We're having a weekend sale! Enter code MPM20 at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order! Offer good through Monday, Nov 26th. Shop here.


boxes, boxes...and a baby!

It's a busy busy time in our studio!  Holiday wholesale orders are going out in batches daily, our Etsy shop is starting to pick up speed for the holidays, and we've been stocking inventory and preparing for the arrival of our new addition. Baby boy no. 2 is expected to make his debut on or around Halloween, and we're very excited! A real maternity leave is pretty much nonexistent for a work-a-holic business owner...but with all preparations in place, I should be able to enjoy my new bundle while orders continue to ship out in our normal turn around. Wish me luck!

family photo by caitlinmaloneyphotography.com


15% off sale ends TODAY

Today is the last day to take advantage of our sale!  Use coupon code 13CAL15 at checkout to take 15% off your entire order!  Shop here.


2013 calendars are here!

Our 2013 calendars are now available on Etsy! For all you early bird holiday shoppers, we're having a 15% off sale on everything! Use Coupon Code 13CAL15 at checkout.


we're going greener!

As the busy holiday season approaches, I've been seeking out products to make MPM more eco-friendly. Here are some great changes we're excited to be implementing:

*All of our individual greeting cards are now packaged in certified compostable cello sleeves (manufactured from plant material)!

*We will be using eco-friendly shipping supplies. Have you heard of EcoEnclose? We are so excited to have found them! They sell 100% biodegradable bubble mailers, 100% recycled chipboard mailers, recycled boxes, and recycled packing material. They get bonus points for their lovely branding (the cute bird in images above).

As always we continue to use recycled paper, and we work with printers with environmentally friendly practices. One of our printers for short run jobs, CatPrint (www.catprint.com), is a great example of this. They are wind powered, offer recycled paper options, and package their orders with edible packing peanuts. How cool is that?!


2013 calendar preview

Designing is my favorite part of what I do.  Being a wholesaler, I have to produce new designs several times a year and often way in advance of Holidays (which can be tough to keep up with).  I finished my 2012 Halloween and Christmas line in April, and my 2013 calendar in May.  The calendars will be printed soon, and available online in the fall.  Here is a sneak peek of my favorite month from the new calendar.


love cards in the shop!

Lots of love cards are posted in the shop!  Say something sweet on Valentine's Day : )


introducing...candid cards!

Inside Greeting: I bet your other facebook "friends" didn't give you one.

I'm excited to introduce you to "Candid Cards:" our new offbeat humor and eco-friendly greeting card line! We're launching the line at the NY International Gift Fair this weekend. Retailers: please visit our sales rep daisyd & friends at Booth #9359 in the handmade section. Candid Cards" includes 26 designs that are both playful and a bit snarky : )  All cards are offset printed in the USA with soy and vegetable based inks on heavy 100% PCW recycled paper. Download the full catalog sheet here.


etsy finds: personalized love gifts

Valentine's Day is creeping up fast! Here are a few lovely Etsy finds that can be personalized for that special someone. View the full treasury here.


project letter writing

As a greeting card/paper designer, one challenge my business faces is the increased use of email and Facebook in place of hand written correspondence.  Linda, the fabulous designer of à la mode, just launched a wonderful program called Project Letter Writing. She has committed herself to sending out at least one hand written card/letter a month, and she is asking others to make that commitment as well. It's such a joy to receive something pretty in your mailbox from a friend or family member. Let's spread more joy!  I'm in, are you?  An added incentive: if you join this month, you'll receive a free card in the mail from Linda and be entered into a drawing for a card set by yours truly (mixed botanical set shown above).  Yay! Thanks, Linda!


wedding invitation press

Wedding planning season is officially here.  Did you know I offer wedding invitation design & print services?  I was thrilled to see two of my invitations featured in Engaged Magazine! See numbers 8 & 11 above.  Make sure you contact me about your invitations as early as possible before I am booked!


dress up your fridge in the new year

After a busy season of packing hundreds of orders and shipping them all over the world, it's really fun to see the final destination and personal spaces where my work ends up. Photographer Michelle DuPuis of Rust & Sunshine posted this fun way she displays my desk calendar. See the full post here. Love it. Thanks, Michelle!


Happy Holidays!

If you're in the RI area and looking for a photographer, check out Caitlin Maloney Photography. We couldn't be happier with our family photo shoot!

The last of our holiday orders are out, and I'm looking forward to a nice quiet Christmas at home with my husband and son.  Have a wonderful holiday everyone!


personalized gifts

Custom printed stationery makes a great personal holiday gift! Visit our shop for a variety of nature inspired design options.