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5 Ideas for Giving Back This Holiday Season

7 Dec

The holidays are fast approaching and everyone is so busy getting ready.  Holiday cards, presents, parties, baking (need I go on?).  The holiday season is also about giving back to those who may not be so lucky to be “busy” with all the things so many of us take for granted.  If you’re feeling inspired to give back but not sure where to start, here are a few ideas that may inspire you:

  • Host a food drive where you work.  You can set up a collection box or site and have employees deliver the items to your local food pantry.  Be sure to contact your local food pantry ahead of time to see what they are in most need of.
  • Host a blood drive where you work.  There is almost always a blood shortage and most blood centers offer mobile services.
  • Sign up to help with your local soup kitchen.  Helping those in need where you live is a great way to connect with your community.
  • Call your local pet shelter and see what supplies they might need (they often are in need of newspapers, blankets and towels).  You can clean out your linen closets and help a charity at the same time (win win!).
  • Donate your gently used coats to those who don’t have any.  Many churches and local food pantries accept donations.  You can always find a drop off center at One Warm Coat.

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I hope these ideas inspire you to give back this year!  The Stationery Studio hosted a food drive for our local food pantry this year for #GivingTuesday.  We were honored to help those in our community where we work and many of us live.  Along with the food donated, TheStationeryStudio.com gave a monetary donation to help with items they need to stock their shelves.

Wedding Inspiration: New York City!

16 Nov

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Our latest wedding inspiration board is all about the Big Apple … New York City!  Whether you fell in love in New York, live there or just love everything about NYC, our wedding inspiration board will inspire you.  I particularly love our We love New York City Napkins.  I think they add such a fun element to the reception.  A NYC wedding is in style year round.  For flowers, you could get your inspiration from seasonal flowers of Central Park.

Get inspired with our picks:

We love New York City Napkins, Bridal Thank You Note Cards, We Love New York City Guest Towels, NYC Skyline Invitations, Love from New York Round Address Labels, Love From My State Round Address Labels, The Fifth Avenue Border Note Cards Collection, Maestro Double Old Fashioned Glassware Set, Tiffany Blue Box Diecut Invitations, Gold Lattice Printed Placecards, Create Your Own Twisted Handled Bags.

 

Other Image Sources:

Bride and Groom:http://www.refinery29.com/new-york-weddings?crlt.pid=camp.KOB723gJmaF3#slide-12

Table Setting:http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/2013/04/cameron-house-wedding.html

Rooftop Ceremony:http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2014/02/17/new-york-city-loft-pink-gold-wedding/

Taxi Cab Place card Holder:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.484511424013.270821.27221929013&type=3

Engagement Photo Shoot:http://www.stylemepretty.com/collection/1693/picture/2448438/

Cookies:https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/a-modern-wedding-in-brooklyn-navy-yard-ny-album

Bride in Taxi Cab:http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/231419/jessica-and-cody-new-york-city#256685

#GivingTuesday

11 Nov

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Turn on any TV right now and you are seeing ads for Christmas already.  {sigh}  Halloween just ended, didn’t it?  While everyone at The Stationery Studio is ready for holiday shoppers, we also turn our focus to helping those in our community.  The Stationery Studio is hosting a food drive November 1 – November 28 to help fill their community food pantry this holiday season. Partnering with #GivingTuesday, TheStationeryStudio.com is hoping to raise awareness of the need in our community and fill their local food pantry.

Our food drive will benefit the Vernon Township Food Pantry. The Stationery Studio has been committed to helping the Vernon Township Food Pantry for years and chose them as their #GivingTuesday partner this holiday season.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Do you have something special you do for #GivingTuesday?  Or do you give back in some other way during the holiday season?  Share your story in the comments below.

xoxo,

Jennifer