Join the Party! Invitations for Special Occasions

Join the Party! Invitations for Special Occasions

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Invitations Basics Some basic information should always be included in invitations, regardless of the occasion: location, starting and ending times, whether parents and all siblings are invited, and if special activities are scheduled that might require special clothing. Specify an R.S.V.P. date, including your full name and phone number.  A party invitation for older people usually does not announce the age unless it is a milestone i.e. 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 75th, etc. For casual parties, two weeks' notice is usually adequate, giving everyone time to make plans and do any shopping necessary. Events that are more formal require a longer lead-time, especially if any out of town travel is required. State What to Expect Clearly state what guests should expect, for example: Open House - "Please…
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Celebrating one of the Most Important Days in Your Life – Your Wedding

Celebrating one of the Most Important Days in Your Life – Your Wedding

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Planning your #wedding is fun. Every bride-to-be wants her day to be perfect in every way.  Inviting people to come to your wedding and join you in celebrating this joyous occasion is exciting! Creating Excitement Your wedding invitations will create excitement for your friends and family.  They will envision you, stunning in your wedding gown as you walk down the aisle.  The exciting part for you is when all the people you have invited start replying – they want to be a part of your special day! Weddings are fun! Your Invitations Your invitation is very personal – whether you are having a large wedding, sending out 100 printed invitations or a small wedding, and sending out 25 handmade invitations, it is an expression of you and your fiancé.  Handmade…
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Invitations – Then & Now

Invitations – Then & Now

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The Social Invitations As social creatures, we like to share, be it a wedding, birth of a child, a Christening, a birthday, a graduation, baby shower, bachelorette party or promotion. Perhaps it is to celebrate your first publication or grand opening. Whatever the occasion, sharing your special events and having others join in the celebration makes it that much more special. Ever since man became socialized and started living and sharing their lives with others, extending invitations to these events has been practiced for ages.  Ancient civilizations wrote upon scrolls and sent their messengers to deliver the invitation to a wedding, celebration or other joyful event. Beginning in the 18th century, only the Elite in France and England used “invitations”, inviting their peers by way of handcrafted announcement, written by…
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Creating a Good Impression with your Business Card

Creating a Good Impression with your Business Card

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The whole purpose of handing out a #business card is to connect with people, share your contact information, and promote your brand. A business card should always include these 7 basic lines Your name Your company or business affiliation (with a logo if available) Street address Telephone number(s) Fax number E-mail addresses Website Social media (i.e.Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) (Optional) Business cards are printed on some form of card stock. The graphics, method of printing, and costs varying according to preferences. Select a quality card stock that has a good weight and feel. This lets the receiver know that you pay attention to such details and you do not leave things to chance. With the onset of digital printing, and batch printing, it is now cost effective to print business…
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Why Having Business Cards in the Digital Age is Important

Why Having Business Cards in the Digital Age is Important

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Smartphone and the internet have catapulted our communication and connectivity abilities into another dimension. The variety of social media platforms allow us to synchronize all our devices and stay in touch from virtually anywhere in the world. In this digital age, make sure you don’t get lost in technology While networking websites effectively collect any contact data you enter, a visual reminder such as a business card will keep your name in front of your client. Work on your personal brand, make yourself a memorable candidate and always have a business card handy. Business cards stand the test of time – embrace them, and create stylish, creative cards that will help your brand and business grow! Your Contacts Expect Business Cards - Today’s professionals are overwhelmed with emails and requests. Let…
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Starting a Handmade Greeting Card Business

Starting a Handmade Greeting Card Business

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Creating and selling your unique handmade cards can be a profitable business.  As with any business, the more you understand the trends and markets, the better your chances of growing the business and your success. By understanding the industry trends, you will be able to develop a range of cards that will appeal to a broader market, domestically and globally. Know your Market Size Globally, it is estimated that over 7bn greeting cards are purchased, with annual retail sales of more than $7.5 billion.  Women tend to buy thee majority of the cards, over 80%. This is important -it will play into your marketing strategies. Men typically buy cards for family members or partners. Target marketing to men is equally important – good business practice dictates your capture as much…
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The Joy of Receiving a Hand Made Greeting Card

The Joy of Receiving a Hand Made Greeting Card

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Remember the joy you felt as a child when you made a card for your Mother on Mother’s day and the BIG smile she gave you when she opened it – rediscover that joy! Making AND receiving a handmade card is priceless. Designing these cards is only limited by your imagination.  Moreover, if you are not a creative person but do well with arts and crafts, there are literally thousands of kits available to get you started. If not, you can buy beautiful homemade cards that are sold at specialty shops. The internet is your friend when it comes to ideas – just look around you and get inspired! What is the occasion? What is the message you wish to send? How well do you know this person? Are they…
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Let Your Clients Know You Care

Let Your Clients Know You Care

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When the holidays roll around, that is the perfect time to take some time out to thank those who have contributed to your ongoing business success - namely your vendors and clients. Sending warm holiday greetings shows your appreciation. This is not the time of year to resort to email or social media greetings. They elected to do business with YOU – a real card with your signature and even a short note of thanks will help continue to build the trust you worked so hard to establish. Be sure to extend the same warm greetings to clients you may not have dealt with in some time – this lets them know you still value them, perhaps stirring them to send business your way in the near future. Why send…
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The Magic of Greeting Cards

The Magic of Greeting Cards

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Receiving a greeting card is very special these days. With everyone using email, text, e-cards etc., receiving an unexpected card in the mail will magically transform someone’s day and make it very special. Just think back to when you received birthday cards as a child, or on Mother’s Day and Father’s day. Think of the Christmas cards received across the miles, telling you how much you are missed. Greeting cards kept us connected across the miles. Today’s technology is fantastic – the world is a smaller and better place with it. However, it does not instill the emotions or convey messages in the same manner. Greeting cards help us express feeling and emotions we are not comfortable or very good at expressing. When holding a greeting card in one’s hand,…
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