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Chicago Cubs Win the World Series #FlytheW

3 Nov

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series yesterday. They are our hometown team, so you can guess that the excitement level is pretty high at our office.  A lot of us are pretty tired today staying up late to watch the Cubs win in the 10th inning.  I think we all still look pretty good considering!

The Chicago Cubs haven’t won the World Series in 108 years, so this is huge for the people of Chicago.  Are you a Cubs fan? If so, check out our personalized Cubs Tervis water bottle and cups that would make a great gift for any Cubs fan!

Congrats to our Cubbies and let’s #FlytheW!

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

Milestone Birthday Dessert Table Ideas

22 Aug

My Mom just celebrated her 70th birthday with her family and closest friends.  She loves sweets and we decided to do a huge table full of her favorites to celebrate her milestone birthday (Since it was an outdoor party and the weather wasn’t cooperating, we quickly had to transfer everything to the garage). To make it even more fun, we added personalized touches to the table.  I put together photo collages as a backdrop for the table.  I used black foamboard and had pictures printed on cardstock so I didn’t damage the originals.  I attached them with clear glue.  I used a pink banner kit to add some fun to the boards.

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We served her favorite ice cream in personalized stadium cups.  The cups featured a crown and said, “KEEP CALM … Susan is 70!”

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Her friends and family could make their own ice cream sundaes with different syrups, whipped cream and of course nuts and cherries.

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My aunt made an old fashioned doll cake to remind her of her childhood which was a big hit with her friends!

My brother brought one of her favorites, a tres leche cake with fresh mango and peaches.

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So many choices for dessert!  We also had personalized napkins for the sweet table to add another personal touch and they complimented the personalized stadium cups.

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Hope these ideas inspire you!

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

New York Stationery Show This Week

14 May

may-stationery-showThis weekend we’ll be headed to New York for our 22nd year as an attendee at the New York Stationery Show (NSS), held in the Javitz Center.  For 70 years, the NSS has been the place for all things paper – from greeting cards, custom invitations, gift wrap and journals, to lifestyle gifts – and everything in between.

Each year when we go, it’s always fun to see old friends, new trendsetters, creative products that wow us, current and predicted future trends, and all the best of the best.  So much has changed over the years!

From innovative designs to unforgettable accents, the talented work displayed at the Stationery Show never ceases to amaze.  While the basics are sure to be shown, there will undoubtedly be many luxe specialties from invitations to stationery and lifestyle items, plus a depth of skill in a variety of printing methods from laser cuts to letterpress, gilded edges, and much more.

The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 10,000 buyers and industry professionals from stationery, card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail order catalogs; as well as special event planners, corporate marketers, importers, distributors and manufacturers’ representatives.  We have never failed to attend to be sure we bring our customers a well rounded product offering that is on trend.

We look forward to seeing all the new inspirations!  Stay tuned and I’ll update you with many of the new trends that will surface soon!

Best wishes,

Renee