wanderer is a unique online boutique that carries the best of the best American made goods. Ashley Galloza, founder and creative mind behind the boutique, has an eye for maker-made goods. We're honored that she carries Breathless Paper Co.! We talked to Ashley about The Rootless Wanderer and her relationship with Breathless. Read on for her story and philosophy behind her online boutique. 


Breathless Paper Co.: How long has The Rootless Wanderer been around?

Ashley Galloza: The Rootless Wanderer made its Instagram presence November 2016, and the website launched January 1st, 2017. I just missed the ending of market season so I found my inventory through my personal Instagram following. For so long I followed artist and markers that one day I hoped to carry in my shop.

BPC: Tell us a little bit about the mission behind your company.

AG: I am a military spouse, my husband serves in the United States Marine Corps. I have become a rootless wanderer due to this military lifestyle. Most would never understand it unless you are living it. My mission behind my company is to embrace Handmade and American Made Goods.

BPC: What do you love most about your job?

AG: I love creating and building my own brand. But I absolutely love being a buyer and going to markets to search for goods. Getting to meet the artists and markers behind such inspirational stories. Then I get to share with the world a unique collection of my favorite things.

BPC: How long have you been working with Breathless Paper Co.?

AG: I met Jessica at the Atlanta Market in January of 2017.

BPC: How do you select the other products you carry?

AG: There are four ways that I selected the products that I carry in my shop. It has to be Handmade and American Made. Has to have a good story, sense of inspiration, and I have to get this "excitement" feeling over the product. 

BPC:  What's your favorite part about working with artists and makers? Why is it important?

AG: Creating and maintaining a relationship with artists and makers is one of my favorite parts. I think being as excited about their product as they are is important. I love doing collaborations.

BPC: If you weren't running The Rootless Wanderer what would you be doing?

AG: If I wasn't running The Rootless Wanderer and weren't living this military lifestyle I would have a brick and mortar. It has always been a dream of mine since I was young to open a boutique.

BPC: What's your favorite BPC card or item? Why?

AG: My favorite BPC item is the tiny cards, big words message cards. I think they are just so inspirational and an every day reminder.


Check out The Rootless Wanderer for all of your American made and handmade goods needs. We can't get enough of Ashley's curated collection! 

Posted on August 18, 2017 .