Cute Parcels, Mishka Mail, Products

Cute Parcel of Travel Stories

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So yesterday we launched our newest concept called “Cute Parcels” and we’re so thankful for the response already. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here.

The way “Cute Parcels” works is really simple. You can choose from 3 themes (Birthdays, Romance, Travel) and then 4 product categories within those themes. After you’ve picked one item from each category and have checked out with PayPal, we’ll put together a beautiful parcel of the items you’ve picked and send it out to you anywhere in the world.

For the travel edition, we wanted to put together stationery you could use to wish someone a safe journey and have primarily focused on the cities of London, Barcelona and Paris, with hints of Italy and La Dolce Vita here and there.

The products currently available (we may mix it up later on) for our “Cute Parcel of Travel Stories” issue are…

Greeting Cards:

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Stickers:

TravelStickers

Mini Cards:

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Gift Tags:

TravelTags

Plus, every “Cute Parcel” order comes with a FREE GIFT and if you spend $25 or more in our Online Shop, we’ll ship everything for free!

Take me shopping!

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Mishka Mail, Products

12 Months of Mishka Mail

It’s incredible to reflect on these past months and realise that we actually managed to create a whole year’s worth of Mishka Mail kits to send out into the universe. What began as an idea 12 months ago, launched in August 2016 and has finished its course this month with the last of our July orders getting shipped out today. Mishka Mail was our monthly stationery subscription box filled with cute greeting cards, gift tags, stickers, wall prints and more. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who supported this concept, those who agreed to review a box, helped spread the word to their family and friends, ran our giveaway for us, and of course subscribed for the months they wanted. Thank you! We are forever grateful.

All past Mishka Mail kits can still be purchased until July 31st. Then from August 1st we’ll be launching our new concept called “Cute Parcels”, which will allow you to choose the products you’d like to receive in your cute parcel of stationery from a selection available! We can’t wait to show you guys how it works! Thanks for the support!

Please visit our Online Shop where you can buy many of the products from Mishka Mail:

http://mishkamail.com.au

Mishka Mail, Products

July Mishka Mail Giveaway

We’ve partnered with the lovely Danielle from “See, Shop, Love!” for a second GIVEAWAY! This time the winner will receive the entire July Mishka Mail kit as the prize. You have just over 5 days to enter and the giveaway is open to participants worldwide, 18 years and over only. *SPOILER ALERT* By visiting the Giveaway page, you’ll see the entire content of the July Mishka Mail kit and thus will lose the element of surprise!

Enter here! Good luck!

We’ve decided to stop making Mishka Mail kits after this July one as starting from August we’ll begin an exciting new concept called “Cute Parcels” which will be similar to Mishka Mail but at a lower price point and not following the subscription business model. So please stay tuned for that!

You can buy July’s gratitude-themed Mishka Mail kit from our website here:

http://mishkamail.com.au

Thanks for the support and love you’ve shown our Mishka Mail packs, it’s been so very heart-warming. We appreciate YOU!

Handmade, Products

For the love of Snail Mail

I have a confession to make. Apart from owning my own stationery label I’m also a massive stationery fan with a stash of postcards, cute stickers, patterned washi tapes, greeting cards and funky envelopes all waiting to be used up when an opportunity presents itself. Luckily for me I absolutely love the art of writing letters and usually end up using store-bought items as well as my own creations in my outgoing snail mail to friends.

Snail Mail

We live in a technological age where it has become the norm to send instant text messages, emails and social media posts out into the world. This simplifies our fast-paced lives and ensures we’re always connected. Everything happens in the blink of an eye. For me there’s something so special about sending out a message in the old form of a letter. I love spending my spare time just sitting down with a cup of tea in the garden, pen in hand, filling the page with all the events of life that occurred in the time since our last correspondence and describing everything there is to look forward to in the future. There’s a great deal of therapeutic value in the art of handwriting your thoughts on paper to a friend half way across the globe. Have you tried it yet? It’s truly so much fun!

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Thankfully there’s still plenty of love for this tangible form of communication. On Instagram there are great hashtags such as #snailmailrevolution and #sendmoremail going around. Indeed many of my penpals and I still rely on the instant messaging service within Instagram to communicate to each other when we send or receive a letter. I don’t think I could’ve ever had the patience to write letters in the good old days.

In many ways we are fortunate to live in the 21st century but I just hate the thought of imagining email replacing handwritten correspondence the way the keyboard I’m currently typing on replaced the classic typewriter and the way in which e-cards are slowly replacing actual greeting cards in the mailbox. We can’t let this happen.

Envelope Decoration

I encourage you (yes YOU!) to help us revive the snail mail movement. I can’t vouch for the online post-crossing websites many people use because I managed to find all my penpals via Instagram, but if you’re passionate about putting pen to paper, send someone a letter today and you’ll know just how good it feels to send as well as receive one back. It can be a simple thank you card, a declaration of love for your better half or a creative masterpiece to a friend. Have fun with it!

Oh and if you’re so inclined to buy your stationery from me and support my small business, I’ll be eternally grateful. Visit our brand new Online Shop here.

Happy mailing!

Stationery Addict

Mishka Mail, Products

Stationery Giveaway

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Friends, if you follow any of our social media networks you would have heard that we are holding a GIVEAWAY and a pack of our original stationery is about to leave the studio and fly to a surprise destination anywhere in the world. With the total value exceeding $55AUD, it’s the perfect prize for any paper and snail mail lover and features stationery from past and future Mishka Mail kits.

One lucky winner will receive:

4 Greeting Cards
2 Wall Prints
6 Stickers
2 Postcards
2 Gift Tags
1 Mini Card
1 Magnet
Confetti

You have just 4 days left to ENTER, so hurry and please show your support to Danielle of “See, Shop, Love!” for hosting this giveaway and reviewing March’s Mishka Mail kit.

Good luck!

Our Shop, Products

Desk Calendar!

This year we’ve designed a special calendar featuring a combination of illustrations and words to inspire you to live your best life in 2017! Our Mishka Desk Calendar is now only $16 AUD, including worldwide shipping!

Here are some snapshots:

To purchase, just go to http://mishkamail.com.au then click “Other Products” from the top menu! Cheers!

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Products

Fans of One Tree Hill, rejoice!

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I am so excited to share with you what I’ve been busy working on these last few months. My “Tree Hill is Home” Collection of postcards and wall prints is finally unveiled today!!

Next month I will be making the long journey over to Wilmington, North Carolina, for the One Tree Hill Convention, entitled “Return to Tree Hill 2”. It will be my very first time in the US and I can barely contain my excitement. I’ve been in love with the TV show, One Tree Hill, ever since I watched the first episode back in 2003. It’s my comfort show, it’s seen me through my highest and lowest times and I’ve grown up watching this show, laughing and crying through all its 9 seasons.

I am going to be meeting the stars of the show, the people I look up to so much, and it’s going to be an absolute dream come true for me and all the fans out there. For this collection, I have illustrated the homes of each of the original five main characters – Lucas, Peyton, Nathan, Haley and Brooke, because I noticed that there’s a real gap in the market for beautiful, designer postcards depicting this beloved TV show. All five homes are featured on the glossy and very sassy wall print.

Details and Dimensions

Postcards
Size: 105mm H x 148mm W / 4.13” H x 5.82” W
Paper: Gloss, Premium White Paper Stock, 350GSM
Sustainably sourced, Elemental Chlorine Free

Wall Print
Size: A5: 210mm H x 148mm W / 8.27” H x 5.83” W
Paper: Gloss, Premium White Paper Stock, 300GSM

Stockists

Our postcards are not currently stocked in any boutiques in Wilmington, NC, but we are definitely on the look out for gift shops in the area to carry our line. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested in stocking the “Tree Hill is Home” Collection!

Where to Buy

All postcards and the print are available for purchase on Pitchi here. If anyone wants to receive their order in time for the Wilmington convention on August 7-9, 2015, please order now! If YOU are a fan of One Tree Hill and will be attending a convention either in Wilmington, Paris, Montreal or Brazil, send an autographed postcard to your good friend to brighten up their day!

All designs and images are copyrighted. It is forbidden to copy, replicate and/or redistribute them under any circumstances.

Our Studio, Products

“Mishkas in Europe” Wall Prints

It’s been a long time coming and today I’m so excited to share our newest products, prints of Mishka in four of my absolute favourite cities of Europe – London, Paris, Barcelona and Bruges.

Frame them, pin them up, use some washi tape and stick them to your wall. They look super fresh and funky in any space and suit a child’s nursery or even a studio/work space. We’ve made a Pitchi video where everything is explained and you can purchase a print online.

Just follow the link: https://www.pitchi.com/pitchi/panda-wall-prints/10961

Prints

Products, Travel

Our Magazine – 30% OFF

We are spreading the Christmas cheer and giving all our fans and followers a special 30% discount off our creative magazine about Paris. Until 23:59 AEST December 7th 2014, purchase our “Feeling the Heartbeat of Paris” Magazine for only $31.50 AUD (excluding GST and Shipping).

Preview

Below are some excerpts from our publication:

“Montmartre is the perfect place to get lost in. I didn’t want to know exactly where I was on the map, I just wanted to take it all in. To feel the atmosphere, hear the sounds, smell the air, sense the spirit of the place. The vineyards, old cabarets, cobble-stoned paths, blue window shutters, vine-covered buildings, quaint corners and historic squares make this old, artistic village wonderful. The beauty of this place makes me want to return there again and again.”

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“Just when I was getting ready to leave the passages and head back home, it started to rain quite heavily. Normally I would be frantically rushing home, trying not to get totally drenched and not to poke at anyone with my umbrella. That night in Paris it was different. I loved it. Paris was so beautiful in the rain. I was extremely used to the rain after living in London for over a year. It rains there extremely often but never have I seen rain fall so graciously on the footpath as I did that night. It was magical.”

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Buy the perfect Christmas gift for your Paris-loving friend or family member!

Full preview of all the pages is available here:

http://gracefulavenue.com.au/2013/05/19/feeling-the-heartbeat-of-paris/

Life, Melbourne, Products, Travel, Wholesale

Graceful Avenue News!

We’ve been so busy here at the office lately, it’s almost like someone’s hit the fast-forward button! For today’s post we thought we’d show you what we’ve been working on and tell you about all the things we have coming up soon.

1. We now have an Instagram account so if you’d like to see what we get up to during the week, what life in Melbourne is really like and all the latest behind-the-scenes photos at our studio, please follow us here.

Instagram

2. We are very excited about this! We are now taking Wholesale orders from retailers! So if you, or someone you know, runs a cute boutique store, gift shop, florist, bookshop, cafe or any other outlet, you can now order our greeting cards, gift tags and handmade flowers and become stockists of Graceful Avenue products! Just click the Wholesale section of our website and from there you’ll be able to see the entire ordering process, including our two wholesale catalogues.

Wholesale Catalogues

3. Very soon we’ll be releasing yet another Newsletter so make sure you’ve signed up for our Newsletter here. By doing so you’ll receive exclusive discounts to use in our online Etsy Shop and get the chance to read about our latest news first.

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4. With Easter just around the corner, we’ll be updating our Etsy shop with new greeting card designs just for this celebration, so look out for that! Meanwhile, you can buy our Mishka Collection greeting cards here.

Mishka Collection

5. In future blog posts we will reveal our brand new design of our studio space, as well as guest blogger interviews with cool creative people, and all the latest Melbourne travel photos. Make sure you follow our blog to see all these exciting new adventures.

Melbourne

6. Last but not least, there will always be more blog posts about our European travel escapades, which we know make you all very excited. We’ll take you on a virtual trip to Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague and more fabulous destinations.

Milan

Thank you for checking in and have a great week!

Naira