Presentation is everything so whatever card you choose should have a verse, and ink color you are happy with. On their holiday cards, American Stationery offers six different verses, or an option for no verse at all. Any of these stylized verses are completed with your greeting and name in an attractive block typestyle, in the ink color of your choice. There is plenty of room for any personalized update you may want to ink in when you are stuffing and addressing your cards. There are also several seals that add a nice finishing touch to your envelope flap. A few of these are: Red and Black Damask Seals, Merry Christmas Seals, Peace Seals, Seasons Greetings Seals and Blessing Seals. You can also add a nice touch by adding a special holiday return address label to your Holiday cards. These come in a variety of shapes, colors, styles and sizes…a few of my favorites are: Candy Cane Square Return Address Labels, Joy Return Address Labels, circular Christmas Tree Return Address Labels, square Santa, Snowman and Tree Return Address Labels and the Christmas Tree Trio Return Address Labels. If labels aren’t your style I would recommend the reusable Round Stamper with...Read More
Once again the holiday season is fast approaching. Aside from gift buying, decorating, trimming trees and baking your heart out it is also time to reconnect and share the joy of the season with holiday greeting cards. In this age of email, text messaging and Facebook it is still very exciting to be the recipient of a holiday card that has been personally signed, stamped and posted to your mailbox. Sending a holiday card is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family, express appreciation and reach out to anyone who has achieved a special place in your world. With all of that in mind you will want to explore the options and select a card that best portrays the message you want to send. The following is designed to help you divide and conquer your search for the perfect card, and verse, this holiday season. The traditional holiday cards are available in a variety of sizes, colors, textures and designs. The sizes can be traditional, square or note card dimensions. The colors can range from white or ivory to and all over color. The cards can be colorfully imprinted, they can also be elegantly foiled, richly embossed,...Read More
Read Part 1 We know it is only July and your December holiday preparations are probably at the very top of your to-do list, so we are going to go over some of the reasons people send holiday cards and help you get started. Mailing Christmas CardsAs soon as you finish addressing your last holiday card envelope, you should mail them immediately. That is, if it isn’t July. Our advice is to order your cards no later than the end of September and get them signed, addressed and sealed as early as possible. Mail your finished batch of holiday cards all at the same time, so no one thinks you forgot them unnecessarily after seeing your card at the home of someone else. A good rule of thumb is to mail your cards between Thanksgiving and the week before Christmas. That way, they are in people’s hands before the holidays and mailing them earlier will avoid them getting lost in the shuffle with the thousands of other cards. Just like a wedding invitation, sometimes holiday cards are a little heavier than an average letter would be, especially if you’ve included a photo or Christmas letter with the card. It is...Read More
We know it is only July and your December holiday preparations are probably at the very top of your to-do list, so we are going to go over some of the reasons people send holiday cards and help you get started. Holiday Card ListFirst things first, who do you send cards to? We are a bit biased, so our first answer is as many people as possible, but there is also some truth to that. Traditionally, holiday cards are a way of re-connecting with people you do not necessarily see or speak to very often. In today’s digital age, that could amount to a fairly large number. To get a general count of cards to order, start with last year’s list and/or your current address book. Remove old business acquaintances and loved ones who have passed away. Add any new family members, friends or colleagues. This will give you a preliminary count. It is always cheaper to order a few extra on the initial order than it is to come back and place another order, and it is inevitable that between the purchase and the sending, there will be new folks to add to the list or you will realize...Read More
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