How to Deal With Stress at Work

by Carlos K. on August 3, 2015

Working can be (very, very) stressful. Even if you happen to be one of the lucky ones working the job of their dreams, odds are that there are parts of the job that leave you wanting to pull your hair out from time to time. No matter what field you are in, professional jobs are demanding, time consuming and usually difficult as well. Managing stress levels on the job can be challenging, but also very rewarding, if done successfully. Being able to tackle daily tasks while remaining calm, cool and collected can make the days smoother and easier. Here are a few tips to keep the stress levels down while on the clock.

Stay Organized
Being able to stay organized throughout the day can be a huge relief in terms of stress management. Clutter on and inside your desk, along with a sense of general disarray, can lead to high stress levels fairly quickly. Knowing where everything is that you need, and keeping everything in a consistent space, will allow you to properly manage all of your tools. The same goes for electronics, keeping separate file folders for your different projects and labeling all documents with dates and names can be essential in finding what you need without wanting to throw your computer through the wall.

Keep Confrontations to a Minimum
Everyone has that special someone that gets on their last nerve at work. Being able to manage your feelings about that person is the key. Focusing on the task at hand, rather than your gossipy neighbor or unreasonably demanding boss will allow you to navigate those feelings towards productivity. If at all possible, avoid that person during breaks and free time and associate with those who make you happy rather than clench your fists and nod politely.

Work Hard In the Morning
When the 9’oclock whistle blows, it is far too easy to trudge to your desk lethargically. If you are able to get right to work as soon as the day starts, that momentum can be carried to a positive and stress-free day. Instead of checking scores, weather and show times, get right to those emails or projects and start the day productively. The more work you can get done in the morning, the easier the afternoon will feel and even if the workload is still hefty, feeling accomplished from the get-go will make for a smoother transition into the PM grind.

Leave Work at Work
As difficult as it may seem, it is of the utmost importance to leave work-related issues at the office. Taking those issues home, where you are supposed to relax and prepare for the next day, does not allow stress levels to recoil. Being constantly wound up will only lead to a cyclical effect of never feeling relaxed or comfortable at your desk or in the workplace in general. Being able to go home after a long day and unwind is key to coming back the next day feeling good and ready for the tasks that lay ahead.


It is an unfortunate, but inevitable part of life. Bad things happen, people get sick, loved ones pass on. While nothing can take away the pain and sorrow of these times, an expression of sympathy can help ease the hurt, even if just by a little.

I myself lost a parent in the last year, and I certainly received my share of sympathy cards in the following weeks. And I can tell you that each one of them help make me feel just a little bit better, and were very much appreciated at the time. I still remember the people who sent them, even months later.

In companies, especially large ones, you are bound to come across someone who is going through sad times. Perhaps a coworker, boss, customer or even a supplier could be one these people. By having a sympathy card assortment box handy, you can know you will always have the right card available to show your concern.

Our sympathy card assortment box contains 35 high quality, beautiful cards. Inside each card is a thoughtful, appropriate sentiment to express your sympathy in just the right way. The box also includes 35 seal fast envelopes to make sealing them as easy as peeling off a strip. So remember, it may be a small gesture, but it will go a long way.


Are you looking for an eye catching card with an elegant flair to share with your customers, family, friends, etc?  The Gallery Letterpress with Photo Affixed Cards are there to fill your needs.  Whether it is for holidays, birthdays, or just blank inside, a card like this is not just like sending a simple card but an elaborate present.  Let’s break it down.

What is the definition of letterpress?  This is an upgraded form of printing that requires the use of a printing press.  Many think of the printing press of an “old fashioned antiquated” way of doing things.  I say, “If you want it right, do it the way it has been done for ages.”  A worker uses movable type setting it up in the press.  The next step requires applying the appropriate color ink or foil.  Lastly, the worker presses paper against the press in order to transfer the ink from the type.  This will create an impression on the paper leaving a remarkable imprinted greeting.  That is just the first part of these wonderful Gallery Letterpress Photo Affixed Cards.

Now, let’s address the photo affixed part of the equation.  Talk about a thing of beauty.  Affixing is the act of attaching one item to another.  The Gallery Collection finds beautiful pictures from landmarks, holiday themed items, or birthday themed items and affixes them to the outside of a one of there high quality cards.  It gives every card a magnificent look that stands out from all other cards.  Besides sharing these wonderful photos on the card, the person receiving the card can eventually frame this photo and display it for all to see.

When you send a Gallery Letterpress with Photo Affixed Cards, you are not only sending well wishes, but you are also sending the recipient a gift.  This type of card is a remembrance of you to last long after the special occasion has passed.


There is so much competition out there today making the little things a business does so much more important than ever before.  Keeping a personal connection with your customers, clients and even personnel is necessary in today’s business world. Correspondence note cards are a simple and fun way to let them know you care about everything in their world.  This intimate connection will keep them coming back to you oppose to looking elsewhere.

On these elegant correspondence note cards, you can have your name imprinted on the top leaving the rest of the card open for your use in many different situations.  Did you read in the paper about one of your clients landing a much important client?  This would be a perfect time to send a note of congratulations to him.  Or how about reading the sad news of a death in a customer’s family?  A special sympathy note would let them know you care.  Did an employee receive an acknowledgement commending them on their service from a business acquaintance?   As her boss, she would enjoy being praised for a job well done.

Correspondence note cards have many uses and can make a forever impression on your customers, clients and employees.  A personal touch in business leaves the people you connect with feeling important.


Any productive business usually sends out some form of a holiday card to celebrate their relationships with their clients and customers. Calendar cards are a wise alternative that any company should consider. They are a wise business investment for any company. With a calendar card, a business is not just doing a one time advertisement, but they are making a year long lasting impression. Most of the time, once the holiday season has come to an end those gorgeous holiday cards are tossed in the trash and never seen again. Calendar cards can be displayed and referred to throughout the year making your cards a valuable commodity.

In the bottom portion of the calendar card, a company has the ability to customize the card by typesetting their company name, address, phone number, website and any other pertinent information. The company is also able to have their logo added in this area. And who doesn’t need a calendar displayed at their desk? Your customer will display this card and always remember you in their time of need. It is a one time investment that is referred to long after the holiday season ends. Calendar cards are a wise business investment.


These days everyone spends so much time at work; most of us spend more time with our co-workers than with our own families! Since we all have to be there so much, it helps when colleagues all get along well and are congenial. An extra plus is if the office is actually sometimes “fun”.  The boss is instrumental in setting the tone of the office.  A good boss recognizes that a happy office is a productive office, and so will treat employees with respect and kindness.

One way for a boss to keep happy employees and a happy office is to give employees personalized attention. Many managers use birthday cards as a way to give their employees personalized attention. Birthday cards from the Boss make employees feel valued and appreciated.  Birthday cards from the boss help to make employees feel like a family. Birthday cards from the boss also help foster a spirit of celebration in the office, and it is great to have something to celebrate at work!

An employee who gets a birthday card from the boss is bound to feel more loyal to the boss and the company, and will feel like their efforts are appreciated. Happy employees who feel personally appreciated and respected are definitely also more productive, and are more likely to talk about how great their companies are to their friends and family. This could lead to recruiting other good employees and also to gaining new customers.  More importantly, however, birthday cards from the boss just make the workplace a nicer place to go-for everyone!


It is much easier to keep track of who you are sending birthday wishes to if you choose to send out personalized birthday cards. If you are a company who sends birthday cards to either your clients or employees, it is much more convenient to do so if they have already been personalized with your company name. There are many tasks and projects a professional has to worry about finishing during a work day. Having to choose a card and physically sign it can be very tedious and time consuming. Especially if there is more than one birthday card that needs to be signed in a day. If you order birthday cards with a company name or signature already included, it creates fewer steps when it is time to send or hand out the card. It also makes it much less time consuming to keep track of as its one less step that you have to worry about.

I don’t know how many cards I’ve had to buy when an employee or customer’s birthday is coming up. Then I would have to walk around to various employees and wait for them to find the time to sign them.   It’s also frustrating if a fellow employee isn’t in that day and can’t sign it themselves. In such a professional world, no one has time to do this anymore. Your regular work projects are more important so many companies will not even acknowledge a birthday in the office.

By giving an employee or customer a birthday card really helps office morale and helps to continue business with others. If you don’t show your appreciation, it can deter people from giving 100% to the company. In my personal experience, it’s become very easy for a birthday to fall through the cracks because of these time consuming issues. It’s much less time consuming when the cards are already set up with a personal greeting and imprint. Because there are fewer steps involved, it is much easier to keep track of how many cards need to be sent or handed out.

I will never send out cards on a whim again. At least now I know that if I do remember a birthday at the last minute, I am already prepared.


As the one who is in charge of ordering our cards every year, I am always challenged at to what card I choose to order. It’s not that I can’t find one I like, but quite the opposite. I find too many that I like. Therefore, it is always hard to make the final decision. I finally nailed it down to 5 designs.

Glowing Holiday Forest Card is a glossy photo of snow covered trees, set on a dark mate background.  Twinkling lights adorn the snow covered branches that gently illuminate the forest.

Lights and Bows Card has a gold embossed stamped border framing a mounted photo. This Christmas tree and holly boughs remind me of holidays of years gone by. Warm and festive, bringing thoughts of gathering family and friends close.

Christmas Welcome Wreath Card is a cream matte embossed with gold. This frames a mounted photo of a wreath adorned door. This to me declares, “Welcome – I wish you Peace and Joy!

New York City, Tribute in Light Christmas Card is a photo mounted on a white matte card stock that will forever remind me of 9/11. Not only the horror, but of the extreme acts of courage and heroism that will be etched in our hearts and minds for the rest of our lives. This beautiful tribute in lights that depict the twin towers is a befitting memorial to all the lives lost and to remind us all that some things are never to be forgotten.


Thanksgiving Cards – The New Christmas Cards?

by Victoria I. on July 2, 2015

Everyone expects to receive Christmas cards from family, friends and even establishments where they do business. No one really expects a Thanksgiving card, so why not get a jump on the holiday season?

This year I have decided to send out Thanksgiving cards to friends and family to show how thankful I am to have each and every one of them in my life. While they are busy prepping for the holiday, they will receive a card from me and know that they are being thought of. While everyone tends to spend time with family for that special dinner, a card can slow them down for a minute and fill them with the joy of being appreciated.

It seems as almost as Thanksgiving dinner is coming to an end, you star to get flooded with Christmas cards. Wouldn’t it be nice to share a beautiful Thanksgiving card with friends when everyone else is receiving Christmas cards? The holidays come and go so fast that I like to get an early start on mailings, decorations, and shopping of course. This year, as every year, I will turn to The Gallery Collection for my Thanksgiving cards…and Christmas cards too!


Sending birthday cards to your customers is a great way to increase your business and loyalty with customers.  If you are a doctor or dentist with an office, a birthday card can serve as a reminder for your customers to come in for a checkup.  If you have a retail store, it can remind your customers to come in and check out some new sales.

A birthday card comes off as sincere, thoughtful, and kind.  It makes customers aware that you appreciate their business and look forward to seeing them again.  I can tell you from personal experience that birthday cards can definitely increase customer loyalty.  Every time my mother receives a birthday card from her dentist, she calls and books an appointment for a teeth cleaning.

Customers will positively view your business after they receive your card, maybe even more than some other companies who were not as thoughtful.  It is also a great way to bring customers back into your business who may have not visited in recent days.  Maybe there was a customer who was not satisfied with their last visit or purchase.  A birthday card may just change their opinion of your business!