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New and Easy to Order Christmas Cards

10 Dec

Autofill Holiday CardsHoliday cards are now easier than ever to order at with the introduction of our new auto-complete forms!  On all Christmas cards, Holiday cards and Hanukkah cards, an easy-to-use form will appear when you select your item asking you to complete a few basic tidbits of information.

Once you submit the little form, your holiday text will fall into the order and with a few final clicks, it’ll be ready for you to submit.

If it’s a photo card, just upload your photo(s), pick your quantity and envelope preferences and it’s all finished. When you click “Create Preview to Order” your card will be ready to order.

If you are someone who would rather play with the size and spacing of your text, those tools are available too.  On many items there are other features you can customize too such as the shape of the cards, including rectangle, rounded corners, scalloped edges or medallion cuts.  We offer those die cuts at no extra charge which is added value.

And, if you ever have any questions on ordering, our customer support team is available to personally assist.  Feel free to call at 847.541.5800.  Our quality, selection, customer support and, of course, our finished product will impress you.

Happy holidays!


New Personalized Notepads and Stationery by Anna Griffin

2 Dec

Anna GriffinLooking for that absolutely perfect gift this season? These are brand new and are really gorgeous. We are thrilled to introduce a curated selection of beautiful personalized notepad collections and coordinating personalized stationery by Anna Griffin.

Griffin is a recognized authority in her ability to translate exquisite patterns, evocative of old world style, into modern, mix-and-match designs. The stationery and notepads offer coordinating designs which work perfectly together. The optional envelope linings available on the notecards are gorgeous too and are a beautiful upgrade.

Her passion for antiques, fine textiles, botanical prints and French fabrics has inspired a delightful printed collection. She has a dedicated following and you can certainly see why. These custom printed note cards and notepads, feature elegant designs combined with quality materials to provide a truly special presentation.

In addition to personalized stationery and notepads, Anna Griffin also designs custom-printed invitations and announcements. They offer very special accents including die cuts and ribbons plus lovely colors and unique designs.

Enjoy your own personalized Anna Griffin items at The Stationery Studio. And consider these items for Christmas gifts, Hanukkah gifts, teacher gifts and upcoming birthdays.

Best wishes,

6 Tips on being a Gracious Guest

26 Nov

Being a Gracious GuestIt’s that time of year for holiday celebrations, from family get-togethers to Christmas Dinner. When you are invited to a dinner party, remember the huge amount of work that goes into cooking and preparing.  These occasions are a big deal for the host/hostess so it a great idea, and a thoughtful idea, if you make the little extra effort to be a great guest.

Here are some tips for the next time you are invited to a dinner party:

  1. Respond as quickly as possible to the invitation.  If you are very late to respond, it gives the impression that you’re not excited to attend.
  2. Always ask what you can bring to help.  Don’t worry if you’re asked to bring something that you are not comfortable making.  You can certainly pick up a beautiful cake, a great salad or other contribution if asked.  If you are a cook and love to make it yourself, even better.
  3. Arrive on time!  This is especially true if you are bringing an appetizer or food contribution that will be needed at the start of the event.  If you know you will be late for some reason, ask if you can drop off the item you are bringing earlier in the day if that’s convenient for the host.
  4. If you offer to bring something and are told that nothing is needed, still bring a hostess gift.  Consider some gorgeous pastries or muffins for their breakfast the next morning, flowers already in a vase or a plant that doesn’t need a lot of care (like an orchid). If you are interested in bringing something more memorable, order a personalized hostess gift.  Gifts such as a personalized candle, notepad set, printed cocktail napkins or custom monogrammed coasters will really be remembered.
  5. Try to help where you can throughout the evening.  Bring some dishes into the kitchen after each course and offer to help put away food.  When the dinner is over, help clean up, fold up chairs as needed, clearing everything off the table and so forth (with a smile on your face).
  6. And follow up with a written thank you note to let your host/hostess know how much you enjoyed the event, the meal and spending time with everyone.

Happy holidays,