Spur of the moment situations Invitations aren’t just for dinner parties and formal events. Impress your friends by sending invitations to everyday events. You never know, a hand written invitation might encourage them to come, which will encourage you to entertain more. Here are a few everyday spur of the moment events for which blank note cards would make the perfect invitations. Ladies day out Our Pastel Border Note Assortment is the perfect note card to use when organizing a Ladies’ Day. Father/son go if outing Your guys will be the talk of the green when you use our “Hole in One” Correspondence Cards to announce tee time. Dinner with extended family members Why not invite the family over for dinner, you have to cook any way right? They’ll be happy to come when they receive your invitation in the mail when it’s written on our Favorite Hand Bordered Notes. Children ‘s play dates Our Swizzle Notes are the perfect way to invite friends to a day at the park. Movie Night For an invitation to movie night any blank note card will do, but why not do it with style and use our Jet Black Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards....Read More
Everyone should have at least one set of blank note cards. A blank note card is perfect for a variety of uses. Having a set of blank notes in your stationery collection will keep you prepared for any occasion. Here are a few situations when a blank note card will be perfect. Last minute dinner invitations Just because the dinner party is last minute doesn’t mean you should call people to invite them. Phone calls not only take up a lot of time, but it also makes your friends feel obligated to make a decision right then. Sending invitations frees up some time for you and it gives your friends some time to decide. Don’t send emails either. Put your blank note cards to use and write a quick “invitation”. Here are some tips to help you turn your note cards into inviting invitations: Casual and simple “Stop by next Saturday for a cookout. Burgers, drinks, and games are on us. Plan on eating around 6:30 and feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Be sure to bring big appetites, music, and good sports!” A more formal event “Please join us for a Sunday morning brunch complete with...Read More
You are planning the annual Halloween party this year and looking for something new to impress your guests. Whether you are looking for a scary snack, a delicious drink or goulish games, we have scoured the web to find the best out there. Here are our favorite ideas for creating a spooktacular party. Theme Ideas for a Memorable Halloween Party Whether or not you consider yourself a creative person, you can throw a memorable Halloween bash without too much fuss. Choosing a theme is one way to make your party unique, and your guests will appreciate not having to think too much about their costumes. Themed parties can also streamline decisions on what to serve for food and drinks, if you include those in the theme. Always send invitations, even if you don’t go with a theme. People tend to attend parties that have a formal invitation because they know the host has taken the extra time and effort to send them something personal. No matter what method you choose, remember to send out invitations at least a week before Halloween. It’s always a good idea to send an email reminder a few days before the party as well. Be...Read More
Engagements, births and promotions are always deserving of a “Congratulations!” But how about those other joyous occasions and achievements which often go unrecognized like big wins at work, kids success at school, etc? Sending notes of congratulations on beautiful personalized stationery to help your loved ones celebrate the happy moments in their lives will make them forever grateful…and they may even return the favor when you get good news of your own! An example of an easy and elegant “Congrats!”: Dear Janel, I just heard the fun news! I know you’ve been looking into adopting a pet for quite some time. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Jan told me that Sparky is just adorable and I can’t wait to meet him myself. Here’s to years of long walks and good times with your newest furry friend. Casey A few tips to follow: Make it clear in the first sentence or two why you are writing (so the congratulations does not sound like an afterthought) Get the note in the mail as soon as possible after you hear the good news. Say the word “Congratulations.” There’s no other word in the English language to express the same sentiment....Read More
While June is notoriously the favorite month to get married in, fall months such as September and October are not too far behind. These months offer warm weather without much risk of being hot. The pretty outdoor scenery also offers an ideal backdrop for those nature loving couples. Using the changing leaves and gorgeous sunsets of the autumn months for photos is free and always timeless. At American Stationery we offer a wide variety of gifts for weddings so if you are planning on attending a wedding in the coming months, or any month really, here are a few ideas: Have a couple that loves entertaining? Just take a look at our personalized coasters! Items 2269 and 2269M are our newest addition to disposable coasters. These heavyweight round coasters have a three ringed design on the outside and your choice of either a monogram or a design with words in the center. This style of coaster is sold only in white and has a large variety of ink color, type style and design choices available. They are letter pressed for the most exquisite look and have an acrylic holder which they fit into perfectly. Measuring at 4″ in diameter, $34.95...Read More
Summer is coming to an end, and we’re putting the swimsuits in the back of our closets and digging out our second most favorite attire: Football jerseys! Time to dust off the old team sweatshirts, party beads, face tattoos, cheerleader outfits, and costumes. While some of us prefer to watch the games in the cool shelter of a bar with a hi-def TV, there’s nothing quite like a tailgate party. It’s considered the ultimate outdoor party, and for some sports fans, is what they look forward to all year long. Yet, what began as a budget-friendly alternative to expensive concession stand food and drinks has itself turned into a wallet-draining activity that one person could easily spend thousands of dollars on annually. Plaid Michigan Flat Cards (4_124) Set includes 20 cards and 20 plain White envelopes Size: 7″ x 5″ 80# White card stock Georgia Tech Santa Holiday Photocards (1_3437) Set includes 20 cards and 20 plain White envelopes Size: 8 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ North Carolina Chat Holiday Photocards (1_3502) Set includes 20 cards and 20 plain White envelopes Crushed because you can’t make it down to the big game this year? Tailgating doesn’t only have to happen in the stadium...Read More
With school back in full swing for most of us and soccer practice starting any day now, we can’t help but, realize autumn is on its way! Autumn or fall whichever you choose to call it is a favorite season for many. While it is always sad to say farewell to summertime, the new boots and sweaters popping up in your favorite department store are easily urging you to welcome the next season.  The evenings get cooler, the air a bit sweeter and who doesn’t go crazy for the beauty of changing leaves? When the seasons begin to change it is always a time to celebrate. The official first day of Autumn is September 22nd this year. There are many different ways to celebrate, a common way to do so is the harvest party. For most of us this will be one of the last times you can have an outdoor party. So if you have a big yard and or live in the country, this is a great time to have your last hurrah in the outdoors this year. Worried it will get cold as the night goes on? Have a fire. Whether in a small pit or a...Read More
Shipping labels are extremely important to any company that ships merchandise to customers. Without a proper shipping label, your packages might not arrive at their destinations or find their way back to you if something goes wrong with the delivery. A customized shipping label can do a lot more for your company than just see that the packages make it to your customers. Some of the benefits of using customized shipping labels for your company are listed below: Customized shipping labels present a professional image. What does it say about your company if your shipping labels are smeared or poorly printed? Labels printed off the office printer using standard size labels are a dead give-away that your office is on a shoestring budget. Even if you are economizing, do you really want to look like you are?Professionally printed customized shipping labels tell your customers that you are serious about your business – serious enough to invest in the proper tools and materials to get your job done right. Customized shipping labels save you money. Surprise! If you thought that you would save money by using standard adhesive printer labels and printing your own, you could be mistaken. While it may...Read More
Your language and behavior is different while being at work in a professional manner rather than hanging out in the back yard with friends, or at least we hope it is. Part of that difference is in the language, a difference not just in the words we use but in what is called tone. We also recall being told, when we were very young, not to “use that tone of voice with me, Mister “. Just as the pitch and volume of one’s voice carry a difference in tone from street to business, the choice of words and the way we put our sentences together convey a sense of tone in our writing. The tone, in turn, conveys our attitude toward our audience and our subject matter. Are we being frivolous or serious, casual or formal, sweet or stuffy? The choice of a single word can change the tone of a paragraph, even an entire essay. Ivory Embossed Border Stationery – Plain Monarch Sheets (4915) Ivory Embossed Border Stationery – Plain Monarch Sheets 1 Box = 50 Sheets Size: 7 1/4″ x 10 7/8″ Embossed Border Stationery – Social (4912) Classic vellum letterhead with embossed border. Appropriate for business or...Read More
Your most elegant personalized stationery is more than appropriate to send condolences with. No matter what you choose to send, you will want to use simple stationery that does not distract from your sentiments. Have plenty of simple, elegant stationery on hand, like the suggestions below, and you’ll be prepared to send your condolences as soon as possible: Polished embossed stationery is a graceful choice. It is a smooth card that doesn’t plague the mind of the grieving. Our classic embossed frame note cards are a simple stationery option chocked full of understated style. With several font, color & style options to choose from, you can still supply these notes with a touch of your unique personality. Your words of sympathy will shine front and center on a set of Black or Espresso hand bordered stationery. If black and brown are not appealing to you, other colors are available. Just keep in mind that some of them might not be appropriate for a letter of this nature. Read a Sample Condolence Letter
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