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our newest collection of kids' shoes is here!

Oh Joy! for See Kai Run Shoes

I'm so excited to share our newest collection and second round of kid's shoes for See Kai Run! Designed with adventure and play in mind, the collection is colorful, fun, and durable for every adventure!

Oh Joy! for See Kai Run Shoes

Oh Joy! for See Kai Run Shoes

This collection comes in two designs available in the high top sneaker style — Super Stars and Sunny Sprinkles! From sizes 4 to 13.5, they fit from toddlers to big kids which make for fun mixing-and-matching for siblings and friend, too. You can find them both here at See Kai Run right now!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Photo Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Shoe pattern design by Kim Vu for Oh Joy.}

shop closing Q&A!

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Thank you guys so much for all of your support in the last week after we announced that we're saying goodbye to our e-commerce shop! The orders have poured in and that has helped us tremendously to clear through our remaining inventory. If you've ordered anything in our final sale over the last few days, those orders are being fulfilled and you'll have it in your hands very soon!

We received lots of questions about our e-com shop closing, so I wanted to talk a bit more about it now that our sale is done...

Q: Why are you closing your shop?

A: As a business owner, I try new things all the time. Things evolve in my business, and I get ideas for new avenues to go and new ways to expand my business. Sometimes those things flourish, and sometimes they don't. I usually give a new part of my business two years to see if it's working before continuing with it or deciding to move on. Back when I had my own stationery line in 2007, I gave it 2 years before deciding to close it. It was financially draining, and I found myself stuck with tons of credit card debt trying to keep up with producing more and more product. After I closed that line, I moved into licensing which was one of the best decisions I made for this business and a big part of the work we still do today.

A similar thing happened here with the Oh Joy! online shop. As we reached two years of having our own e-commerce, it didn't make sense financially for us to continue with that part of the business. It wasn't financially beneficial for us and took much more resources than we were making from it. It was a bittersweet decision to close it, but it will make space (mentally, physically, and financially) for other parts of the business to grow.

Q: Will we still be able to buy your product collections and collaborations?

A: YES! You'll still be able to buy all of our product collaborations through our partner's retail sites. We are in the process of updating our website and soon you'll be able to easily find where you can purchase everything Oh Joy! We also have lots more coming this year! Instead of managing the sales of those products, we are leaving it in all of our partner's very capable hands.

 

Q: What about the rest of Oh Joy?

A: While I know this seems like a big change to our customers, the online shop only accounted for about 10-15% of our annual revenue. It was a very small portion of the Oh Joy! business for the past two years. Oh Joy! is still here. We have lots more new and exciting things coming this year (from product launches to my house reveals and more!). So please sign up for our mailing list, continue to read this blog, and follow along @ohjoy and @ohjoyco for all the updates!

We love you all and thank you endlessly for your support!

(Photo by Calpak, words by Joy Cho)

we're closing the oh joy! shop...

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We have some bittersweet news for you today! After two years of testing out our own e-commerce shop, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on other areas of the Oh Joy! business and are closing our online shop after this weekend. We're incredibly thankful for all of our amazing vendors and to all of you for being with us on this journey and for your support. It means the world to us!

To say goodbye, we're offering 40% OFF the Oh Joy! Shop site-wide (including current sale items) through Sunday night at 11:59pm PST.

We still have lots of other exciting things planned for this year and beyond, and you will still be able to find all of our Oh Joy! collections online at our partner websites. 

{Photos by Lily Glass. Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

party over here! New apolis bags...

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Did you hear? We're partying over here because we just added TWO new Oh Joy! for Apolis Petite Market Bags to the Oh Joy! Shop. After our Halloween edition with Apolis, we're bringing them back with two phrases (one new, one tried and true!) for a very limited edition run. Check it out...

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cyber monday in the oh joy! shop...

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Happy December and Happy CYBER MONDAY! As a small business, it's hard to have a lot of sales during the year, but we love doing them whenever we can to say thank you for your support. So today, we're thrilled to tell you that THE ENTIRE OH JOY SHOP! IS 20% OFF!

That's right. EVERYTHING! From home decor to toys to holiday decor...even our sale section! Just use the code CYBER20 at checkout now until this evening at 11:59PM PST. Here are a few of my favorites...

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oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here...

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One of my favorite ways to celebrate the end of a great year and all the memories that made is so special is to create and send holiday cards to our closest friends and family. So together with Mixbook, we've made it fun and easy to send some cheer to your loved ones this season with our Oh Joy! for Mixbook holiday cards...

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oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

We created four colorful and festive card templates—Holiday Dots, Cheers, Holiday Stripes, and Holiday Confetti Frame—for you to upload your family photos into! Most have a fun foil options to add a dash of metallic magic to your cards, and you can even get creative and overlay our hand-drawn stickers on top of your photos! To make the whole process even easier, we also created matching address labels and "To/From" stickers to place on presents. 

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Start creating your own extra special Oh Joy! holiday cards right here at Mixbook.com! Don’t forget putting together Year in Review Photo Books using our Oh Joy! for Mixbook themes. They make perfect gifts for the holidays.

{Garland background photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Solid background photos by Mixbook. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

oh joy! for plus-plus...

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I fell in love with Plus-Plus a couple years ago after Ruby received them as a birthday gift. My girls play with them for HOURS and create tons of shapes, towns, animals, and so much more. Plus-Plus is one shape with endless possibilities. Designed and made in Denmark, this deceptively simple shape is the ultimate in open-ended play. You can make flowers, butterflies, robots...the list goes on and on. So, I'm thrilled to announce that we've partnered with Plus-Plus to bring you two exclusive color-ways sold only in our Oh Joy shop!

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They're available in two fun color-ways: Sunset and Ocean. We love them on their own or combined together for a full rainbow of colors!

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Perfect for kids ages 5-12, they're great for bringing to restaurants to entertain little ones while out at a restaurant, to the doctor’s office, or anytime a wait is expected. I keep a tube in my car to have on hand just in case! With just one simple shape, kids will have tons of fun creating their own masterpieces. 

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Each tube has 280 pieces for $18 for they make great birthday and holiday gifts (or stocking stuffers!). Or have a whole table of them for a play date, birthday, or any day and the little ones in your life will LOVE! Shop them now in our shop right here!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

the oh joy! holiday shop is here!

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Happy November! Now that Halloween is over, we're ready to start gearing up for the most wonderful time of year with our Oh Joy! Holiday Shop. We've stocked it full of our favorite things guaranteed to bring a touch of magic to your holidays, along with gifts to give everyone on your list. Here's a peek... 

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Ornaments! Decorating the tree is one of my favorite things to do ever. We brought in a lot of whimsical ornaments last year that you all loved (thank you!), and so I'm excited to bring back a few of your favorites again this year along with lots of new ones! We've got fruits and veggies and animals and more... See them all here!

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Home Decor! We have lots of new home decor items that I'm loving. Give them as gifts for family and friends, put them on your wish list, or snag a few items for yourself to prepare for holiday entertaining. This cake stand is one of my favorites...

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Gifts For Kids! We've got lots of fun, colorful, creative toys for your mini me! From games to coloring sheets to cute stuffed animals, there's something that'll bring a smile to their face! Shop it all here.

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Accessories that sparkle. I love colorful accessories for the holidays! We have new glitter earrings and multi-colored stripe wallets that make great gifts, too! 

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Gift Wrap and Cards! We've also added festive holiday gift wrap and cards this year for the perfect finishing touch. Stock up now!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael. Special thanks to our models, Ryder, Zealand, Jess and Julia!}

new oh joy shop arrivals for fall!

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We've got NEW arrivals for fall! From chic ceramic mugs, the happiest pillow ever, and lots of fun rainy day activities for the kids, we've got something for the whole family. Come check them out... 

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Happy Labor Day Weekend (+ a Sale)!

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Happy Friday and happy long weekend! We're celebrating here at Oh Joy! with a Labor Day SALE! As a small business, we're rarely able to offer sales. But...we love to do them a few times a year to say THANK YOU for your love and support.

So, this weekend, you can shop everything (minus existing sale items) at 20% OFF by using the code LABORDAY at checkout. The sale starts now (YAY!) and runs though Monday, September 2nd at 11:59pm PST. Here are a few of my favorite things currently in the shop...

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One of the reasons I love key chains so much is that they make it waaaaaaay easier to find your keys in your bag. Plus, they add flair to something you use multiple times a day. 

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One of the fastest ways for me to dress up an outfit is by putting on some sparkly, statement earrings! I love these hoop earrings because they're sophisticated, fun, and great for day or night all year round.

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Pick a pillow, any pillow! These will add comfort, color, and a little whimsy to your home instantly. 

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And if you want to switch up the artwork in your home, now is the perfect time to snag a new piece! 

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P.S. We just put our Oh Joy! for See Kai Run sneakers on SUPER sale for back to school (50% off)! So stock up now on your favorite styles for the year ahead...

{Keychain photo by Morgan Pansing, all other photos by Lily Glass. Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael.}