Updated: Mar 28, 2021
This week on the xoxo, jess Podcast, I’m talking to Angela of Angel + Hare. Angel + Hare is based in Vancouver, Canada, where she creates and prints her cards directly from her gorgeous office (which has the dreamiest view by the way, which I have frequently swooned over on Instagram)! I absolutely love their sweet and soft style, I am so excited to bring another chat with a card maker to you on today's podcast episode. Listen to the episode above, On iTunes HERE, or read the transcription below.
Welcome back to xoxo, j. s when we dive deep into the world of greeting cards, the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, and the mindset tools needed to start creating the business of your dreams today. I'm your host, Jessica Walker with another Wednesday episode. And this week I'm talking to Angela of angel and hair. Angel and hair is based in Vancouver. And she creates and prints are greeting cards directly from her gorgeous office, which you have probably heard me swoon over on Instagram. I absolutely love her sweet and soft style. I'm really excited to bring another chat with the cardmaker episode to you this week. So without further ado, welcome, Angela. Hi, thank you so much. I'm so excited to be recording this episode with you. I'm so excited to have you Angela and I it's our first time actually talking in real life. We met on Instagram. And I'm just really pumped to learn more about you and your brand, which I am obsessed with. So this is gonna be awesome. Yeah, it's funny because I listened to all of your podcast episode. Like I feel like we know each other like we check that all the time. But we've never talked like this before. I know. I know. Like I'm dying to just like get a coffee whenever.
I'll come to New York. Okay.
So let's just dive right in and start with your background. What got you into greeting cards? Do you have an art background and entrepreneurial background? Why greeting cards?
Yeah, so I come from the art side of things. And I know that's totally the opposite of how you got into making greeting cards, which is funny. But I grew up drawing and taking art classes. And I used to make my own cards here and there like just for fun to give to friends and family for like holidays and stuff. But I definitely never thought to sell them because like drawing each card individually, it takes a long, and I kind of lost my touch with art in university just like school is so busy and all those things. But when I graduated a year and a half ago, I was gifted an iPad for my family. And that kind of like opened my eyes to a whole new world of creating digital art. And I was like, What is this like, you can draw one thing and print it like an indefinite amount of times like game changer. Yeah, so that was definitely the catalyst catalyst of launching Angel and hair. And then when I opened last January, it was totally just for fun. Like, I opened the shop on Etsy. And I think I had like six cards. And I was pretty naive about like the whole thing I, you know, didn't know back then that there was a whole like greeting card world or that people can have a business selling their cards online. And I just thought it would be fun to do since I wasn't in school anymore. Like it was a good way to get back into drawing. And then like after a month of opening, we had like 100 sales. Amazing kind of like, what like, Okay, this is real, like maybe it's not just a hobby, like maybe I need to be treating this more like a business. So I feel like that's when I really started to get into having a greeting card shop and running it like a business. And I did a lot more research to find out that there was this whole like greeting card world, like a lot of people were doing this. And that's also how I found your podcast like a year ago, when you were called like, I think like your greeting card guru.