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Trends of Personalized Stationery & Home Accents Continue to Flourish in 2013

18 Oct

In this electronic age with all its digital and high tech tools for shopping and communicating, the world of classic paper continues to flourish.  Each year there are more new designs and methods of personalization than we can count.  This holds true from stationery to notepads to home accents, personal organization, holiday gifting and party products.

Customers who appreciate personalized gifts can expect nothing less than a fabulous holiday season this year with everything from gorgeous, affordable letterpress and stationery sets to personalized melamine, phone covers, collegiate gifts, acrylic wine glass sets, engraved crystal, memorable holiday cards to many more areas making gifting both thoughtful and useful.  In addition, party planning has never been so entertaining with quality personalized disposable linen napkins bringing cocktail hour to the next level plus personalized appetizer and dinner plates, cocktail glasses and vintage placemats to add a personal touch to your events.

One of the current trends is to provide personalized products that are made in America.  At The Stationery Studio, most of the items we sell are made in America and just about all of the items are carefully and skillfully finished and personalized in the U.S.A.  Other trends include delicate cut-out invitations, chalkboard inspired designs, elements of lace designs, hand-glittered elements, hand-bordered note cards, triple thick stocks, and on-fashion trend for color and style from hues in the blues and greens.  Also, custom custom custom is everywhere – using customer’s photographs and personal artwork/logos on everything from napkins to party plates to stationery.

We have seen the resurgence of really gorgeous typesetting as if products were hand-lettered by a seasoned calligrapher.  Mixing large script letters and clean block fonts gives a fabulous look to typesetting and gives a must-have look to many products.  In addition, we see monograms everywhere, from initial block monograms to elegant interconnecting script monograms.  These are a very hot trend in 2013 across all segments of the personalized market from paper goods to jewelry to home accents, to holiday gifts, party supplies and even cupcake toppers.  There is nothing more unique and sophisticated than a monogram.

We are seeing many products that feature mixed scripts which gives a very custom look to invitations, note cards, luggage tags, calling cards and more.  In terms of color, the word of fashion inspires our industry each and every year and this year has been no different.  Right now we are enjoying the beautiful shades of blue from navy to sapphire to aqua to the many tones of green including the color of 2013 Emerald.  Next year we look forward to the bold and rich tones of red and claret and oxblood which will give a fresh take on many custom gifts.  From graphic patterns surrounding a unique monogram to vintage and nostalgic designs, there are many new looks that allow the refined classics to shine and stay on trend with the fashion markets.

Warmly,

Renee

Moving Mania! Tips for a Stress-Free Move

7 Oct

By Julie L., TSS Staff

There is no place like home.  But, it takes some giant leaps and bounds to make a house a home. In my own experiences, I have dealt with moving from my parents’ house, to my condo, and soon into a single family home. The stress builds quickly with packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, and much more. Here are my tips for the Top 10 Must-Do’s For Your Big Move. These quick and easy steps will help you and your family prepare for the big move.  I’ll reveal my own top product picks that I’m hopeful will help me out on my next big move. The Stationery Studio has it all. So get ready, get set, and get moving with this must-have list of must-do’s:

Before Your Big Move

Make sure you and your family prepare yourselves with all of the necessities. There are things you can put off until later, but these must-dos’s come before your big move.

After you close the deal on your new pad, visit www.thestationerystudio.com and order some new address labels or stampers to get ready to correspond with your new information.

Make your moving lists and check them twice (or three times, four times, and so on) with fun, customized memo pads and post-it notes.  You might even notice the stress melting away as you jot down all of the To-Dos.  Organization and preparation are the keys to a smooth move.

During Your Big Move

While you’re in the middle of packing, relocating, and unpacking, remember place an order for moving cards so that your friends and family know how to reach you.

Fashionable moving cards let everyone know where you will be moving, and serve as the perfect reminder for family and friends to update their address books.

The neighborhood kids are bound to want to meet and play with the new kids on the block, so be prepared to set up some dates with stylish playdate cards to give to your new neighbors.

You, too, will be meeting new friends in the neighborhood while you’re in the middle of your big move. Check out The Stationery Studio’s calling cards to hand out to your newfound neighbors and friends.

After Your Big Move

Aaahhhh! You are all settled in! Now you have some time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.     Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure you stay on task.

Add some swag to your house with custom guest towels and napkins. You can personalize the colors, the fonts and the copy to say anything you want!  You will make a great first impression with the neighbors when you serve beverages with your personalized napkins

Don’t forget to plan your housewarming party with stylish invitation cards so everyone can come over and celebrate your big move with you. Open houses are a great way to get to know the new neighbors.

For your party, you can cook and exchange your favorite recipes with your new clique using The Stationery Studio’s classy recipe cards.

Be sure you order new personalized thank you notes to send to everyone who dropped off those awesome housewarming gifts! Order extras for holidays and every day.

 

After all the hum-drum of moving into your new house is said and done, visit The Stationery Studio’s website, www.thestationerystudio.com, to pick out some everyday casual stationery for yourself and the family, customized with your new address.

After following these must-do steps, you are sure to be officially ready, set, and moved into your new home. Your friends and family will be amazed at how efficient and prepared you are, and your new pad will feel like home in no time!