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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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

Going to a Housewarming Party? Skip the Candles…

Find the perfect housewarming party gift at Giftsin24.com

Helping your friends and family to celebrate a new home is like planting flowers and turning on the sun.

Are you going to a housewarming party? Candles and tea towels are traditional housewarming gifts. But we’ve got a better idea: personalized stationery.  It’s perfect for newlyweds, downsizers and upgraders. For those who have found their “forever home.” Or for those who have simply found a better place to rest and refresh after working all day.

Giving  stationery with a new return address acknowledges the specific home they’ve chosen. And with 50 pieces in a set, they’ll remember your gift every time they use it.

Plus, you can write a beautiful message on the first card. Something like: “I’m so excited that you found your new digs. May you have a comfortable, happy home filled with joy and beauty!”

Warm Their Home with Personalization

Here are our top three favorite housewarming party gifts. In the “Order and Preview” section, choose to have the optional return address printed on the included envelopes:

Anthony Family Pride Note. A beautiful gift for a young, close-knit family. Nothing beats the delicious feeling of family togetherness. The texture of the raised-ink names, bullets and border makes this note a delight to touch and hold. Choose an ink from among our 10 raised-ink options.

Double Thick Impression Note. Perfect for a couple embarking on their new life together. Our Impression Note features an oversized script typeface that gets attention. The raised ink lettering shines nicely against the smooth paper. Try it with sage lettering on ivory paper. Or, for a more formal look, use crisp black lettering on stark white paper. For even more luxury, add optional lined envelopes in your choice of pretty patterns and colors.

Bordered Classic Monogrammed Card. As appropriate for the city girl striking out on her own as it is for a mature singleton who is living life to the fullest. Fashions come and go, but this card is always in style. As with all our notes and cards, 50 matching envelopes are included. Optional lined envelopes make this stationery set even more yummy.

Winter Blahs-Busting Stationery

Giftsin24 offers beautiful stationery to chase away the winter blahs

Beat the winter blahs with new stationery.

When the skies are grey, temperatures plunge and daylight barely breaks ten hours, we all need a break from the drear. How about some happy stationery to perk you up and help you connect with friends?

With a good pen and a stamp, you can cheer yourself up by writing a friendly note to your old college roommate, favorite cousin or old next-door-neighbor. Won’t they be surprised to get your letter?

Three of our happiest cards and notes

Notable Note: One of our best selling notes! Your monogram appears in an ebullient, rounded script lettering style in one of ten luscious raised-ink colors. Choose fuchsia, red or purple for a pick-me-up vibe.

Blossom Note: Another exquisite design by America’s leader in social stationery! Our Blossom Note features superb embossed and creamy, triple-thick paper. Yo’u’ll enjoy writing a letter on this note. The Japanese-inspired motif features a spray of flowers deeply impressed into the paper. Below, your name appears in shiny raised ink. Choose from 6 pretty lettering styles and 10 ink colors.

Manhattan Card: This single panel card lights up an ordinary day with a ticker tape parade of polka dots, highlighted by your name in a curling script. For a real treat, choose lined envelopes in your choice of 5 patterns and 4 colors.

 

Personalized Notes Say You Care

Notes_imageHappy Valentine’s Day! Use personalized notes to tell people you love them all throughout the year, not just on Valentine’s Day.

Remember the cute Valentines we swapped in grade school (hoping to get one from our secret crush!) and those little pastel-colored conversation hearts?  Or the first “real” Valentine’s Day you shared with your new love?

Romance is wonderful at any age, but what about all the other special relationships in our lives?  We all have people that are dear to us.  There are our children, our parents and grandparents, friends, siblings and relatives. It’s important to let them know that they’re loved and appreciated as well, not just on Valentine’s Day, but any day of the year.

Great reasons to send a personalized note or card

– Just because you thought of them today
– You haven’t seen them since the holidays and you miss them
– A friend or neighbor is recovering from an illness or surgery and a written hello will lift their spirits
– Share good news – about your upcoming wedding, new job or a baby
– Say thanks for the get-together they hosted or the lunch date you shared
– Tell them how much a small act or word of kindness from them meant to you
– Brighten the day of someone in the military – they’re far from home

Cards_imageThere are so many ways to stay in touch, to say thanks or you’re welcome, to acknowledge an achievement, share a milestone, offer congratulations and best wishes.  Take a few minutes out of your day to write a personalized note.  It may mean the world to the recipient. You never know – it may arrive right at the moment they need it most.  So if you’re thinking of someone, let them know.  Express your love and appreciation to those in your life any day of the year.