18 June 2009

giveaway: gocco print cards

unique designs are always on my radar. these neat note cards caught me off guard with their quirky illustrations and fun vintage sketches. it is not every day you come across a greeting card featuring an old sewing machine or vespa scooter, but i know just the people who would smile at the notion. these happy hand printed cards are a fun way to personalize a hello or wish you were here or thinking of you. if i were to receive one, it would be pinned to my bulletin board straight away.


paper + twine will be giving one lucky m.writes reader a set of four notecards. and in honor of dear old dads around the world, the winner gets to choose between the charming tv set or vintage typewriter designs.

simply leave a comment to enter to win. tell me one thing you love about your pops. me? as a young girl, i fell asleep to the sound of my father's fingers tapping on the typewriter. his office was at home, adjacent to my room. hearing the familiar clicks was more than music to my ears, it was a lullaby. it did not occur to me then that he was working late, writing into the night or supporting his wife and seven kids. all i knew was that i felt safe, snuggly and happy and would fall fast asleep before he'd finish his work. life was good. i belonged right there, next to my dad.

comments are open until saturday / june 20 / midnight / mountain time. a random winner will be announced next week.

thank you, casey.
visit her fantastic blog + online shop.

57 comments:

Carrie said...

I love that my dad is always so willing to help others, whether it's me, a neighbor, a friend, or a total stranger. And he never makes a big deal out of it, even if it ends up being a huge inconvenience to him. He just smiles and says he's happy to help.

Janssen said...

I love my dad because when something is funny he claps instead of laughs because he hates the way his laugh sounds.

Karen said...

His hands. They are huge and rough and calloused from years of working construction and roofing. They are the hands of sacrifice, work and love.

Gayle said...

Every-time I visit your blog I find myself bookmarking the awesome things your feature! I just love these cards!

One thing I love about my Dad is that he is almost 50 and says he will be a curmudgeon when he gets older, and he pretends that he will be a big ol' grump, but I know that there is no way that he will actually be a crotchety old man! He has such a soft heart and so much love to give! I am so blessed to be raised in such a loving household!

Erica said...

I love the way my dad jokes with me. he is always quick on his feet and never misses a chance to slip in a joke or two.

RW said...

I love my dad's Hungarian accent and the funny ways he pronounces words.

ellen said...

I love that he makes delicious balanced meals.

Heather said...

I love that when I'm with my dad, I always feel safe.

The Wingnut's said...

my dad is not with us now but whenever i smell freshly baked bread i think of him, every saturday night kneading the dough and putting it in our upstairs airing cupboard so it could rise. my dad was the best bread maker in the world!

Krista said...

i love my dad's quiet strength.

mindy said...

I love that my dad taught me to love the outdoors. Growing up we were always outside, in the garden, fishing. I still love being outdoors and this year is my first garden on my own and I can thank my dad for green thumb!

Alice said...

Even though I am now 26 years old, my dad still comes to meet me at work and take me out for lunch every week. ;)

-Desiree

Berta said...

My dad was the most amazing man ever - in every sense of the word - gentle, kind, FUNNY, creative, musical, the best COOK, handy (could fix anything), humanitarian . . . and on and on! This was my mentor and best friend!

Melissa A. said...

I grew up with my step Dad from the time I was five. My real Dad was not in my life. He was the best. He loved me and my sister like we were his own and I don't remember calling him anything but Dad.

erica said...

my dad is the party of the house...its a dull moment when he's not there. happy fathers day to all dads!

Crystal said...

My Dad has always been a hardworking man, but he always made time for his family. He's a pastor, so he's kind and compassionate. He's always an encouragement to other people. He's always there when you need him.

Cherish Stockdale said...

He is the most honest and genuine guy I know. Always there for you when you need him and means what he says. I just love my daddy!

Becky said...

Bear hugs that make all worries disappear.

hannah said...

Wisdom. My dad seems to know all.

Love those unique cards.

debby said...

my dad has instilled me with a love of food and culture from an early age - something that will stay with me throughout my life.

now that i have my own children, i love to see how loving my dad is with his grandchildren.

Rachel said...

I love my Dad because he is such a hard worker. he worked as a school teacher while I was growing up so money was always a little tight. He would work long hours shoeing horses at night to make money to pay for the extras.

NSMOM said...

His loyalty.

Thanks,
Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

melissa said...

my dad is a hardworker, has a good sense of humour. i think he is also the epitome of self-sacrifice.

Cat said...

My Dad is a retired police officer. That means that I got to spend a lot of time with him growing up (he worked shifts and had a lot of off days) Being a shy only child, this was great! We had lots of fun playing tennis and ridding bikes. He was always there for me!

labeck said...

My dad (a pastor) died when I was 18....so he's not around.. BUT I loved that he had his prayer list in his Bible...and we three kids would peek at it once in awhile...thrilled that on that page - he had his family by name at the top of the page. To be prayed for by someone who also takes care of you was awesome.

I'd choose the typewriter card because my mom and I would type up his sermons on an old Selectric (brown) typewriter where you changed fonts by changing the "font ball".

whitney said...

my dad had a goofy way of dancing... still does. and it always cracks me up.

leigh said...

oh my! I think I have to have those cards!

The thing I like most about my dad is that he lets us all make our own choices and decisions. He wants us to experience things the way we should and not get in our way. It's nice.

saltbox girl said...

My Dad's constant whistling - while walking to church, while doing the dishes, while mowing the lawn. He makes the everyday so happy.

CMN said...

"One thing you love about your pops..."

He's always shared his love of reading with us... and - go figure - now we [his children] all love to read too!

aimee heff said...

My dad is the zen master. He has taught us to be in the moment and try and be present in relationship.

Love these cards!

Melanie said...

I love how supportive my dad was of my creative (read theatrical) pursuits, rather than telling me it was not a realistic thing to pursue. He just let me love it and get good at it.

crissy said...

My dad is an awesome, charming guy, but the thing I love most about him is his snore. That probably sounds really weird, but it was something I found to be very comforting as a child. If I woke up from a bad dream, or if I wasn't feeling well I could always go and lay in bed with my back to my dad and be lulled back to sleep from the rhythmic sounds of his snoring.

Mary said...

I love what my dad has become to me over the years. He started out as an unknown but constant figure in my life. He was letters and random phone calls from far away places. When he came home from his tours of duty, he was my fight for power in the house. When I left for college, he became my best friend. I now take pride in being the daughter of a man who accomplishes so much - a successful Naval career, a hobby of running marathons and hiking mountains, and a growing testimony. I love my father not only for what he does, but for who he is: my loving dad.

(That can count as one thing, right? ;) )

LeniStav said...

i love that my father is always honest with me. it might not always be what i want to hear, but usually what i need to hear.

Valerie said...

My dad is the kindest and most gentle person in the world.

Jenn said...

I love that my dad was a single father to my older brother and I love that my dad wants to be a father figure to everyone in life. He was always supportive of me and my siblings but also our friends. Now I am getting married and he talks to my fiance like he is his own son. He treats my sister-in-law the same way.

Karie said...

I love that my dad's face lights up when he smiles. He has the best sense of humor and loves to tell a good joke.

apple slice said...

My dad calls hamburgers "sandwiches." He expects to get a decent sandwich at Wendy's and will pull the bun off to examine it . . . when the two pickles are piled on top of one another . . . he expresses disbelief and says, "they threw it together." He is a man who expects a decent meal from fast food and likes a job well done.

Fernanda said...

My Dad always instilled in me a sense of self. He made me believe that I could accomplish whatever I set my mind to. He gave me the stars and the dreams to go along with them. How many nights did we spend outside looking up at the Milky Way...

Jessica said...

My favorite thing about my dad is his mustache. The few times he's shaved it off, it really bugged me. And I realized it was because his kisses weren't scratchy.

Rebecca said...

he gives the best advice about job etiquette (and as i am a college intern this is super-important!)

Kim said...

I love my dad's persistence. He never gives up, when he makes up his mind to do something. He will find a way to accomplish it. His perseverance and tenacity is quite amazing.

Mari said...

I love that my Dad was the kindest person I have ever known. He always put others first; always.
Thank you for the give-a-way, Marta!

Sassy Sarah said...

Although my dad passed away when I was 10 years old, I still remember so many things about him. Mostly, I loved that he gave so much time to my siblings and I. He showed he loved us by the little things: finding pretty rocks at the lake by our house, going on hikes, agreeing to fish with long sticks that we'd found despite the fact that he knew full well it would work. He was a great dad and will forever be in my memory as such. I'm lucky to be his daughter.

bloom & dandelion said...

My dad was someone who had big heart for those less fortunate. He showed me the importance of remembering where you came from and of giving back.

em said...

wow, those are some cute cards.

One of the things i like most about my dad is that he answers any question i have without fail. even if it means making something up just to keep up the pretense we have always had, that he knows everything.

kat said...

Today, my dad texted me and said i don't have to take the bar exams if it means i'm gonna get sick. he said he is already proud of me as is and i dont have to achieve more. it really sent me to tears. i love my dad so much.

katch05 at gmail dot com

paula said...

I just adore her work. My papa and I always shared a bowl of peanut butter ice cream when I was growing up now he makes the best granddad for my kiddos.

Sarah said...

I love my Dad because he's smart, professional, and reserved. Yet whenever he talks about his family, he starts to cry. My dad shows me that it's okay to show that you have a soft spot for the people you love.

Jenn N Goo said...

I love how humble he is and how he would always take us for walks to the park by our house.

becky said...

i loved how every saturday my dad would take my twin and i somewhere fun! he always spent saturdays with us, driving to the middle of nowhere, children's museum, you name it, we did it!

these are such perfect cards!

jeffrey said...

my dad got me into photography.

jeffrey

Oysterblogger said...

My dad used to wake me up in the middle of the night to come look through the big mirror telescope he had set up in the yard and see Jupiter or Saturn or other celestial objects.

Shirley said...

i like that my father enjoys making a modest living and leading a modest life. he's definitely the simple, easily contented guy from a small town/village in the countryside (China's, that is). he keeps me grounded whenever i hear him talking to somebody about not wanting too big of a house, or to be making too much money, or all that stuff that's gotten America so poor and broke right now.

Kim said...

for me it's my grandpa. super tall and lean cowboy down to the bone. he owned a store in a small town. he let us hang out by his side all day long and never got tired of us. he answered every question. he hugged after every scrape. he let us play in every nook of that store and at the end of the day we always took home a little brown bag full of candy. his heart was enormous. i miss him.

Krista said...

Me and my dad love to whistle in harmony... it's be this way since I was little. Started with the Andy Griffith theme song! We sound really good!!

Laura said...

my dad is a fixer. he can fix your car, your floor, your door, and he tries to fix every situation. sometimes he fails, but he always really, really wants to fix it.

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