A Family Affair

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AFamilyAffairSomething that the ladies of Pen Press 2 always wanted to do was grow the wedding invitation department. The retail store always carried the catalogues from the big wedding invitation companies, but they wanted to start producing custom invitations. The response from the public has been wonderful and business has been growing steadily each year since. “We are about customer service first and foremost,” said Carolynn Scandrett, Custom Invitation Designer for Pen Press 2. “We want our brides to leave here with a feeling that they made the right decision choosing us to make their invitations. We help them work within their budget and create the feeling that they want to portray to their guests.” Carolynn has been with Peninsula Press and Pen Press 2 for over seven years and is an encyclopaedia of information with anything that you require for your invitations. “We can incorporate your colour scheme with all your stationery pieces from Save the Dates, bridal shower invitations, invitations, programmes, place cards, seating charts, menus, table numbers and anything else that you require.”

Pen Press 2’s roots go back a long way, all the way to the late 1920’s when Gil Morris, an accomplished pressman, offered to purchase Peninsula Press from the aging McComb brothers who started the company in 1894. Gil, being a family man, soon after brought the talents of his own family to the firm. He and his three sons ran the business until his retirement and his son, Des Sr. took charge. Des Sr. passed the business onto his son, Des Jr. who now runs the business with his sisters. A part of the business was the retail store that was run by Patsy Kazragis (Des Jr.’s cousin) and her mother Molly O’Hearn (Gil’s daughter). In August of 2007, Patsy and her sister, Pixie Ziraldo bought the store from Des Jr. and called it “Pen Press 2”. With the unfortunate passing of Patsy just recently, Pixie has stepped up and is now carrying the tradition on.

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