You Have To BeDistinctive To Be Remembered That Is the Power of a Personalized Gift Surrounding yourself with nice things is a part of the care of the self. Quality objects that you own and use often can become part of your identity, even of your sense of self-worth, and they can represent you in many subtle ways. You probably like the things around you for many different reasons: some just look good, and some are functional, but chances are that the ones you like best are the ones that reflect who you are, and that they are the ones which you would be the most reluctant to let go of. Having nice things also shows that you put attention into how you live your life and are keen to attend to the details. This is an attractive look, but it is hard work. It is always the product of a struggle between how much control you want over your global presentation and how difficult it is to achieve it. Generally, it is worth striving for the optimum in this respect, because, whether in business or informally, presentation is key. A word, a name, or a thought printed on an...Read More
Indiana weather takes us on an adventure this time of year. It’s a rollercoaster of anxious ups filled with sunshine and warmth and gut-wrenching downs filled with clouds and chilly winds. There are some days that take us from 0 to 60, which is acceptable when referring to a rollercoaster and miles per hour. Alas, we all know 0 to 60 degrees is much more likely. And if we are really lucky, we get to witness an April snowstorm. Or an early March tornado. Adaptability is a top strength for the inhabitants of the Hoosier state. The one constant to spring has always been the Easter holiday. We take solace in knowing we can gather with close friends and family to celebrate. Easter egg hunts, more chocolate than we know what to do with, hard-boiled eggs, and that fake, plastic grass that seems to shift into every crevice of the house are some favorite trends to the holiday. A favorite of mine has always been enjoying the holiday with my younger siblings. They wake up to find an Easter basket filled with their favorite treats, they battle over who will gather the most plastic Easter eggs, and then we decorate...Read More
Well, the red hearts and candies have vanished from the department store shelves and now novelties of every sort are covering the shelves all with one thing in common, everything is green. Saint Patrick’s Day will be here soon and the parties are being planned as well as the outfits. If you are looking to throw a party or attend one, American Stationery has many things to get you in the Irish spirit. Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious celebration that has occurred annually on March 17 for many years. Depending on which country in this world you call home, it could have been celebrated for 200 years or more. The date is significant as it is the death date of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. This holiday is quite a big deal here in the United States, particularly so in areas of high Irish ancestry. Some cities have large parades and host many different activities for their communities.  Many restaurants and pubs have special events that night from green beer to special Irish themed foods and drinks. If you yourself plan on having a party for this popular holiday consider item number 2407. You will definitely want to place your order...Read More
With summer break in full swing it can at times be difficult to keep our children occupied. Even more so to keep them unplugged. While technology is wonderful and certainly a very valuable tool it is important to spend time away from screens, building our creativity and using our imagination. So when a rainy day or even too hot of a day approaches, consider one of these ideas from American Stationery. In our house games like tic-tac toe and hangman are still fun rainy day activities that we do at the kitchen table, on the floor, in the backseat, everywhere! Don’t worry about wasting valuable printer paper and purchase one of the Game Pad Sets. This set includes three separate pads of 50 sheets each for $32.95. Each pad has your child’s name and the words game pad at the top. One pad is already set up for a game of hangman, while another has six tic-tac toe boards, the third pad is blank. Whether it’s time to have a rousing game of tic-tac toe or draw a picture of grandma’s dog, doodling and playing games with paper and pencil improves hand and eye coordination along with boosting creativity. These...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
Attending a housewarming party can be a very fun time. Often these parties are thrown as a way to politely show off a new home. Other times, they can be thrown kind of as a “just because we love to entertain!” Of course it is always possible that they only throw the party for the gifts although we really like to think that the latter doesn’t happen all too often. Regardless, it’s fun looking for a present to bring to a housewarming party. Gift-giving doesn’t have to be stressful or feel like a chore. Think about why you are buying the gift in the first place. Not out of obligation (although, it is polite to bring a little something) but, because you are happy for the person.  You attend the party because you wish to show them how happy you are for them and want to share in the joy. So when you have been invited to a housewarming party, you may be curious about what to bring.  The first thing you will want to do is think about what you know about the person(s) whose party you are attending. Also take clues from the invitation that you received. Often...Read More
Personalized gifts no matter what the value is, gives more impact to the receiver, because it is something that is carefully thought of and that includes an extra effort from the giver. If you know the person very well, you already know what kind of gift they really want to receive, you can also consider giving a thing that a person will never consider of buying. If the person you are giving loves to bake, a heart muffin pan is a cool gift, or a specialty cake in a cake shop or coffee shop that is something they’ve never tried before. It’s so hard to imagine celebrating the most special occasions in our lives without thinking about receiving and giving gifts to our love ones. Examples of these celebrated special occasions are: birthday, Christmas, graduation day, christening, house warming, mother’s day and father’s day. There are also some people who are giving gifts without any occasions; for them, it is something that makes them feel good, and it is one of their way of showing their love, thoughtfulness and affection to their love ones. It also brings joy and happiness for the receiver, especially if the gift is personalized just...Read More
It’s finally spring! Oh, this winter has been a rough one for most of us. With record snowfall and blistering cold temperatures, I for one am just happy to see the word spring appear on the calendar! Even though it’s a chilly 40 degrees right now, I hear birds chirping and am dreaming of full bloomed lilac bushes, Easter orchids and more! There is just something about flowers that represent spring. Those first green stems starting to stick up from the still cold ground. The little buds of green sprinkled across a bush or tree. It’s exciting, it’s fresh and best of all this year, it means warmer weather is at long last on it’s way. At American Stationery, there is no lack of floral and spring designs for your stationery or other personalized gift. Nothing says spring more than a small bouquet of blooming daisies. The Fresh Daisy Ensemble is an adorable spring time stationery set. The whimsical font displays your name and leaves plenty of room to write your sentiment. The open face design and large petals makes this bloom welcoming of the sunshine filled days ahead. Use these notes to write a note to your family and...Read More
Once a new trend makes its way into the either fashion or home decor world, it’s not long before it appears here. And there is a trend that has been so popular for a couple of years now that it is everywhere! From my fridge, to flower pots at the hardware store, and on every d.i.y. pin that you see. What is it? The chalkboard look of course! At American Stationery, we are no stranger to the booming chalkboard trend. While, we don’t sell paint we certainly have a wide selection of items to help you get your chalkboard “fix”! Even better, the personalization you do to them does not require you to get your hands dirty! Like our new Nostalgic Notes number 3138. This box of 24 notes for $29.95 has a background that looks similar to a smudgy chalkboard from days long past and showcases a bright floral bouquet. These cards are printed flat and feature matte ink. Your name is featured in white ink just above the floral design. Opening from bottom to top, there is plenty of room to write on the white inside of this 5″ by 3 1/2″ folded note. Plain white envelopes are...Read More
The hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s is now over. But, just when you feel like you are getting back into the swing of things, you remember about Valentine’s Day. For Valentine’s Day we often think of many different things. The color pink, heart shaped paper valentines, cherubs, flowers and many more things. A little research suggests that flowers have been given on Valentine’s Day for several hundred years, whether to ward off evil spirits by surrounding the loved one in a lovely scent, to sending secret messages that are tied to each flower. For instance it is said that daisies indicate both beauty and purity while the red rose signifies love. It is said that whole bouquets would be sent in ancient times and would translate an entire message to the recipient with out a word written down. While, there is much debate on why flowers tend to be the most popular gift given on Valentine’s Day, there is no denying that it is so. Red roses have long been the traditional favorite but, in recent years with the advancement in shipping etc. couples are able to give and receive just about any flower no matter if...Read More
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