I was meditating one morning and I found inspiration. It’s an action that everyone can do, in that we breathe. We can inhale for peace, and exhale for joy. It somehow seemed so obvious in the moment to me.
This was the concept for a new Joyful Heart letterpress card. I printed a giant light pink heart and then used typewriter for the inhales and exhales, and my handwriting for the peace and joy.
The press was inked up in the same color scheme as the Gratitude cards. and I hand printed in two letterpress print runs, packaged the cards and sent them off to the foundation, all the while breathing peace and joy. This kind of work seems less like work and more like yoga, honestly….
I hope one day to have a whole line of Joyful Heart cards…. all communicating the messages that the foundation efforts to spread… peace, joy, reunion, gratitude, love….. the list goes on!
(everytime I print for the JHF, I get reminded of the heart pins on the back of the ink fountain…)
Over the past few years, we have been involved in creating invitations for Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation. Now, we have partnered up with them to design and create these sweet thank you notes and now have just launched the gratitude cards in the foundation’s Heartshop.
Tiny Pine Press Gratitude Cards Be joyful. Be grateful. Pass it on.
These beautifully crafted cards make spreading the message of gratitude a little easier. Letterpress printed on 100% cotton using soy ink, these cards also show your respect for the environment. Each card features a delicate Swarovski crystal on the front and the Joyful Heart mission statement on the back. With each purchase, you will create a ripple of gratitude, extending all the way to Joyful Heart program participants, because the all the proceeds from each sale will benefit Joyful Heart programming and the survivors we serve. For this, Joyful Heart is very grateful.
It’s an amazing cause and your support would be completely appreciated!
We are selling them exclusively through theTiny Pine Press ETSY shop And feel free to browse around our little shop for other stationery items.
This past tuesday night the Buzz Girls put on a super fun fashion show and party benefiting the Joyful Heart Foundation. It was extremely honoring to have Tiny Pine Press be the onsite stationer!
In the middle of the room sat this beautiful table that filled with Tine Pine Press thank you notes. The idea was that the guests would hand write actual physical notes (not an email, or text or facebook wall post) of gratitude to someone who had helped their life in a positive way.
I contributed the Joyful Heart Foundation “gratitude” stationery“(that we created specifically for JHF and you can get your own here with proceeds going to the foundation) along with a bunch of different other thank you notes so there could be a variety. All the stationery was printed letterpress, by hand, for the event specifically because I love them.
The most amazing part is that the Buzz Girls provided pre-stamped envelopes so all anyone had to do was write an address and pop them in the mail. Talk about spreading positivity around easy!!! If you happened to have the recipients address in your mind, you could just drop it in the beautiful mailbox right then… extra convenient.
Oh, and here is actress Julia Ling, hugging the mailbox.
(I do that all the time too, but there’s not a photographer capturing it!)
and a photo myself with Mary, Andrea and Abby – some of the Joyful Heart Foundation’s LA crew!
Tiny Pine Press has been working with the Joyful Heart Foundation for a few years now, designing and printing invitations for some of their events in New York and recently in Los Angeles. The Joyful Heart Foundation’s mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
Since I have really gotten to know the organization over the years, I realize that what they do is truly focus on spreading JOY in the present and for the future and not focus too much on the negativity of experiences.
I designed and created these cards with the same intentions. I wanted to create something that represented the Joyful Heart mission from a pure place…. something that someone would be so grateful to send and grateful to receive.
cheryl's scoring hands
The result was that I was grateful to create them. I haven’t done a line of cards before like this. I cut all the paper (with my new cutter!!), printed two runs on 650 cards, watched Cheryl score them….. (my hand was hurting from the 1300 previous pressings) had some extremely helpful hands with the rhinestone gluing (thanks CHERYL and JILL!), packaged them for gift bags on a Friday night (thanks Joanna), AND I loved every minute of it. I felt joy and love in this work.
What’s amazing about gratitude is that if you truly feel it, your heart opens up and love comes flowing right. Sometimes it lands on the ink disk in the form of soy ink and gets printed on luxurious cotton.
Tiny Pine Press is a custom wedding invitation, stationery and design studio based in Los Angeles, California. All invitations and stationery are custom-made to order.