In 2021, I started tinkering with letterpress and helping friends put beautifully simple stationery in the mail. Two years later, the mission for Pretty Peptalks remains the same.
Create beautifully simple stationery for letter lovers.
Thank you for supporting my small business and watching it grow. I started this journey passionate about paper and craving connection. Here we are, 24 months later and I’m filled with gratitude. On our second birthday, I thought it only appropriate to say thank you for setting my dreams in motion.
I also wanted to invite you to take a walk down memory lane with me.
Our first weekend fully engaged in all things letterpress. An idea takes shape. Wheels get set into motion.
With a lot of liquid courage, we hit publish on our website. Pretty Peptalks is born.
We continue our letterpress learning with help from the experts at Swell Press.
One girl. Lots of pre-orders. A lot of letterpress love mailed out and on its way.
Having exhausted our initial capital and stretching the availability of our printing partners, we launch a Kickstarter and watch it skyrocket to success.
Our first platen press, Pearl, comes home to Dallas.
Our first custom stationery order is commissioned and completed.
Pretty Pep Talks: The book is published. You liked it. You really, really liked it.
We further our letterpress learning with help from the experts at Belle & Union. We host (and survive) our first Gray Friday VIP event, as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Our first two custom holiday card orders are commissioned, printed, and shipped.
Oh what fun, Pretty Peptalks turns one!
We fly to Sacramento and learn more about letterpress, and the magic of the Heidelberg Windmill, from our new press BFF, Amber of Flywheel Press.
We move into our new studio workshop in Dallas. Cue stocking the beautiful bookshelves full of stationery!
We put the deposit down on our second press, Hank the Tank, and his restoration begins.
We attend (and kill it at) our first live holiday markets before surpassing our Black Friday and Cyber Monday goals. Our second year of custom holiday card orders are commissioned, printed, and shipped.
Hank the Tank, a gorgeously-restored Heidelberg, comes home to Dallas.
Pretty Peptalks is 100% female and founder owned. We continue to stay true to our roots and wake up every day striving to make beautiful things for thoughtful people. Thank you for being one of them.
In honor of our second birthday, place an order Friday, January 20, via Pretty Peptalks and receive a free gift with your purchase. No code necessary.