Love for the Animals Fundraiser

Love for the Animals
The Ponies are so excited to be involved in this fantastic Love for the Animals event to raise money for a local animal sanctuary in nearby Mendon, MA. The fundraiser involves a silent auction of various items donated by artists, organizations and businesses including Two Trick Pony. If you live near Boston, you can attend the event and enjoy delicious food, drinks and music too! More info on the Maple Farm Sanctuary website.

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Top Shop: Urban Mercantile

Urban Mercantile, San Francisco, CA
Bradley Burch, owner of Urban Mercantile, was one of our very first customers and we are honored that he is still stocking Two Trick Pony cards all these years later. The splendid stationery, ceramics, glass and textiles found at Urban Mercantile are carefully chosen by Bradley himself, a former art director. If you find yourself strolling down Carl Street in San Francisco, be sure to stop in and say the Ponies sent you!

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Top Shop: Hazel & Dewey

Hazel & Dewey, Denver, CO
Next time you're in the Mile High City, be sure to swing by the fabulous Hazel & Dewey. If the altitude in Denver doesn't make you dizzy, their selection of finely curated modern goods just might!

In addition to selling "astonishing kitchenware, awe-inspiring textiles and adorable hand-crafted curios", Hazel & Dewey also offers a gift registry. Check out their website for more info and give 'em some love on Facebook too.

A big thanks to Hazel & Dewey for selling Two Trick Pony goods!

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Ponies on the Road: Catskill Animal Sanctuary Shindig

The Ponies hit the road last weekend to attend the Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s 12th Annual Shindig, “A Festival of Vegan Living” which took place on Saturday, October 5th in Saugerties, NY. We decided to head out on Friday for the three hour drive through the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western MA and then on to the Catskills. A slight detour took us through Florence, MA for some Pony refueling at Cafe Evolution. Next stop, the Superlodge for some shut eye before our big day.

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Arriving at the sanctuary Saturday morning, we were greeted by a fantastic crew of volunteers and many curious new animal friends including one mischievous goat who appropriately tried to eat the “Warning - I bite!” sign. So predictable.

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We set up our tent and table in the picturesque vendor area which was adjacent to pasture on one side and overlooking a pond on the other. Throughout the day, we met so many wonderful folks who came out for the animals, the music and of course the food! Some of the culinary highlights were Treeline Artisanal Treenut Cheese, Rescue Chocolate and Cashewtopia Gelato. Yum, yum and yum!

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The day ended with an impromptu tour of one of the barns by CAS's inspirational founder Kathy Stevens. She introduced us to many special animals including Buddy, a blind horse who charmed us all. The perfect end to a perfect Pony day!

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Custom Design Spotlight: Leverage Marketing Group

Custom Design Spotlight: Leverage Marketing Group
One of the wonderful and unique aspects of screen printing is the ability to print light ink colors on dark paper. This holiday card design was provided by our client, Leverage Marketing Group. They chose this shimmery Stardream paper with white ink which really makes the design pop! Check out more of our custom design and print work here.

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John and Schoep

John Unger and Schoep
You may have seen this photo making the internet rounds awhile back. This is John Unger and his dog Schoep who suffered from severe arthritis. John heard that water therapy was an effective way to reduce the pain of arthritis in humans, so he began taking Schoep to Lake Superior where this image was taken by photographer and friend Hannah Stonehouse Hudson. Schoep passed away this week after 20 years by John’s side. Visit John and Schoep’s Facebook page to see more pics and offer your words of support to John.

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Top Shop: Magpie

Magpie, Somerville MA
Last month in our featured retailer post “Top Shop”, we highlighted the fun and quirky Black Ink which has stores in Boston and Cambridge, MA. This month, nearby Somerville, MA is home to the Top Shop: Magpie! Located in Davis Square, Magpie features handmade crafts and indie design with a special focus on local artists. They sell a little bit of everything — from jewelry, housewares and t-shirts to greeting cards, art prints and gifts for baby. Magpie is the place to go for truly unique gifts as well as the ever present moustache, bike and owl themed items essential to any shop located in a hipster-haven like Somerville. Check out their Facebook page while their website is being revamped and if you’re in Davis Square, stop by and be sure to tell them the Ponies sent you.

A big thanks to Magpie for selling Two Trick Pony goods!

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Help us pick the next Charity Card!




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Help a deserving organization and
enter to win a $50 gift certificate!


The Ponies are excited to continue the Charity Card program with a new organization to donate a portion of sales to. We need your help in choosing the card that will be the next Charity Card. It's easy and you could win a $50 gift certificate to our online shop just for nominating a card! Here's how...

STEP 1
Visit the
Two Trick Pony online shop and choose a single card (birthday, greeting, thank you, etc.) to be the next Charity Card.


STEP 2
Leave a comment here OR on our Facebook page by Sunday, June 30th with your choice.


STEP 3
Check back on
July 1st to see if you were chosen at random to win a $50 gift certificate to our online shop!

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We will be donating 10% of the Charity Card sales from July through December 2013 to The One Fund Boston, whose purpose is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during this year's Boston Marathon. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston on April 16, 2013 and almost 60 million dollars has been raised so far to help families.

Learn more at The One Fund Boston


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We've been nominated for the A-List!

We've been nominated for the A-List!


We are honored to be nominated for the Best Wedding Invitations category on the Boston A-List and hope you will give us your support! Click here to vote for us and if you've worked with us already, you can submit a testimonial on our behalf. Thanks so much!




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Top Shop: Black Ink

Black Ink

In 1994, Black Ink Boston was created as a "design laboratory" by Susan and Timothy Corcoran who stocked the shelves with unique papers, rubber stamps and of course black ink, their favorite color with which to stamp. Almost 20 years later, Black Ink is the go to place for fun, quirky, well-designed household items and gifts, as well as a large variety of greeting cards. We are proud to be vendors AND shoppers at Black Ink which now has a second location in bustling Harvard Square, Cambridge. Check out their website to learn more and if you're in that neck of the woods, stop by and be sure to tell them the Ponies sent you!



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Custom Design Spotlight: Liz Linder Photography

Custom Design Spotlight: Liz Linder Photography
We were thrilled to design the invitation for Chemistry + Alchemy, a collaborative event held at Liz Linder Photography. The theme of the soirée, "Great Chemistry Yields Great Events" celebrated the many event professionals that come together to create truly unique weddings and special events. AE Events, Season to Taste Catering, Forêt Design, Sweet Tooth Bakery, New England Country Rentals, Afterimage Productions and Murray Hill Talent all came together to make Chemistry + Alchemy work that April evening!

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Tuna the rescued Chiweenie

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If you don't already know who Tuna is, you need to drop everything and start following @tunameltsmyheart on Instagram. If you aren't on Instagram, you need to drop everything and sign up, just so you can follow Tuna! Below is a bit of his story told by his guardian Courtney.

"I met my dog at a local Farmer’s Market where he was being shown for adoption. Though my intentions that day were to only foster a puppy, there was something about this 4-month old pup that drew me to him. His rescuer said that he was thrown out and found on the side of a road near San Diego, which evidently traumatized him, because he would squirm on his belly when he attempted to walk. She called him Wormy as a result, which was probably great for his already high self-esteem (insert sarcasm). After he became mine, I changed his name to Mr. Burns since he and the Simpsons character shared a similar resemblance; an aggressive overbite and a shortened lower jawline dysfunction. His cartoonish looks warranted him the nickname Tooney and then that morphed into Tuna, which is now his official name.


After spending a week with Tuna, I made the decision to adopt him because I inherently knew that he was special. He was not only different physically, but his personality was so lovely and endearing. I had fallen in love with him and I wanted him to know how much he would be loved by me. Since he had such an impact on my life, I was confident that he would have a great effect on people. I knew that he would capture hearts and that it would be his purpose, but I also knew that he unfortunately would be ridiculed because of his congenial features. The common responses that I initially received about Tuna—and still get today—are that he’s “ugly.” That’s usually the first thing most people feel the need to say about him because they judge him by his looks, but if they knew his heart, they would find him to be so beautiful."


For the full article in Darling Magazine, click here.

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"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Yesterday's tragic events took place a few blocks from the birthplace of Two Trick Pony — a spot on the Boylston Street sidewalk where Carrie and I met. Boylston is a street we both worked on and so know well, seeing the images of it covered in blood and smoke is beyond words, although nothing compared to what the runners, fans, victims and their families are going through. Our hearts are with all of them and with all victims of violence everywhere.

There is a lot of commentary being posted about yesterday's events, thankfully much of it full of compassion and hope. This article by Zoe Weil struck a particular cord with me. She says, "There is darkness in the world. There is cruelty and meanness and wanton violence and political violence. But they are ultimately small acts in the face of massive goodness – awful as they are when they happen. History shows a consistent and relentless shift toward greater democracy, greater understanding and tolerance, greater acceptance. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” and he was right.

Don’t we see this everywhere: Women voting and going to school; civil rights spreading across the globe; gays and lesbians receiving equal rights in many countries and states; animals receiving protections (albeit still far too limited) unheard of in previous centuries; global outcry against injustice, against exploitation, against environmental destruction?

Are our violent tendencies gone? Of course not. But we are not cheering at the Coliseum as slaves entertain thousands in fights to the death. Instead, we are crying by the millions as our fellow citizens are injured and killed by bombs detonated at a hallmark of our physical achievement: the Boston Marathon."

The full article is here.

We believe, as Zoe does, that humane education is one vital way to foster a society that rejects violence, hate and injustice while spreading compassion for all living beings. We teach our children math, science and reading, all of which are important, but we must also teach compassion, empathy and justice. I know that Carrie will be raising her baby (due to be born any day now!) with these values.

If you feel powerless and that your actions can't possibly effect change, you are mistaken. Every action we take effects us, those around us and in turn the world. Simply showing kindness to ourselves, friends, family and strangers is a good place to start. Teaching kindness to our children will carry the message forward. There will always be times of darkness in the world, but the many acts of kindness that spring from them are what get us through.

Love and peace, Laurie


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Pony (and Donkeys) in Paradise

Pony (and Donkeys) in Paradise
What do we love almost as much as ponies? DONKEYS! Check out LauriePony's photo essay on Our Hen House about her visit to a sanctuary in Aruba for some very special rescued donkeys.






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