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Love Letters

19 Jan

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February is the month of love and a perfect time to write more love notes! You can really make someone’s day with a few simple sentences expressing your feelings. And for the perfect canvas, pick up a great box of personalized stationery. Whether you are writing a little note to your husband, boyfriend, your son or daughter or your best friend, it’s really easier than you think. And they’ll love to save them and re-read them over the years. It’s not about perfection in letter writing, it’s about sharing a feeling, a memory, a dream.

So what that many others are writing electronically. Those come and go. Putting pen to paper is long lasting. It’s really ok to write a real note! You can mail it or give it in person, leave it on a desk in a place they will find it, pack it in a lunch, or pop it in the refrigerator so they will see it in the morning. No matter what you say, you won’t go wrong. It can be long or short, funny or serious, romantic or casual. What’s most important is that it is in your own words and it sounds like you. Be yourself!

February is a wonderful time to reconnect after the holidays. Plan a special dinner date, a lunch or a breakfast. Enjoy the company of those you love and those you want to get to know better. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to get planning, and it’s time to get writing! Maybe give your special love a box of stationery so they can write you back!

Happy love letter writing to you!

Best wishes,

Renee

 

2016 New Year Resolutions

12 Jan

jan-2016-001Did you make any New Years resolutions?  About 75% of people nationally make resolutions and by the end of January they begin to fade away.  Some of the most common resolutions we’ve all heard are to lose weight, spend less and save more money, quit smoking, stay organized and spend more time with family.

I have three resolutions this year.  My first is to wear more patterns.  I’m such a solid person.  I like the classic and the simple.  Jewel colors mostly.  And black.  Well, it’s just so hard to commit to a pattern.  But I’m trying … in clothing, stationery, home decor and more.  I mean, why not?  Yes, I’m really going to try.

My second is to improve my stir fry skills.  Seriously.  It’s such a great, quick dinner.  But I have to figure out how to create tasty sauces that are on the healthy side.  No more jar sauces for me in 2016.

For my third resolution, inspiration came after watching a Ted Talk featuring Amy Cuddy recently.  The talk was featured on Sunday Morning on CBS-TV in December which is where I was introduced to it.  Have you heard it yet?  It’s really fabulous.  She discusses Body language and how it affects how others see us.  And, she explains, it may also change how we see ourselves.  Amy Cuddy is a Social psychologist and she shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

“We make sweeping judgments and inferences from body language, and those judgments can predict really meaningful life outcomes, like who we hire or promote, who we ask out on a date.”  And Cuddy notes, “When you pretend to be powerful, you are more likely to actually feel powerful.”  If you have a chance, watch the segment.  I think it’s important and can positively affect your life.  As Ms. Cuddy would say, “stand tall and remember who you are!”

So stand tall.  And wear patterns.  And enjoy some stir fry.  Happy 2016!

Best wishes,

Renee

Announcing Your Big News in Style

4 Jan

dec-bigPlans-001aDid you say Yes? Do something spectacular this New Year and announce your Big Day in style!   It’s the most exciting time of your life and a great excuse to celebrate.  You know that your friends and family will love to help you enjoy this excitement so consider sending out a beautiful Engagement Invitation and get the celebrations started.

Our beautiful selection featuring hundreds of styles will inspire you so send out something really memorable.  With endearing designs from the modern to the classic and many ways to add your own signature touch, you can find just the right save the date, or engagement invitation.  If you have a great photo, there are many photo invitations styles for you to complement your image with a picture perfect design.

2016 can be the year of your dreams while wedding planning and it all starts with a great engagement invitation and your save-the-date announcement.  From quality invitations which feature foil to glitter accents to die-cut shapes, you can select something that will be a one-of-a-kind special card with your own unique customization.  As you get further in your planning, there are great bridal shower invitations, wedding napkins, bridesmaid gifts, groomsmen gifts, thank you cards, and other personalized accents you will love.

Visit our Wedding Boutique and you will have fun browsing and planning.  Make this the best year ever and stand out in style!

Best wishes,

Renee