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Calling Cards – A Lost Art

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In the days before email, even telephones, how did people socialize? In-person visits were the order of the day for people in the upper and middle class from the 1700s through the early 1900s. Calling cards played a big role in enabling people to get out and “see” as many people as possible in a morning. Calling cards, also called visiting cards, are small pieces of card stock featuring a person’s full name, centered on the front. Unlike today’s business cards, no other identifying or contact information was printed on the calling card. Sometimes it was just enough to drop off your card with a servant at the front door and move on to the next home. It was the equivalent of pinging someone or dropping a quick “hi” via text.

Calling Card Etiquette

According to Nancy Sharon Collins, author of The Complete Engraver: Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals and The Etiquette of Social Stationery, people used an elaborate set of customs to signify meaning.

On the morning of the visit, people personalized their cards with a fountain pen in various ways, according to Collins. You could add a quick note to be extra friendly. Add an address if you wished your friend to return your visit. Or you might even cross out the printed name and sign your nick name underneath.

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And the fun really began with corner folding. “Specific coded meaning could be conveyed through the folding of corners,” writes Collins. If you sent your servant to deliver the card, he or she would deliver it plain, without any folded corners. When you visited in person, you would fold the upper right-hand corner. If you wanted to send congratulations or well wishes, you’d fold the upper left-hand corner. You would have folded the lower left-hand corner if you wanted to send condolences, . When you wanted to say good-bye at the end of the season, you would write P.P.C.. It is short for pour prendre congé, french for “for leave-taking.”

Today, our calling cards might contain not only a name, but an address, phone number, email, even social media accounts. They are larger than a business card, typically 2.4″ x 3.5″. They are perfect for a young mom who visits the playground with her toddler to meet other moms. A new neighbor who wants to get to know other neighbors on the block. They are wonderful for anyone who loves tradition and the people around them. See our collection here.

 

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    Introducing…Engraved Cutting Boards – Customize Them For Everyone

    Personalize one of our new cutting boards. Established Cutting Board

    Personalize one of our new cutting boards to create a beautiful wedding gift. Shown here is the Established Cutting Board from giftsin24.com

    We are so pleased to announce the latest new products in our lineup: Beautiful, durable personalized bamboo cutting boards. They come in a variety of attractive designs using our most popular lettering styles and monograms. They’re so pretty, you may not want to cut on them. Luckily, you can use them in so many ways.

    Indispensable in Your Kitchen

    Our cutting boards measure a generous 8.75 inches by 11.5 inches, offering plenty of room to chop and dice. They are made from bamboo, which is a fast-growing grass that is as hard and durable as wood. It’s a renewable resource and compostable at the end of its life, unlike plastic or glass cutting boards. We recommend hand-washing to keep it looking great for years to come.

    Many cutting board designs offer the choice of horizontal or vertical orientation for the personalization. Either way, they look terrific and add a bit of pizzazz to a normally ho-hum kitchen object.

    Serving Platters

    They work beautifully as serving platters for hors d’oeuvres, muffins, cheeses and more. Planning a relaxing brunch with family? Pile on some home baked muffins, still warm from the oven. Entertaining work friends at home? Offer a selection of three cheeses artfully displayed, along with a bowl of crispy crackers.  The possibilities are endless.

    Memorable Gifts

    Our engraved cutting boards also make memorable gifts. Newlywed couples would love to see their names and wedding date on a high quality cutting board as part of a shower gift, along with tea towels and useful kitchen utensils. Present one to a new homeowner with the date of their home purchase. Or, bundle one up in a gift box with some gourmet spreads, crackers and wine to a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

    See the collection here.

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      Our Best 3 Gift Ideas for a New Grad

      A newly minted diploma is cause for celebration. The new graduate is jubilant. Parents are beaming like the sun with pride. The party is planned. You’ve dug out your favorite summer outfit and are ready to fête the student of honor and his or her new achievement.

      We’ve gathered our 3 favorite gifts we think no new graduate can do without.

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      Any new graduate would love the Highland Card from Giftsin24. Customize it with a lettering style, ink color and optional border or hand-inserted envelope lining.

      Personalized Stationery

      Nothing says “grown up” more than having your own personalized stationery. Particularly for a college grad looking for a new job, think of all those circumstances where personalized stationery will really come in handy, from the interview thank you to keeping key professional connections alive.

      Monograms, names, embossed, raised ink, the possibilities are endless, but we particularly like the classic good looks of the new Highland Card. Because young people are so mobile these days, skip the optional return address. But a border or envelope lining or even 100% cotton paper could be very, very nice.

       

       

       

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      Personalize the Treasure Moment Picture Frame and include a favorite photograph from the graduate’s school years.

      Picture Frame

      A new graduate probably has at least several cherished high school or college photographs. A special prom date. Earning straight A’s.  Hanging out with your best buddies. Scoring the winning touch down. Giving a speech. Crossing a finish line. All of these moments and more make up the memories of our school years.

      We like the Treasured Moment Picture Frame, but we offer frames with other motifs that could work just as beautifully. You can personalize it with the graduate’s name, school, graduation date, nickname, small caption, or any other short message.

       

       

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      Personalize the Senior Class Keepsake Ornament to use as a gift, gift tag or table place marker.

      Personalized Ornament

      Every year, we open our box of Christmas ornaments to discover a treasure trove of memories, from a birth to family vacations, the school years and much more. Giftsin24 is proud to offer personalized ornaments that mark important occasions. These engraved glass ornaments also can be used as gift tags, table place markers, party favors and more.

      For graduates, we love the Senior Class Keepsake Ornament. It comes in clear or red glass and includes space for the graduate’s name. Presented with a silver ribbon in a velvet pouch, the ornament will serve as a proud reminder of the graduate’s achievement for years to come.

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        Fill a Mason Jar with Love for Teachers, Grads, Dads & More

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        Fill our personalized mason jars with treats to create cute party favors or gifts.

        Sometimes giving is the best present. The feedback and love you get back can catapult your week from ho-hum to spectacularly happy.

        Like when Lupe and Michaela, our wonderful customer service representatives, decided to thank a group of people by personalizing our Desmond Mason Jars, filling them with candy and sending them off as a “surprise.”

        As you can see, they turned out really cute.

        “We brainstormed some of our favorite sayings and played around with the different lettering styles to find combinations we liked,” says Michaela.

        “The fabric and gift tags were on sale at our local craft store. It was really easy, affordable, and fun to put everything together,” says Lupe.

        And when their friends opened the package? They sent a ton of warm fuzzies back to Lupe and Michaela.

        “We really made their day. They were super excited to receive our surprise gifts,” says Michaela.

        Endlessly Customizable Mason Jar

        Personalize our mason jars for a lot of different purposes throughout the year…

        • end-of-year teacher thank you gifts
        • graduation gifts
        • Father’s Day gifts
        • party favors
        • thanking clients
        • cheering up friends

        With a little bit of advanced planning, you can create an affordable, cute, practical gift that is endlessly customizable for just about any occasion. Above all, they enable you to respond to the people around you and express the love and gratitude you hold for all of your relationships.

        See our collection of personalized mason jars here.

         

         

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          Last-Minute Gifts You’ll Be Proud To Give

          Store shelves may be looking a little bare. And online shops are selling out.

          But, there’s no need to settle for a less-than-perfect gift, because here at Giftsin24.com, we have an endless supply of last-minute gifts. We have lots of paper to make delicious stationery and matching envelopes. And we’re so quick, we can make your gift in 24 hours and ship it out the next day.

          So that means that if you are seeking that perfect gift that looks like you planned it months ago, we’ve got it. Here are some of our newest designs reflecting the latest, up-to-the-minute trends.

          We’ll customize these with a name or monogram, ink color and paper of your choosing. You can also add goodies like an envelope lining or return address. We’ll make the gift lickety-split and ship it free (if ordered before December 21; otherwise we have 1 and 2 day shipping options) to you or your gift recipient to arrive before Christmas.

          It’s so easy. And best of all, your friend or family member will feel delighted — and you will feel proud.

          Beautiful Last-Minute Gifts

          Pointed flap envelopes from Giftsin24

          Needlepoint Note – Triple Thick

          Needlepoint Note – Triple Thick. An update on a traditional design, our embossed Needlepoint Note conveys a quiet gracefulness. Embellished with a thermography personalization, which imparts subtle shimmer, this folded note makes a stunning gift. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining to make it even more special.

           

           

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          Sonata Note from Giftsin24.com

          Sonata Note – Triple Thick. The Sonata Note features a crisscrossing daisy motif embossed into triple-thick paper. A softly shimmery raised-ink personalization adds even more sophistication. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining to create a luxurious gift.

           

           

           

          Centric Card features a foil design and raised ink personalization.

          Centric Card

          Centric Card. Enjoy the art deco design of the Centric Card. The foil design in your choice of gold or silver adds a touch of elegance. Raised-ink personalization. Choice of typestyle. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining to create a very special gift.

           

           

           

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          Montauk Note

          Montauk Note – Triple Thick. Chevron patterns are hot, and so is our Montauk Note. The zigzag design is foil-pressed in your choice of gold or silver, and the raised-ink personalization ups the glamour factor. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining to create a luxurious gift.

           

           

           

          Infinity Note features gold or silver foil and ships in 24 hours.

          Infinity Note

          Infinity Note – Triple Thick. The Infinity Note features a distinctive diamond pattern in a gold or silver foil. The triple-thick paper is also embellished with a raised-ink personalization in your choice of colors. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining to create a luxurious gift.

           

          See more of our newest products here, including picture frames, ornaments, notepads and more stationery. Happy giving!

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            Baby’s First Christmas

            Personalized Keepsake Ornaments for Baby's First Christmas

            Our new line of Baby’s First Christmas Ornaments make beautiful keepsakes to be treasured for a lifetime.

            Nothing’s more exciting than a new baby in the family. It’s hard to believe such a tiny bundle can contain so much love and tenderness.

            Welcome your joyful new arrival with our new line of Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake Ornaments.  Choose from a range of styles, including baby deer, baby carriage, baby elephant, crown, fleur de lis and rocking horse.

            You can also use these pretty keepsakes as unique place cards, party favors or gift tags for showers, first birthdays, christenings and much more.

            Precious Memories

            New parents will cherish these beautiful gifts for years to come.
            See the whole line of ornaments here.

            Order today and the keepsake ornament will ship within 1 business day.

            Baby's first Christmas ornament from Giftsin24.

            The Rocking Horse Circle Ornament comes with a silver ribbon and velvet pouch for safekeeping.

            Precision-crafted from clear glass with a beveled edge and frosted personalization and design. Includes silver ribbon for display and a black velvet pouch for safekeeping. 1/8″ thick.

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              Get Jolly & Bright With our NEW Ornaments

              New personalized glass holiday ornaments

              NEW! You’ll feel proud to give our beautiful glass holiday ornaments this holiday season.

              We’ve created 25 new personalized, glass, holiday ornaments that make wonderful gifts for a friend or yourself. The years pass quickly, so be sure to hold on to your most cherished memories.

              They are perfect for decorating your the tree in style. Or use them as unique place cards, party favors or gift tags. However you use them, they will become treasured mementos to be cherished for years to come.

              Choices, Choices, Choices

              offer a range of designs and themes, from children to new marriages to holidays, monograms, sports, memorials of loved ones, pets and awareness ribbons.

              We precision-craft these holiday ornaments from clear or red glass. In clear glass, the personalization and design are frosted, and the ornament has a beveled edge. In red glass, the personalization and design are clear.

              Personalize Your Holiday Ornaments Today

              All ornaments include a silver ribbon for display and a black velvet pouch for safekeeping. They are 1/8″ thick.

              We hope these new gifts will make your holidays extra special this year.

              View the ornaments here.

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                Introducing New Personalized Picture Frames

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                Personalized Picture Frames like this one, Treasured Moments, are the perfect way to show off cherished photographs and memories.

                You love our stationery, now try our new personalized picture frames!

                Introducing beautiful, natural wood, laser engraved picture frames. Choose from 9 styles to celebrate a wedding, a family, a loved one, a sports-playing child or a pet.

                Ordering our picture frames is just as easy as ordering our stationery. Send us names and dates, and we will laser engrave them into attractive, natural wood frames that hold your 4″x6″ photographs. We will nestle the frames into a sturdy white box for shipping within 24 hours.

                Makes the perfect gift. Check them out right now.

                Additional details:

                • 6.75”h  x 8.75” w x 0.625” d
                • Sturdy easel backer for table display
                • 3 rings for hanging
                • Glass protects the photograph

                Select products:

                One of the Family Picture Frame: Show off your favorite furry friend with the One of the Family Picture Frame. You love and care for your dog, so celebrate that wonderful relationship with this memorable keepsake. Send us your dog’s name, and we will laser engrave the name into this attractive natural wood frame.

                Our Wedding Day Picture Frame: Give a bride and groom the special attention they deserve with the Our Wedding Day Picture Frame. Send us their names and wedding date, and we will precisely laser engrave the words into this attractive natural wood frame.

                Forever in Our Hearts Picture Frame: Gone, but never forgotten. Cherish your memories of someone special by personalizing the Forever in Our Hearts Picture Frame.  Send us a name, birth year and at rest year and we will laser engrave them into this fine wood frame.

                 

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                  Your New Go-To Gift For Under $5

                  Friends and Family Tablet Sets from Giftsin24.

                  Give us 8 names and you can create 8 personalized gifts. This go-to gift is perfect for birthdays, wedding parties, office mates and more.

                  Sometimes inspiration for a particular gift for a particular person comes easily. In your mind’s eye, you immediately see the perfect gift, you find it, you give it. But sometimes inspiration doesn’t come. In that case, you need a go-to gift that’s always appropriate, dependable and affordable.

                  You want to feel proud of your gift, but you also have a budget. So what’s the answer?

                  Friends and Family Tablet Sets. Make these your go-to gift. Many of our customers swear by them.

                  Here’s the concept: With one order, you’ll purchase 8 personalized gifts at once. It’s an easy, efficient way to create thoughtful gifts for a group. Think officemates: Add “Samantha” to one tablet, “Grace” to the next, move on to Abigail, Veronica, Madison, Taylor, Sheila and Ann. Press “order” and you’ll receive 8 personalized tablets in 2-5 days (depending on where you live) and they’ll arrive ready for giving.

                  Your officemates will never know it was so painless for you. All Samantha and the others will see is their own name carefully and beautifully printed on a high-quality note pad in a vivid ink color. They’ll think you worked for days planning, tracking down, and creating this thoughtful gift. Only you will know it took you less than 5 minutes to order and arrived at your door in a matter of days.

                  Same goes for your children’s teachers, kids’ party favors, bridal party gifts, Christmas gifts and more. Just add a name to each of the 8 tablets (Mr. Seymour, Ms. Brown, etc. or Preston, Declan, Aiden, etc.), choose your ink color, and we’ll print them for you in 24 hours and ship them out to you.

                  Here’s another beautiful thing: At the regular price of $25.95, each tablet works out to $3.25. And with free shipping, the picture just keeps getting better and better.

                  Each tablet is made with our high quality paper. Each sheet is 80 lb text, like nice thick copier paper. There are 100 sheets per tablet. And each sheet is a generous 4.4 inches x 6 inches, so there is plenty of room to write.

                  Want to try it out? Check your calendar for upcoming birthdays for the next few months, give us 8 names, we’ll send the tablets to you by the end of the week, and you can put them in your gift closet until the birthdays roll around. So easy, right?

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                    Easy Father’s Day BBQ Ideas

                    Independence Foil Pressed Guest Towel is perfect for a Father's Day BBQ.

                    Independence Foil Pressed Guest Towel features many summertime motifs that are perfect for a Father’s Day BBQ.

                    Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 21. Did you know that the first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910 in Spokane, Washington? And that the holiday became an official U.S. holiday only in 1972? Put in this context, Father’s Day is a relatively recent tradition. Given its place in the calendar, squarely in summertime, it’s only natural that Father’s Day is often celebrated with a backyard BBQ. And that has us licking our lips in anticipation. Whether your dad loves ribs, steaks, brats or tofu burgers, here are some ideas to help you create an extra special Father’s Day BBQ.

                    Menu ideas

                    Cooking Light recipes for Father’s Day  We love this menu from Cooking Light magazine. Steak, jalepeno poppers, potatoes and grilled corn. What’s not to love?

                    Decor/Theme

                    Is Dad a sports fan? Use his favorite sports or racing team’s colors to be the basis for the floral centerpiece and table cloth. Or maybe he’s a devoted alum of his college or high school; use those colors. For both these ideas, you can use simple white plates and clear glasses, and let the sports or school colors be the accents.

                    Napkins

                    Expression Foil Pressed Napkin  Proudly display your special message on the Expression Napkins. Names, dates, special occasions or sentiments stand out when pressed in one of 15 gorgeous foil colors on your choice of 27 high quality, three-ply papers.

                    Father’s Day Gift Idea

                    Notable Monogram Oversized Note Our Notable Monogram Note offers a choice of many exclusive monograms. Raised ink. Folded note. Double-thick paper. Choice of white or ivory paper. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the border, 100% cotton paper, hand-inserted lining or return address to create a luxurious gift.

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