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2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

19 Feb

If you haven’t already heard, the Pantone color of the year is Ultra Violet.  “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own,” according to Pantone.com.

We are inspired by this dynamic shade of purple and created a Ultra Violet inspiration board to explore all the possibilities of how to incorporate it into your life.  Enjoy!

Our picks:  Purple Thank You Banner Note Cards, Hot Water Bottle Cover, Woman in boots, Purple hair, Purple popsicles, Purple Peonies Photo Birth Announcements, Living room, Purple Surprise Party Confetti Dot Invitations, Lupita Nyong’o, Wedding dress, Design Your Own Personalized Amethyst Tervis Tumblers, Bumble Bee Self Inking Stamper, Birthday Confetti Hanging Gift Tags, Purple Woodcut Foldover Note Cards.  

 You can also view this inspo board (with even more Ultra Violet inspiration) on our Pinterest page.  Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for inspiration for all your events!

xo,
Jennifer

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

 

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