There is a holiday practically every month of the year, and you love them all! From a magical Fourth of July, to costume parties at Halloween, there is always something to celebrate. Whether you are a school teacher and want to decorate your classroom, or you are that neighbor who always has decorations in the yard, you intend to show off your holiday spirit. You plan festive get-togethers for your little kids and their friends along with adult-only parties for you and your friends. You take the time to incorporate small details that set the mood and enhance everyone’s experience. You are thoughtful and considerate, yet creative and over the top! Have you ever shopped online for your goodies? In order to celebrate holidays, you can purchase online and customize your decorations, rather than get cheap dollar store supplies. Skip the do-it-yourself ideas that you do not have time for, and opt instead for high-quality crafts. At American Stationery, there are holiday decorations for every month of the year! Normally, you might not think of a stationery company as a party supplier, but if you have invitations, napkins, and other things to get, imagine how cute and fun they will...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
Personally, I’m a firm believer in the magic of Christmas cards. Sending holiday greetings to friends and family that you may not otherwise talk to is what this season is all about. As much as I love Christmas cards, Maybe it’s just me, but. It doesn’t say “You make a difference to me” it says “I couldn’t be bothered to write more than my name…so here it is”. There is no reason for you to take the time to send a sparkly piece of paper with your signature on it and it seems like more of an insult to receive a completely impersonal card out of obligation rather than to not receive one at all. Write Something  Christmas card ideas don’t go much beyond a hand written sentence or two, in addition to the message on the card, that’s an improvement. One idea, that’s not a bad one at all, is to purchase a box of attractive cards which are blank on the inside. That almost forces you to write something, even if it’s noting more than “Have a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year”. Not a terribly original message, but a nice start. Take a digital...Read More
Here are a few more tips to help you continue with proper holiday card etiquette, this article concentrating more on how to sign your holiday cards and when you should mail your cards. Your Signature We have a few people every year who call in and ask if it’s possible to get their signature preprinted on the inside of the card. This is poor form. Our holiday cards are printed with a verse, but as far as your signature that should always be hand written. Signing the card and adding your own little note is what makes the card personal to each recipient. The hand written name or note shows them that you took the time and effort to sign each card. Keep in mind if you do choose to write a personal note in each, it does not have to be a long note. Keep it simple, the card already has a holiday greeting. If you have a long holiday card list the thought of signing them all can be a little overwhelming. The best way to tackle the long list is to spread it out.  Do this by starting to write your cards early, maybe in late October or early November. Don’t wait until December to start.  ...Read More