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  • One Year Anniversary of Our Business Stationery Line

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    We are celebrating the year anniversary of our Business Stationery line. Released on Earth Day in 2017, this collection of stationery was conceptualized after hearing the needs of our customers. We heard the need for everyday written correspondence in business; used for occasions such as follow-up after prospect meetings, sending client reminders and employee recognition.

    With the same dedication to design and quality that we give to all our card lines, we set out to create premium stationery sets that work for your business needs, as well as offering you the opportunity to do good with your purchases. A percentage of proceeds from every stationery set sold goes towards the National Forest Foundation in planting trees in restoration projects nationwide. Your purposeful spending enabled us to double our annual giving in 2017 from previous years.

    In honor of this milestone we’re giving away a free branded notecard set with discount code NOTECARDS. Instructions for ordering follow. No other purchase is required. Shipping and handling are not included.

    Here’s to making a difference in big and small ways; protecting our Earth and connecting with others through a simple handwritten note.

    Best,

    Mary Ellen

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    Five steps to order your FREE branded notecards:

    1. Search product code "NC16CL" on the website.
    2. Click on the product then click the “Personalize” button.
    3. In the personalization tool, use the “add image” button to upload your logo file.
    4. Click add to cart.
    5. In your shopping cart enter “NOTECARDS” in the discount code box.

    *While supplies last. Promotion ends Friday, April 27.

     

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  • I'm the Happiest I've Ever Been

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    I’m approaching my 33rd birthday this spring. I remember, soon after graduating college a little over 10 years ago, sitting in a local diner with my mom having a discussion about my future. I was lucky enough to be working in what I had always considered my dream job, the greeting card industry. I was contemplating starting a side hustle, my own line of hand-illustrated stationery and gifts.

    My mom compassionately advised, “Ten years from now you will still be a very young woman with a lot ahead of you.” We forget the angst of our younger years.

    So what does my life look like ten years after that discussion? I do not live a fast life with excess wealth. I am either wrestling at home with my two young daughters and husband or at work with my staff and advisors. I do not get enough sleep and I have noticed wrinkles setting in around my face. I do not exercise as much as I’d like and I reach for a chocolate snack much more than necessary.

    I accept a little nervous twitch of the eye around times like Christmas and birthdays when there do not seem to be enough hours in the day. I try to meet too many expectations I think others have for me, and I forget to make time for reading, creating and just sitting. My house seems to always be unkempt and my desk decorated with paper piles. Drinking coffee is no longer a relaxing method for approaching a new day; I down it like the late night tequila shots of college days and quickly move on to the next cup.

    However, with all that, I truly believe I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I have two beautiful healthy daughters, a husband that is a teammate and my favorite person to be around. I have a robust support system of family and friends. My career is creative, exciting and I am constantly learning and improving. Most importantly, I am able to affect others for good in my work.

    Ten years later I’ve noticed that what I thought would be so important- success, fame, and achievement, really is not the goal. And haven’t we all heard this before; isn’t this something I should already know?

    It takes living a little to realize we are all living very similarly. When I became a mother I became a better leader at work. I had a new understanding of what matters most to the parents on my team. On a daily basis with my family I am working to motivate a stubborn toddler to put on pants or a curious one-year-old not to touch, similar to how I must understand the fundamental motivators for a work group. When I better understand my team I can better influence and lead.

    As I enter new phases with my children I feel like I am living the wise parables freely passed around for the last three decades of my life that I previously considered useless sayings. These sayings such as, “long days and short years,” exist and withstand because they are universal.

    Celebrations of marriage, births, new beginnings and the heartbreak of death and loss are shared experiences and ways we connect. It is hard to separate professional and personal when faced with the most meaningful times of life. The lines blur and relationships deepen.

    To me, this is why in an age where digital is king we still take time to send handwritten cards. Companies are made up of people; businesses grow because of people and relationships. Business relationship tools are pivotal to success.

    It is imperative for businesses to reach out personally, not just professionally. No matter the industry there is a need and time to reach out in celebration or sorrow to demonstrate compassion and give value to our shared human experiences. According to The Advisor Coach, "when you send out these cards, they aren't just paper and ink. They are a symbol that you're someone who cares enough to recognize and honor your relationship with them. It evokes a sense of loyalty - a loyalty that pays dividends several times over." Think back to times in your life when you were surprised and impacted by a genuine gesture of care. Most likely, it wasn’t grand in nature, it was simply that someone unexpectedly invested time in your situation.

    Greeting cards are one of the most effective business relationship tools because they allow you to appropriately express care, celebration or concern giving you the opportunity to connect. Circling back to summarizing my current phase in life, most likely if you are a parent reading this article, you can identify with the same feelings of abundant joy paired with exhaustion and defeat. If you are not a parent, you most likely can understand the road we all travel in young adulthood chasing what we deem to be success. Perhaps, like me, you’ve found that the simplest things in life, connection with people, are really where we find success.

    I’ll end with a call to action – what prospect or client have you failed to connect with and how can you reach out on a personal level? Is there something you could mention in a handwritten note, an encouragement, memory or quote that would cause that individual to pause and recognize that you took the time? Ten years after beginning my professional career, I have learned what’s most important - that working towards and maintaining a happy life requires proactively and continually connecting with people. And I love that my work in corporate greeting cards helps others to connect and build relationships that support their success.

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  • Valentine's Day is Not Just for Lovers

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    My daughter’s preschool sent home a notice this week that Valentine’s Day is meant to be an adult holiday and the school’s policy is not to participate in the activity of giving and receiving cards. “There is plenty of time to experience the joys and pangs of that crazy little thing called LOVE. Our kids will get to it soon enough.”

    I can appreciate that my daughter’s preschool is cautious to the immature emotions of a 3 to 5 year-old, and I have utmost respect for the decision not to cause anguish for the kids and staff. However, I have to argue that Valentine’s Day is so much more than a day about monogamous relationships.

    As a card enthusiast, Valentine’s Day is one of the best holidays of the year. The creativity behind each clever caption and well thought out design is truly delightful to behold. I could spend hours perusing the social media pages of card designers – all filled with cheesy puns and inspired illustrations. I could spend additional hours sketching my own designs and adding paper hearts and googly eyes.

    I salute any holiday that makes us stop and celebrate relationships, especially when they are regarded with a hand-written note. At the heart (get it) the holiday is not about consumerism and over the top romance. It is simply about reaching out with a simple note of appreciation.

    As an expert in professional greeting cards used as relationship building tools, I am well versed in the power of using cards to demonstrate feelings of appreciation. The act of sending a follow-up note after a meeting means you prioritized the exchange enough to spend more time drafting and mailing a card. Remembering to send a card in advance of a birthday, anniversary or special occasion indicates you prioritize your clients. In today’s fast paced, electronic world, we all know the extra time that went in to sending a card.

    The Greeting Card Association estimates 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. Valentine’s Day presents the perfect opportunity to reach out to family, friends and professional relationships with a sincere sentiment of care.

    Meghan Broderick, Investment Advisor at Broderick Wealth Management, is hosting her third annual Valentine’s Day brunch this year. She invites her single, widowed or divorced female clients to join her on February 14. “Since it is an annual event we all enjoy seeing each other and catching-up,” says Broderick, “many of my newly widowed clients are glad to have a group to join.” Broderick also includes a card and gift for each guest at the brunch. Broderick says, “communication methods have changed. It’s not enough just to reach out with a call, although sometimes appropriate, most clients want grander gestures of significance.”

    Chase Bank understands connecting with consumers on a more personal, involved level. Fall of 2017 they hosted 20 Chase for Business learning sessions featuring key-note speaker, Mel Robbins, inviting women small business owners to gather within their region. The event sparked conversation, passion and growth, a win for Chase Bank. This initiative is an approach we can all learn from as we set strategy to retain and keep clients.

    My approach this Valentine’s Day is to gift staff with a pocket journal from Marie Mae, a company that advocates doing good with your corporate purchases by providing practical business training to women in emerging markets taught by women who have started businesses themselves. My gift will be accompanied with a hand signed and delivered note. The informal atmosphere at my small business allows for kind-hearted jokes that celebrate the individual, our company culture and the day; such as:

    • This is an unBULLievable place to work, thanks to you.
    • We’re “in to” IT, thanks for all you do.
    • You’ve got the number one spot on our card!

    It is a tradition the staff has grown to enjoy, or at least play along.

    So, in summary, a piece of advice this Valentine’s Day; don’t skip the card! For my daughter’s school, I don’t think anyone will mind that we’re baking cookies for the teachers and including a hand made card.

  • 3 Financial Holiday Cards - Just 98¢

    We are pleased to extend a holiday savings on three of our top financial holiday greeting cards. blog_98centcards

    We are well into our best holiday season yet! Order now for best selection; inventory is changing daily!

  • Shop holiday, save on shipping

    Now through Friday, November 11, we are offering Free Shipping when you purchase 100 or more cards from any of our holiday categories. Thanksgiving, Christmas, holiday, and New Year cards are all included -  shop now and let us pay for your shipping!

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  • Free Shipping This Week!

    Now through October 31, all cards ship via UPS Ground for free!

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    Get your holiday card shopping done now - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holiday & New Year cards apply - shop now for best selection!

  • Team Building: How Are You Reaching Your Employees?

    How are you building your team? What is your company culture like? Like many businesses, you can probably identify both areas of strength, and some places for improvement.

    The quick and easy act of giving a handwritten note can go very far. It is a humble and honest way to express your gratitude, to reach out during difficult or exciting times, or to simply let a team member know you see their contributions.

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    Whether you are managing an office or working solo and building a community of business partners, you have a team of individuals that can help or hurt in your success. Make sure you have not overlooked their significance in your routines, your bottom line, and your future success.

    Try it once or twice and you will learn not to underestimate the impact a handwritten note will make.

  • Free Shipping - All Holiday Card Orders!

    Hello, September! The time is here for FREE SHIPPING!

    Have you ordered your holiday cards yet? If you're thinking about it or if you've picked your favorites - let  us help you make the final decision! All orders that include holiday cards will ship for FREE now through September 9!

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    That's right - include even one holiday card design (min card qty 25) and the whole order ships for free!

    Don't forget to personalize and send your clients a card they'll remember!

  • Mid-Year Review Time!

    It’s (past) the middle of July! Have you contacted your clients about their mid-year reviews?

    Our cards are the perfect way to connect in a personal, non-intimidating way. Send a note in one of our new NYSE notecards, or an elegant blank notecard.

    Don’t forget to follow up! Sending a sincere thank you after the appointment is a great touch point to express your sincere appreciation and maintain the human connection – your clients are not just numbers to you.

     

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    Greeting cards are an inexpensive and wonderful way to stay connected! We are happy to help you enhance those business relationships with quality corporate cards.

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