Do you have about a million invitations to send out? Maybe you are getting married soon, or your not-so-little baby has just graduated from high school. Are you hosting an anniversary party or a holiday get-together? Whatever the case may be, you need to send out invitations to all your friends and family. Although you are excited and a little anxious for your gathering, you also have a lot of work to do! The invitations are only a fraction of the things that have to get done. Although the menu, decor, and music may seem like big ticket items and important to-dos, your invitations are equally essential. After all, what is a party without any guests? So you have your invitations all picked out and ready to go, but you have to write all of the addresses on the envelopes. This can be very time-consuming! If you mess up an address or write it a little sloppy, you may have to trash that envelope and do it all over again. There is a simple solution for this nit-picky problem: labels! You can order dozens to hundreds of labels with your address on them for both the envelope you are mailing...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
Even though many of us are still digging out of the snow, we know that soon it will be thawing. Before you know it, Easter will be here. The Easter season is a joyous season for many and is also a time when most of us gather with friends and family. It can become a hectic time like many other holiday seasons as we are all busy planning meals and buying new colorful clothes. Of course there are many things here at American Stationery that can help you keep from becoming worn out before the big day. For instance, item number 2450. This item is ideal for the kids table at Easter dinner. The adorable design features a blue sky with some decorated eggs and a baby chick. The placemat can be personalized with a name which means you can place one at each table setting so everyone knows where to sit. They are heavily laminated for easy clean up and the guests can take them home to use or leave them at your house for next year’s dinner. The colors are vibrant with these digitally printed mats and the 17.5″ by 11.5″ size is perfect to hold a full...Read More
It’s time for the next holiday to start taking over local department stores. With Valentine’s Day over and Easter around the corner it must be time for St. Patrick’s Day. Personally I’ve always loved this holiday. Sure I have Irish ancestry like so many Americans do but, there is something about the joy this holiday brings without rigidness. The happiness that comes with this holiday makes it a fun holiday for young and old alike. If you have a lot of correspondences to send this March consider the Irish Fold notes item number 5855. These gorgeous fold notes feature a green Claddagh in the center. With raised ink these notes are ideal ways to send correspondence any time of year with the Claddagh sign a symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship. For $29.95 you will receive 25 notes with plain white envelopes. As always if you wish we can print your return address on the back flap of the envelope for an additional fee. If the Claddagh symbol is not what you would like there are many other Irish designs to choose from like a leaping leprechaun, a Celtic note, or a shamrock. Once you open the inside of the...Read More
Father’s Day is June 15, 2014 in many countries so in honor of dear old dad, we look into the history of Father’s Day. It is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father’s Day was created to complement Mother’s Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. Hopefully by understanding why the concept of Father’s Day was created, we can better celebrate and honor the fathers who raised us. Father’s Day Festival has gained amazing popularity over the years. The festival is considered to be a secular one and is celebrated not just in US but in a large number of countries around the world including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and India though on different dates. People all over the world take Father’s Day as an opportunity to thank father and pay tribute to them. On this day children present Father’s Day cards not just to their dads but also grandfathers, uncles, stepfathers or any other person who commands the position of a father in their life....Read More
Today the festival of Mother’s day is celebrated across 46 countries including US, UK, India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well- wisher. The day has become hugely popular and in several countries phone lines witness maximum traffic. There is also a tradition of gifting flowers, cards and others gift to mothers on the Mother’s Day. The festival has become commercialized to a great extent. Florists, card manufacturers and gift sellers see huge business potential in the day and make good money through a rigorous advertising campaign.  In America, of course, Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May, as proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in spring. The celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the...Read More
For adults, as the Easter holiday approaches we think of more than just bunnies and candy. It is also beautiful church services, seeing joy on their child’s face and the promise of spring and warmer days being just ahead. While your aunt is probably too old for a basket full of candies and stuffed bears she may enjoy a gift for hosting the family dinner. With that said, there is no reason to leave the adults off of your Easter shopping list. At American Stationery we have plenty of gifts from notes, labels and more to excite and delight all of your grown up gift recipients. When the season begins to approach, many of us will begin to look around and notice that spring is finally beginning to stick around. And with that brings flowers! At American Stationery we have nothing short of an abundance of floral designed, notes, labels and more to excite the flower admirer in your life. The Spring Bouquet fold notes make the perfect gift for Easter. With a lovely floral arrangement on the front and plenty of blank writing space inside these are sure to be a hit with your favorite note writer. For this...Read More
It snowed today, that means one thing, time to start thinking about your holiday greetings. A good quality greeting card can help show that you value your friends, family and business colleagues and skimping on your selection can be interpreted in a number of ways. Well the same holds true for your greeting cards, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Your recipients might take it as a sign that business has not been good or that they aren’t worth a little investment. For most this means minding grammar rules. Season’s Greetings Multiple holidays are celebrated in one combined season, so use an apostrophe and “s” to show that you are sending greetings of the season. Also, treat this catch-all greeting like “Happy Holidays” and capitalize both words. Snowman in Snow Storm Holiday Cards (8836B) is a charmingly abstract way to see a snowman, this clever card will make everyone on your card list smile. Partridge in a Pear Tree Holiday Cards (8972) are accented in elegant green and gold and feature a partridge in a pear tree. Inside, the greeting “Wishing you all the splendor of the Season” is pre-printed in Black ink. Damask Photo...Read More
It’s that time of year where you pull down that old box of decorations with the same old wrapping paper, ribbons, and bows. You’ve fought for hours trying to get the kids asleep and the wrapping paper just right, although something seems to be missing.   Brightly colored holiday tags would be the perfect addition to these gifts!   It’s time to dress up this clear tape and wrapping paper covered masterpiece with a personal greeting. That’s right let them know who this is from with up to thirty-five characters and spaces. You can choose from three holiday themed messages such as: Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. These are available in blue, green or red.   Remember you can share the love of the holidays with the elegance and personal touch that only American Stationery can supply.
If you have personalized cups on hand, you should certainly consider offering a personalized napkin. These, like the tumblers, come with a variety of options and styles to choose from. If you want to coordinate a color scheme there are colorful party napkins in your choice of Bright Red, Green, Blue or Ivory. These 5” x 5” napkins come customized with your choice of Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Cheers or Seasons Greetings in an eye-catching script done with gold foil. Add your own personal touch by including one line of the personalization of your choice such as, your name, or verse in matching foil. If you prefer a classic white napkin, with a splash of color as your accent, you should consider the elegant Antique Initial Napkins. Theses are a heavy weight white napkin personalized with your single initial in an ornate Antique font and one line of personalization in Aqua, Brown, Black, Blue, Hunter Green, Fuchsia, Light Blue, Lime, Purple, Red or Silver ink. Another heavyweight napkin that features a Script Monogram, Block Monogram or single Script Initial with Block name imprinted on a textured 5” x 5” (folded) beverage napkin or 6” x 8 ½” textured guest towel....Read More
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