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Giving Back this Holiday Season

10 Dec

I love this time of year.  Getting together with friends and loved ones, finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list and what do I enjoy the most?  Giving back.  Every year at The Stationery Studio we host a coat drive to help those in need.  This year, we were presented an opportunity to help some students who didn’t have any coats at all.  For anyone who’s experienced winter in Chicago, you know that you need a winter coat.  We asked everyone at our office to help out and purchase new coats for these kids.  We were thrilled that so many employees brought in new (and gently used) coats for our coat drive.

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The coats were delivered to the school the week of Thanksgiving and the kids were thrilled to get new coats for the upcoming winter.  We donated almost 200 coats!

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You can see the “sea” of coats behind a few of our employees who posed with them before they were delivered.  I love being a part of a company that not only values their employees but cares about our community as well.  Let me know how you give back during the holidays.  I love hearing stories of how others are inspired to help their communities.

Best,

Jennifer

So Many Uses for Stampers!

30 Nov

I was talking to someone at work the other day about how much I love my self-inking stampers and how I use them for practically everything.  I am a busy Mom of three kids, so I am always looking for ways to multi-task.  I wanted to share my favorite stampers with you and the ways I use them to make every day life easier for anyone who’s crunched on time.

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I currently own two self-inking stampers from The Stationery Studio.  My everyday stamper is the Big Zip Family Address Self-Inking Stamper.  This is the stamper that gets all the kudos! I use this for everyday correspondence.  But seeing that I am always sending in notes for school and sports, I started realizing this stamp is really a lifesaver.  Here are some other creative uses for your stamper:

  • When sending in money for field trips for school, simply stamp the envelope – no need for writing your kids name!
  • When giving holiday tips, use the stamper on the envelope.  If the person wants to write a thank you note, they already have your address.
  • When turning in money for group sports activities, the stamper makes it easy to see who it’s from.
  • You can instantly make bag tags for luggage, backpacks, etc by stamping and laminating your own.
  • Stamp the inside of your books.  This way, if you lend them out, they know who to return them to.

Those are just a few ideas.  I am sure you can think of more.

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My other favorite self-inking stamper is the Hanging Ornaments Self-Inking Stamper.  When sending my holiday cards and packages, I always use this stamper.  There’s something exciting about getting a holiday card in the mail with the festive stamp on it.  It adds so much!

What uses do you have for your stampers?  Share them in the comments below.  I would love to hear your ideas!

Best,

Jennifer

 

 

 

Wedding Inspiration: Go Overbaord with Nautical

13 Nov

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This week’s wedding inspiration is all about Nautical!  Whether you’re getting married on a boat or on the shore, a nautical wedding is a really fun theme perfect for Spring and Summer.  How about you sail away after you say your “I do’s”?  Or dig your toes into the sand with a beachfront wedding and a boat ride for the guests?  Get inspired with our nautical board for your wedding:

Nautical Stripe Border Personalized Placecards, Anchors Aweigh Die-Cut Invitations, Nautical Twisted Handled Bags, Navy Nautical Knot Wine Tags, Red and Blue stripe Caspari Napkins, Personalized Navy Trimmed Weekender, Anchor Flat Note Cards, Personalized Anchor Wheel Board, Welcome Aboard Wheel Guest Towels, Navy Anchors Return Address Labels

Other image sources:

Table Centerpiece: http://www.modwedding.com/2015/01/17/nautical-hamptons-wedding-amaranth-photography/

Cake: http://www.knotsvilla.com/nautical-wedding-cakes-10-too-pretty/
Boutonniere: http://theeverylastdetail.com/florida-nautical-wedding/

Bride and Groom on Dock: http://blog.myweddingreceptionideas.com/2015/01/nautical-wedding-inspiration-board.html

Shoes: https://twobirdsonestonewedding.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/nautical-themed-wedding/

Bride and Bridesmaids on dock: http://www.fabmood.com/nautical-red-beach-wedding-ideas/

Paddle board signs: http://www.projectwedding.com/photos/309959/804698?board_id=wedding-signs

Life Preserver: http://yourweddingsupport.blogspot.com/2011/01/get-look-nautical-themed-wedding.html