Guys often get a bad rap in the world. Men are practically humiliated in media these days. They’re always inconsiderate oafs who, with exacting regularity, forget their wives and girlfriends’ anniversaries and birthdays, and they always manage to miss Valentine’s Day. They’re not only viewed as inconsiderate in media, but also too stupid to remember simple dates. They even have that napkin commercial where a little boy, no older than 10, is apologizing to a crying little girl for boys being viewed as mean bullies. Yeah, the world of television isn’t very flattering to guys, but many guys have earned this by missing the holidays. Don’t forget them this year. And don’t simply pick up a box of cheap chocolates and hope that does the trick. Step outside of your comfort zone this year and pick her up something she’ll love. Whether for her birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or for your anniversary, there are many great gifts you can get her that are unique and personal, and that she will love. The world of quality, personalized stationery has many different items that the special lady in your life will appreciate. Giving Out Unique Personalized Stationery Gifts for Lovers’ Occasions Personalized...Read More
Did you know that fewer couples get married today than at any other point in modern history? For most people who hear this, the reasoning is axiomatic. With nearly 50% of all couples getting a divorce, fewer couples want to take the plunge and, instead, choose to live as unwed couples. Though it also means something good for the couples who are getting married. Most couples who are getting married today are doing so with a stronger sense of commitment. Fewer are running off to elope in Vegas. Fewer are getting married for reasons like children or family pressure. Of the couples who are getting married today, an incredibly strong, loving bond is the primary reason, and this bodes very well for their chances of lifelong success in marriage. Since most of the couples today are getting married due to an increased level of love and commitment, wedding ceremonies are just becoming ridiculous in how over-the-top lavish they are. And no one can knock that. For most people, this is the best day of their lives, and a wedding should be a joyous day that everyone should remember. It’s not only the coming together of two hearts; it’s the coming...Read More
The summertime is perhaps everyone’s favorite season. While the days can be hot and muggy, it’s when the family gathers for picnics, it’s when everyone gets together at the pool, and it’s when that backyard barbecue gets fired up. Though summer is not without its faults. For parents, the season can be a little too loud and chaotic. For children, the summer is always too short, gone in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, those kids are returning back to school. As that time approaches, most parents are rifling through the store shelves to find notebooks, pens, backpacks, and other materials that their children will need for the upcoming school year. Though rather than shopping for that same old plain stuff from the mega mart, how about considering some high-quality stationery for your kids this year? Many parents may be a little hesitant to go this route. After all, kids tear through those cheaper supplies quickly, scribbling all over the notebooks, losing the pens and pencils, and transforming good backpacks into tiny suitcases. Many parents may fear the wasted investment of quality stationery. However, what you may think of when you think “stationery” is a bit misleading....Read More
Not everyone celebrates Christmas. Some couples forgo yearly anniversaries in favor of celebrating longer milestones like decades. Obviously not everyone is American and, thus, they don’t observe the same gift-giving holidays in America, such as Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day. But, no matter where you’re from or what religion you worship, you were born into this world and therefore have a birthday! It’s probably the one thing we all share in common when it comes to holidays. Some people don’t celebrate at all, while others just slightly observe the occasion. But, most of us throw birthday parties, which is especially the case for younger kids and our family members. Shopping for birthday party supplies isn’t something that many people put a lot of thought into. For instance, many just walk down the aisle of the grocery store and grab some paper plates, a pre-made cake from the deli, some ice cream from the freezer, and call it a day. But a birthday means more than those generic items. It’s an occasion that’s worth celebrating. And, if you’re going to throw a birthday party, why not make it a party to remember, with high-quality party accessories? Glassware for Classier...Read More
There are certain times when it just makes sense to use personalized stationery.  Sure, sending a quick email or even a text are easy ways to send a message or convey a thought to someone, but they truly do not have the same effect as using a handwritten note.  That is why we went in search of five of the best uses for personalized stationery.  It wasn’t hard at all to come up with five reasons, but we consider these five of the best. Love Notes The first great use for personalized stationery has to do with love.  Can you imagine something more romantic then uncovering a handwritten love note?  Writing a love note takes a special approach; after all, it is your opportunity to pour your heart out.  Doing so on a special piece of stationery only adds to the romance. If you become the lucky recipient of a handwritten love note, even better!  Remember, when you want to say, “I love you,” put your own words into play.  A handwritten note gives you the opportunity to be personal and speak straight from the heart. Sympathy Notes When it comes to using personalized stationery, another of the most appropriate...Read More
When it comes to the dos and don’ts of using stationery, there are several key tips to keep in mind.  To ensure your letters, thank you cards, and invitations follow the rules, we present the top tips in stationery etiquette. Names The first tip has to do with addressing your card, letter, or thank-you card.  When it comes to names, in formal occasions you do not want to use abbreviations.  Here is an example: Do:           Doctor James Brown Do Not:  Dr. James Brown Using standard etiquette rules, if you address an invitation or card to a couple, you always want to start with the husband’s name and title, followed by his wife.  Here is another example: Do:        Doctor and Mrs. James Brown Judge and Mrs. James Brown If middle names are included, spell them out, too. Do:           James Crawford Brown Do Not:   James C. Brown Yet another tip has to do with addressing children.  As long as a child is over the age of 18, they should receive their own invitation or announcement.  A child younger than 18 would not receive their own invitation. Addressing Envelopes When it comes to the envelope your...Read More
Everything makes a statement when it comes to stationery.  From the paper you use, to the way you address your cards, it all works together.  But, how do you know if you are making the right statement?  It starts with the basics.  From the paper to the actual design, we break down all you need to know about choosing the perfect stationery. Choosing Paper First, we begin with choosing the paper, itself.  Paper comes from either wood or cotton.  Using wood derived paper is a less expensive option because of the availability of trees.  Many people choose this route because wood source stationery is generally more affordable to them. Some paper, though, is still made from cotton.  If paper is made from cotton, it will have a richer and softer feel.  You will pay for the luxury, but it is hard to pass up the feel of soft, rich cotton stationery.  These beautiful papers are both luxurious and elegant. Choosing Color Next, you have to consider color.  Stationery comes in a variety of colors, including many variations of the color white or ivory.  You can also choose to include some bold colors in your stationery, with the card itself, the...Read More
When it comes to issuing a thank you, there is nothing quite like constructing the perfect thank-you note.  Sure, it is probably easier to just verbally thank someone in person or on the phone, but it doesn’t quite have the same appeal of a handwritten note.  Neither does the easier alternative of a quick text, message, or email. With a handwritten thank-you note, you have the option of writing something unique and from the heart.  It requires you to think about what you want to say, and then put your feelings into words on paper.  To make sure you deliver the perfect thank-you note, consider the five dos and don’ts of writing a thank you. Thank-You Dos Stationery The first thank-you “do” has to do with choosing and purchasing the perfect stationery for any occasion.  Stationery can be personalized to provide that extra touch so that people know you put some effort into the thank you, while conveying a little bit of your personality, too. Obviously you may have a plain envelope and paper in your home or office, but it sure cannot compete with the look of an embossed card and matching envelope.  If you have just a quick...Read More
If you are planning a 4th of July party, you may think that simply throwing in a little red, white, and blue is enough.  However, if you want to have a creative party, there are plenty of ways to set your party apart. Patriotic Invitations First, start with some patriotic invitations.  Whether you have an early July birthday party, or are celebrating our nation’s birthday, the 4th of July is a great time to have some fun with the party planning. American Stationery provides invitations including flags and patriot hats.  You can also choose to forgo the illustrations and instead go with some solid colored invitations, or include some color font in the printing process.  No matter which option you choose, you are sure to have some fun custom designing your own personal invitations for the big day. Plastic Cups The next decision on your list has to do with finding and designing some fun beverage cups to go with the theme.  American Stationery has a number of clear plastic tumblers, which you can then personalize to fit your needs. You can add on your monogram, your name, or the party date to make the cups really unique.  The best...Read More
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