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Shatterproof Tritan Glassware Ideal for Summer Entertaining

23 Mar

march-tritan-001For many areas around the country, the long cold snowy winter season is coming to an end and the relief of warmer weather is upon us.  Those glorious sunny days are around the corner and once again we will be enjoying our backyards, planting flowers, setting up the outdoor furniture and welcoming sunshine.

This is a great time to get prepped for all that summertime fun.  Recently I purchased a new set of wonderful non-breakable porcelain enamelware dishes that are as eye-catching as they are practical.   They make everyday entertaining effortless and I’m really excited to use them.  They have the look of china with a delicate aqua blue pattern.

march-tritan-002To accent these dishes perfectly, and as a fantastic alternative to breakable glassware, stylish and durability come together with our Tritan glassware.  These fantastic glasses are BPA free, virtually unbreakable (impact-resistant and shatter-resistant), freezer safe and dishwasher durable (will stay clear and durable even after hundreds of dishwasher cycles).  They feature a remarkable sparkling clarity and the gloss of glass.  And, they can all be personalized with the name or monogram style of your choice.

Tritan glassware is available in several shapes including wine, highballs, coffee mugs, margarita glasses and on the rocks.  It will be such a pleasure not to worry about anything breaking, especially when entertaining outside.  I imagine bottles of our favorite wine and pitchers of our favorite lemonade filling these Tritan glasses and I will never once worry if something drops.  On cooler evenings, the Tritan mugs will be perfect for hot cocoa and coffee.  And they would be really perfect for picnics when I want something nicer than disposables.

Tritan glassware pairs so nicely with melamine trays and pretty personalized acrylic trays, too!  I’m definitely looking forward to summer this year.

Dear summer… we’re ready!

Best wishes,



Last Minute Gifts are No Problem

16 Mar

march-giftNotice-003You know that feeling, and so do I.  You just remembered someone’s birthday or anniversary and you want to order something special but are not quite sure if the present will arrive in time.  Have you ever tried our Gift Notices tool?  It’s one of the features on our website that I love – and use all the time. The option for a Gift Notice is available on every product on our website.

If you don’t want to might miss giving a special personalized birthday or anniversary or holiday gift, we suggest emailing a Gift Notice from our website to say you ordered something special!  We send the email out promptly so your recipient will know you ordered something just for them!

It’s easy to send a Gift notice. The option is on every product order form.  Just complete an online request and we send an email from The Stationery Studio with your gift message to your recipient to let them know that a gift is on the way!  We can email an image of the exact product ordered or an image of a gift box so they can be surprised later.  The email will also show the production time so they have an idea when to expect the gift.

As I place the order, I can then choose to either have the gift delivered right to recipient or I can have the gift go to me and I can then gift it later.  This is what the tool looks like:march-giftNotice-002a

It’s been a life saver for me.  I’m normally so busy helping others with their gifts that I forget about my own!  But once I send a Gift Notice I feel great that my recipient knows that I remembered them!  So simple and easy.   It’s one of my favorite features and has really helped me out many times.

 Best wishes and happy gifting!

A Correspondence Card is a “must have”

11 Mar

march-notecards-004 If you were to ask me the most important type of stationery to gift someone, I’d certainly say that a correspondence card is a must-have and one of the most important elements in a stationery wardrobe.  Tailored, stylish, and always appropriate, these are flat note cards that normally feature a well-appointed name and are a classic take on stationery. It’s easy to make an impression when you send a personalized correspondence card. The etiquette of sending a personal correspondence card can become second nature and is a way to express your thoughts in a quick and meaningful manner.

Surely everyone has their own style but the one constant for a correspondence card is that it should not be too large, too decorative, or too flashy.  From the socialite in Palm Beach sending a gracious thank you note for a perfect evening to the new graduate writing a note of thanks after a job interview, a correspondence card note card is an absolute must for making a proper statement.march-notecards-002

Select the card style based on the user’s personality and how they will utilize the cards.  There might be just a name appearing in a classical typestyle at the top center or top left corner of the card.  And some correspondence cards also offer a bottom line of text for an email address, phone number or other information.  A skillfully written note on a professional correspondence card is the perfect follow-up to a job interview or a thank you after a dinner party.  It’s also a way to show your gratefulness for many situations with a sophisticated touch.

march-notecards-005Whether the note is social or business, a correspondence card is always appropriate.   Correspondence cards are an often elegant yet simple flat note card featuring a classic look.  The choice of white or ecru stock is completely personal preference (either is very appropriate) and you may even see some colored stocks from such lines as the sophisticated Crane & Co.  which creates elegant cards.

For the imprint, either a full name or monogram is most common.  For ink color, the selection made is completely one of personal preference; however, the most standard and popular ink colors are navy and black.  Today, there are many other ink colors used that are perfectly appropriate and popular too such as cranberry, gold, chocolate or purple.

Help to solidify existing relationships and build new ones with the use of a well written correspondence card.  Remember to send a handwritten note as a congratulations to family and friends for achievements they have made, as a thank you note for a thoughtful holiday gift, as a thanks to a neighbor or friend for helping you by watching your children, perhaps picking up something from the store for you or taking you out to lunch.  A nicely written thank you to someone who went above and beyond in any way is always appreciated.

Whether it’s just for purposes of good manners or if the note is for the benefit of a business, taking the time to send a written note is a smart practice.  And it’s something that won’t go out of style anytime soon.