A sketchbook is a trusted confidant and a place where dreams begin. As you fill these handmade letterpress notebooks with your dreams, you also help students stay in school and to pursue their dreams.
10% of proceeds are donated to the I Have a Dream Foundation , a unique program that provides mentors to children in under-resourced schools and helps students from elementary through high school to stay in school as well as providing tuition assistance for college.
These 5" x 7", 32 page notebooks have beautiful letterpress covers handmade in New Orleans by John Fitzgerald. The paper is amazing. It is incredibly smooth ( you might want to rub it on your cheek ) & made of 100% recycled content - French's paper has been creating sustainable papers since 1955. They are a sixth generation, family owned company that started in 1871. Their U.S. mill has been powered by hydroelectric since 1922, also giving surplus electricity to surrounding communities.
Our letterpress covers share some of my favorite mantras of encouragement including: 'There is always today', 'Dreams Matter,' and an inspirational note from my Mom written in a birthday card shortly after my move to New Orleans that I frequently turn to as a reminder.
The text from 'my momma said' (written by Tippy's mom): "Free yourself from the past, keep only the parts that make you happy. Be light, a heavy spirit slows you. Be happy and kind, you will draw the same towards you. Be the kind of person that you admire and you will draw that too. First, love and know yourself. Enjoy and celebrate each new day, each new day is a birth of a new you. Take good care of yourself."