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Pennie Post October Stationery Subscription Reveal October 09 2014, 0 Comments
Autumn is officially here! With that comes a month of ghosts, ghouls, tricks, and treats. From silly costume disguises to sweet Halloween goodies, this months mailing has a bit of it all. October's card collection is called, "Trick or Treat", and we hope you are sweetly surprised by these paper (and wood!) goodies.
Our Hot Dog Wood Card is printed on actual wood. Can you resist this adorable disguised little dachshund? It even has a cute patterned design printed on the back.
Send a little trick or treat to friend with our Trick or Treat Girls card. Halloween costumes are a must! This card comes with a matching printed envelope.
Our Hey Sweetie Neon Card is perfect for any sweetie in your life and comes with a matching bright blue envelope. It was hand lettered and drawn before a splash of color was added.
We hope you enjoyed this month's card subscription. All of these cards are available for individual sale in our online boutique. Make sure you are subscribed for next month. SPOILER: we are going to have our first letterpress card in November's subscription shipment! We are partnering up with letterpress printer and designer Studio Slomo for an exclusive Pennie Post card. Yayyyy!!!!
Trick or Treat? October Sneek(peek)! September 29 2014, 0 Comments
October is just around the corner. Can you believe it? Whether or not you celebrate Halloween with full on costumes, decorations and parties, this month's mailing will surely delight even the grumpiest of ghouls. October's greeting card subscription is themed, "Trick or Treat". It contains some silly costume disguises and yummy Halloween goodies...this Pennie Post mailing has a bit of it all. This month we are also releasing our first ever wood printed card. Yep, it is actual REAL wood! How cool is that?
Subscribe today if you don't want to miss out on these awesome cards. New subscribers with orders placed on or before October 14th will receive this "Trick or Treat" mailing. Orders placed on or after the 15th will receive November's cards.
We hope you have a month full of spooks and sweets. Happy Halloween!
Here is a teaser photo of what is to come...
Pennie Post Stationery Subscription September Reveal September 15 2014, 0 Comments
September's mailing theme is "Critters & Confetti". Fuzzy monsters, little blue birds, and Champagne bubbles popped up in subscribers mailboxes starting last week.
Our Bubbly Congratulations Coaster Card is a thick coaster is printed on both sides with gorgeous gold foil. The front reads "Congratulations! Let's pop the bubbly" and the back reads "Hooray!" with a space for your message. This coaster card is perfect for engagements, weddings, promotions, graduations and any other occasion worthy of some bubbles. The envelope is a shimmery metallic and comes with a matching gold seal.
This happy Monsters Birthday Card is perfect for wishing your birthday boy or girl a very happy birthday. This card is printed on textured card stock and comes with a matching monster envelope. Wonderful for any child or child at heart.
This simple patterned Blue Birds & Berries card makes a great thank you note or simple card just to say hello. Comes with a matching green envelope.
I hope you enjoyed this month's stationery subscription mailing! Sign up for our stationery subscription service today so you don't miss out on next month's cards. All of the Critters & Confetti cards are now available to purchase in the boutique.
Who will you be sending these cards to?
Stationery Gift Guide Roundup September 09 2014, 1 Comment
Our Pennie Post gift subscriptions no doubt make for an awesome birthday or holiday gift. I've rounded up some more wonderfully cute gift ideas that I think any stationery lover would appreciate.
Clockwise from the top: Pennie Post Stationery Gift Subscription, Ban.do Assorted Pen Set, CB2 Fox Paperclip Holder, CB2 Rose Gold Letter Holder, Swingline Pink Staples, Poppin Stapler, Penguin Washi Tape Dispenser, Gold and Silver Washi Tape, Nate Berkus for Target Gold Shears
Why You Should Send a Handwritten Note September 04 2014, 0 Comments
It would seem that the age of the handwritten note is over, especially if you talk to any young person today. A lot of the schools don’t even teach cursive anymore, and for the most part that is a real shame. Today we’re going to look at a few reasons why the handwritten note is still useful in some situations.
It is More Personal
The first reason why you should still send handwritten notes is that it is a very personal act. People get hundreds of personal emails a day, most of them not at all important. And while there is still a lot of spam snail mail, getting a handwritten note from someone feels more intimate and special because it has become so rare.
It Takes Effort, and the Recipient Will Notice
In addition to being very personal, it is something that takes effort to do. For sure handwriting a note takes more time, and there is no spell check or backspace button; so you may end up redoing it a couple times.
That added effort is something the recipient of the note will notice. That is why handwritten notes are still important in some situations. When you want the recipient to notice that you’ve take time out of your busy day to write them a note on actual paper, handwritten notes are especially useful. This can be in any number of situations. For example if it is someone’s birthday and you want to let them know that you’ve remembered them. E-cards are funny and innovative and all that, but a nicely designed card from a site like Pennie Post with a handwritten note inside will really hit the spot.
Thank You Notes
The final reason we’ll talk about today is thank you notes. Sending a thank you email isn’t the right way to go about it. One of the reasons for that is what we’ve already talked about. Emails take a few seconds to write and send, if that. A handwritten note takes time. And because you spent that time the person whom you are thanking will know that their kindness really meant something to you, so much in fact that you took time to actually sit down and write them a thank you note.
Email and instant messaging services are awesome, there is no doubt that they’ve changed the way we humans communicate forever. But, like the 8-track and the vinyl record before it, the handwritten note will never be completely out of style, and nor should it be. So send someone you care about a handwritten note today and let them know that you’re thinking about them!