Cart 0

Charm & Fig — stationery

april is national letter writing month! this is how we do it...

Lauren Covington charm and fig snail mail stationery vintage statmps write_on campaign writing letters

Getting real mail is my favorite. I had about a dozen pen pals growing up... from cousins who lived far away and my best friends who lives across town. Free time at summer camp was spent writing letters to family, and even the President of the United States. Getting mail from the White House was always awesome. I still remember the blind embossed return address on the White House envelope and receiving cute the photographs of the First Pets. RIP Socks. RIP Buddy. When I heard about the write_on campaign, an effort to preserve the art of letter writing by getting participants to write...

Read more →

nan & tim's minimal + modern tulum wedding invitations

Lauren Covington agave botanical cactus charm & fig gold green illustration international invitation invite kraft mexico minimal modern stationery succulent tulum wedding wedding paper

If you choose Tulum, Mexico for you wedding destination, chances are you're a down-to-earth, easy-going couple. Nan and Tim are definitely those people and wanted to keep their invitations clean and modern with hints of natural elements to maintain their vision of a laid-back wedding celebration. We used sage and pewter ink, minimal sans-serif typography and printed everything on 100% cotton paper. The pieces were then bundled with a simple brass paperclip and enclosed in a 6 x 8" sturdy kraft mailer with a belt label. Belt labels are great because you can eliminate the hassle of printing or writing on envelopes and knock out...

Read more →

torchy's tacos red reveal orientation invitations

Lauren Covington charm & fig code decoder foil invitation red red reveal spy stationery top secret

Early last year I had the tasty pleasure of collaborating with Torchy's Tacos to create its staff orientation invitations. I'll go ahead and admit that research for this project involved at least two trailer park tacos. How could a then-pregnant woman deny a taco with fried chicken in it? Instead of doing something boring, like call a staff meeting or send out an email, Torchy's invited its staff (via snail mail) to a super rad orientation weekend.  It was their idea send out something that had to be decoded, so we went with the classic "red reveal" method. I had these little files custom made and...

Read more →

graham's pancakes & pajamas birthday party

Lauren Covington baby birthday custom illustration invitation panacake and pajamas party stationery

Pancakes & Pajamas --literally two of my favorite things. When this project came to me, I was secretly annoyed that I hadn't been celebrating my birthday like this for the past 10 years.  For the invitation, we knew we wanted it to be fun, welcoming and to feature the birthday boy himself. I illustrated a little pancake character and bunny slippers that were used throughout the party. Graham's mom Ashley, a former event planner, left no detail overlooked. She turned her home into Graham's House of Pancakes for his first birthday bash! How beautiful are these croquembouche-inspired cakes? Graham digging...

Read more →

black & gold bachelorette party invitations

Lauren Covington bachelorette party invite bachelorette party itinerary black charm & fig custom gold invitation paper party stationery wedding

The bachelorette party invitation lives in black, white & gold. Sorry, the envelope contents on this one is top secret!For custom invitations, contact Charm & Fig.

Read more →