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The Ins and Outs of Personalized Correspondence Cards

Personalized correspondence cards from giftsin24.comWhether you’re sending a note of congratulations or love, there’s nothing like personalized correspondence cards (also called flat cards or notecards) to make it special.

Made to reflect your style and name, correspondence cards are elegant enough to be a time-honored tradition, yet meaningful enough to make a heartfelt impression. That’s why, when you are taking the time to handwrite a note, correspondence cards are the perfect way to do it. Use them for sympathy notes, thank you cards, congratulations wishes and more. If you’re looking to create and write the best correspondence cards possible, here is what you’ll want to know.

Correspondence Card Etiquette

There are certain hallmarks of correspondence cards, traditionally speaking. A correspondence card is a specific size: slightly larger than the modern A6 postcard size. It should also be a heavy enough weight of paper to create a premium feel — ideally not less than 350 grams per square meter (GSM). Include your contact information: usually your name, address and phone number. It may also feature other details such as an email address, a website and/or a social media username if desired. As for the message, write your note on only the front — never the back — of the card, and your writing should be brief and sweet. Correspondence cards belong in envelopes printed on high-quality paper. If you really want to make them special, use traditional wax seals.

Damask Card is a personalized correspondence card from giftsin24.comTimeframe for Sending Specific Types of Cards

The timing of certain cards depends on the occasion — yet there is always flexibility. Etiquette dictates you should send sympathy cards, for example, within two weeks of someone’s death. At the same time, expressing condolences is still appropriate weeks or even months after that point, as it communicates care to a grieving person. With thank you notes — whether for birthday, anniversary, graduation, shower or baptism gifts — ideally send notes within four weeks of receiving presents.

What Makes Personalized Correspondence Cards Special?

The elegance of correspondence cards is in the attention to detail. Rather than generic paper, they feature heavier, higher-quality paper. This gives each notecard a sense of importance. Likewise, correspondence cards are as unique as you are, made to showcase your style. At Giftsin24, we offer a wide selection of cards to give you plenty of ways to customize them. Create your design with a monogram and choice of lettering. We also offer a variety of decorative elements such as crisp embossing, rich raised ink, borders and more.

For the best personalized correspondence cards, Giftsin24 is your resource. Our established, family-owned company not only creates the finest cards in the industry, but we also provide a fast turnaround on all designs. Most orders ship within 24 hours, so you can get what you need quickly. We provide free FedEx ground shipping, exceptional packaging and a commitment to order accuracy on every card set.

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Social Stationery Wardrobe Dos and Don’ts

Build a social stationery wardrobe

Correspondence or flat card

You would never walk out of the house without at least a quick thought to your appearance. The same goes for sending correspondence out into the world. The best and easiest way to be sure your messages make your best impression is to create a social stationery wardrobe.

Build a social stationery wardrobe with pieces that you love. After all, just like your clothing wardrobe, your stationery represents you in the world, so you should feel proud of the way it fits your unique style. And remember, quality stationery stands the test of time. While many of your missives will be discarded, some will be kept for years, maybe decades or even centuries!

So what’s in a social stationery wardrobe? These are the basic pieces that provide the tools you need for any occasion that pops up. We recommend four must-have pieces in your stationery wardrobe:

Flat card or correspondence card

If you need to write just a couple of lines, a flat card is the perfect tool. Need to send your father-in-law the belt he left at his last visit? Slip in a flat card with a quick hello. Want to send a memorial donation in the name of a friend’s sister? Write your instructions to the charity on a flat card and include the check. Anytime you need to send a casual,  brief missive, the flat card works beautifully.

How to use: Write  your brief message on the side of the card that shows your name or monogram.

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Folded note

Folded note or foldover note

A folded note is slightly more formal. It’s perfect for one of the most common social tasks we perform (or should be performing, ahem! ): the thank you note. Folded notes give plenty of space to express gratitude for a wedding, birthday, Christmas, anniversary or baby shower gift. Folded notes are also perfect for acknowledging the nice things that people do for you. It could be that referral that a client made on your behalf. Or the wonderful dinner party you got invited to.  Ask yourself: “Did someone spend time and effort to do something just for me?” Return their energy by writing a thank you note on a folded note.

And using polished and professionally made thank you notes can be rewarding in other ways: If you are on the job hunt, doing job interviews or attending sales calls, that embossed folded note could make or break a potential employer or client’s impression of you.

How to use: Start on the lower inside panel. If you need more space, move to the upper inside panel.

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Letter sheet

Writing papers or letter sheets

If you are writing a message of a few paragraphs or more, use writing papers, also called letter sheets. Whether you are channeling your inner Jane Austen or simply telling your college bound daughter how much you love her, writing sheets emblazoned with your name or monogram are the perfect touch.  Accompany the paper with matching envelopes and a pretty stamp, and you will create correspondence worthy of being handed down through the ages… or at least saved for a little while.

How to use: Write on the front of the paper only. Use a blank sheet for the second page and find your best pen filled with blue or black ink.

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Gift enclosure

Gift enclosures

Whether you are giving a bottle of wine for getting that big sale or offering a gift to your evening’s host, a gift enclosure is your tool. Keeping a well-stocked stash of these around will help you avoid a last-minute scramble to the drug store. A well-crafted enclosure ensures that every gift is presented beautifully.

How to use: Brevity is your friend here. Sign your name under a brief greeting: “Thank you!” “I love you” “Happy Birthday,” etc.

Assembling your social stationery wardrobe 

You can put together a beautiful stationery wardrobe using individual cards, notes , writing papers  and enclosures that you love on their own. Buying individually gives you more flexibility and design choices. You can select pieces that are on trend, traditional designs or a mix of both.

Or you can purchase a coordinating set. Giftsin24 offers a number of wardrobes and ensembles that represent terrific values. Especially if you love a particular lettering style or monogram, purchasing a wardrobe is an easy way to get what you need quickly. Here are a few of our favorites:

Henley Monogram Wardrobe. This graceful assortment of embossed papers gives you many options to fit any occasion. Featuring your beautifully embossed monogram on high quality paper. Includes choice of monogram. Each Monogram Wardrobe set includes 50 letter sheets, 50 folded notes, and 50 enclosures with 150 paper-matched envelopes. Choose a return address or hand-inserted lining to make this set complete. Supplement with the Delavan Monogram Card to complete your monogrammed, embossed wardrobe.

Cove Wardrobe. An amazing value. The Cove Wardrobe has you covered. Be prepared for all of life’s occasions with a letter sheet, folded note and gift enclosure. Beautifully embossed in a bold, pleasing lettering style. 150 pieces, total, with 150 color-matched envelopes. Choose a return address or hand-inserted lining to make this an extra special gift. Add the Corridor Card to complete the set.

Somerset Wardrobe. The Somerset Wardrobe features three sizes of single panel cards (Apex, Correspondence and Enclosure) in your choice of ink color and lettering style. Containing 150 pieces, plus 150 matching envelopes, this set will cover all your casual stationery needs. Optional hand-inserted lining and return address on the envelopes. Supplement with the Somerset Letter Sheet to complete your raised-ink wardrobe.

 

 

 

Personalized Save the Date Cards

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Our Modern Mocha Card helps your guests save the date for your upcoming event.

Even though snow may be falling and the winter feels endless, spring is just around the corner.  Summer won’t be far behind with summer parties and outdoor entertaining. Give your summer party guests a heads up that fun is on its way with Save the Date cards.

Do you have a wedding shower or baby shower to plan?  How about an anniversary celebration, birthday party or graduation party?  If you want to make sure that your guests will save the day for your special celebration, send them a Save the Date card.

Alert Your Guests so They Can Plan Ahead

Sending your guests a personalized Save the Date card helps ensure that your special day or party will be attended by the ones you want to share it with.  A simple personalized card with the date and particulars of your get-together will keep guests informed and up-to-date on details.   They can mark their calendars, make their travel arrangements, and look forward to your event with happy anticipation.

Guarantee that your guests will keep your celebration in mind. Choose one of Giftsin24’s convenient and stylish Save the Date cards.