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Board Book Letters Garland — Custom!

MAKE IT PERSONAL. 
Make it the best gift ever.  This collection of letters and symbols lets you create any saying, message, name, platitude, whatever! Choose from all letters in the alphabet, any number, and these symbols #,@, a heart. Select them — individually— and put them in your cart. To be sure we have your custom garland right, we'll confirm with you via email.

You will receive your letters, and enough string to get hangin'. Perfect for someone who has it all, or needs a boost. Awesome for kids and newlyweds, and soon to be parents. Fun for BFs, work functions, and you-had-to-be-here humor. See lots of ideas below.

These colorful and whimsical letters are  creative examples of reuse and upcycling. Each is lovingly made from board books... which are not recyclable!

WHAT'S GOOD?

  • Reduces landfill waste
  • Repurposed board books
  • Handmade
  • Made in the USA in Portland, Oregon
  • Woman Owned

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    WHAT DOES IT REPLACE?
    Mass produced, made in China decorations where labor laws and materials are questionable. Plus, this is your opportunity to customize a message... can't get that from the party store!

    BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
    Each pack contains all the letters, numbers, or symbols you requested, and enough string to hang your message. 
    Choose from all letters in the alphabet, any number, and symbols: #,@,and/or a heart. Each letter is 4" tall and are no wider than 3".

    Your letters will come from the absolute assortment from the hundreds of thousands of board books that cross our work bench and are rescued from the landfill each year.

    IDEAS
    You Got This
    Get Well Soon
    You Are Loved
    One Day At A Time
    Breathe
    Adventure Awaits
    Happy Hanukkah (CH)
    Happy Holidays
    Merry Christmas
    Happy New Year 2021
    Fearless
    Feminist
    Keep Dancing
    Cheers
    Welcome Home
    I Love You
    Just Married
    Mr. & Mr.
    Mrs. & Mrs.
    Mrs. & Mr.
    Wash Your Hands
    Stay Healthy Stay Home
    Go Away We're Quarantined
    Thank a Doctor [Nurse, Volunteer, Teacher, etc.]
    I am 3 months old today [swap # of months, months for year]
    It's a Girl! 
    It's a Boy!
    You Rock
    Marry Me
    Happy Retirement

    PACKAGING
    Compostable see through outer-pack with a recyclable card stock.

    MATERIALS
    Letters punched from sturdy baby board books.

    SOURCE
    Handmade in Portland, Oregon, USA.

    ABOUT THE COMPANY
    Owned and operated by the husband/wife team of Michelle Sanders & Miguel Salinas, Attic Journals is committed to sustainably offsetting the book discard pipeline by up-cycling as much of the book as possible via their diverse line of gift & decor items made for every day people. 

    Having worked in libraries throughout her school-aged years, Michelle became keenly aware of the pipeline to the landfill most discarded books endured. As a native Portlander, where the ethic of recycling is revered, she received formal training in high school and college on the impacts of humans to our planets ecology. With a natural  knack for crafting, she started to investigate and experiment with how to offset the way books were discarded and work on a way to divert them from the landfill.  

    Then in 2004, while living on the coast of California, Michelle had a moment of inspiration about the closet full of books she had spared from the dumpster during her library working days. That evening, on her living room floor, Attic Journals and a company committed to innovative engagement with the byproducts of book production was born.

 In 2008, after Michelle had moved home to Portland and began working to grow Attic Journals into a legitimate business, Miguel became a part of the team (and the love of Michelle’s life).

    Having been raised in southern Mexico by a mother who is renowned in her region for the mole’ sauces she sells, Miguel was ardently aware of the work ethic and logistics necessary for running a family business. In addition, his work experience in food service, light manufacturing and transportation formed his keen understanding of running a small, efficient production space and allowed him to be innovative in how to do this work in a way that honored the company's environmentally responsible ethos.

    In the years since, Attic Journals has evolved into a burgeoning business that works hard to be as sustainable as possible from Portland, Oregon.