“Pennies and dimes for a kiss. I wasn’t looking for this, But now you’re in my way.” Yes that’s Carly Rae Jepsen hitting a stride for her seventh week at No. 1. The song continues “to dominate” the hot 100 despite a slight drop in airplay and sales. If you keep you’re Apple Memo Pads, Desk Slabs or Distinctive 7 Pads handy you’ve probably jotted its place or lyrics down a few times over its seven week reign. “All the other boys, try to chase me, but here’s my number, so call me, maybe?” Have you tried the logic? Once again Maroon Five settle for No. 2 with Payphone, the first single from their fourth album “Overexposed.” “Wide Awake” an electronic dance fusion written by Perry and produced by Dr. Luke and the Cirkut is the eight top five single from the album Teenage Dream. Mini Lists they’ll are great to keep track of things like this as well. Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” is sitting pretty at number four. It’s the first single from her debut album, originally released in March 2010. Gotye, the Belgian Australian’s huge international hit “Somebody I Used To Know” spent five non-consecutive weeks at number one and sold over eight million copies by spring’s end rounds out the top five.
It’s the perfect time to get your life back in order. Use anyone of our 62 Get Organized Notepads to help keep track of your high priorities and ease you back into a fall work routine. Organize everything and put things in proper perspective from A to Z and 1, 2, 3. Bring thoughts, ideas and tasks to table discussions or brain storming sessions. Anthony Memo Squares, Classic Monogram Memos, Vintage Tablets and Jolly Memo Squares are perfect for helping you prioritize time and subjects a bit more wisely. Our Personalized Notepads, Lists and Minipads can help the most disorganized people achieve a happy medium of order. Carry our pads in your Louis Vuitton book bags, attache cases, messenger bags, purses, organizers, backpacks and lunch bags or wherever they’ll be handy. Give your messages, thoughts and ideas high speed action, flow and importance with the flip of a pen and a pad. Get ready, get organized, start slow and then hit your stride, running at your own pace, one note at a time.
Custom Notes are great ways to let some one into your life or let the right message out. Some of us stumble some times trying to find the right words or the right occasion when a custom note can be the perfect medium or tool to connect the right message, the right emotion and the right medium. Depending on your mood you’ll review Classic Notes, 10 Family Pride Notes, 10 Floral Notes, 10 Custom Eco Notes or 64 Designer Notes that will certainly make your message heard and felt in a very inspiring way. Regardless of the day, time, year season or occasion our custom notes can be a really unique way to connect with friends, a special friend, make a moment or plan something simple like a rendezvous. Make a great introduction, invitation, reminder and thank you. We offer 145 Personalized Notes. Explore the possibilities. One good custom note can say so much with so little.
Summer is here and July is hot. It presents two ice cream days that will be just perfect for a get together to share something cool, isn’t that what friends are for? You might want to plant the seed for a rendezvous since National Vanilla and Peach Ice Cream Day are celebrated July 15th and 17th respectively. It could be a day to get together to take advantage of the moment. Send out Bishop, Caprice, Diamond Monogram, Bordered or Butterfly Notes to create an opportunity to share time with colleagues, both old and new friends. You don’t have to eat ice cream, what about fruit smoothies, frozen yogurt or frappuccinos instead? Cocktails anyone? Our Custom Notes create possibilities. The more you use them the more options and doors you open. The more you send out the nore responses you’ll receive.
Despite the heat, young couples will still walk down the aisle on their appointed dates at appointed locations, hopefully staying as cool and peaceful as possible. “Thoughtful themes and attention to detail ” will still be the status quo for most ceremonies. Even if you’ve opted for a beach, garden or ritzy ranch wedding the bride will be most appealing in a Kate Middleton Victorian themed bridal gown, still a fashion statement after last year’s royal wedding. A long, light sheer gown, full of skirts, paired with corsets chokers, high neck lines, lace and long flowing sleeves, whatever to become a bright summer bride the most. Would you prefer strapless, sheer and backless or just hint at an illusion of sleeves. Whatever way couples will make to begin or end their wedding your wedding gift can be just as unique and warm to match the ceremony. Try a Personalized Gift Enclosure to build on a unique gift’s quality.
Personalized Wedding Flutes are still very much in demand: Reed and Barton, Tiffany & Co. or by Baccarat will surely catch your couple’s attention. They will be even more surprised when they uncover them underneath wrapping paper or in simple boxes highlighted with a unique, decorative gift enclosure. They’ll quickly realize how much extra effort someone has gone to express a really nice sentiment and give them the very best. Formal, Embassy, Roman, Eco Roman and Embassy Executive, Tribute, Festive and Portrait Enclosures are great ways to accent your best wedding gifts, make someone feel special because they are, as special as you and everyone else make them. Any gift is known for the unique quality you make then feel. Our Personalized Gift Enclosures provide “a finishing touch,” a card bearing several unique motifs. Make enclosures a tradition, embossed or monogrammed in matching envelopes. Have you considered his and her sets of engraved chopsticks or personalized towels for newlyweds. Gift enclosures bring a certain sophistication to gift giving that will be remembered, appreciated and returned. No matter what you’re giving, large or small, wrapped or unwrapped. A gift is still a gift by any other name but an Indulgence Gift Basket for an engaged or wedded couple is easily remembered along with a Custom Gift Enclosure and the person who sent it. Its contents of Moet Chandon, gourmet chocolates, truffles and other romantic sweets will be just as memorable as the custom gift enclosure.
London will soon be alive with the sound of athletes, roaring crowds and an indescribable anticipation pervading the air with around 2000 athletes from 205 foreign countries inhabiting the city, London Town. Can you hear the 12 million in the London metro area calling. Soon they will celebrate and begin the XXX annual Olympic Games on July 27th with opening ceremonies. The Olympics were originally created to honor Zues and Hera. The games were celebrated as far back as 776 BC, every four years without fail. The Roman Emperor Theodosius banned the games in 393 AD, over a thousand years a go. Ancient Greeks appreciated physical fitness and mental discipline. They are still very important influences for modern sports events, javelin, wresting, running, discuss throwing and now what amounts to 47 different events.
If you’ve thought about the Olympics share your thoughts with Best Selling Notes to clients and friends and see how they respond. It would be terribly nostalgic or meaningful for them to receive any one of our 69 Best Selling Notes to shed a little light on the competition, quip about a few of your favorite events and offer up a few speculations of who will be some of the unannounced heros at this year’s summer Olympics in London. Try Notable, Classic, Monogram, Bordered, Monogrammed, Watermark Note, Damask or Medallion Notes to let your fellow speculators in on your favorite picks: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Gabby Douglas, Jonathan Horton, Carmelita Jeter, Dara Torres and the list can go on and on. Send out an Olympic message in Custom Note and see what kind of response you get.
National Cheesecake Day, yes it does exist! It falls on July 30 this year. It is not a figment of your imagination. The cheesecake was given birth in ancient Greece. The evolution of the modern version stems from something called the “placenta.” Its crust was prepared and baked separately. It’s novel, very unique information to enlighten guests with. Send them Custom Cards as invitations for cheesecake events you’ll have on July 30 or around that day. Surprise, surprise the invention of cream cheese is actually American. It is the main ingredient in all of American cheesecakes. In 1872 William Lawrence accidentally invented a way of producing “unripened cheese” looking to recreate a French cheese, Neufchatel. In 1912 James Kraft perfected the process for pasteurized cream cheese and options for cheesecake have not been the same since. They use ricotta cheese in Italy and quark in the Netherlands, Poland and Germany.
Send Custom Cards out telling guests that you are serving desserts at the Cheesecake Factory or Eli’s Cheesecake, you’ll probably garner a really large response. Get it catered or make them yourself. Before you send out the Bordered, Casual, Classic, Monogram, Caslin, Colonial, Boulevard, Corridor or Elise Monogram Cards out with the date, time and venue you’ll also want to mention what type of cocktails, coffees or wines your offering along with a bit of a program of what you’ll be offering as a diversion for weary cheesecake lovers on the prowl: dancing, poker, blind introductions, flowers and cheesecake, whatever. Is Starbucks’ Coffee or Domaine Chandon Imperial a consideration? Oh yeah and if you’re really going to celebrate in the spirit of National Cheesecake Day, why not mention the most popular flavors you’ll have to offer on your Personalized Cards : Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pumpkin, White Chocolate, Chocolate Chip and Brownie Swirl Cheesecake. Our Custom Cards add more of a thrill to an event, an anticipation that’s worth the wait.
“You’ve heard of moon pies, moon walk, Moon Day, moonbeams and “Breaking Dawn New Moon,” right? Well there is more, it gets better. National Moon Day will soon be arriving on your front step and not at a theater near you on July 20, 2012. You’ve still got a little time to send out a few of our Best Custom Cards to let those on your list know: Banner, Bordered, or Colonial. You know the right card to let your best buddies and moon landing hobbyists know about the special remembrance of the first man walking on the moon. It remembers and commemorates the Space Program’s July 16th’s launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Kennedy Space Center and its landing on the moon on July 20, 1969. The lunar module nicknamed “the eagle,” had landed. Neil Armstrong took one small step forward for man and one big step forward for mankind. Anyone of our 56 Best Selling Cards can breathe new life into the message.
The moon landing is certainly a bit of history worth introducing to folks. Some of us haven’t been that inspired by anything moon related since 1969. Why not introduce and help people enjoy ” reliving ” the historic landing. If you can’t send a clip of the event with Neil Armstrong’s unforgettable words attached to it, why not frame the note around a bold dynamic Colonial Card, Paper Sculpture Card, Monogram or Manhattan Card to enlighten, set a tone or even use it as a prelude to an event. One small Custom Card can mean one small step for man and one giant step for mankind. Have you sent a Custom Card as a reminder or invitation lately? There are 56 best selling cards to choose from.
July 14th happens to be Bastille Day. It commemorates the arrival of democracy to France on July 14th, 1789. We don’t currently make a Custom Napkin to celebrate the occasion. Before that France was ruled by a monarchy. Bastille Day “symbolizes” the end of the constitutional monarchy in “the most violent, famous revolution in modern history.” If you’re familiar with the old adage that all good things come to an end the French Revolution brought clarity to what was ” seen as a uprising ” against an opulent monarchy that taxed the poor unsympathetically. They lived lavishly while some citizens couldn’t pay taxes. “High taxes spurred” the storming of the Bastille both literally and symbolically vanquished “a government teetering n the edge of bankruptcy.” King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were captured as they attempted to leave the palace at Versailles. The Bastille, a fortress prison in Paris that held prisoners for arbitrary royal indictments and for offenses against the royal government. In 1789 only seven only seven inmates were freed by the crowd that proved to be too much for the Bastille defenders. Nighty-eight attackers died in the aftermath along with seven defenders. The Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen followed.
Savory and sweet crepes, quiche, ratatouille, creme brule, red onion and goat tart , baguettes and salad Nicoise are all traditional foods served on Bastille Day. Make your personal celebration something to remember with Domaine Chandon Imperial and our Paris Foil Stamped Napkins or any of our other best selling custom napkins to add a little color and your own personal touch to a celelebration that could be nothing more than a champagne toast with a fruit and cheese platter and a few good friends to end the celebration on a somber note. Oxford, Forever Foil Stamps or Classic Monogram Foil Stamps can catch the light reinforce the meaning of the day, to “create reconciliation for all France with unity and liberty that led to the birth of a new nation in France. It is often thought that Bastille Days uprising led to the birth of the modern nation.
Lately it has been a bit too hot to curl into a corner and read but there are folks who have found corners to crawl into with air conditioning and still appease their penchant for the best seller. Make sure you grab one of our Best Selling Custom Notepads: Agendas, Memos, Squares, Mini Lists, Desks Slabs, Stitched Monogram Agenda Sets, Distinctive 7 Lists or Executive Tablets before you start reviewing what’s at the top of the charts of this week’s New York’s Best Sellers List for July 15, 2012. Considering everything from Family Arch Memo Squares, Anthony Square Tablets, Mini Lists, Garden Lists and Apple Memo Squares you have way more choices to list than books currently available at the top of the best seller list.
Jot this down, this is important. You’ve probably heard this before and you’ll probably hear it again? Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is at the top spot. It’s the tale of a woman disappearing on her fifth wedding anniversary with her husband as the prime suspect. Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich drops down to number two. Note on your Apple Memo Squares if you haven’t read this tale of a Salem Massachusetts pastry chef, Lizzy Tucker and her partner on a quest for a “powerful ancient relic.” It is something to read. No. 3 Bloodline by James Rollins presents a deadly rescue mission in the African Jungle with a bombing in South Carolina that uncover a conspiracy to be thwarted. Summerland by Elin Hildebrand is sitting pretty at number four. The tail of a deadly automobile crash in Nantucket leads to after affects. The Mission To Paris by Alan Furst rounds out the top five for the week. The tale of an actor in 1938 Paris who “stumbles into the clutches of Nazis” who wish to exploit him. By the way what Notepad would you guess is our number one best seller?
Do you have any of your Personalized Notepads ready to take notes? Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” softly roars into its third week at number one. Something you can definitely keep track of with your handy dandy Apple Memo Squares, Carnival Tablets, Garden Mini Lists, Crest Desk Slabs, Anthony 7 Tablets, Distinctive 7 Tablets, Good Measure Agendas and many more really personal ways of keeping track of your favorite buddies, favorite songs, movies, books, profiles, face book friends or whatever. In fact we’re sure you’ll at least find one or more to call your own after reviewing more of 92 of our best sellers. Pay phone by Maroon 5 scales up a notch while a former No. 1 by Gotye featuring Kimbra is still holding on at number three. Katy Perry has appropriately taken a seat at number four with “Wide Awake.” Will she be sitting, stalled for long? Her friend, and fellow Grammy nominee, Rihanna, leaps up three big notches to number five after being stalled at eight for a few weeks. That’s the top five as they say in the countdown world, jot them down in your notepad today or tomorrow.
After a few weeks of doing the countdown of the top five singles and our Best Selling Notepads we are whole hearted believers in the reality that ” a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is still a sigh” and a song still can’t be wrong when you’re considering hot topics, hot issues and things to get people to respond in kind. Integrity Agenda Sets, Signature Tablets, Join Your Friends Wine memo, Flower Pot or Coffee Agendas are great for keeping you connected, current, capturing thoughts, details and connections with people in color, culture and even the most unforgettable times of your life, one custom made notepad at a time.
Have you heard of National Fried Chicken Day? It falls on July 6 this year. I guess it’s something those folks at Kentucky Fried Chicken would keep more a breast of… I’ve never heard of them use it as a promo either. There is no attributed creator or origin for this day, no congressional or presidential proclamation but if you’re inclined to celebrate it two days after the 4th of July you may have left over fried chicken and Personalized Napkins that will come to good use. Custom napkins will accent the presentation as well as keep your fingers clean. Embossed, Monogrammed, Foil Stamped and even Color Mist Napkins will surely accent a buffet or table arrangement very nicely. Any one of our 197 Napkins can surely bring a celebration to life. Fried chicken is a popular past time at wedding receptions, is it something you’re considering along with Guest Towel napkins for yours?
Fried Chicken and its traditional accompaniments probably remind a lot of folks of Kentucky Fried Chicken but then again you can elevate National Fried Chicken Day to a whole new affair. The holiday may be lame. It doesn’t even provide a date for when it was first observed neither does the phenomenon of fried chicken itself. It has been attributed to Scott’s and Scottish immigrants who brought a tradition of deep fat frying chicken to the new world. The practice also developed independently in West Africa, in the earlier 1700s.
I haven’t done extensive research on Colonel Harland Sanders but he began selling it from a roadside restaurant in 1930. You could really make a unique statement for a lunch or theme menu with unique Napkins that make unique statements, eating it cold, hot or as a snack. Estate, Whitlock Monogram, Tribute Guest Towels and Elise Monogram Foil Stamps surely would add understated elegance along with your side dishes of cole slaw, potato salad, rice pilaf, macaroni and cheese, marinated vegetables, corn on the cob and three bean salad. Napkins would be great for parfaits, strawberry shortcake or your favorite yogurt or ice cream cups, do you have a favorite custom napkin?