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Power of a Handwritten Letter

18 Feb

Over the holidays I received a letter from a college friend that took me by surprise.  Her letter talked about how much our friendship meant, how I cheered her on when she needed it and how I’ve always been by her side.  That letter made my day.  If you know my friend, you’d know it took a lot for her to write it.  I was so inspired by her letter, that I decided in 2017 I was going to pay it forward.  I have committed to writing a letter of gratitude to all my close friends and family in their birthday cards this year to let them know how much they mean to me.

I had lunch recently with my college friend and told her how she inspired me to pay it forward.  I asked her what inspired her to write that letter and she said “a glass of wine.”  All kidding aside, she said she wanted to let her closest friends know how much they mean to her.  I told her how it inspired me to do the same.

Seeing that it’s only February, I’ve only had the chance to write a handful of birthday messages.  Some were more challenging than others, but I focused on what makes those people special to me.  I did this without expectations of any response, but to just let people in my life know how important they are.  Funny thing?  Every one of those cards I’ve given or sent has inspired them as well. I’ve received such heartfelt messages saying how much those letters meant to them.

I encourage you to write letters of gratitude to people important in your life.  You may inspire them more than you know.  And you can’t tuck a text or email in your drawer to pull out and read over and over again.  A handwritten letter is so much more meaningful.  Order some fresh new stationery or pen a letter in the next birthday card you send.  You’ll never regret letting someone know how much you mean to them.

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

5 of our Favorite Very Merry Personalized Gift Ideas

12 Nov

It’s definitely gift season, that time of year when you carefully pick something you think will be enjoyed. We have called out 5 of our favorite personalized gift ideas that are items you might not have considered in the past.

Personalized Post-It Notes

1. Personalized Post-it® Notes. One of our favorite gift ideas. We mean, really…who gets these for themselves? But what a useful gift they will enjoy all year long! Perfect for little notes, messages and reminders for offices and homes. They are simply wonderful.

Cutting Boards2. Personalized Cutting Boards. Whether you select a glass or wood board, this is a really fun gift idea. The glass boards have great designs that can brighten up a kitchen and the wood ones are gorgeous and you can add a stand so it can become a room accent as well.
Personalized Barware3. Personalized Barware. We love giving a beautiful set of monogrammed wine glasses, high balls, micro brews or double old fashioned as a special holiday gift or housewarming present. We use them in our own homes too. Our guests are always impressed. These quality gifts quickly become a favorite, drink after drink.
Louisville Slugger4. A personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat. Sports fans of all ages will be wowed by this special collectible. Anyway, who wouldn’t love the same quality bat that Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth used. With 120 years of experience, these are bats offer the best quality wood on the market and we offer them with a personalized name, just like the pros enjoy.
Personalized Stationery5. And, of course, a wonderful box of personalized stationery. Your recipient will certainly enjoy having easy access to a personal note card when they write their holiday thank yous this season and special love notes throughout the year.

Create your own list of personal favorite gifts and elevate your gift giving this season. Personalized gifts mean you took the time to pick out something especially for that someone special. It’s a great opportunity to be sure you select something not only fantastic but also something that will be well used.

Happy holidays!

Renee

Navy is the new Black

15 Oct

Navy Is The New BlackDid you know that Navy is our #1 selling ink color?  It’s true! And it’s easy to see why.  Navy blue was even the new black on the 88th Academy Awards red carpet (for men and for women) at Oscars 2016.  Go ahead and google the phrase “Navy is the new Black” and you’ll see reporting on this from everything from fashion to home decor!

Just like clothing, navy is making a big statement in paper items from notepads to note cards and more.  It’s appropriate for men, women and children as well.  And it’s an excellent choice for practically all correspondence needs from formal to casual.  Whether you are sending a thank you note card for an interview or for a birthday present, selecting a note with a blue border, navy imprint and/or blue design is great choice.

See some personalized note cards with blue accents and consider what would be a good addition to your desk.  This holiday season, perhaps stationery would make a thoughtful present for a hostess gift, a housewarming present, a Christmas or Hanukkah gift, or a teacher gift.  There are many designs and styles (navy and many others) to choose from.

Enjoy and stay on trend with navy!

Best wishes,

Renee