#StationerySundays (9/20/20) – Celebrating “Thinking of You” Week

When I attended the U.S. Greeting Card Association (GCA) webinar described in my August 7th post, I learned about “Thinking of You” Week, which began in the U.K. in 2014 and reached U.S. shores in 2018 with the GCA’s sponsorship. Observed annually toward the end of September, it takes on special significance this year (September 21-27,Continue reading “#StationerySundays (9/20/20) – Celebrating “Thinking of You” Week”

#StationerySundays (8/9/20) – In Praise of Drawing a Blank

Sometimes a search for the right birthday card — or anniversary, wedding, congratulations, or sympathy card — leaves me downright frustrated. I scour the shelves, and nothing seems quite suitable for the person I have in mind. Everything on offer that’s occasion-specific is to neither the recipient’s taste nor mine. What’s a card sender toContinue reading “#StationerySundays (8/9/20) – In Praise of Drawing a Blank”

2020 Card Industry Webinar Answers 5 Timely Questions

Attending my first National Stationery Show at New York City’s iconic Javits Center as part of Sent-Well‘s crew in 2018 opened a door for me to the vast — and welcoming — community of stationery makers, suppliers, and retailers. From industry superstars like Papyrus to one-person indie startups, a huge range of talents, styles, andContinue reading “2020 Card Industry Webinar Answers 5 Timely Questions”

Happy International Friendship Day!

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Friendship — which falls on July 30 each year — in the spirit of strengthening trust, finding common ground, and mitigating conflict. Per the U.N. website, this special day is based on the idea that “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals canContinue reading “Happy International Friendship Day!”

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