For many of us, Christmas is the holiday event we wait in avid anticipation for every year, and what better way to get everyone in the festive spirit than hosting a party?  That being said, it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what kind of event you want to hold and how to bring it all about.  It’s likely that a lot of your creative energy is already being sapped by gift buying, decorating, and the likes, so we’re going to make it super easy for you to get the holiday ball rolling this year.  Get ready for some fun themes, creative ideas, and helpful holiday tips that all guaranteed to keep you happy – as well as sane – this season. Festive Themes: Winter Wonderland – Everyone dreams of snow for Christmas, even if they know they won’t be getting it.  This year, make some dreams come true by hosting your own winter-wonderland- themed party, the sort that would make even Frosty the Snowman melt.  Focus your color scheme on icy shades of blue interspersed with glass and crystal-like decorations.  Use white flowers in floral arrangements, including pieces encrusted in crystalized decoration.  Use plenty of white lights –...Read More
With the holiday season fast approaching, some of you may be gearing up to tackle all your holiday related to-dos. You might have to help the kids find the perfect costume, dust off your tried and true recipes, and shop ‘til you drop, checking off gift lists. As fun as the holidays are, the season can be exhausting! We understand in between trick-or-treats, feasts, and Christmas shopping, some things are bound to slip your mind, but don’t end up waking up on January 1st remembering that you never sent out your annual Christmas cards! Part of the best thing about the holiday season is spending time with loved ones. You see family and friends you may not see during the rest of the year. It’s great to catch up with loved ones, but if those loved ones are far away or unable to be visited, sending an annual Christmas card is a loving reminder they are thought about during the season. This means that forgetting to send them out is just something that you shouldn’t slip up on! In order to ensure your greeting cards are all stamped and in the mail well before December 25th, you should tackle them...Read More
Summertime means longer days, television re-runs starting to air one little thing that I remember from my childhood shows the test of time. Christmas in July! All our favorite shows are now airing re-runs and it seems as though the selected episodes are those situated around Christmas time or at least winter. Is it the longing for a break from the heat? Is it a secret desire to be cooped up in the house? Whatever it is, it got us to thinking maybe summer time is the best time to get ready for the holidays? After all aren’t we always just too busy to do all the things we wanted once the season is upon us? From children’s concerts to dinner parties, to shopping and everything in between we seem to always be scrambling to get the time to celebrate. So why not get ready now? Personally, I always have great ambitions of sending out a bunch of holiday cards. I go to great lengths to choose the right ones, order the perfect labels, etc. And then when it’s time to address and send them out the door, they take a back seat and I’ll admit sometimes never make it!...Read More
Have you thought about Christmas cards yet? Why not make this year’s Christmas card a photo card?American Stationery has so many different choices available to you it is so hard to pick just one. From the whimsical to the traditional, choosing the Christmas card design is almost as hard as choosing which family photo to display. Although, now that we mention it, the prices are so inexpensive you really could order a couple different boxes and make everybody happy? If not, there is always next year. We make it easy for you to order online, just a few clicks of the mouse and you’re ready to order. The photos can be conveniently uploaded straight to the website from your computer or disk. With a company that has been in business for over 90 years, you can put your worries to rest. In just a matter of about two weeks you will receive beautiful customized Holiday cards to your door.   Another terrific part about ordering your Holiday cards online from American Stationery? You can order ahead of time and beat the crowd! Plus you are just bound to feel good knowing you were the first among your friends and family...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