Snail Mail & Fall In Florida

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I travel to Florida for my Grandma Rose's funeral and share some peaceful moments, connect with family, and send some snail mail along the way.

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Meet the Team: Molly!

Hello there! It’s been a season of change at Constellation & Co., and it’s time to bring you some new Meet the Team blog posts. Molly joined our team in September to help keep things running smoothly in the production department. Our beloved letterpress printer Brooke recently cut back her hours at the shop to focus on starting her own therapy practice, and we are SO PROUD of her! It was the perfect time to bring on another member of the production team, and we’re so glad Molly applied!

Molly graduated this past May from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma with a degree in Art and Design, with concentrations in Book Arts and Graphic Design. She has acquired quite a bit of letterpress experience in a short period of time, which is quite impressive! (No pun intended.) She’s super efficient and talented, and has sprinted up to speed, quickly making herself an integral part of the team. Molly has made herself right at home in our print shop since coming on board, and we’re so glad to have her on the squad!

To hear more from Molly, check out the video I made about her first day!

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Q: Describe yourself in 6 words or less.
Happiest when french fries are present.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Constellation & Co.?
My favorite thing about working at Constellation & Co. is just getting the opportunity to do what I love. I get to come to work, be creative, and print the day away. Adorable print shops are my happy place.

Q: What are you doing when you're not in the shop? (Other jobs, hobbies, etc.)
When I'm not at Constellation & Co. I'm working at another letterpress print shop in Tacoma, carving linocuts and attempting to print out of my tiny apartment, or starting a new Netflix binge.

Q: What is your favorite place in Seattle? (Shops, restaurants, parks, etc.)
I haven't spent enough time exploring Seattle yet, but at this point I'd have to say I've fallen in love with Fisherman's Terminal. Taking a lunch break to sit and watch the boats in the marina is probably my second favorite thing about working at Constellation & Co. 

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Depression Sucks.

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm talking about depression. Not a fun video to make, but I made it anyway. Because I'm not alone in struggling with this, and neither are you.

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An Informal Guide to the Heidelberg Windmill

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm showing off my 1970 Original Heidelberg Windmill printing press, Heidi. I use her to do some sweet, sweet letterpress printing for large quantities of cards. Or in this instance, note sheets for our series of From The Desk Of Notepads! Note: this is an informal tour of the press, without all the stuffy printing terms that I know, but you probably don't need to know. Don't come for me, old school letterpress printing crowd. It's a tour for letterpress beginners and printing tourists! ;)

The notepads I'm printing in this video.

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Snail Mail from a Soccer Rival

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm sharing a few moments from the Fishermen's Fall Festival and opening the mail that arrived while I was out of town.

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Taking the Train From Seattle to Vancouver

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm sharing postcard moments from the weekend trip I took with my husband for our 9th anniversary. We took the Amtrak Cascades train from King Street Station in Seattle, Washington to Pacific Central Station in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Here are some of the places we visited while we were in Canada:
The Ramen Butcher
Botanist
The Flying Pig
The Gastown Steam Clock
Vancouver Art Gallery
Granville Island
The Postcard Place
Paper-Ya

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It's A Big Day.

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm bringing you along on a big, big day. I'm introducing two new members of our Constellation & Co. team, and talking about the emotional implications of change. I'm also reading letters, because that's my happy place.

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Fountain Pen Review: Sailor, Lamy, Muji

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm opening up my pen bag to show you what I've been using lately. I do a review, compare/contrast and writing samples of the following:
Sailor Pro Gear Slim Demonstrator Fountain Pen with a Medium Nib
Lamy LX Rose Gold Fountain Pen with a Medium Nib
Muji Aluminum Fountain Pen
Tombow Dual Brush Marker in Black
Tombow Mono Drawing Pens
Zebra Mildliners in Gray and Red
Uni-ball Gel Impact Pen in Silver
Marvy Calligrapy Pen
Tombow Glue Pen

The notebook I'm using for the writing samples is the Moleskine Plain Cahier Journals in Kraft Brown.

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Puget Sound Correspondence Society

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm showing you a meeting of the Puget Sound Correspondence Society, a snail mail community that does monthly letter writing meetups in the Seattle area! I'm also reading incoming postcards, including my first 2 received from Postcrossing!

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USPS Dragon Stamps by Invisible Creature!

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm showing off the new USPS Dragon Stamps designed by Don Clark from Invisible Creature. I'm also opening some happy mail, reading postcards from friends and subscribers, talking about Postcrossing and showing off a few more beautiful antique postcards from my great grandfather's postcard collection.

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Letterpress, Macarons & Snail Mail

I'm Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar. I'm a greeting card designer, letterpress printer and stationery shop owner. First and foremost, I love snail mail! In this video, I'm showing you a few of my favorite things: letterpress, french macarons, greeting cards from my beach vacation, and vintage postcards!

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