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How Obsessed with Stationery Are You? Take our Quiz

Stationery addicts can get their fix at giftsin24.comSome people are addicted to clothes, cars or food. Others may be in deep for gardening or makeup. And then there are people who are obsessed with stationery.

How can you tell if you have a normal appreciation for stationery vs. a full-blown obsession? Take our quiz to find out.

Question 1. When is it time to re-order your stationery?

A. When I have 5 notes left in the box, it’s time to reorder. That’s about a month’s worth for me.

B. When I have 5 boxes that are half-full, it’s definitely time to reorder. It would be full-on panic if I ever get down to only 4 boxes.

Question 2. You arrange your pens…

A. by placing them in a pretty glass or jar on my desk. I like looking at them.

B. by arranging them in rainbow order in a special tray in a dedicated drawer designated just for them.

Question 3. You follow ___ stationery related accounts on Facebook.

A. 2

B. 20

Giftsin24 offers embossed stationeryQuestion 4. When you find a monogram you like, you…

A. order a set of monogrammed cards or notes and call it a day.

B. order a set of monogrammed cards AND a set of monogrammed notes, plus a coordinating monogrammed notepad.

Question 5. If the envelope color doesn’t match the stationery paper …

A. Take a hard pass. It’s a sign of bad quality to have ecru notes with white envelopes.

B. Never consider purchasing from that company again. How dare they?

Question 6. If you run out of pretty postage stamps and only have generic ones left…

A. I peel and stick. It will get where it’s going regardless of what the stamp looks like.

B. I make an emergency run to the post office. There’s no way that ugly stamp is going on my beautiful, self-addressed, envelopes with hand-inserted linings.

Question 7. Whenever I see a stationery company issue new designs…

A. I’ll take a look. It’s fun to explore new products.

B. I’ll seriously consider buying one, especially if it’s brand-new, hot-off-the-shelf. Variety is the spice of life.

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Tally it up

If you answered…

1-2 Bs…you have a mild stationery obsession, but nothing out of the ordinary.

3-5 Bs…you are obsessed with stationery and seek ways to indulge your habit.

6-7 Bs…congratulations, you have a profound obsession with stationery.

 

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Is it stationery or stationary?

Giftsin24 offers beautiful stationery. Some people mistakenly call it stationary.

Stationary vs. Stationery — which one is it?

As the saying goes, you say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to. A single word may have different pronunciations, depending on regional dialects or traditions. There’s another category of words, such as stationery and stationary, which sound identical, but have vastly different meanings. They are what grammarians call homophones: new and knew; sweet and suite; sole and soul.

‘E’ for Envelope

Needless to say, many people confuse the two words when writing. Here’s one way to remember: the stationery we use to write a letter has an “e,” for the envelope in which we send it off.

‘E’ for Enlivening Environment

When we write on stationery with an “e,” it’s usually done from a stationary position with an “a.” Walking and talking usually works (unless you’re on a cell phone, crossing a busy street), but walking and writing? Not so much. Find a comfortable chair and writing surface… maybe a desk or table by a sunny window, or in your garden, seated under a shady tree, and allow the thoughts to flow.

‘E’ for Expressive Energy

Our hands are decidedly not stationary with an “a” when we write on stationery with an “e.” Grasping a pen to achieve legible penmanship takes finger dexterity and a certain amount of wrist action. Use a pen with ink that flows easily but doesn’t smudge. Perhaps employ your free hand to sip your favorite iced latte or lemonade. And, of course, by all means, employ your wit and creativity to express your heartfelt and innermost thoughts.

‘E’ for Envoy

After you’ve finished writing on your stationery with an “e,” and you’ve stamped and addressed it, you’ll want it to not remain stationary with an “a” on your desk. Like an emissary or envoy, the post office will transport your missive to your recipient, whether it’s across town or around the globe.

‘E’ for Explore 

Finally, explore collections of stationery cards, notes and letter sheets at Giftsin24.com. You’ll find a range of styles and sizes for every use.

So there you have it. The difference between stationery and stationary comes down to the “e”…whether it’s envelope, environment, energy, envoy or explore, that little letter infuses meaning into one of our favorite words.

Up your game with business stationery

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Life as a small business owner is never perfect, but always exciting. There are so many tasks to carry out — administrative, sales, accounting — on top of your core business area. One thing you might not have time for is branding: creating a personality for your business and then carrying that through all your communications, such as your website, brochures and business stationery. Do you wish you had a more polished image? Maybe you have a logo and have put it on your business cards. You may even have some printed brochures or fliers, and a website.

How about business stationery? Alas, when it comes to writing those thank you notes to clients, you may be reaching for the generic kind at your big-box store. They give off a flimsy appearance, but truth be told, you’re just happy they get written and mailed, right?

And that scratch pad next to your phone does the job, but you sometimes wish you had a more attractive and neat desk area, especially if you meet with customers or clients regularly.

Here’s the good news. In less than 15 minutes you can up your game by ordering business stationery crafted just for you. The steps are simple: upload your logo, click a few decision boxes, and then…wait. Within a few days you’ll have professionally printed, branded stationery with your company logo. All at an affordable price, too.

Here are four of our best image-polishing products for businesses.

Boost your business image with custom business stationery

Your Logo Knightsbridge Frame Note

Your Logo Card Convey a professional image every time to write your customer thank you notes. This flat correspondence card is precision-crafted from luxury, triple-thick paper. Your logo will appear in traditional embossing, which imparts a classic look and feel.

Your Logo Knightsbridge Frame Note This folded note offers an elegant embossed border on double-thick paper. At a price that fits your budget, it also offers an optional colored border, return address or hand-inserted envelope lining paper to create impressive stationery.

Custom Image Agenda Offering up to three lines of personalization, plus a logo or other four-color image, this agenda is just the right size for jotting down phone calls or daily to-do lists. Choice of lettering style and ink color for personalization. Acrylic holder neatly corrals loose sheets.

Boost your business image with custom business stationery

Custom Napkin offers many foil ink and paper colors to reflect your company’s colors.

Custom Napkin  Company picnics, sales meetings, trade show booths…whenever you’re serving refreshments in a public-facing setting, offer these napkins, too. They are an easy way to polish your image.

See the entire collection of business stationery.

Top Personalized Graduation Gifts for 2018

That short walk across the stage represents many years of hard work, and if it’s happening at a college, many thousands of dollars in tuition. Whether you’re celebrating the accomplishment of a high school or university graduate, you want to give them a gift that truly reflects their sacrifice and achievement, as well as the excitement of embarking on a new path in life. Here are four personalized graduation gifts that say “congratulations” to a new graduate, ranging from Freshman level (simply smart) to Senior level (high achiever).

Freshman level:
Flowers + keepsake ornament 


Bring a bouquet of flowers for photos after the ceremony. In the photos, the flowers will soften the lines of their monochromatic graduation gown. Later, they’ll serve as a reminder of their accomplishment for the next week or so. To personalize it, tie an engraved keepsake ornament, such as the Graduation Cap Keepsake Ornament ($17.95, free shipping) around the flower stems. After graduation day, they can pin this personalized glass keepsake to a bulletin board along with their tassel. Plus, years from now, they can hang it on their Christmas tree as a reminder of how far they’ve come in life.

Sophomore level:
Picture frame + transit pass or gas card

Best personalized gifts for graduates in 2018
Finishing their school career is bittersweet. They’ll be leaving behind friends, familiar places and amazing memories. Give them a personalized, engraved picture frame, such as the Treasured Moment Picture Frame ($34.95, free shipping) to capture a cherished moment from their school days. Their favorite photograph will enjoy pride of place in this solid wood frame precision-engraved with two lines of text. Tuck in a transit pass or gas card they can use in their new city, where they will build new memories and an exciting new life.

Junior level:
Monogrammed pint glasses + recipes

Personalized gifts for grads for 2018

Here’s a super easy way to work in personalized graduation gifts into the mix: Help them exchange the red Solo cup for something a little classier: pint glasses engraved with their monogram. The Altamira Monogram Pint Glass ($24.95, free shipping) is a good choice. It features clean lines and a choice of lettering style. A set of four would be perfect, enough to invite friends for a potluck dinner party or game of cards. Inside each one, tuck in your favorite entertaining recipes, remembering to keep it simple for a beginner cook. Include ideas like: a recipe for guacamole; your two favorite cheeses and a crack brand that goes with everything; a simple pasta dish; or an easy strawberry shortcake.

Senior level:
Personalized stationery + gift card

Personalized graduation gifts for 2018

These days, the Millennial generation is drowning in digital communication. They are craving anything handwritten and tactile. Outfit them with the Henley Monogram Wardrobe ($62.95, plus $59.95 for envelope linings; free shipping). This graceful assortment of embossed, monogrammed papers will give them options to fit any occasion: Folded notes are perfect for the job search. Letter sheets help them keep in touch with far-flung classmates. The set includes 50 letter sheets, 50 notes, and 50 enclosures with 150 paper-matched envelopes. Choose hand-inserted linings to make this stationery extra special. Whether they are moving back home or to a new city, give them something to write home about: a dinner at a hot restaurant or visit to a cute boutique in their new city, on you. Check TimeOut.com, Yelp.com or the city’s Chamber of Commerce website for gift card ideas.

Graduation is an exciting time, filled with pride. It’s also filled with anticipation, and possibly some trepidation about “what comes next.” Help new grads transition into the next phase of their life with personalized graduation gifts that make them feel recognized. They will cherish these gifts for a long time.

 

Out-of-the-Box Wedding Gift Ideas

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Create a memorable wedding gift that combines personalization with utility.

Invitations are beginning to arrive in the mail. Brides and grooms are busy with last-minute preparations. It’s almost here…June, that time of year when couples walk down the aisle and proud parents tuck hankies into their pockets. Choosing a special wedding gift doesn’t have to break the bank or be overly complicated. Yes, you could buy something off the gift registry or stuff some cash into a greeting card. And yet… by spending just a few minutes on Giftsin24.com, you could also create a memorable gift that will express your love and good wishes for this special couple.

Say “I do” to these out-of-the-box wedding gift ideas:

Wedded Bliss Cutting Board  Featuring “Eat, Drink & Be Married” artwork, this cutting board makes a statement. Personalize it with up to two lines of text in a choice of eight popular lettering styles. Pair it with items from the couple’s gift registry, such as a set of cheese labels, a good chef’s knife, a muffin pan, tea towels or cloth napkins. Or you might go off list and include a book of breakfast recipes or entertaining ideas.

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Fortaleza Wall Sign   Chic and refined, the Fortaleza Initial Wall Sign offers a sophisticated touch to any room. The newlyweds can display it on a bookshelf, hang it in a powder room, or give it pride of place over the sofa with other treasured photos and artwork. Enhance this gift by adding cash for framing a favorite wedding day candid shot. Includes wall-safe adhesive squares for hanging.

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Dorset Duogram Note  After all the excitement of the wedding comes the task of writing thank you notes to all their  party guests. The Dorset Duogram Note is a popular choice among newlyweds because it offers room for initials and names or a special brief sentiment. Crafted from double-thick paper and raised ink, this folded note includes upgrade options such as a border, hand-inserted envelope lining or return address.  Or, give them a set in 100% cotton paper for extra luxury.

See other wonderful ideas for memorable wedding gifts and party accessories. Cheers!

 

5 Creative Ways to Make Mom’s Day

All our lives, our mothers have been our biggest cheerleaders and our most ardent allies. Want to go beyond the traditional Mother’s Day greeting card and flowers this year? Here are some creative ways to celebrate mom on her special day.

  1. Write a beautiful letter to her. Whether you are young and still at home with mom, or grown with your own children, you likely have many examples of the ways that your mother is special. The letter needn’t be long, but it should be personal and specific. Not sure where to start? Sometimes creating a themed list can loosen those creative juices and get your writing flowing. List the ways she’s helped you over the years; her delicious recipes; or most quotable quips and sayings that have saved you/inspired you/made you smile. She’ll likely want to save this letter, so write it on pretty stationery, such as the Anthony Letter Sheet.
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  2. Plant flowers. Cut flowers from the florist are lovely, but try something different and give her a living plants she can enjoy this summer or all year long. Help her set up a container garden, filled with tomato plants or herbs. Create a window box filled with colorful annuals. Research native plants that grow in your area that attract special wildlife, such as butterflies or hummingbirds.
  3. Shhhhh….kidnap her and take her on a picnic. Tell her to be ready at a certain time for an “outdoor adventure.” Pack a picnic, and bring her to a pretty natural area or park for dining al fresco. Bonus points if you go for a walk or bike ride. Remember to take a selfie with her, then put the photo in a pretty frame, such as the Mother’s Day Picture Frame.
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  4. Bake together. Even if you use a boxed mix and store-bought frosting, you can create a pretty layer cake or mini cupcakes. Don’t forget the sprinkles. This is especially fun with little kids. Serve cupcakes or cookies on the Valentina Cutting Board personalized with her initial.
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  5. Donate or volunteer to help women. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones we spend in service to others. Sign up to volunteer at a food pantry or shelter. Knit baby caps or quilt baby blankets for drug addicted or sick babies. Ask your community’s women’s shelter what they need and go shopping for sanitary supplies or clothing.

What’s New in Notepads

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Fresh new notepad designs for spring are crafted in one day and shipped free by FedEx.

 

Look what’s blooming for spring. We’ve expanded our line of notepads and memos to include colorful backgrounds and new sizes. These personalized products feature the most popular lettering styles, ranging from tailored to playful, so you can choose the font that’s right for your decor or personality. The paper is thick and sturdy and bright white.

New Notepad Designs for Spring

As always, we make these notepads in one day, so it’s just a matter of days before they land at your door. Check out these new spring beauties:

Napa 3-Tablet Set. (top middle) It doesn’t come with a glass of wine, but this notepad set can lift up the mood of your kitchen counter or work space.

Rosa Memo Square. (bottom right) Brighten your work space with this new notepad featuring soft pink rose artwork and a selection of 10 fonts and 8 matte ink colors. Includes acrylic holder.

Delavan Monogram Tablet Set. (bottom left) Wrapped with a decorative, navy blue ribbon with white stitching, this 4-tablet set offers a choice of monogram and ink color on our exceptional white paper.

Tranquil Dream Memo Square. (top right) Add a splash of color with this memo square featuring colorful bouquet artwork. Holder included.

Damasco 3 Tablet Set. (top left) Why settle for plain notepads, when you can have exceptional ones? This new notepad set includes 3 different notepads in 3 sizes and designs. The personalization is in black matte ink.

Zip Code Watercolor Desk Slab. (bottom middle) Celebrate your neighborhood, city and home with these fun and fresh Zip Code Desk Slabs. A perfect housewarming gift for family and friends.

See of all our new spring products now, including more notepads, as well as napkins, guest towels, cutting boards and more.

3 Easy Ways to Accessorize Show-stopping Gifts

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You’ve spent a lot of time and money to find the cutest top for your sister, or the most elegant item on your friend’s bridal registry, or the perfect man-cave item for your husband. Why not make the gift presentation the best it can be, too? One answer is to accessorize your gifts to make them feel extra special to the gift-ee and help them stand out above the rest.

Here are 3 easy ways to dress up your gifts with a personalized touch.

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Tuck in a Personalized Gift Enclosure

A beautifully embossed or printed gift enclosure folded into its envelope and tucked into the gift bag is so easy to accomplish when you have a supply in your gift drawer at home. Try Henley Monogram Portrait Enclosure in raised ink, which offers a selection of our most popular monograms in your choice of raised-ink color.  Like embossing? Try the Durham Framed Portrait Enclosure with gorgeous embossed borders and your first and last name.

Make them yours! See the full collection of Gift Enclosures

Accessorize your gifts with Classic Monogram Keepsake Ornament from giftsin24.comUse Keepsake Ornaments as Gift Tags

Want to add something a little unusual, and a little sparkly, to your gift wrapping? Try using a personalized keepsake ornament as a gift tag. The Classic Monogram Keepsake Ornament works beautifully when you personalize it with your friend’s monogram. It makes hand-delivering your gift that much more special when you give a gift with such a wow-factor presentation. Other options are Giftsin24 sports-themed ornaments, such as the Baseball Keepsake Ornament, which offer a range of sports themes for the children, teens and sports fans in your life.

Make them yours! See the full collection of Keepsake Ornaments

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Accessorize a small gift, like a pair of earrings or necklace, by tucking it into a personalized shot glass.

Use an Engraved Glass as the Container

For something even more unique, try using a personalized, engraved glass as the container. This strategy creates wonderfully simple gifts for larger groups, such as bridal parties, party favors or work colleagues. Try slipping a pair of earrings wrapped in tissue into the Altamira Monogram Shot Glass for your bridal party besties. Or roll up a fabric gift — a cute tank top, set of cloth napkins, fuzzy socks, fashion scarf, etc. — and tuck it inside a personalized mason jar like the Iguala Mason Jar, personalized with each work colleague’s name. The possibilities are endless.

Make them yours! See the full collection of Engraved Glassware

 

Meet Our New Spring Stationery

This is the time of year when our thoughts turn to spring. Whether you are in the deep freeze up north, or beginning to see the trees budding out in the south, right about now, everyone’s had about enough of winter. So, naturally, we here at Giftsin24 think about new stationery designs and patterns, in anticipation of all the excitement soon to unfold outdoors. Here is some of our new stationery for spring in your choice of vivid raised-ink colors.

New personalized stationery designs from giftsin24.com

Blossom Note has been given a new, colorful treatment just in time for Spring

 

A Breath of Fresh Spring Air

These new designs have personalities all their own.  You’ll see that we’ve added new twists to some favorites and have created beautiful new lettering styles for completely new looks in others. And we’ve given them wonderful names, some of which are exotic and fun. They are all printed in your choice of raised-ink color. Whether you choose bright and sassy –think fuchsia, emerald green, ocean blue, red or purple — metallic — think silver or gold — or traditional and true — black, mocha, navy or slate — this stationery will bring you a breath of fresh spring air.

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Classic Frame Monogram Note features our beautifully embossed frames with a precision-printed raised ink monogram.

Classic Frame Monogram Note – Raised Ink. We’ve given our Classic Frame Monogram note a re-fresh for 2018.  We’ve combined our traditional embossed frame with a raised-ink monogram. This folded note is perfect for peole who are a little bit traditional AND a little bit daring. Enjoy a choice of ink color and paper color as well as 5 monograms: Classic, Circle, Whitlock, Sydney, or Diamond.

Spring Blossoms Note – Raised Ink   A cheerful spray of cherry blossoms gives this folded note a happy vibe. Choose a lettering style and ink color, and we will print your name in vivid raised ink over a lighter version of the same color. Add coordinating hand-inserted envelope linings to boost the happiness factor.

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Magnolia Note features a screened back, large initial with your name transposed over it.

Magnolia Note.   This handsome notecard offers many ways to create stationery that reflects your personal style. The Magnolia Note offers a choice of lettering style with one line of raised-ink personalization, plus an initial printed in a lighter shade of the same raise ink color selection.

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Cristobal Monogram Card offers several new lettering styles for your monogram in the lower right corner.

Cristobal Card.  Amp up your correspondence with the Cristobal Card, offering five masculine lettering styles that imply refinement and strength. Your monogram, printed in your choice of ink and paper color, appears in the lower right. Add an optional colored border to highlight your message.

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Moderno Monogram Note features a brand new lettering style in raised ink.

Moderno Monogram Note.   With its clean lines and Mid-Century feel, the Moderno Monogram Note imparts a sophisticated impression. This folded note offers a choice of ink and paper color. Add an optional coordinating lining paper to up the wow-factor.

Let’s Hear From You

What do you think of our new stationery? We’d love to hear from you! Tell us your favorite design or lettering style.

In addition to these five new stationery sets, we’ve also created a number of new party napkin and guest towel designs. See these and other new products in our New Selections area of our website. As some of these lettering styles become more popular, expect to see them on our engraved gifts and personalized notepads.

How to Give Bridal Registry Gifts that Get Noticed

Pair bridal registry gifts with personalized gifts

Pair personalized coasters with bridal registry items like glasses, trays and ice buckets.

Every now and then, when we go to a bridal shower, we see a gift that elicits those oohs and ahhs from the guests. “Wow! Look at that gift!” “Oh, that’s so neat!” Want to be that gift-giver? We’ve got some bridal shower gifts that really shine, especially when you combine them with bridal registry gifts the couple asked for.

These days, most brides- and grooms-to-be create bridal registry lists at major retailers, so it’s easy to choose something you know they’ll use.

Often these lists are very utilitarian: whisks, cookie sheets, and colanders. So it’s fun to customize gifts to give them something not only that they’ll use, but that they’ll LOVE too. It feels great to hear all the oohs and ahhs, and to see the delighted surprise on the couple’s faces when they open your gift.

Here are ways to combine a typical gift registry item with a personalized gift that stands out in a crowd. We’ve chosen some of our favorites.

How to Personalize Beverage-Themed Gifts

Couple registered for ….ice bucket for holding bottles of wine or champagne
Personalize this shower gift by adding … 2 engraved Altamira Monogram champagne flutes with a couples monogram and bottle of champagne.

Couple registered for…a pretty glass or metal tray
Personalize this shower gift by adding… 2 Fortaleza shot glasses with their last name and initial.

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Pair shot glasses with bar-themed bridal registry items.

Couple registered for…wine opener
Personalize this shower gift by adding…2 engraved Iguala stemless wine glasses   with their last name and an inspirational or fun inscription.

Couple registered for… a bar cart
Personalize this shower gift by adding…Camden Embossed Frame Monogram personalized napkins with their new last initial in an elegant embossed and foil-pressed design

Couple registered for… a beverage dispenser
Personalize this shower gift by adding…a set of 8 Pareja personalized mason jars with their initials in a pretty design

Couple registered for…everyday beverage glasses
Personalize this shower gift by adding…a set of cork Bronson Chevron Monogram personalized coasters with a couples monogram in an eye-catching design

How to Personalize Food-Themed Gifts

Couple registered for… knives
Personalize this shower gift by adding…Established Cutting Board with their new last name and wedding year

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Pair muffin pans, cheese knives and knife sets with our bamboo cutting boards

Couple registered for…cheese knife and labels
Personalize this shower gift by adding…  Millport cutting board for instant appetizer set with lots of appeal

Couple registered for…muffin pans
Personalize this shower gift by adding…Merida serving platter, a pretty tea towel and your favorite muffin recipe

Couple registered for… dinner plates
Personalize this shower gift by adding…Rosario personalized guest towels for their first dinner party

Couple registered for…appetizer plates
Personalize this shower gift by adding…Blissful beverage napkins with their names

One you experience the thrill of giving the most popular gift at the shower, you’ll never go back to using just the straight gift registry again.