Pulp Magic: cards

FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Happy Palentine’s Day!
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags: , ,

If you’re not in a romantic relationship, February 14th can loom on your calendar like an all-day dentist appointment – something to be avoided if possible and ignored at the very least. For you, there’s now Palentine’s Day. As the name suggests, Palentine’s Day is an opportunity to recognize your pals with a purely platonic, no-strings-attached, sincere gesture of friendship. ...

NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Parents’ Technology Crisis and the Reassurance of Paper
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags: , ,

In September’s issue of Southern Living, actress Reese Witherspoon talked to former first daughter turned reporter, Jenna Bush, about her new retail adventure called Draper James which, given Witherspoon’s penchant for writing thank you notes includes, among other things, stationery. When asked directly by Bush about whether Witherspoon’s children write thank you notes via text or letters, Witherspoon emphasizes written ...

AUGUST 14, 2015
P+PB’s First Guest Blog Post — View from an Internship
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This summer we had the privilege of hiring our first summer intern, Jack Chellman.  A rising sophomore at UVA, we hired Jack because this young millennial, despite his access to and reliance on technology, was fully on board with the concept of our campaign from the minute he participated in focus groups we conducted last summer.  Before heading off to ...

MARCH 25, 2015
Business Cards — A Timeless, Personal Business Tool
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If you’re like me you have a collection of business cards that you’ve gathered from meetings and conventions over the years. They’re usually on crisp cream or white card stock with precise edges and raised type lettering. A freshly printed card is a pleasure to hold in your hand. But you’re also holding a bit of history. People have been ...

DECEMBER 19, 2014
The Accidental Birth of Christmas Wrapping Paper
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This time of year we tend to reacquaint ourselves with wrapping paper.  Depending on your mood (and your proximity to Christmas Eve) wrapping gifts for the holidays is either a joy or a chore but the range of paper wrapping options is dazzling.  It’s unbelievable that Etsy, the eCommerce craft store, boasts more than 30,000 designs, many of them handmade.  ...

NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Saying It With Paper
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We have a tradition in the Hansan family.   When any of us has a birthday we mark the event with a multitude of cards in all shapes, sizes, and sentiments.  Some are funny and others are serious but taken together they capture the full range of the heart’s emotions. I’m sure this is not unique to our household but we ...