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If you want to make an impression upon those who receive your cards in the mail, the right personalized cards can make yours stand out above the rest.
Because they are, by definition, a personalized statement about yourself, they are sure to make a memorable impression upon those who receive them. They’re also excellent since sending cards that are personalized is an excellent idea for a wide variety of occasions.
When you start to think about what type of personalized cards you would like to purchase, it’s important to consider what type of correspondence you are most likely going to be doing.
If you think you’ll just be sending letters to friends and family members, you can opt for a more informal design. You can even include a nickname at the bottom of the card as part of your signature, or pick out a fun and unique typestyle for the lettering.
If you think you are going to be using your personalized paper for business correspondence, however, it might be best to opt for something a little more formal. You can choose to have your full name or your own monogram personalized at the bottom of the cards in an elegant script, and have this printed on an off-white colored stationery.
Sending these out is an excellent way to remind clients of your business transaction, and if they receive a card, they’re more likely to keep you in mind when they need your services or products in the future.
The best thing about having personalized paper at your disposal for a wide range of events is that you are more likely to send out cards when something happens that warrants a hand-written note. Since we live in a digital age, it’s tempting to only communicate via e-mail or telephone. However, some occasions such as weddings, anniversaries or birth announcements require a response from you that is sent via traditional mail so that the recipient will know you truly put time and effort into reaching out to them during a very special time.
At the end of the day, after life has thrown you enough curve-balls, are you thankful? Is this an easy question to answer? It’s a head scratcher I will admit, but can you provide a definitive answer. Rest assured the only person you have to answer to is yourself – literally. There isn’t a right or wrong response. For most of us, a mixture of self-reflection and honesty will do it.
The holidays are a time to get in touch with your subconscious and communicate with the inner you, whoever that may be. Self-reflection is a big part during this time of the year. Most people call it the holiday spirit, a mysterious feeling or emotion that will take control of who you are like the aliens in that popular science fiction film, the Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
If you feel the spirit you will soon be thanking the heavens for something or someone. Is this a fair statement to make? A personalized thank you card during the holidays is a concept many of us would disguise inside a Christmas card. Actually this is quite logical. The holidays will make its case each year and most of us will resort to some gesture with a colorful winter theme.
The holiday spirit, really? Maybe you’re still feeling the effects of all that turkey you have consumed during Thanksgiving. Whatever this mysterious force is, let it inspire us to revere the people in our life with a personalized thank you card.
You can’t blame yourself for being a little timid during this time of the year. There is no point in stressing over it. Remember playing tee ball as a kid and striking out? Dust yourself off and continue on. You can’t run away from the holidays. They are inevitable like a runny nose in December or slipping on an icy sidewalk. Yup, digging inside your jacket pocket for a tissue will only have you polishing the ice with your…bottom line is that you are not a people person, but that’s o.k. This year you would rather spend it at home, alone, watching reruns of Mork and Mindy and eating cold pizza. What a great way to share the holiday cheer with the rest of the world.
We have all been there before. It is called the holiday blues, a state of mind that keeps us distant from the rest of the world until the holiday season is over. Once you get it there is no getting off of this funky ride. Fasten your seatbelt. Next stop – Grinch City – a desolate place where the holiday cheer ceases to exists. Lock the doors and shut the windows. Close the curtains and turn off all the lights. Get rid of all signs of the holiday season. This means holiday themed music, decorations and avoiding the shopping rush. Granted, you may be a grouch, but there is still something in you that likes this time of the year.
Your secret is safe with me. Each year you stay up late at night, listening to some obscure song sung by a group of out of tune chipmunks, adding your signature to a bunch of personalized stationery cards. Today you are going to get over your indifference – besides, you have visited Grinch City before and surprisingly – it is also a place without roasted turkey.
During the rush of the holiday season we must not forget the people who celebrate a birthday during these upcoming months. It’s not their fault they were born sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, they run the risk of being overlooked and forgotten, shunned to the side like the holiday sweater you received last year. The bright side to this joyous mix-up, if you are one of the fortunate who celebrates a birthday in the months of November and December, is double the gifts. Lucky you!
For the rest of us who are not as fortunate, we must take endless amounts of ginkgo biloba in between shots of nutmeg to remember those who were born during this time. Birthdays, those that compete with the significance of Thanksgiving and Christmas, are doomed to be lost somewhere between the cheers and jeers of the holidays. It’s a 50/50 chance of hearing those two expected and notable words, Happy Birthday!
On Thanksgiving Day, the sounds of football fans yelling at the television set, mixed with the regrets of eating all that food drown out the typical birthday song. Kids will focus on objects that light up and make the biggest noise on Christmas morning. Finding the right gift for the one who celebrates a birthday so close to the holidays can be a hectic decision. It’s twice the effort at double the price if you want to look at it that way. (This last quip may sound a bit unpleasant. I might be suffering from an early case of holiday shopping rage.) Let’s cut the malarkey and get to the point. A personalized card can save your holiday season and bring merriment to the birthday boy or girl. Why didn’t I say this in the first place? Sorry, I was too busy thinking about what I got for my last birthday…a day before Christmas.
Are we truly a nation divided? Can we put our differences aside and work together to make a change? It sounds more like a fairy tale than a realistic push in the right direction – whatever that may be. Living in a democratic society means that we must deal with the consequences. The majority has spoken and now after this Election Day we must look ahead. People demand a change, a better and prosperous future, one that holds true to the values and beliefs of every American. Truth is we have a tough road ahead as so many have said last night. During this delicate time there is only one thing to do – gloat!
Those who have voted did so because they believed in the right candidate for the job. It’s the same tasteful reason every time. The people who once elected our last president have decided to reelect him again. So for this accomplishment you have earned the right to parade around your neighborhood in utter delight. Walk on the nearest catwalk and strut. Do the super bowl shuffle in the name of victory. Send someone a personalized card with your celebratory message? Better luck next time, buddy! Is this a tasteful way to act after such a delectable win? Yes.
Now, Giftsin24 will always remain a neutral entity during a momentous occasion like the one everyone saw yesterday. This is why our collection of personalized stationery can be customized to fit any event or celebration. Be it a political win or a bon voyage party. We are all in this together and after all the political ads and personal attacks, we must show our support to the person who was elected. We are Americans after all are we not?
It doesn’t matter if you’re a teenager or if you’re 7 days shy of turning 40 for the third consecutive year, first dates will always be awkward and dreaded by everyone. As much as we like to forget about the most embarrassing moments of our lives, somehow through some ill timed opportunity, they come back to haunt us. The first date is a rite of passage that occurs over and over again. Get married and end this torment. You will no longer have butterflies in your stomach, suffer from sweaty hands or the shock of feeling insecure. Does she really like me? Does he take me seriously?
Some people, those hopeless romantics who are married and in-love, will say that all the above symptoms are still present even after you marry. Aww, how cute! Truth is no one has this stuff figured out. We play along and hope for the best. The first date will always bring the uncoordinated and the bashful together. They stumble over each other, trying to make sense of the cryptic and ambiguous conversation and end up more confused than when they started. Think back to your first date. Is the prior description on point? Your twisted imagination would probably agree with me.
Sooner or later, whether we like it or not, we all receive advice in this area. There is no one successful method for making a good impression other than – be yourself. Let’s face it…we all try to be something we’re not on the first date. Here is another piece of advice for you…for those who have yet to enter the gruesome abyss of matrimony (lol), give your first date a fighting chance by giving your sweetheart a personalized card or note. I can hear the doubters screaming in my ear as I am writing this sentence. If you don’t believe me try it yourself. Write a poem, a funny limerick or draw a picture – anything that will break the ice.
We have become a multi-screen culture. Is this true? Millions of people now watch their favorite television programs on their smartphones and read their favorite books on a tablet. We were told that the world would change one day and resemble something from out of a science fiction film. I’m still waiting for my rocket pack aren’t you? This transformation, some computer geeks may have seen it coming, was unexpected. The publishing world has suffered the most. Newspapers are going out of business. Magazines are converting to digital format and books are becoming electronic clones of themselves.
The strangest change is the popularity of using a tiny keyboard on our cell phones to send messages. It is called texting, a dreaded practice created by the average impulsive teenager, who would rather communicate with shortened words and cryptic symbols than with actual written or spoken words. The use of abbreviating words has long been used in personalized correspondence. This form of semantics, the use of three or more letters that signify words, has overwhelmed our personalized cards and notes with much preference. It is common practice. For all of us who need a refresher, this post is written just for you.
Attn: (attention) – this abbreviation is used to identify a particular recipient. It means that this letter is intended for you. The shortened form – for the attention of (FAO) – is also used to direct a letter to someone in particular.
P.S (postscript) – added after the main body of a letter and signature, this abbreviation is used when you have additional information to write. This can be any length. Add another letter (P.P.S) and you can repeat the process all over again.
P.P (per procuration) – is used to imply that someone is acting on your behalf. In this case, someone else has signed a letter on your behalf.
R.S.V.P – Another common abbreviation used on invitations to signify the attendance of an event. This shortened form asks the recipient: will you attend the event in question?
P.T.O – please turn over – use this abbreviation when your letter is packed with information
B.Y.O.B – bring your own bottle – used on invitations, this abbreviation signifies the obvious, you must bring your own drinks to the party.
We hear about it everyday. The talk never gets old. Politicians swear that they will make a change. Egg heads all over the world provide us with facts about how the world is transforming itself due to some unknown force. In the beginning, people called it global warming and now it is called climate change. Whatever it is, we are in for some cool special effects. The polar ice is melting. Rain is scarce. Floods are immanent. Earthquakes, forest fires, tsunamis, droughts, solar flares and extraterrestrials are just the beginning.
Call this a case of paranoia. We listen to the radio and watch television everyday and feed our need to be scared. People are now building bunkers in undisclosed areas. They store food for what’s about to come and rely on their gumption to survive the most terrible scenarios. Some people have mistaken these natural changes for the upcoming apocalypse, if such a thing will ever happen. And it is easy to fall for this hoopla when all the evidence points to a tremendous change in our climate.
Should we be scared? Should we buy every Eco-friendly product that’s out there? Will that make a difference? No…Who really knows what is to come? Politicians, science gurus, religious fanatics, the Discovery Channel – they may all claim to have everything figured out – but they don’t. It is all entertainment.
Now, should we ignore all the information? No…we owe a lot to the people who work day and night, providing us with the scientific news and breakthroughs from our fellow brethren. Truth is we care just like you do. Our Eco-Friendly personalized stationery is made from 100% recycled paper. In the end, it all depends on what you believe. Do you believe that we are all sitting ducks in the water? Do you believe that together we can act and make a bigger change than any other time in our history? We prefer the later. How about you? Go green with Giftsin24.com.
When was the last time you said thank you to someone? I’m not talking about a passive thank you like when someone opens the door for you or pays you a compliment – that’s one thing – o.k. two things. These incidences happen more often than we tend to notice. The thank you I am referring to is the kind that warms the heart or leaves you speechless like a television commercial. It’s Christmas morning, the long lost son finally makes it back home and makes a fresh pot of coffee, waking everyone up by the permeating aroma. This moment, a grand statement of the heart over a cup of coffee, will make even the most hard willed person cry or sob. Now that’s great television!
Do we really need a reason to say it? Can we just say thank you for absolutely no reason? It’s an interesting concept. For some it’s even a strange one. If we learned anything by watching all those countless uplifting and romantic movies is that we can choose the moment and make it as memorable as we like it to be.
Did someone change your life by giving you great advise? Did you offer someone a place to stay when they were down on their luck? Some occasions like a birthday party, baby shower or wedding require a gracious sentiment. Etiquette says that we must thank our guests through some formal gesture. Etiquette is one thing and what the heart says is another. A thank you, no matter if it’s written on a personalized card or spoken out loud to a flock of slacked-jawed gawkers, should always be sincere. It’s contagious. A sincere thank you will always garner a sincere response, so…thank you!
The history of the birthday card is mysterious and unobtainable. Truth is we just don’t know when the first birthday card was given or which country or culture started the tradition. We can assume and make many educated guesses about such a practice, but we are never really going to know where this ritual originated. It’s sad, I know, but cheer up.
What the experts know and what they can deduce from all the research and evidence is fascinating. The history of the birthday card cannot be viewed as a singular practice. Unfortunately, in order to talk about the history of the birthday card, we must explore another topic – the greeting card.
We owe many thanks to our Chinese brethren for inventing paper. We must also give our accolades to the Egyptians for their contribution. That’s right – the Chinese and the Egyptians wrote down their salutations and then gave them away as gifts. The Egyptians wrote their sentiments on scrolls made from papyrus (Fun fact: “paper” is a word derived from the word “papyrus.”) and the Chinese would share their written wishes of friendship and goodwill on the eve of the New Year.
The Anglo-Saxons followed suit and by the 15th century many parts of Europe started to exchange paper greetings, this included handmade valentines. Trends quickly followed and as holidays like Christmas began to catch on in popularity, the practice of giving someone a paper gift increased rapidly. New companies started to produce greeting cards on a massive scale, utilizing new printing techniques and artists to further expand their collection.
Flash forward to the present day and much of what we know now about the history of the birthday card is still unknown. It’s heartwarming to know that the greeting card, much like every other card, started with one sincere act. It was this deed of kindness that paved the way. If only human tolerance and understanding can be so lucky as to be influenced by such an endeavor. Who knows maybe all it takes is just a personalized card to change the world?