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Our Top 10 Favorite Personalized Holiday Gifts

9 Dec

The Stationery Studio has picked their top 10 favorite personalized holiday gifts to help you wrap up your holiday gift giving.

The items we’ve selected for you are part of our Superfast gift selections that are guaranteed to arrive by December 24 (when you order by December 16).

 

1.  For the person who loves to cook or bake … our personalized recipe card box is a beautiful and useful present!

 

 

 

 

2.  For elegant gift giving, our wine tags are the perfect way to gift and go!

 

 

 

 

3.  For the men on your list, these monogrammed cufflinks make an impressive stocking stuffer.

 

 

 

 

4.  Why not gift her with a beautiful soap set featured on The Today Show and in O Magazine?

 

 

 

 

5.  For the person who still loves printed calendars, these colorful personalized calendars are perfect!

 

 

 

 

6.  For anyone who loves to entertain, our selection of serving trays makes this gift easy to give!

 

 

 

 

7.  For the person in your life who loves a written note, check out our gorgeous tablet set.

 

 

 

 

8.  Hosting a party or going to a cocktail party?  Stir sticks are the best way to deck the bar in style!

 

 

 

 

9.  Our best seller, these notecards are simply perfect gifts.

 

 

 

 

10.  Another one of our best sellers, this stamper is a classic!

 

 

 

 

For even more gift giving ideas that are part of our Superfast gifts, go to our site and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

 

Happy Shopping!

 

XOXO

Jennifer

‘Tis the Season to Give Back!

21 Nov

‘Tis the Season … to give back!  This holiday season at The Stationery Studio, we have been presented with a wonderful opportunity to help raise money for children with cancer.  Meet Brooke Hester, who is the face and inspiration behind Brooke’s Blossoms.  Brooke and her Mom Jessica started this foundation when Brooke was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in 2010.

To help her cause, we are selling 29 unique notepads perfect for giving and for each notepad sold, we will be donating $5 to Brooke’s Blossoms (www.brookesblossoms.org).  I encourage you to take a look at their website to learn more about  Brooke and her foundation.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of such a great cause!

xoxo

Jennifer

 

Outdoor Photo Tips for Holiday Photo Cards

10 Oct

It’s Fall and for some, it is the perfect time to take pictures for their Holiday cards.  The changing leaves are a beautiful backdrop for any picture.

I decided to share my 6 favorite outdoor photo tips that I have acquired through experience and from friends who take pictures professionally.  Why keep these secrets to myself?  Your Holiday card should look just as amazing!

  1. TIME OF DAY.  A photographer friend of mine told me the best time to take your pictures outside is mid-morning or the afternoon. Why?  The sun at noon casts shadows that aren’t flattering.  We don’t want that!
  2. THE SUN.  Make sure when you take your pictures, the sun is behind the photographer, shining on the subject being photographed.
  3. ACTION!  When I take pictures of my kids, I find the best are when they are “doing” something.  Whether they’re walking towards me, jumping or just being silly.  I feel this best captures their personality.
  4. EDIT! When you’re done snapping your pictures and download them, take advantage of the editing features like black and white, sepia and saturation.  You can really alter the look of a picture and give it an artistic feel.
  5. THEME.  Whether you’re taking a picture of a couple, a family or just the kids, try and go with a theme.  And no, it doesn’t mean you all have to be wearing white shirts.  Try making sure there is a color theme that helps tie the picture together.  When I just took pictures of my kids, my common color was grey.  I think it worked really well.  What do you think?
  6. SHOOT, SHOOT & THEN SHOOT SOME MORE.  With digital cameras there is no cost involved in taking extra pictures.  Never assume you will get the perfect picture on the first click.  Professional photographers assume only 1 in 20 pictures they take will actually be good.

I asked our graphics department their thoughts on the best images (trust me, they see a lot of pictures!) and they offered these 3 great tips as well:

  1. ANGLE.  If taking pictures of children, your pictures will look better if you squat down and take the picture at the level of your subject.  Brilliant!
  2. OUTDOORS.  The lighting is much better outdoors than indoors.
  3. CLOUDY SKIES.  Overcast days actually make for great picture taking because there is no sun glare or over exposure.

I hope these tips are helpful and inspire you to take a few pictures of your own.  When you’re done, check out our beautiful selection of Holiday Photo Cards to put your favorite picture(s) in.  I would love to hear how yours turned out and if these tips helped you … just post them on our Facebook wall or reply to our blog post.

Happy Snapping!
XOXO

Jennifer