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Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday 2022

Shop in-store or online at Inkwell on Tuesday, Nov 29 and help us give back to our community. A percentage of our revenue today will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Nova Scotia Division) for Giving Tuesday.

CMHA NS provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental ill health, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Nova Scotians to flourish and thrive.

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Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas
We've put together our annual Handmade Holiday Gift Guide to assist you in your holiday shopping for your family, friends or even your own wish list!

🎁 Handmade Stocking Stuffers

🎁 Handmade Gifts under $25

🎁 Handmade Gifts under $50

🎁 Handmade Gifts under $75

🎁 Handmade Gifts under $100

🎁 Handmade Gifts over $100

🎁 Handmade Ornaments

🎁 Gift Wrap & Tags

Shop online or in-store - 1453 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Don't forget we also have gift cards available, if you can't decide!

Gifts are available while quantities last.
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Grand Re-Opening Open House

Grand Re-Opening Open House
You're invited to our grand re-opening on Saturday, 9/17 from 11-5!

All visitors will receive a free letterpress print (design to be revealed next week). We'll also be hosting a King & North Chocolate pop-up from 11-3! Jesse will be whipping up classic flavours (including our collaboration flavour - Toffee Crunch), along with some seasonal delights!

We'll be sharing sneak peeks leading up to the day - check out our IG Open House highlight any time!

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Stationery Store Day 2022

Stationery Store Day 2022

Saturday, August 6th is the first ever Stationery Store Day - it's not to be missed! Inkwell is excited to be a participating location!

We've got exciting in-store specials planned:

✏️ Free stationery themed letterpress print (no purchase necessary)

✏️ Stationery Goodie Bag (valued at more than $65!) with purchases over $40*

✏️ Stationery Store Day shopping bag with purchases over $75*
*In-store only. Total before tax. While quantities last.

💌 All online orders on 8/6/22 will receive the free stationery themed print! 

Our paper pals, Paper Hearts Halifax and Duly Noted are also participating! Stationery addicts, be sure to make a day of it and visit all 3 stores for treats and specials!

And if you're elsewhere in the country (or the world!), visit one of over 100 participating shops and spread the paper love.

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Inkwell is on the Move!

Inkwell is on the Move!

After 5 years on Brunswick, we're moving and are beyond excited to let you know that Inkwell will soon be found on South Park Street!

Our new location is in a neighbourhood with complementary local businesses and a park across the street! Inkwell will be accessible by broad sidewalks, protected bike lanes, nearby bus stops, and street parking.

In June, you will find Inkwell in the Spring Garden Area of Halifax, sitting between the stylish folks at Thumpers Hair Salon and the tasty treats of Bliss Caffeine Bar! The block also includes local businesses Fawcett's Fine Jewellery, Thornbloom, as well as Dairy Bar in the warmer months.

While we're going to miss the friends we've made on Brunswick, we're confident that our customers will fall in love with our new digs! It will offer more space to display our handmade delights, as well as more space for our studio.

We’ll be open on Brunswick until we’re ready to make the leap. Until then, watch this space for updates — we’ll share some sneak peeks in the coming weeks!

This move wouldn’t be possible without all of YOU — I’ve truly been blown away by your continued support these last 11 years! I promise I’ll do everything I can to make our new space just as special as the two that you came to know and love. I hope you'll help us spread the word!

With so much gratitude + excitement,
💖
Andrea and team Inkwell

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Call for Makers!

Consignment Call

We're seeking to consign handmade products for our retail and online stores!

Do you have work you'd like to see featured at Inkwell? Or maybe you know a maker who produces great handmade items?

The talent of the local and international maker community is infinite. We believe representation matters and those who identify as BIPoC, LGBTQ+, Disabled and any minority groups are encouraged to apply!

Know a maker who might be interested in working with us? Please share, and we look forward to seeing what you've been making!

Apply today!

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10th Anniversary!

10th Anniversary
This week marks 10 years of business for Inkwell!

Thank you to the wonderful customers who shop at Inkwell. I'm so proud and thankful to still be here and couldn't have done it without your incredible support over the years - through all the highs and lows!

Over the last decade, we've had 2 different locations, countless open houses and book signings, printing demos and letterpress keepsakes, collaborations, crafting workshops, an in-house/wholesale product line, awards, accolades, and features on TV, in books, magazines and newspapers. We've gone from a one page website to a full e-commerce site with thousands of products.

During this time, we've made countless friendships, worked alongside the best employees and makers. I can't wait to see what the next 10 years will bring!

Thank You for 10 years of support!
We've seen you, our customers, through the celebrations and sorrows that life brings and our community has seen us through the joys and challenges that shop ownership presents.

I hope you feel every purchase is a transfer of the enthusiasm I feel for everything we offer in Inkwell. I hope that some of the love that each maker puts into the handmade items we sell brightens your day, whether it's something for yourself or a gift for someone else.

Ten years in business is a major milestone and we'll celebrate in person when it's safe to do so.

Thank you all for your continued support and for allowing me to live my dream.


💞  Andrea

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Free Rebuild NS Poster

Rebuild Nova Scotia Poster and Article
Paul MacKinnon, CEO of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission reading the Rebuild Nova Scotia insert.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has made the "Rebuild Nova Scotia" poster that appeared in the Saltwire.com flyer bundle across Nova Scotia available as PDF.

You're welcome to download and print one of your own posters to display with pride.

For those looking for a high quality, larger hand printed version, the 16x20 print is available for purchase here.

 

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Gift Certificate Printing Video

We recently reprinted more of our gift certificates! You can purchase one as a gift for a friend or for yourself to use in our downtown Halifax shop once things settle down.

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Inkwell is moving to Brunswick Street

We are thrilled to announce that this Spring, we're moving 500 metres north to a brand new retail location at 2011 Brunswick Street!

Our new location will offer an accessible entrance at street level, consistent temperature controls (our paper products will be so happy!) and lots of natural light with large floor to ceiling windows!

After nearly 6 years on Market Street, we'll be joining 2 Crows Brewing and Roll it Up Sushi in the Brunswick Heights area between Duke & Cogswell. (We’ve been told a few more new businesses will be announced soon too!)

The new location is handy to access when walking from the North End to Downtown Halifax! There is a bike lane right outside the shop, many bus routes nearby and more than double the on street parking of our current location!

Inkwell Brunswick Street Map

It’s with gratitude + excitement that WE THANK YOU for supporting Inkwell and invite you to stay tuned for news on our progress!

Please help us share the exciting news far and wide.

Best!

Andrea & team Inkwell

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