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Wear your heart on your bling with SNASH JEWELRY

If you’re anything like me, you prefer your accessories with a splash of ‘tude. Enter SNASH JEWELRY, a line of bling that’s one part 80s hip hop and two parts totally awesome. It’s not surprising that everything’s designed in Brooklyn and hand-carved to perfection in the good ol’ US of A. With over 300 varieties to choose from, you’re bound to find something you can’t resist, whether it’s Netflix, snacks, burritos…or all of the above. I’m a proud owner of the sandwiches ring, and let’s just say it’s almost better than my favorite meal. Almost.

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Images: SNASH JEWELRY

Mail Your Heart Out: 5 Reasons to Send Greeting Cards

Snail mail has been warming hearts and keeping the USPS in business for many moons, but most people wait for Hallmark holidays to send greeting cards. What’s up with that? It’s time to start a revolution my friends, and all it takes is a few bucks and some minimal effort. Here are 5 reasons to mail your heart out!

Because you’re feeling sexy

It might be easier to tell that special someone you’d like to get real close with a card. These ones will do the trick.

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ABLE AND GAME

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PAPA LLAMA

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LADYFINGERS LETTERPRESS

Because a friendship bracelet isn’t enough

Where would we be without our most amazing friends? If it’s been awhile since you called or paid your cross-country companions a visit, send them a card to remind them that you’ll be homies for life.

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FAREWELL PAPERIE

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THE GOOD TWIN

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FAREWELL PAPERIE

Because someone needs a reminder things will get better

Saying the right thing when times are tough isn’t always easy, but your loved ones need it now more than ever. Whether it’s making them smile or reminding them that you’re here for support, these cards will help.

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EMILY MCDOWELL

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ODD DAUGHTER PAPER CO

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HARTLAND BROOKLYN

Because you’re over the Internet

Look, we all spend a lot of time browsing the ol’ www, but it should never compromise IRL relationships. Give these to your friends when they need a reminder that birthday greetings existed before Facebook.

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RANDY WALKER

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LADYFINGERS LETTERPRESS

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GREENWICH LETTERPRESS

Because…because!

At HM, we’re big fans of sending greeting cards just for the hell of it! So go ahead, go nuts, go apeshit.

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NICHOLAS JOHN FRITH

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THOUGHTFUL PAPER

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GREENWICH LETTERPRESS

In it to Pin It: 10 Brands Bringing Flair Back

We need to talk about your flair.

Collectible pins used to be something you only found at Little League games or theme parks, but I’ve noticed pins are making a stylish comeback, thanks to some super cool lifestyle brands popping up in my neck of the (online window shopping) woods.

If you too want to up your lapel pin game, I suggest perusing my 10 favorite pin producers!

City of Industry

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Image: City of Industry

Do you share my enthusiasm for snail mail and kitchen supplies? Then you’re gonna want to look into City of Industry’s fun collections.

Explorer’s Press

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Image: Explorer’s Press

According to these guys, ‘applying their pins or patches to your jackets and bags leads to an approximate 75% increase in coolness’. They’re perfect for the photog, adventurer, or coffee aficionado in your life… i.e. everyone you know.

Georgia Perry

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Image: Georgia Perry

OK, so Georgia Perry’s two coolest pins are currently sold out, but I refuse to leave her off this list. BEES!

Good Worth & Co.

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Image: Good Worth & Co.

Want to say “up yours” in style or make mom frown? Good Worth & Co. has you covered.

Greenwich Letterpress

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Image: Greenwich Letterpress

In addition to a ton of cute paper goods, Greenwich Letterpress also stocks wearable accessories. One of each please!

Night Watch Studios

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Image: Night Watch Studios

Beer. Bigfoot. VHS. All coming soon to a Night Watch Studios near you!

No Fun Press

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Image: No Fun Press

Need I say more than smiling pile of poo emoji pin? Didn’t think so.

Pintrill

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Image: Pintrill

Is “bae” part of your everyday vocabulary? Do you empathize with Drake’s tears? Are you goin’ up on a Tuesday? Keep it trill then.

Valley Cruise Press

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Image: Gym Standard

When I first spotted the BFF pin, game was over. Turns out Valley Cruise Press also makes coozy pins, dancing chocolate donut pins, puffy shirt pins, and pins inspired by the desert. Cut. It. Out.

Yo Sick Zine

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Image: Yo Sick Zine

I’ve seen a lot of pizza pins out there, but this one is definitely my fave. Chiquita Poutina and chill ice cream cone seal the deal.

Lucky enough to live in San Diego like me? I’ve found some good pins here:
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Kobey’s Swap Meet
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If you feel like the bare minimum is enough, then OK, but some people choose to wear more and we encourage that, OK? You do want to express yourself, don’t you?

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