Well, the red hearts and candies have vanished from the department store shelves and now novelties of every sort are covering the shelves all with one thing in common, everything is green. Saint Patrick’s Day will be here soon and the parties are being planned as well as the outfits. If you are looking to throw a party or attend one, American Stationery has many things to get you in the Irish spirit. Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious celebration that has occurred annually on March 17 for many years. Depending on which country in this world you call home, it could have been celebrated for 200 years or more. The date is significant as it is the death date of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. This holiday is quite a big deal here in the United States, particularly so in areas of high Irish ancestry. Some cities have large parades and host many different activities for their communities.  Many restaurants and pubs have special events that night from green beer to special Irish themed foods and drinks. If you yourself plan on having a party for this popular holiday consider item number 2407. You will definitely want to place your order...Read More
In our hyper-connected world, with its text messaging, the good, old-fashioned handwritten letter has nearly become extinct. Which is a shame because when it comes to sharing one’s true thoughts, sincere sympathies, and deepest gratitude, words traveling along the invisible digital superhighway will never suffice. Sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationery, your fingers touch the paper, and you seal the envelope. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox. The recipient handles the paper that you handled and they see your personality and individuality conveyed in your handwriting. If you are writing a casual letter to a friend or family member, quality stationery is a nice touch, but definitely not necessary. Your friend is not likely to take note of the excellent texture of your paper. But for some kinds of correspondence, only real stationery will do. If you are writing a love letter, a sympathy note, a thank you card, or a letter of congratulations, you don’t want to send such meaningful musings on paper you tore out of your spiral notebook. Quality stationery adds...Read More
As I am writing this, we have just 49 days until the first day of spring! I am so excited for spring. Currently, they are forecasting that my area of Indiana will have about a foot of snow by this time tomorrow. I know that we aren’t under anywhere near the among of snow our east coast friends are, still some of us (including myself) are ready to say good riddance to this sticky white stuff and hello to sunshine. My family and I are actually heading out on a nine day vacation the first day of spring. I have been counting down the days until I am sitting in the sand and not shoveling my driveway. With that said it’s important to think about things American Stationery offers that will be good to take with you on vacation, or just remind you of being on vacation somewhere warm. With two kids, I cannot go anywhere without at least one extra bag besides my purse. There are just so many different things that you may need to take with you. Because I am a sucker for stripes, item number 3256 would definitely be something I would like to take with me...Read More
A Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon, Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world–mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations–on the day before the religious season of Lent begins Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play host to some of the holiday’s most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and revelers every year. According to historians, Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, including the raucous Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia. When Christianity arrived in Rome, religious leaders decided to incorporate these popular local traditions into the new faith, an easier task than abolishing them altogether. As a result, the excess and debauchery of the Mardi Gras season became a prelude to Lent, the 40 days of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Along with Christianity, Mardi Gras spread from Rome to other European countries, including France, Germany, Spain and England. Traditionally, in the days leading up to Lent, merrymakers would binge on all the meat, eggs, milk and cheese that remained in their homes, preparing for several weeks of eating only...Read More