Wedding Stationery Trends for 2016

In this age of email and text messages, tradition has become one of the wedding stationery trends for 2016. Today’s brides may keep a wedding blog or registry online, but the wedding invitation is staying true to the tradition of an exquisite design on thick, luxe paper with a carefully inked address.

The moment it’s received, the invitation sets the overall tone for a wedding. In addition to creating anticipation, it can communicate a theme or color scheme, the level of formality, and more.

Wedding Stationery Trends for 2016 This season we’re in love with bold florals that look chic and stylish without being too feminine. The Midnight Florals wedding invitation suite is as eye-catching as it is elegant. Items available in this design include save the date cards, invitations, enclosure cards, RSVP cards, address labels, and envelope seals.

Wedding Thank You Notes - Wedding Stationery Trends for 2016 We’re also seeing brides getting more personal with their thank you notes. Newlyweds have started using this as an opportunity to give friends and family a first glimpse at their wedding pictures or to use that perfect engagement photo one more time. The Epic Folded Notes, for example, can be personalized with a favorite photo and a special message, like the newlyweds’ names and wedding date.

A custom address stamp adds a lovely flourish – but more importantly, it helps brides get their mountain of thank you notes out quickly. The Together Address Stamp looks gorgeous on envelopes and is perfect for newlyweds. Wedding stamps are great for save the dates and invitations too.

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3 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

No matter what our personal goals may be, most of us have every intention of keeping our new year’s resolutions when we set them. But by the end of January, it can be difficult to maintain the momentum that we had at the beginning. Here are three tips and tools to help you stay motivated and start the year on a good note.

Meal Planning Notepads - New Year's Resolution 1. If your resolution is to eat better or get in shape, try meal planning. Knowing what (and when!) you’re going to eat in advance can help prevent mindless snacking and poor meal choices. Plus, it’s good for your wallet too. Our Groceries Desk Notepads are great for planning a week’s worth of meals at once, and being able to see everything at a glance means you can easily mix things up and keep yourself from getting stuck in a salad slump.

Personalized Notepads - New Year's Resolutions 2. If your resolution is to save money, try sticking to a shopping list. Impulse purchases are hazardous to your bank account. Before you shop, make a list of the things you really need and hold yourself to it. We have a selection of personalized notepads to help you stay on track, including the Groceries Large Notepads, Geometric List Large Notepads, and Things to Do Large Notepads.

New Year's Resolutions - Keeping a Weekly Calendar 3. If your resolution is to get organized, try keeping a weekly calendar. Science has proven that writing things down helps us remember them, so keeping an analog calendar might be better than the digital alternatives. With a weekly calendar, you can stay focused on short-term goals and tasks without feeling overwhelmed. We have a variety of designs, including the Ginger Jar Desk Notepads, so you can find one that suits your personal style.
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Holiday How-To: Santa’s Reindeer Food

Leaving cookies for Santa is old news – what about the reindeer? They need extra energy on Christmas Eve too! This easy holiday craft lets kids make personalized bags of eco-friendly reindeer food for each member of Santa’s sleigh team.

Santa's Reindeer Food

Supplies

If you don’t have corn or deer feed, you can make your own reindeer food by mixing oatmeal and birdseed at a 1:1 ratio.

For a festive touch, add a dash of red or green sugar sprinkles.

The Holiday Deer Stamp is also available on a wooden mount for a craftier experience.

Santa's Reindeer Food

Instructions

  • After gathering your supplies, stamp nine muslin bags with the Holiday Deer Custom Stamp. You may have to press firmly and hold the stamp in place for a moment to get a clear impression on the fabric.

  • Using the marker, address a bag to each of Santa’s reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph. For an extra hint of whimsy, use a red marker for Rudolph’s bag.

  • When the bags are ready, fill each one with a scoop of corn or deer feed and tie closed.

  • On Christmas Eve, you can leave the bags next to Santa’s snacks or take it a step further by going outside and sprinkling the food on the lawn. Birds will eat what the reindeer leave behind.
Santa's Reindeer Food
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Simple Stationery Gift Ideas For Coworkers


Gift Ideas for Coworkers Celebrate the end of a terrific year with your co-workers in style! Office style that is. Nothing says “I love my job!” more than a stylish desk full of pretty accessories. Expressionery has something for every kind of desk space, from the corner office to the cube, all with a personal touch. If you’re not sure what to get your office friend, take a look through our office gift section. A new notebook or desk calendar may be just the perfect gift for a work friend. Here are some of our favorite simple, yet chic, stationery gift ideas for coworkers this holiday season.

Office Joke Self-Inking Stamp
Make the office more fun with a self-inking stamp featuring inside joke or workplace phrase. You know you have tons of options to choose from. Take a poll around the office to see which phrase people love the most and then surprise them with a stamp for everyone to use. You never know when a meeting or situation could use some laughs to lighten the mood.

Bright Notepads
Classic yellow notepads may be great for some, but why not make meetings and notes a little brighter with some bold notepads? Choose from modern black and white stripes, colorful confetti notepad, or ombre notepads. There are even some yellow designs for those co-workers who just can’t seem to shake their love for the sunny shade.

Personalized Office Notebooks
A great gift for a team or office friend, Expressionery notebooks are small yet stylish and can be personalized with individual names and quotes. Find a inspirational quote from Pinterest or this great resource. Customize the inside cover of the notebook or the outside too!

Coordinating Stationery Gift Set
For the coworker who loves things that match, combine two or more Expressionery gifts to make a color coordinating stationery gift set. Our chevron folded notes match nicely with the large chevron notepad. Or pair the simple monogram flat cards with timeless custom monogram stamp.There are so many items to mix and match for great gift sets.

Accessories For the List Lovers
We all know someone who fits the title of “List Lover.” Help them keep track of to-do’s and reminders in style with the Don’t Forget Desk Notepad or Dotted To-Do and this checklist style self-inking stamp that could be customized however you choose!

Say thank you for a great year to your co-workers this year with a thoughtful, yet functional gift that is useful for the workplace from Expressionery.
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3 Tips for Unique Hostess Gifts

Throwing a party is no easy feat. So the moment we receive an invitation, we start thinking about a hostess gift. What can we bring to delight the hostess and show my appreciation for everything that goes into planning a fabulous fête?

With the holidays in full swing and plenty of parties on the calendar, choosing a clever hostess gift can be a daunting task. Here are our three favorite tips for unique gifts that will charm everyone from the domestic doyenne to the creative crafter.

Napkins as Hostess Gifts 1. Offer to bring cocktail napkins to the party and surprise your hostess by personalizing them with her initial. For this photo, we used the Sprinkles Custom Stamp.

Wine for Hostess Gifts 2. When bringing a bottle of time, dress it up with a linen tea towel and a small doily. We used the Heraldry Custom Stamp to add a personalized thank you with the phrases “merci beaucoup” and “grazie mille.” A stamp like this can be used on hostess gifts throughout the year.

Personalized Hostess Gifts 3. Personalized stationery always makes an impression. Here, we have the Watercolor Blooms Flat Cards and the Ikat Flat Cards wrapped in simple kraft paper with baker’s twine. We also love the idea of a personalized stamp as a hostess gift. Choose a design to showcase her address, like the Detailed Diamond Custom Stamp, or if she’s known for her culinary skill, you might surprise her with a “from the kitchen of” stamp.
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