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Thursday, March 28, 2019

#ChezPeachy #GorgeousGifts #LetterBox #Subscription Earns Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation @SkyofBlueCards #SkyofBlueCards

 It's Unanimous.  
All at Whom You Know agree that on a scale of 1 to 10, the LetterBox by Sky of Blue Cards is a perfect ten of excellence.
Beaucoup de style and thought goes into every package! Everything except your return address labels (which are of course color-coded in that special drawer in your desk if you are a Peachy Deegan) is enclosed to make your note a firecracker of an experience to pass on what you originally receive from Sky of Blue Cards.
This LetterBox concept makes an absolutely brilliant gift for Mr. or Ms. Impossible to Shop for and is exactly what we had in mind when we started the Gorgeous Gifts column a decade ago.

The presentation is flawless and infused with quality at every level from the handwritten personalization (personalisation for our UK Ireland readers!) to the gorgeous blue ribbon to the superfun blue zig zag paper for packing.  This brand executes their name perfectly throughout their experience delivered to you and the coordination overall makes this even more of a pleasure.

You'll find in addition to the couture stationary: stamps, a pen, stickers and delve into the box further and you will find confectionery delights galore!  This also earns high marks for originality and is going to be something to really look forward to seasonally.  We reviewed WINTER.  You need to order this year-round for yourself and also for gifts for your most favorite people!  We absolutely adore the contents and the idea; our co-she hero Karla (see earlier feature today) has earned our Highest Recommendation with her Sky of Blue Cards LetterBox winter subscription.

“LetterBox By Sky of Blue Cards” are seasonal collections thoughtfully curated by Sky of Blue Cards’ founder and designer Karla Ebrahimi. They are offered as 4-season subscriptions, 2-season subscriptions, and as single gift boxes. Each box includes 5 of their gorgeous and chic letterpress cards, 5 custom-designed postage stamps, as well as at least two luxe lifestyle items and letter-writing accoutrements. These items might include Karla’s favorite soy travel candles, wine bottle tags, coasters, writing pens, relaxing herbal teas, or special rose-flavored Turkish Delight from one of Karla’s favorite shops in San Francisco.  Full-year subscribers will receive a custom-made beautiful solid Maple block stamp with their name and address on it, accompanied by an inkpad, to address their envelopes in style. Sky of Blue Cards’ hope is to outfit their subscribers’ letter-writing desk with all the best stationery and accoutrements and offer them a beguiling experience… to sit down, relax, light a candle or have a cup of tea while they write some letters and connect with the people they care about.
Founded in 2008, Sky of Blue Cards produces chic, fun, and whimsical stationery, greeting cards, art prints, wine bottle tags, gift tags, and gift-wrap. Additionally, Sky of Blue Cards offers canvas tote bags and enamel pins. Founded by Karla Ebrahimi, a former greeting card designer for Hallmark Cards, Inc., Sky of Blue Cards has been the recipient of a prestigious LOUIE Award, the “Oscars” of awards in the greeting card industry and officially known as the International Greeting Card Award Competition. In addition to winning a LOUIE Award in 2013, Sky of Blue Cards has received “finalist status” four times in a variety of categories over the years. Launched by the Greeting Card Association in 1988, the esteemed LOUIE Awards recognizes the most outstanding greeting cards, invitations, and announcements produced by stationers all over the United States. Sky of Blue Cards has also served as the exclusive letterpress holiday card line at the luxury retailer Barneys New York, in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, and Scottsdale. Chief Designer Karla Ebrahimi continually adds new, trendy, and relevant designs to her unique line. Sky of Blue Cards are sold in hundreds of shops across North America. 

For those who simply must have couture, Sky of Blue Cards can work with clients to create unique pieces that set the stage for their story, custom designed to reflect them. All of Sky of Blue Cards’ products are made in the USA. All products are designed by Karla Ebrahimi and printed in-house on their vintage Chandler & Price letterpress in their studio in sunny California. In their corner of the world the sun is always shining and the sky is always blue… and if their cards can pass on just a little bit of that blue sky, their mission is complete. 

Karla Ebrahimi is the founder of Sky of Blue Cards. Karla began her graphic design career creating greeting cards and specialty products for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. She later moved to San Francisco where she worked as a designer for a variety of companies in the software industry. Feeling the need to go out on her own, Karla began freelancing with a small list of clients that grew quickly over the years. She and her husband started their family and relocated just south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley, where they remain today. 

Karla’s favorite projects have always been designing announcements and invitations for her clientèle, friends, and family. Creating Sky of Blue Cards and offering her designs to the retail market was a natural move toward the center of what she loves — fine stationery; and thus, Sky of Blue Cards was born. 

Karla resides in Menlo Park, California with her husband Drew, their two teenagers Nathalie and Griffin, and their two dogs, Buckley and Marley.

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