About Constellation & Co.
Constellation & Co. is a letterpress greeting card company that uses the power of words and the magic of snail mail to connect people and make us all feel less alone. Their brick & mortar stationery shop and studio is home to antique printing presses, unique gift items, cards that will make you laugh &/or cry, and great conversations with people who totally get it. Constellation & Co. is owned by Sara McNally. Each one of their cards and stationery gifts are printed, packaged, and sent on their way from their beautiful studio in the historic Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal.
Their line of cards and gifts are inspired by the events and occasions in life that are made sweet by close, honest relationships. Weddings, holidays, etc. are important to us because of the people we share them with. Those people make life’s hardest times survivable as well. The work they do at Constellation & Co. is built for sharing joy and holding loved ones close in the middle of pain. The many lived experiences of their team — infertility, cancer, new beginnings, sudden grief, weddings, babies born and adopted, saying goodbyes and getting to know each other better - are all the foundation for this business. These shared moments make their line about more than just paper, but about people.
Sara writes cards for feelings that are too big for a card. She write cards for the situations that are too complicated for words. She strives to put words to the love that brings color to our life. She writes cards for exactly you, and exactly how goofy or awkward or sincere you feel today. She uses typography, ink, paper, and pressure to say the things that shouldn’t go unsaid. She has a lot of things to say. She gathers up all those words and presents them to the world (and to you) as something to slip into an envelope and put in the mail. It’s both as simple and complex as that. The complexity of being a human, impressed upon a simple folded sheet of paper. She wants to make you laugh. She wants to make you feel known. She wants to help you share love. If your relationships grow because you sent a card, their purpose has been fulfilled.
This thing really is her dream. From recession unemployment blues, to her first studio, to buying and refurbishing her first press, to their first wholesale catalog, to their first tradeshow, to becoming a mom, to opening their brick & mortar shop, to today. She’s living the dream she’d saved for someday, right now. She hopes you’ll order some cards and invite them into your life. “I truly believe we’re all better when we’re working together. But beyond words on paper, I want most of all to share a moment of gratitude with you. Every hard fought, beautiful, complicated, challenging, and delightful day of this life is a gift. I hope your today is beautiful.” - Sara