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Today, I received the sad news that  Southworth would close Lallie.   Lallie was acquired a couple of years ago by Southworth who concluded that it “was not able to grow total sales or improve production the way we hoped we could.”

Lallie was established 35 years ago by Nancy Lashley and quickly established itself as one of the edgier lines in custom invitations and fine stationery.  Lallie’s success was clearly a function of Nancy’s vision, creativity and delightful sense of humor.   These are traits that cannot be enhanced or nurtured within a corporate environment.  Lallie was cutting edge because its designs came from the heart and not a printing press.

Au revoir Lallie, you will be missed.

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