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Expressonery Holiday Collection

Our new Holiday Card Collection in Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Everyone in the studio has been passing around the October issue of Martha Stewart Living featuring our new Holiday Card Collection!

Even though winter weather may have not seized the nation, it’s time to start getting your holiday list together and planning your family photo. To help get you in the spirit, take a peek at our new Holiday Card collection at Expressionery. It’s full of boutique designs that are a beautiful way to welcome in the Holidays.

PSA Essentials Stamp Giveaway

To celebrate the new Spring PSA stamp collection, We are giving away 1 PSA Essentials personalized stamp, 2 Peel & Stick packs, 1 stampable stationery set, 1 color ink, 1 alignment tool, and free shipping to the winner. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter below. You can follow on Facebook or Twitter and our current followers are entitled to a free entry! PSA’s personalized stamps make the perfect gift for upcoming spring occasions: Mother’s Day, bridal gifts, Father’s Day, graduation or for housewarming or hostess gifts. PSA’s patented Peel & Stick technology allows you to interchange your stamp designs and switch out your middles. Keep you outer address stamp on and switch out your monogram for an easter egg, or a christmas tree, or birthday cupcake. Whatever your occasion, PSA Essentials has a middle for you. Shop all of our PSA Essentials products on Expressionery! New PSA Custom Stamp Designs To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter below. You can follow on Facebook or Twitter and our current followers are entitled to a free entry! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stamps In Action!

PSA Essentials Frances Design

Libby O here with PSA Essentials! I am thrilled to be back guest blogging for Expressionery! Have you heard about their exciting stamp sale today, 12/4 and tomorrow, 12/5? All personalized address stamps are 40% OFF!*

Personalized stamps are a great way to dress up your correspondence, invitations, bills, and all of your mail. No more writing your address over and over again or icky stickers. PSA Essentials has great designs to choose from. One of my favorites is the “Frances” Design.

Did you know that PSA Essentials personalized stamps have interchangeable middles? Peel away the center design and swap it out for a Christmas tree to send for your Christmas cards! In February, swap it out for a heart for Valentines Day. Use a cupcake for a birthday invitation. There’s a middle for EVERY occasion.

Interchangeable middles

Switching up your middle is easy, just watch this video here to see how. PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamps: How To Use

The interchangeable Peel & Stick stamp packs also work alone with your PSA Stamper (or an acrylic block.) Create scrapbook layouts, cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, and so much more. PSA Essentials also has licenses with Hello Kitty, Peanuts and U.B.U.

Hello Kitty Christmas stamps

That’s a cute reindeer

Snoopy Christmas Cards

Snoopy + Little ones = Cute Christmas

Whimsey Trees Christmas Card

Adorable

I love the versatility of our PSA Essentials stamps and finding new ways to use them beyond my correspondence, I hope you will, too! Now that you can see all that PSA Essentials can do, head on over to Expressionery to check out their sale on PSA Essentials stamps!

Please note the fine print on the sale! **TWO DAY SALE: Receive 40% off all custom address stamps with offer code “STAMP40.” Offer includes both Expressionery and PSA address stamps. Limited time offer valid through December 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM CST. This offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount, and shipping fees and sales tax are separate. To prevent abuse, prices, specifications, and availability subject to change without notice from Expressionery.com.

4 reasons stationery will never go out of style

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In today’s digital world, where all communication seems to happen by email, texting and telephone conversations, there doesn’t seem to be a place for stationery. But high-quality stationery is still in demand and very much welcomed by people. Here are four reasons why:

  1. The sense of care
  2. The use of stationery speaks to a greater amount of care and thoughtfulness than a simple email, which can be fired off quickly. With stationery, you’re deliberately choosing the style and considering both your own tastes and what any recipients of your cards or letters might like as well. You’re taking just little bit more time crafting something unique.

  3. It speaks to a slower, more thoughtful pace
  4. When the pace of life is set to high-speed and there are dozens of things to do every day, stationery gives you a chance to slow down a little – to pause, reflect, and be more considerate. Communication doesn’t always have to take place at a frenetic, instantaneous pace.

  5. It’s aesthetically pleasing
  6. High-quality stationery is an artistic product. It’s made with care and with a feeling for beauty and aesthetic pleasure. This gives people enjoyment and calm, not to mention a greater appreciation for what’s lovely in their life.

  7. The indulgence in a bit of nostalgia
  8. If you enjoy some of the habits and pleasures of time gone by, then writing on stationery can be a treat. Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee, and put your thoughts to paper at a more relaxed pace.

This doesn’t mean that digital communication is bad. In fact, you can easily use the Internet to customize your own stationery, such as making greeting cards with your photo on them. Still, stationery is special in its own right. Don’t hesitate to contact us then, to ask for advice on what stationery to use on different occasions and how to better incorporate the use of stationery in your own life.

Etiqutte Tips For Sending Holiday Cards

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The holiday season is upon us and it is time to think about preparing and sending out holiday cards. Most families have their own customs as to sending out holiday cards. It seems like a simple task but there are some particular rules to follow when mailing holiday cards. Here are some etiquette tips for sending holiday cards.

Decide on what cards will be sent to which families. Some people like to send generic cards like “Happy Holidays” to everyone on their list. Others like to customize their cards with a note added on the inside of the card. Be sure that you only send cards to people who celebrate Christmas.

In order for cards to be received by mid-December mail them shortly after Thanksgiving. Remember that the post office is busy this time of year and you do not want the cards delivered after Christmas.

Include your return address making it easy for the recipient to know who has sent the card. This insures they have your correct address for mailing out their cards.

Do not send out e-cards instead of traditional holiday cards. Cards should be an act of kindness with a personal touch like a note. Holiday cards are sent as an act of appreciation and friendliness. The idea is to send a gift of blessings and cheer in this joyous time of year.

Business colleague cards should be sent to their office unless you socialize with them. Keep the cards professional with a signed note. It is considered unacceptable to send holiday cards to the homes of business colleagues.

Holiday cards should be sent to the homes of your co-workers which add a personal touch. Holiday cards are a tradition that demands the recipient receive your greetings and good cheer at their door. Take the time to mail these cards.

These are a few etiquette tips for sending your holiday cards this year. Decide who you will be mailing cards to this year, make a list and remember to mail early so they will be received by mid-December.

For more information about holiday cards visit browse our selection on Expressionery.com