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Here comes May, full of special days - Mother's Day, graduations and sunny days. We're ready with great gift ideas for Moms, grads and travelers, and beautiful map gift wrap to present them in. The map wraps also make an inexpensive and effective wall decor, reminding you of a recent trip or your favorite destination. Current offerings include Boston (of course), Europe Centrale, New York City, British Isles, London and San Francisco.

A big thank you to everyone who purchased our Japan Relief posters! We were able to send an additional $800 to the JCCCNC's Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. There are a few posters left, so if you do want one you'll need to act soon. Some of our posters were also sold at the Bake Sale for Japan held recently at Upstairs on the Square here in Harvard Square. It was a heartwarming afternoon of storytelling, crane folding and the most delicious bake sale ever, with sweets donated by local restaurants and pastry chefs. This was a national movement raising over $100,000 for Peace Winds Japan. 



Multiplying like...


We received our initial order of these rabbit dishes, and I immediately ordered more! Perfect filled with jelly beans or chocolate eggs...



Think Spring?

Boston received April 1st snow, but we know that Spring is around the corner. Both stores are full of lots of inspirational products; toys and treasures to fill Easter baskets, hanging vases for cuttings and Potting Shed seed bags to grow your own. Stop by soon for the best selection.





Thank you to all our supporters Friday, your shopping resulted in a contribution to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund of $1060.  We are still selling our limited edition poster for $10. All the money from poster sales will be sent directly to the Fund, so we're hoping to send another $1000. Posters available online and in both Black Ink stores.



Black Ink wishes to make a small gesture of our concern by donating 20% of our sales in both our stores and websites on Friday, March 25th to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Make a purchase on Japan Relief Day and help us send our support to our friends in Japan. This fund is managed by the Japanese Cultural Community Center of Northern California, 100% of all money sent goes directly towards citizen relief efforts in the most affected areas. For more information on this organization see: