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

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Creating The Perfect Monogram

8 Oct

Monogrammed StationeryDon’t you love monograms? Since as far back as the early Greek and Roman times, rulers used their 2-letter monograms on coins and other currency to identify the ruler and the region. In the Middle Ages, artists, like Rembrandt, signed their pieces with their initials. And, the Victorian era aristocracy often used the monogram to show their high rank in society.

Today, no need to be royalty or a ruler to use a monogram! Monograms are widely used on many types of products, especially on personal stationery.  The three-initial monogram is the most popular style today and gained popularity as far back as the 18th century so this is a very old yet current tradition.

Today, monograms are an extremely popular and very stylish option and are everywhere from clothing to home decor, plus of course on notecards and other printed items.  A monogram creates a very individualized and stylish imprint.  And everyone has their own monogram! It’s a great option for men, women, teens and children.

A monogram is the art of combining initials together.  The initials represent an individual’s or a couple’s name(s). Personalized Monogrammed Notecards are ideal for many types of correspondences including uses for thank you cards, personal notes, business correspondence and more. Monogrammed stationery creates a beautiful statement and can evoke a feeling of elegance but can also be used as a fun or casual imprint on a colorful note card.

A monogram is like a little work of art that is truly your own and creates the perfect canvas for note cards. There are many different printing techniques available for monogrammed note cards including digital imprinting, thermography, blind embossed and engraved.

How Do You Create a Monogram?

A traditional monogram is typically 3 letters and represents the user’s name or a couple’s married initials. Here is a short guide to the correct order of your monogrammed letters:

For a couple like Julie and Robert Gold, you would enter the monogram order as JGR. The woman’s first name initial is typically on the left … the man’s first name initial is typically on the right… and the last name initial appears larger and in the center.

For a single person’s monogram, like Betsy Hope Friedman you would enter the monogram order as BFH. The individual’s first name initial is typically on the left … the middle name initial is typically on the right… and the last name initial appears larger and in the center.

We make it easy to create your ideal monogrammed stationery. Just enter your initials and you’re ready to go. You can then simply choose an appropriate number of cards based on your needs.

Enjoy your own personal style!

Best wishes,

Renee

 

 

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Wedding Inspiration: Navy, Powder Blue & Green

5 Oct

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Our latest wedding inspiration is navy, powder blue and green.  A beautiful combination that conjures up a summer day in the Hamptons.  The ocean colors and lush green makes for an elegant trio of colors.  You can incorporate many different types of flowers, but I think a lot of greenery would add a lot of punch to this color combination.  Some greenery ideas:

  • Baby Eucalyptus
  • Bear Grass
  • Dusty Miller
  • Cocculus
  • Silver Tree Leucadendron

Get inspired with our picks:

Navy Classic Photo Thank You Cards, Navy Wedding Union Photo Save the Date Cards, Renaissance Wreath with Monogram Linen Like Napkins, Navy Bristol Tile Return Address Labels, Blue Oasis Invitations, Personalized Navy Trim Cosmetic Bag, Blue Moire Printed Placecards, Romantic Script Twisted Handled Bags, Outline Shaped Monogrammed Plastic Plates, Personalized 3/8 Satin Ribbon, Ornate Hanging Gift Tags, Aqua Floral Notepads.

Other Image Sources:

Bouquet: http://blog.wedplan.com/2010/04/white-poppy-anemones.html

Cake: http://www.magnoliarouge.com/inspiration/charming-old-world-wedding-inspiration/

Bride and Bridesmaids: http://www.kentuckyblondeblog.com/2012/12/the-bride-maids.html

Table Setting: http://www.modwedding.com/2015/06/california-wedding-fresh-powder-blue-decor/

Aisle Chair: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/57-extremely-elegant-navy-and-white-wedding-ideas.html

Reception Setting: http://www.modwedding.com/2015/06/california-wedding-fresh-powder-blue-decor/

Boutonniere: http://bridalmusings.com/2014/07/foliage-new-flowers/

Flowers: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/57-extremely-elegant-navy-and-white-wedding-ideas.html

Candles: http://bridalmusings.com/2014/07/foliage-new-flowers/

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