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Stationery Etiquette: How to Choose Stationery

Monterrey Note from Giftsin24.com“A WOMAN is known by the stationery she uses. Paper talks. We read between the lines, along the margin, and across the envelope, the story of good or bad taste which speaks in tone, texture and design.” So opens A Desk Book on the Etiquette of Social Stationery published in 1910 and written by Jean Wilde Clark. What was true then, with a slight tweak, is still true today. Our stationery can speak worlds about us. What’s changed? “The Rules,” or stationery etiquette, are more relaxed: we no longer must use black-bordered mourning stationery after a loved one’s death, for example. In addition, we can all agree that men have just as much of a need for stationery, and that their stationery choices speak for them too.

What’s more, in this age of fast fashion, speed-of-light communication across the globe, what’s “In Style” changes on a dime. And that makes us lucky: there’s no need to cram our taste into rigid expectations of what’s proper or even what’s in style. Sure, white or ivory paper will always be correct. But if you want to use red pepper, who will care? Citrus paper? Be my guest. The fabulous Jackie O used robin’s egg blue paper. If she could do that in the 1960s, the sky is the limit for us in the late 2010s.

On the one hand, the lack of stylistic expectations is liberating, because it means we have the freedom to choose whatever stationery suits us. On the other hand, it can be slightly intimidating, because we’ve got almost unlimited choices.

Damask Card from Giftsin24.comLet it be your style.

There’s one rule to follow in 2017/2018: You be you. Don’t worry about what a friend is doing, or what you saw in a magazine.

Not sure what you like? Look at the furnishings in your home and the clothes you wear.

Do you tend toward traditional (try a 3-letter monogram), primitive country (try a quirky or hand-lettered font), or contemporary (try your name in block letters)?

Like neat, clean surfaces (look for simple lettering) or do you like to cram every nook and cranny with beloved objects (look for curvy, embellished designs)?

Do you like to follow the rules (center the personalization at the top) or do you like to push them (personalization goes in a corner or at the bottom)?

What colors do you like to surround yourself with? Pastels? Metallics? Jewel Tones? Neutrals?

Take advantage of the preview function when considering lettering styles for your name. Scrutinize the way your initials look – perhaps you like one font’s S better than another?

These are great clues to help you pull together your stationery style. In the end, whatever you choose will be perfect, because you chose it.

Anthony Card with border from giftsin24.comBusiness or personal?

When you’re writing a note to your pastor, the school principal, or your favorite author, you might want to consider a more formal letter sheet or correspondence card that tends toward business-like. Perhaps it’s embossed. Perhaps it’s on white paper with gray ink. Or ivory paper with coffee ink. This stationery might include your middle initial and the formal version of your first name.

It will work equally well for when you’re sending a gift to your best friend, writing to your brother, or thanking your neighbor for her homemade scones. Or, for those more personal uses, you could purchase a second set that reveals your more relaxed side. Any form — letter sheet, flat card or folded note — will do. Perhaps there is a small illustration, or your nickname, rather than your given name. You might use colored paper with black or metallic ink or a more brightly colored ink on ivory paper.

Caprice Note is a raised ink folded note from giftsin24.com

Raised ink vs. embossing?

It’s really a matter of choice. Raised-ink printing, or thermography, is a more affordable version of engraving. Engraving, a centuries-old printing method, requires the creation of dies, which are expensive to produce and reside at the stationery company until you require more stationery. Raised-ink printing conveys a pleasing texture and a shimmery quality to the ink.

Embossing lends an even more delicious texture because the paper is pressed from below. In that sense embossing resembles traditional engraving, as well. Especially on white or ivory paper, embossing tends to be more formal. It also tends to be more earth-friendly, because the paper recycles easily.

So to recap, choosing stationery can be an enjoyable and fulfilling exercise. Taking time to think about your style and consider your options will reward you each time you sit down to write. See all of our personalized  correspondence cards and folded notes. Happy choosing!

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    Gifts for Grads

    Stately Wine Glass from Giftsin24.

    Stately Wine Glasses make beautiful gifts for graduates.

    It’s that time of year: Graduates line up for hard-won diplomas, while proud parents look on. Giftsin24 makes it easy to find gifts for graduates that reflect their accomplishments. Because our gifts are personalized or monogrammed, grads can instantly see the care and thought you put into the gift. But don’t worry, we won’t tell them how easy and fast it is to order from Giftsin24!

    Some of our newest products strike the perfect note as gifts for graduates. Explore our engraved glass barware, including wine glasses, shot glasses, beer mugs, mason jars and more. A variety of designs can show off names, initials and graduation years. Personalized stationery is always a winning gift, especially as it can help graduates during that all-important job search. Monogramming, embossing, raised ink and upgrades such as lined envelopes are all beautiful touches. We also have a variety of keepsake ornaments that fit the bill.

    Here we present five affordable gift ideas that earn an A+ from newly minted grads.

    Graduate Wall Sign from Giftsin24 ships in 24 hours.For Showing Off Their Accomplishment

    Graduate Wall Sign   This is one of our favorite new gifts for grads. Any graduate would love to show off his or her accomplishment with this precision-crafted, personalized wall or shelf sign. It offers two lines of text (up to 20 characters each) in a choice of font, plus mortar board artwork. Display it on a desktop or shelf with attachable supports or hang it on a wall with four wall-safe adhesive mounting squares.

    Miramar Wine Glass from Giftsin24For Celebrating

    Miramar Wine Glass  Encourage the graduate to kick back and enjoy life after all their hard work at school. Personalize this 11 ounce wine glass with up to three lines of text in your choice of lettering style, plus a choice of motif, including fleur de lis, grapes, crab, palm trees, captain’s wheel, anchor, chair, flag and star. Clear glass. Dishwasher safe. This design also comes in a stemless wine glass.

    For Remembering

    Graduation Cap Keepsake Ornament from Giftsin24Graduation Cap Keepsake Ornament  Long after the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” fade, the graduate will have this special glass ornament to remember that proud moment. Planning a graduation party? Use this ornament as stylish place cards, party favors or a gift tag. Precision-crafted from clear glass with a beveled edge and a subtle jade tint. Includes silver ribbon for display and a black velvet pouch for safekeeping.

    For the Job Search

    Classic Frame Monogram Note from Giftsin24 ships in 24 hours.Classic Frame Monogram Note  A thank you note after a job interview can make or break the graduate’s chances for landing the job. Beautifully crafted stationery can help the graduate polish their professional image. This note is simply gorgeous, bringing a refined design together with the smooth and carefree lines of a script monogram. Choose crisp white or classic ivory paper. Includes 50 color-matched envelopes.

    For Hanging with Friends

    Soltero Shot Glass  Help the graduate celebrate his or

    Soltero Shot Glass from Giftsin24 ships in 24 hours.

    Soltero Shot Glass is one of our favorite gifts for graduates.

    her first job with a bottle of great liquor and this beautiful, engraved shot glass. A stylized oval highlights his or her initial on the clear glass. Choice of font. Dishwasher safe.

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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.

       

       

      Sonata Note from Giftsin24.com ships in 24 hours.

      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.

       

       

       

      Foil-pressed stationery from Giftsin24. Shipped in 24 hours.

      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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        Pump up the Pretty With our New Pinnacle Envelopes

        Pointed flap envelopes from Giftsin24

        Notice something new? You’ve asked for it, and now we have it: pointy flaps on our envelopes. Here’s our new Pinnacle envelope posing with our new Needlepoint Note.

        You’ve been asking for it, and now we have it! We’ve pumped up the pretty with our new pointed-flap Pinnacle envelopes. To add even more sugar to the mix, we are introducing 10 new lining papers that we are hand-inserting.

        Everyone loves a little luxury. That’s why we’ve added these new features to dozens of our most popular products.

        Our Pinnacle envelopes feature a newly designed flap that’s sure to please.

        We Make Pinnacle Envelopes in America

        Like all of our envelopes, our Pinnacle envelopes are made in-house, at our state-of-the-art facility in Aurora, Illinois.

        We make the envelopes out of the same paper as our stationery, so your stationery will always match the paper of your envelopes.

        Giftsin24 offers pointed-flap envelopes and hand-inserted linings

        Introducing our new Pinnacle envelopes and 10 new hand-inserted lining papers

        And here’s even more good news: we’ve selected 7 vivid solid papers and 3 elegant foil papers as linings that we hand-insert into the envelopes. These gorgeous linings coordinate with any of our 11 raised ink colors and 6 border colors.

        Oh la la, these new features make our classic stationery even more yummy.

        See more stationery with our Pinnacle envelopes and hand-inserted linings.

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          Shine with Foil-Pressed Thank You Notes

          Foil-pressed thank you notes from Giftsin24. Shipped in 24 hours.

          Add sparkle to your thank you notes with our new foil-pressed, hand-lettered line of stationery. Impress your friends and please yourself.

          We hear the email vs. paper snail mail debate all the time. Just this month, Time Magazine asked, “Can Email Replace Thank You Notes?”

          The answer was a resounding “NO.” But you, wonderful and smart Giftsin24 customer, already knew that, didn’t you?

          The Time writer wrote, “An email is better than nothing, but sending some old-fashioned snail mail is ideal.”

          Because thank you notes are so important, we are giving you even more choices with beautiful new designs, including a number of foil-pressed papers that you will be proud to send to your most style-conscious friends.

          These snail mail thank you notes are precisely crafted from the finest papers and foils, and reflect our 40 years of expertise in the stationery business. The typesetting is beautifully spaced, the letters expertly designed. And, the foil is spectacular.

          New Choices in Packs of 8

          Thank You Script Note An elegant hand lettered design in gold foil makes the Thank You Script Gold Foil Note perfect for expressing your most heartfelt thoughts. Triple-thick, ivory paper. Includes 8 Pinnacle, pointed flap envelopes. Arrives in a clear plastic package bundled with a white elastic band.

          Thanks a Million Note Convey your heartiest thanks with the hand lettered Thanks a Million Gold Foil Notes. These folded notes feature a chic, hand drawn, design in gold foil and triple-thick, ivory paper. Includes 8 Pinnacle, pointed flap envelopes. Arrives in a clear plastic package bundled with a white elastic band.

          New Designs in Sets of 50

          Foil-pressed stationery from Giftsin24. Shipped in 24 hours.

          Our Montauk Note comes in your choice of silver or gold foil. The personalization is in raised-ink.

          Montauk Note 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.

          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.

          Infinity Note The Infinity Note features a distinctive diamond pattern in a gold or silver foil tone. 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.

          Anthem Card Shimmer and shine. The Anthem Card features a vertical orientation, three foil stripes in your choice of silver or gold, and a raised-ink personalization. Comes with our Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining to create a very special gift.

          Contour Card Zigzag stripes are wonderfully eye-catching. Printed on the Contour Card in shimmery gold or silver foil, zigzags convey your classic style, along with your love for a bit of pizzazz. Raised-ink personalization in your choice of typestyle. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining to create a very special gift.

          For even more new product designs, follow this link: https://www.giftsin24.com/New-Selections/1

           

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            Viva Las Vegas! US Postal Service Issues Elvis Stamp 8/12

            Elvis stamp by United States Postal Service

            This commemorative Elvis stamp was issued by United States Postal Service in 2015.

            Grab your “Blue Suede Shoes”: Thousands of people are celebrating Elvis Week in Memphis August 8-16. Can’t make it? All fans of “The King” can demonstrate their “Burning Love”by getting the new Elvis Presley Forever(R) stamp. The United States Postal Service (USPS) will issue it on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, with a dedication ceremony at Graceland.

            Whether you’re sending our stationery to the “Heartbreak Hotel,” a “Hound Dog” or the”Devil in Disguise,” rest assured your letter will arrive with the Elvis Forever stamp.

            Elvis Stamp Works for All Giftsin24 Stationery

            Our cards and notes weigh about one ounce, which fits within the USPS maximum dimensions for standard first class postage. That includes our line of oversized Chesapeake cards, as well as luxury triple-thick notes.

            Purchasing USPS Forever stamps ensures you can easily send a card or note anytime. You won’t have to worry about the current value of stamps or changing postage costs in the future. And “That’s All Right!”

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              NEW Stylish Stationery You Can Customize

              Giftsin24 offers stationery you can customize with lettering styles, colors and more.

              Create stationery with a look that’s original to you with our newest stationery you can customize with lettering styles, ink colors, borders and more.

              It pays to be choosy. Giftsin24 is pleased to announce our newest stationery you can customize. Many of our products now offer a choice of lettering style and ink color from our most popular options.

              We also offer a range of sizes, from standard, to Apex to Chesapeake. Specify your choices from available options, and we’ll create stationery just for you.

              Love borders? We’ll add them. Embossing? Done. Or maybe you’re a raised ink type of person? Perfect, we’ve got that too. Cotton paper? Excellent choice–it’s our most luxurious stationery. Whatever you desire, you can create a style that’s all your own.

              Beautiful Stationery You Can Customize

              Delavan Monogram Note Life is always more fun when you have choices. The Delavan Monogram Note offers you a range of exclusive new monograms as well as perennial favorites. Select one that reflects the real you. The end result is sure to impress. Embossed. Folded note. Choice of white or ivory paper. Opt for the hand-inserted lining, optional border, 100% cotton paper or return address to create a luxurious set of stationery.

              Highland Card  The Highland Card is all about choices. Make this single panel correspondence card into what you want it to be. Whether you’re bold, brainy, traditional or sweet, craft two lines of personalization and find a lettering style and thermography ink color that reflect the true you. Comes with 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for the hand-inserted lining or 100% cotton paper to create a very special gift.

              Montreal Chesapeake Card  Our Chesapeake line of personalized stationery features many of our most popular designs in an even more generous 4.5″ x 8.5″ size. A treat for the senses, the Montreal Chesapeake Card – Embossed gives you lots of options. Select a lettering style and we’ll emboss your name in triple-thick paper. Includes 50 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Opt for a border, 100% cotton paper, hand-inserted lining and return address for even more luxury.

              You’re an original, so let your stationery be, too. Check out our line of new stationery today.

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                Strike it Rich…With Gold Ink

                Gold InkNow you can add even more luxury to your favorite Giftsin24 stationery by selecting gold ink. We’ve added this shimmery hue to our lineup of raised ink colors, so you have even more choices.

                If you love wearing gold, why not add it to your stationery?

                Options in Gold Ink

                For bordered cards and notes, pair gold lettering with a black border on stark white paper for an opulent feel.

                To achieve the ultimate princess look, combine gold lettering with a fuchsia border.

                Gold ink looks gorgeous with ivory paper. On white paper, it takes on a regal feel.

                Check our all our raised ink products for the new gold lettering choice. Let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you.

                Raised ink cards  Personalized with your unique message, our raised-ink cards are a masterpiece. Choose among a wide range of vivid colors, including our newest one — gold — and we will use a process known as thermography to give them a raised texture and shimmery shine. Customize your raised-ink card with your favorite quote, phrase or saying.

                Raised ink notes  Our Raised-Ink Notes are created with the high-quality printing technique called thermography, which uses heat and powder to create a textured personalization. This unique result looks elegant and luxurious. Surprise your family and friends with this striking gift. Choose from a variety of modern, professional and fun-looking designs for the home and office.

                 

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                  One Stamp, Lots of Love

                  Giftsin24 cards take just a single first class stamp.

                  Part of the fun of sending a letter is finding beautiful stamps for the envelope. Stationery from giftsin24 takes just a single first class stamp.

                  How much does it cost to send one of our cards or notes to a friend? Just the care and time to write it, plus one single first class stamp.

                  A Giftsin24 card or note, including the envelope, weighs about one ounce. Sending one through the United States Postal Service (USPS) requires just a single stamp (standard first class postage).

                  To keep things even more simple, purchase a sheet of “Forever” stamps at the post office, and you won’t have to worry about adding make-up postage when the rates change in a year or two.

                  In addition, our cards and notes, including our oversized Cheseapeake line, fit within USPS maximum dimensions for standard first class postage.

                  One Exception

                  The one exception is our Gift Enclosures, which measure less than the 3.5 inch by 5 inch minimum dimensions that the USPS requires. If you try to send a Gift Enclosure through the mail system, it will be rejected. Learn more here.

                  See USPS’s handy postage calculator for domestic and international letters: http://postcalc.usps.gov

                  Looking for Giftsin24 shipping rates and delivery information? Please visit this page: http://www.giftsin24.com/content/help-shipping

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                    3 Reasons Our Envelopes are Different

                    Envelopes are beautifully color-matched to stationery

                    We make all our envelopes in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Aurora, IL

                    Longtime Giftsin24 customers know our products shine above the competition’s. One reason is our color-matched, perfectly fitted, beautifully crafted envelopes. That’s because we make all our envelopes right here in our state-of-the art manufacturing plant in Aurora, IL. We have total control of the process, from start to finish. Plus, our sole focus is on creating a perfect product and delighting you, our customer.

                    Some other companies don’t make their envelopes. Telltale signs include…

                    • mismatched stationery and envelope papers.  Ivory stationery and white envelopes? Never from us !
                    • envelope proportions don’t match stationery. For example, there might be 1/2 inch extra space on the sides and 1 inch of extra space on the top and bottom. Yuck!
                    • too much room in the envelope. For example, the stationery rattles around inside the envelope–there’s no need for that !

                    Giftsin24 envelopes are always perfect

                    Here’s how we do it:

                    1. We order our stationery paper and envelope paper from the same mill. That ensures that all papers closely match in color. Plus, this mill creates high quality paper using the best sustainable practices. Check them out here: www.NeenahPaper.com

                    Giftsin24 offers beautifully crafted stationery with matching envelopes

                    Here’s Raphael zipping around on one of our three-wheel bikes to carry freshly made envelopes

                    2. Our expert envelope makers have been making envelopes for decades. They work within tiny tolerances to ensure that each of your envelopes is absolutely perfect. In addition, we don’t give our envelope makers quotas. If one doesn’t turn out, it goes into the recycle bin, and the crafts person starts with new paper.

                    3. We cut and fold our envelopes to our highest quality standards. Consequently, when you insert the matching stationery, it fits like a glove.  It’s all in the details !

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