What We Do
We are a letterpress stationery company and gift shop! Our line of unique greeting cards and paper gift items is designed and printed in house and is sold both retail and wholesale. We have a storefront space in sunny Seattle, Washington that is home to our letterpress print shop, office and gift shop. Our time is primarily spent designing new products, printing and fulfilling orders and greeting customers at the shop.
We occasionally take on custom design & printing clients, but we are not a job printing company. (Check out Inker Linker for printer suggestions near you!) If you have a project that needs both custom graphic design and letterpress printing, fill out our estimate request form.
If you are a retail shop interested in placing a wholesale order, e-mail us for access to our catalog and linesheet.
Constellation & Co. is owned by husband and wife team Brad and Sara McNally. Sara writes, designs, prints and does the wood engravings for our line of greeting cards. She is assisted by Brooke (a fellow letterpress printer), and an incredible staff of part-time helpers. Next time you come in, say hello to: Chelsa, Meredith, Amy, Suzi or Beth!
Our feathered shop friend is named Atticus. He is a beautiful Zebra Finch. Zebra Finches originally hail from Indonesia, but he was adopted from a local pet store. Feel free to have a chat with him, he loves the attention!
We like to think of our cards as no matter what, no matter when cards.
These sentiments transcend occasions. You are home to me. You’re my favorite. I like you. These are anytime cards. They won’t go out of season or out of style.
Our line of cards and gifts are inspired by the events and occasions in life that are made sweet by close, honest relationships. Weddings, holidays, etc. are important to us because of the people we share them with. Those people make life’s hardest times survivable as well. Our work as Constellation & Co. has always been built around sharing joy and holding our loved ones close in the middle of pain. The lived experiences of our team - infertility, cancer, new beginnings, heartbreaks, babies born and adopted, saying goodbyes and getting to know each other better - make our line about more than just paper, but about people.
Our storefront studio and retail space is in the Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal, a historic spot that recently celebrated its 100th birthday. We love the wall of windows in our space, inviting people and sunlight in. We love smelling fresh ocean air. But what we love most are the possibilities that this place holds. This is where we do what we love—and every day here is a blessing. We love using the historic craft of letterpress to build relationships and bring people together.
We strongly believe that the best part of owning a business is the opportunities it creates to work with other creative people! We love to collaborate with other small businesses to create products, experiences and relationships. Our collaborations with Seattle Seed Co., Treehouse Point, and the Paramount Theater have produced beautiful products that neither business could create alone. We also customize several of our products for our wholesale customers! If you’re interested in collaborating, let us know. We’d love to hear from you.