Summer is almost here and if you haven’t visited your local farmers market yet, you should. Going to the farmers market is a little different than shopping at the grocery store. If you show up too late, you may find that much of the best produce and meat selections are gone, especially if you’re shopping at a smaller market. According to a national survey, a major trend is local food — local meats and produce, “hyper-local” ingredients grown in your own garden, and farm or estate branded items. When you buy into the “buy local” movement, you’re supporting farmers in your community and your local economy. It’s also an opportunity to go green and refresh your healthy eating habits. Here are some tips to get you started. Finding your local farmers market is as easy as typing “farmers market” into a search engine. Markets are often held in city parks or local parking lots. You might be able to go to nearby farmers who sell their products or let you pick your own produce. Acrylic Clipboard And Memo Set Your name is etched on the over-sized acrylic clipboard. Softly ruled memo pad displays your name in choice of ink color....Read More
The time is coming, parents. Your kids will soon be done with school for the entire summer and you’ll need to find some way to keep them entertained. That isn’t really as hard as it sounds as long as you’re willing to pay attention to what your kids like to do and find some way to encourage them to do it. The summer can be a great time to bond with your children and maybe even let your own inner child come out to play. But it can also be a stressful time when kids can misbehave because of boredom. It’s best to put a little bit of advanced planning into summer vacation and prepare yourself with an arsenal of activities to keep the little ones out of mischief. Finding a few good activities for your kids over summer vacation will keep them busy and can help keep them out of trouble. Most importantly, most of these activities will give you the chance to bond with your kids and build a stronger relationship with them while school is out. Some of these activities will require a little bit of money but there are plenty of options for a family on...Read More
While we have plenty of items in fun and fabulously bright colors, sometimes we just need some correspondence in a neutral color. Whether it is for work, or just because you would like something a little more laid back for  a change, American Stationery has plenty of fun items in a neutral palette. You may think neutral shades are just plain boring, but nothing could be further from the truth. If anything ordering stationery in a neutral shade allows for an abundance of versatility. Like our Brown Bordered Correspondence Assortment. These correspondence cards come in four different stunning brown borders. The flat cards  measure out to 6 1/4″ by 4/12″ which allows plenty of blank writing space and will have your name printed at the top in your choice of ink color and type style. You may choose white or ivory paper as well to make this card truly your very own design. One set comes as 32 cards with 32 plain envelopes. You will receive eight of each of the four shades and may choose to have the envelopes printed on the back flap with a return address for an additional fee or you may really kick up the...Read More
There’s no need to cry over kissing your 20s goodbye. Hitting the big 3-0 isn’t all that bad, especially when you throw an amazing party! After all, you deserve a celebration worthy of 30 years of being you. And, with the ultimate party to kick off the new decade, we think 30 might be your best year yet. Natural Wood Frame – Style 2, Vertical Keep your special memories on display with our Natural Wood Frames. Each frame is available laser engraved in different ways to celebrate your life. Frames hold a 4″ x 6″ photo. Features an easel back for table top display or may be hung. Size: 7″ x 9″ If your favorite band’s on tour or there’s a music festival you’ve always wanted to check out, there’s no better time to do so than your 30th birthday. Music festivals are a great place to celebrate. They include food, drinks, entertainment, and a crowd in the mood to party. The upbeat atmosphere will give you a chance to let loose, have fun, mingle, and maybe even forget about getting older. A perfect choice for the musically inclined, karaoke is a great way to celebrate. Throw a karaoke birthday...Read More
Why should we bother buying gifts? My first answer would be – ‘Giving is what separates man from beast’. We all know that giving and receiving a special present can be incredibly powerful and emotional. Remember, it’s more than just a gift it’s a demonstration of your feelings. Gift giving is actually a way to invest in a relationship. In essence, it is a social lubricant, a way to celebrate life, love and friendship and become a better partner, spouse, friend, employer and person. Marble Desk Set  The perfect addition to any desktop! This jet black marble desk set includes a Name Plate, Pen Holder, Square Business Card Holder and Letter Opener, which are engraved with your personalization in a frosty white color that shows excellent contrast. Name Plate: 8″ x 2″ x 2″ Pen Holder: 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Business Card Holder: 4″ x 2 1/4″ x 2″ Letter Opener: 8″ x 7/8″ x 9/16″ More than just a gift – an extension of your personality. As you give time, energy, thought and love you are showing your personality and your generosity as a human being. Buying and giving presents is an opportunity to show...Read More
Time to pack away the winter coats and pull out those shorty shorts — spring is finally here! The temperature’s rising, the days are getting longer, and backyard grills are firing up. Yes, it’s warm weather, the time to think outside the entertaining box. So take your next party or get-together outdoors for some fun. Nothing can zap the energy out of a party or your guests like heavy summer heat. Avoid midday events, especially those between noon and 3 p.m., when the sun warms even the shadiest of spots. Try a morning brunch, late afternoon mixer, or enjoy the evening with dinner on the lawn. Once warmer weather hits, nothing is better than lounging outdoors surrounded by bright flowers, lush trees and, of course, family and friends. Good planning of outdoor areas is essential to maximizing relaxing, enjoyment and entertaining and making sure the space fits all of your needs. The front door should be your home’s exterior focal point — ramp up the appeal by painting it a rich hue, updating door hardware or adding a new knocker. For a seasonal touch, hang a spring wreath or craft your own eclectic one using gardening tools DYO 16 Oz....Read More
The other day as I looked out my kitchen window I swore I saw my lilac bush full of blooms. Quickly I put on some shoes, threw a coat and shoes on my toddler and rushed outside ready to pick the beautiful blooms. Unfortunately, they were not quite open yet. I keep checking every day and I know soon they will be ready for me to enjoy both outside and in. My great grandmother had many lilac bushes and her name was actually Lila! So those flowers in particular hold a special place in my heart. Of course where I live there are wildflowers growing already along with my planted tulips and more. It’s so nice to finally see varying colors out in the field instead of just stark white snow! If you are ready to beat the drab winter blues then I think the Wild Flowers Correspondence Cards are just the thing for you. These beautifully vibrant cards come as flat light blue with a floral border that allows just the right amount of pep without taking away from your writing space. The top has a space for your name to be centered and allows for plenty of writing...Read More
Planning a Graduation Open House party takes a lot of time, effort, sweat, and maybe tears. Making food, buying supplies, sifting through every single photo to create a scrapbook, creating a board of your honors and awards, and displaying your new college or university gear. It’s such an exciting way to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments and wish them well as they venture into a new journey of life. The party should be all about them, and should show off their personality and style. American Stationery has some unique, must-have items for the open house celebration. The first is our Designer Ice Bucket, which comes in a variety of patterns and colors. You can choose to personalize it with your name or your initials. The bucket holds one and a half quarts, stands nearly seven inches tall, and comes with serving tongs. It is designed for easy cleaning, too. You can combine the ice bucket with a Designer Serving Tray, which features the monogram. This 11” by 17” tray will be a great addition to the drinks table at your open house! Of course, what’s an open house without personalized napkins and plastic cups? You can order a variety of sizes...Read More
It’s Graduation Day! Well, almost. Decorated caps, silky gowns, tassels, stoles, and chords—the uniform that signifies the culmination of an educational journey. Photos are taken, tears are shed, and graduates reminisce on those precious years, filled with memories they will hold with them forever. Graduation Day is irreplaceable for the graduate, family, and friends, and it’s time to send out those invitations for the big day. American Stationery has a great graduation invitations and other accessories, if you’re looking for something more personal and creative to send to family and friends. The Grad Corners Invitation features black caps against a damask background, which can be customized to feature your school’s colors. You can personalize the invitation by changing the border color, the cap and tassel color, and the damask design color. You can also choose from a variety of font styles to personalize your message. You receive 20 cards in one set, and they come with plain white envelopes. You can also order the Grad Corners Return Address Labels and customize them to match the invitations! The set includes 60 mailing labels. Of course, you have to seal your envelopes in style with the Grad Corners Stickers. You have choices...Read More
With the amount of information we take in each day, it can be easy to forget things. In one quick motion you’ve lost your keys, your cell phone, forgotten your birthday, and what day it is. We realize how easy it can be to forget certain specifics as you order products through American Stationery, so we’ve been working to compile a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for your convenience. The top 11 questions are featured below, and we suggest you bookmark this post for future references! As always, you may contact our Customer Service team if you still have questions. 1. Where do I enter promotions? And how many discounts can I use on one order? There are two places to enter your promotional code on our website! The first is in the shopping cart, which is below and to the left of the item detail listing. The second is in Step 5 of the checkout process, Payment Information. Don’t forget to click the “Apply Coupon” button so that the order total will update! Unfortunately, we are unable to combine coupons, promotions, specials, or discounts with each other. We can only allow one promotion/discount code to be used per...Read More
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