When it comes to love, actions speak louder than words. Show your affections by taking the time to hand write a love note to your sweet. This simple idea is anything but; putting your feelings into words can be very difficult and has proven so for dignitaries, scholars, and poets alike. Here are a few tips to assist you in expressing your thoughts on paper: Appearance First impressions are important, whether it is your first date or a Love Letter you are penning. Understand that your Love Letter may become a keepsake that your mate will treasure for years to come. Therefore this should not be something you scribble down on the nearest scrap piece of paper. Start with your stationery. Select a fine piece in ivory or white so that your words will show up clearly. You may choose to use monogrammed or personalized stationery that has your name on it. Opt for something with matching envelopes, as this will be the finishing touch when you send your letter. Next, use a high quality pen. Use black or brown ink. Avoid blue, green, red, or other colors as you want your words to be clear rather than lost in...Read More
Have you had someone close to you lose someone they loved? Finding the right words to convey what your heart is feeling is sometimes difficult. We hope we can help with that in some small way. Words of sympathy and memory can be extremely meaningful and comforting to those in mourning. Condolence letters will often be read by numerous members of a family, and are often saved for years or placed permanently in family albums. For this reason, while condolence letters will surely be personal, they should also remain somewhat formal. Most importantly, remember that the purpose of your words should be to share memories of the deceased and to express sympathy for the family. See our example letter below: Dear Chloe, I was so sorry to hear the news of your Aunt Sally’s death. I know that she was important part of your life and she will be missed dearly. My heart is filled with sympathy for you and your family during this difficult time. It’s hard to express my condolences from so far away, but please know that I’m thinking of all of you. Aunt Sally was such a light-hearted and loving woman. She always had a smile...Read More
Embossed envelopes may be among the most impressive types of personalized and custom printed envelopes. Embossing is a technique that creates a raised design on paper or fabric. Most people, even if they don’t know of American Stationery, will be familiar with one very famous and well-known embossed envelope design – the raised rose on the envelope of American Greetings greeting cards. Embossed designs are a popular embellishment on formal wedding stationery and on business envelopes. Because of the process used, embossing is often one of the most expensive types of personalization available, especially for small quantities of stationery. Unlike printing or thermo-engraving, embossing requires that dies be made for the imprint, which means that the up front cost for embossed envelopes, letterhead and cards are higher than printed or engraved stationery. The Embossing Process The raised image that results from embossing is accomplished by placing the paper to be embossed between two parts of a die, and then pressing the pieces together, often using heat to help set the image permanently. If you have ever had a notice or letter of any sort notarized by a notary public, you have probably seen a very simple embossing machine – that’s...Read More
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