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Top 5 Birth Announcement Trends for 2019

15 Feb

If you are expecting this year (or have a recent new addition), you’ll love knowing the latest scoop on what’s trending in birth announcements.  We are excited to announce the top 5 birth announcement trends for 2019.  Taking a nod from nursery décor and baby apparel, the designs trending in birth announcements reflect the same aesthetic.

  1. Geometric Prints. This is probably the biggest emerging trend in all things baby. With a modern and futuristic feel, it is a trend that is great for both girls and boys.

  2. Nod to Nature. Beautiful florals, woodland creatures and greenery are a trend that emerged last year and continues to get stronger in 2019.

  3. Watercolor. A wash of beautiful watercolor is a really big trend in nursery design. This trend also emerged in 2018 and will continue to grow in 2019.

  4. Focus on Vital Stats. The standard vital stats will always be a part of a birth announcement, but now they’ve become the focus with interesting font treatments. 

  5. Minimalist. The pared down look of nurseries is reflected in birth announcements that have the same feel. The beautiful photo is the star of the announcement.

The Stationery Studio’s exclusive Buttercup Paper™ line of birth announcements incorporates the latest trends. “We love offering our customers modern designs with classic elements they’ve come to expect from TheStationeryStudio.com,” said President Renee Redman. “We are always incorporating the latest trends to ensure we have a selection our customers will love.” The Stationery Studio has birth announcement designs for any taste and also has announcements for twins and multiple births and adoption. The Stationery Studio birth announcements were recently featured in the Netflix original movie Private Life featuring Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as well as Pregnancy & Newborn magazine.

5 Ideas for Throwing a Pumpkin Baby Shower

31 Aug

Are you planning a pumpkin themed baby shower this fall?  We have five great ideas to help you plan the perfect party!

Five Ideas for a Pumpkin Themed Baby Shower

  1. When planning a pumpkin-themed baby shower, try to incorporate all sizes of pumpkins and gourds for decorations.  You can hand-paint them the color of your theme (or gender) and even use stencils on them.
  2. If you’re planning a sit-down luncheon or brunch, you could make your own place settings with mini-pumpkins with guests names on them (also a cute favor to take home).
  3. Throwing a gender reveal party? Carve a pumpkin and the lid is removed to “reveal” the gender.
  4. Serve dips in carved out pumpkins.
  5. Plan a photo opp area with bails of hay and some pumpkins.

To set the tone of your pumpkin themed baby shower,  you can send personalized pumpkin baby shower invitations.  You can get even more ideas on our Pinterest board for Fall Baby Showers.  We are always adding the latest invites and party trends to help you plan the perfect party.  Happy Planning!

xo,

Jennifer

 

 

Best Interview Thank You Note Tips

19 Jun

Thank You NoteWhether you are interviewing for your first job out of college or your third job in your career, a thank you note is a must. A handwritten thank you note is a great way to thank the interviewer for their time.  It helps you stand out from other applicants.  While it is easy to send an email or text to follow up with an interview, a handwritten thank you note is best. (Note: If a job decision is being made within a short time period, an email thank you note would suffice.)  We’ve put together some tips for writing the thank you note to help you land your next job.

What do I write?

  • Thank the interviewer for their time.
  • Summarize the interview.
  • Highlight what you can bring to the position.
  • Let the interviewer know that you are interested in the job.

8 Thank You Note and Follow-up Tips

  1. Ask the interviewer for a business card so you have their spelling and mailing address.
  2. Do a rough-draft of your thank you note before you use your stationery.
  3. Have a friend or family member proofread your note to make sure it sounds sincere and professional.
  4. Write your thank you note on quality stationery.
  5. Mail your thank you note within 24 hours after the interview.
  6. While employers do not always follow-up after an interview, the thank you note is a good reminder that you appreciate their time and are interested in the position. You will make a positive impression when sending a follow-up thank you note.
  7. If the interviewer provided you with a timetable for follow-up, honor it.  Perhaps they said they will get back to you within 2 weeks.  After sending the thank you note, allow the company the time they anticipated for follow-up before you contact them by phone or email.
  8. If you do not hear back from the interview after the period of time the interviewer estimated, it is a good idea to e-mail or call them to discuss whether the job is still available and to express that you are still interested.

 Example Thank You Note

Dear Ms. Smith,

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday about the marketing position with ABC company. It was a pleasure meeting with you, and I enjoyed learning more about the role and the company. After our conversation, I am confident that my skills and experience are a great match for the marketing position.

I am excited about the possibility of joining the ABC team and would appreciate the opportunity to work for your team.  If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Sincerely,

Emily Johns