Events

Upcoming Events

We currently do not have any events scheduled for 2018. We will be on the look out for some new opportunities. Until then, visit on our online shop! As always, $3 flat rate shipping on all orders!
Downtown Lynn Holiday Sale at LynnArts
25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Saturday, December 16, 10AM to 4PM
Sunday, December 17, 12PM to 4PM

Past Events


RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center
December 10, 2016

Survival By Design Cards was happy to have a booth at the 2016 Holiday Art Sale! With Hanukah coinciding with Christmas this year, everyone was in a most festive spirit...including us! Thanks to everyone who came out to support local art and small business. Special gratitude to my helpers: Lori, Dori, Sheila and Mari!
IMG_4767_coverArts Fest Beverly 2016
Downtown Beverly, MA
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Survival By Design Cards was pleased to participate for a third year in the Beverly Arts Fest! Special thanks to helper Seth, visitor Heather, and artist neighbor Joy Campbell for making the day bright!
IMG_4281_coverRISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Once again, Survival By Design Cards was happy to be at the RISD Holiday Sale. Somehow or other, I was too busy selling, chatting, and restocking to take photos of any people. Ooops! Big thanks to Carissa, Sheila, Dori and Lori for all the help at the sale. And HUGE thanks to all our fabulous customers! Thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer-Adler-Headshot-209x300Start-Up Stories—Survival By Design
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
Monday, September 21, 2015

It was a pleasure to present my Start-Up Story at the Enterprise Center at Salem State. Starting a business or launching a new product can be intimidating. But, with a promising idea plus planning, persistence, and personality, it can also be a positive experience and pleasantly profitable. In this fun and informative workshop, I spoke about how I started my graphic design business and accompanying boutique line of greeting cards. I offered an insider’s perspective on the greeting card industry, licensing, trade shows, Kickstarter campaigns, and how to sustain a referral-based business without losing your mind.
IMG_3402_CoverArts Fest Beverly 2015
Downtown Beverly, MA
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Wow, what a wonderful day at the fantastic Beverly Arts Fest! We were in great company with other great artisans and crafters (and came home with a copper bracelet, cooking lavender from Provence, and a handmade handbag)! We debuted our new textiles and sold a billion Father's Day cards. Thanks, Seth, for being my shopmate all day and thanks, Ryan and Stephen, for the help breaking down. Thanks, Beverly, for the lovely day!
IMG_3286_coverThe Night Market at Mill No. 5
Mill No. 5, Lowell, MA
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Living so close to Lowell, it was fun to participate in one of their rockin' Night Markets! I wish I got a photo of the marching band that went by us down the hallway. Met some new friends and customers, ate yummy dinner from Kale YEAH at Coffee and Cotton, bought a fun mug from John Francis Designs and bourbon popcorn from Corn & Company. Overall, a fun night spent. Thanks, George, for all your help and good company!
IMG_2751_coverRISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
Saturday, December 13, 2014

The RISD Holiday Sale was fun as we got to debut our new pocket mirrors, gift wrap and calendars! Jennifer also got to shop her favorite Providence illustrator Allison Cole's greeting cards which was a treat. Special thanks to Lorrie, Carissa, Sheila and Dori for helping out with sales!

RISD Spring Alumni + Student Art Sale
Historic Benefit Street, Providence, RI
Saturday, May 3, 2014

What a day at the May RISD Sale! It started off sunny and hot (requiring liberal application of sunscreen) and then became overcast, windy and freezing. Then it got hot again...crazy New England weather had us taking off and putting our coats back on about 5 times. Somewhere in the climate shuffle we sold cards. Thanks to everyone who came by the booth and to Dori and Sheila for battling the elements with me!

RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
December 7, 2013

This year had us all confused...Hanukkah was on Thanksgiving and Christmas was a week early. Or something like that. We still had the holiday spirit in our booth despite the seasonal awkwardness. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. Thanks to Dori, Sheila, Marianna and Evelyn for the help throughout the day!

OpenDTL
Central Square, Lynn, MA
June 22, 2013

As a member of the Downtown Lynn (DTL) Neighborhood Association, the openDTL art/music/community festival is a labor of love for me. I was happy to be out in Central Square with my neighbors, talking to people about our hopes and dreams for the City of Lynn. Thanks to Mike, George and Cheryl for watching the booth when needed and to the DTLna board for all their hard work!

RISD Spring Alumni + Student Art Sale
Historic Benefit Street, Providence, RI
May 4, 2013

It was a beautiful day to be in Providence. RISD sales are always so wonderful. Besides the great customers, the fashion of the passersby couldn't be better and we see the cutest dogs. Special thanks to Sheila, Marianna and Scott for pitching in at the table. (We were so 'in the moment', I forgot to take photos of my helpers!)

RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
December 8, 2012

Our last event of the year could not have been better. We had an amazing day at the RISD Holiday sale. Thanks to everyone who came by and shopped and shared a laugh. We have the best customers ever. Thanks, Carissa, Lorrie and Sheila for your help! Click on the photo to the left for a little photo gallery!

Festival Fete's Holiday Market
Garden City Center, Cranston, RI
December 1–2, 2012

What a festive weekend! Thanks, Festival Fete, for organizing two days of holiday shopping in my home town. We had a fun time selling our stuff to fabulous customers. Thanks to Dori, Sheila, Marianna, and Catherine for helping out!
Click on the photo to the left for a little photo gallery!

Lynn Open Studios
Survival By Design Studio, 20 Central Ave., 5th Floor, Lynn, MA
November 17, 2012

It was a treat to open up my new studio in Lynn, MA as part of the first city-wide Lynn Open Studios. To see what it was all about, click the logo to the left for LynnHappens.com's coverage of the event.

Center for Women & Enterprise Capital Arts Auction
Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI
November 13, 2012

Survival By Design Cards is pleased to support local organizations, nonprofits and charities by contributing to event auctions. Contact Jennifer if you would like us to consider donating to your cause!

RISD Fall Alumni+Student Art Sale
Historic Benefit Street, Providence, RI
October 6, 2012

You really can't go wrong when there's a cupcake truck parked across from your table. We had a fun day at this great Fall sale and loved seeing old and new faces. Thanks to Dori, Dad, Lorrie and Marianna for helping!

OpenDTL
Central Square, Downtown Lynn, MA
June 23, 2012

SBD Cards was proud to be part of the first annual OpenDTL community event in our second home of Lynn, Massachusetts. We were in the awesome company of local bands, vendors, neighbors, visitors, etc. Great day!

Arts Fest Beverly
Cabot Street, Downtown Beverly, MA
June 16, 2012

It was cloudy and chilly for a June day in Beverly but spirits under the SBD Cards tent were sunny and cheerful. New friends/customers in Beverly--thanks for stopping by! Special thanks to Seth, Jessie and Thom for setting up and manning the booth during the morning and to Heather for helping in the afternoon!

RISD Spring Alumni+Student Art Sale
Benefit Street, Providence, RI
May 5, 2012

We had a great day, despite the gloomy weather, thanks to all the laughter and smiles that surrounded our table! It is so wonderful to see returning customers--we've become your fans, too. Thanks to Dori and Jessie for helping out!

Craftopia Holiday Sale
Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI
December 11, 2011

Closed out 2011 with a holiday sale featuring local artists and their fabulous, handmade items. Shout-outs to Stella Marie Soap Company, Apiary Designs, Oh, How Cute! Coasters, It's Sew You by Kristen Cole, Ko'brien Jewelry, Lucky Bird Studio, and Amy Casher Designs among others! Thanks, Seth and Mari for helping!

RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
December 3, 2011

We had a fabulous day at the RISD holiday sale! It was so nice to see familiar faces and meet Facebook fans. We debuted new sassy sticky notes, a new coaster design, and improved Sassy Samplers! Thanks for the help, Carissa and Dori!

The Providence Art Festival–Autumn Edition
Westminster Street, Providence, RI
September 10, 2011

What a great way to bookend the summer: with a Providence Art Festival on either end. We had a great day with customers new and returning. Thanks to Dori and Sheila for helping and to everyone who stopped by for a look and a laugh!

Kickstarter Campaign is an Amazing Success!
August 25, 2011

98 backers helped raise $5,100 in 30 days to defray the cost of professionally printing 80 styles of our greeting cards! Backers received all sorts of goodies as thank you gifts. Click the image to the left to poke around our Kickstarter page, see what it was all about, and watch a fun video on 'the birth of a greeting card'. Click here to see our Wall of Honor!

Pecha Kucha Night
The Steel Yard, Providence, RI
July 27, 2011

It was one of those perfect summer nights: cool, dry weather, rubber monsters running around, a geodesic dome with a deejay, and 100+ friends hanging around a bunch of pods erected for the Wooly Fair. It was also a rare moment of public speaking for Jennifer and we think she did a fine job. Plus, she didn't pee herself out of nervousness so that's a plus. Thanks to everyone that came out! Click image to the left to watch the video on Facebook.

The Garden City Center Art Festival
Garden City, Cranston, RI
June 11, 2011

Mother Nature sure had a good time with us last weekend...it poured buckets for a good part of the morning and then on and off for the rest of the day. But that didn't deter the fabulous people who came through anyway with their umbrellas and rain coats! Thanks to our shoppers, new and returning, and to Dori, Livia, Brayden, Kim, Rich, Dad, Lorrie, Mari and Dallas for helping out!

The Providence Art Festival–Summer Edition
Westminster Street, Providence, RI
June 4, 2011

The weather couldn't have been better for the first of two Providence Art Festivals. The booth was abuzz all day with fabulous shoppers and their laughter—always fun. Special thanks to Livia, Dori, Sheila, Dad, Evelyn, and Nathan for helping out!

National Stationery Show
Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, NY
May 15–18, 2011

SBD Cards exhibited for the third time at the National Stationery Show. We met a lot of great new people and were excited to debut a new booth design featuring our freshly printed cards! Stay tuned for new retailers and developing news.

RISD Alumni Spring Art Sale
Benefit Street, Providence, RI
April 30, 2011

What a great sale! Despite the wind (and the freaky hill we were pitched on), it was great seeing so many repeat customers and new fans alike. Our Mother's Day, Father's Day, and graduation cards flew off our table all day (and that wasn't just from the wind)! Thanks Dori and Carissa for helping!

2nd Annual Holiday Crafts and Fine Arts Bazaar
Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA
December 12, 2010

Thanks for having us, Amazing Things Arts Center! It was nice to meet our fellow vendors (especially Rebecca from Paper Confections) and BIG thanks to our new favorite customer who made the largest one time purchase! Way to go, sir!

RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center
December 4, 2010

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings! The RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale saw the debut of our new magnets! We're going to need a bigger table... Special thanks to Carissa, Dori and Lorrie for helping out!

Craftopia Holiday Sale
Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket, RI
November 14, 2010

SBD Cards was pleased to participate in this sale and even prouder to have been the designer of the "Kiss My Craft" buttons. Mouse pads were the hot item of the day and will make fun gifts this holiday season.

RISD Alumni + Student Art Sale
Benefit Street, Providence, RI
October 9, 2010

The weather could not have been better for this amazing sale. We were busy all day, chatting with customers and having fun! Thank you to Carissa for her peppy energy and to Dad and Lorrie for pitching in!

IndieArts Fest 2010
Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI
July 31, 2010

What a gorgeous day! Special thanks to Seth for his help at the sale. What do you think of our new banner? Pretty snazzy, eh?

Providence Art Festival
Westminster Street, Providence, RI
June 12, 2010

The Providence Arts Fest does NOT disappoint. Despite the on and off rain, we had a great day. Thanks to everyone who came out! Special thanks to Dori and Sheila for helping with sales and covering the booth while I enjoyed a vegan hot dog and 'milk' shake from the Like No Udder treat wagon! Yum!

National Stationery Show
Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, NY
May 16–19, 2010

We've survived our second Stationery Show! Pleased to announce we have several new retailers (see updated list) and we are also now officially working with Recycled Paper Greetings!

Craftopia!
Rhody Craft 100, Pawtucket, RI
April 10, 2010

The first ever Craftopia! was a fun time. Great music, amazing crafts, and yummy food. Thanks to Mari and Sheila for helping out and to Seth for rockin' the hall as DJ.

RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale
RI Convention Center, Providence, RI
Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came by to shop and special cheers to Mari for helping produce the signage, Dori and Jay for setting up our back wall, and Dori and Lorrie for helping with sales! Yay!

URI Holiday Bazaar
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spent the afternoon with a bunch of other festive vendors. Scored some rockin' soap from the fabulous-smelling Stella Marie table and had a yummy vegan cupcake from the Cupcakerie! Who says sales can't be fun? Thanks to Dad for helping with sales!

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RISD Alumni + Student Art Sale
Benefit Street, Providence, RI
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lots of art, lots of people...lovely day for a card sale! Thanks to John Hose for his help all day!

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10th Annual Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival
Westminster Street, Providence, RI
Saturday, September 26, 2009

SBD Cards participated in the Artisan Village at the Street Painting Festival to benefit Providence Rotary. It was a coooold day for September!

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Providence Art Festival
Westminster Street, Providence, RI
June 2009

Survival By Design Cards had a great time at this year’s Providence Arts Festival! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and got a sneak peak at the new typeface. This was our best sale yet!

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National Stationery Show
Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, NY
May 17–20, 2009

SBD Cards exhibited for the first time at the 2009 National Stationery Show in New York City. This amazing event was a tremendous learning experience for us. We made many great contacts and look forward to what the next year will bring!

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RISD Spring Art Sale
Benefit Street, Providence RI
May 2, 2009

The RISD Spring Arts Sale was a smashing success! The rain gods were merciful and we had a fun, successful (and dry) day.

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Real Estate Stiletto Website Launch Party
Monroe Lofts, Lynn MA
December 13, 2008

The Real Estate Stiletto website was launched at a gorgeous loft in downtown Lynn, MA. SBD Cards was on hand to entertain the guests and sell some product!

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Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association (DTLna) Art
Salon

Gulu-Gulu Cafe, Lynn MA
December 6, 2008

Artists of all varieties showed and sold their work at the DTLna's first Art Salon. SBD Cards was happy to participate and mingle with other local artists.

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RISD Alumni + Student Art Sale
Benefit Street, Providence RI
October 11, 2008

SBD Cards and friends had a busy and fun day at this prestigious art sale. The weather couldn't have been better, and the shoppers had a blast!

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Rock 'n Roll Yard Sale (ArtsUnion Craft Market)
Union Square Plaza, Somerville MA
September 7, 2008

SBD Cards was in good company as sellers from all over New England set up flea-market-style stalls in the square.

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SBD Cards Launch Party
Hosted by Homestyle, Providence RI
July 22, 2008

The official launch party, graciously hosted by Homestyle owner Lisa Newman Paratore, was a smashing success, with guests coming from as far away as Newport and Boston.

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The IndieArts Fest
Burnside Park, Providence RI
July 19, 2008

The first annual IndieArts Fest celebrated independently produced music, art, performance, and locally sourced goods and products. Coincidentally, this was also SBD Cards' first sale ever.