Throughout the holiday season, people receive many cards sending wishes for a Happy Holiday and wonderful New Year.  It is difficult to make your card the one everyone remembers.  So, in your opinion, what makes a holiday card stand out?  Winter scenes holiday cards evoke warm memories of the season.  I enjoy receiving a card that triggers something special inside. A card that makes a person feel an emotional connection ensures that that card is extra special.

Think about how you feel when you see a picture of a glittering forest lined with evergreens and a sweet deer munching on the grass. Or how do you feel when you see a picture of an old fashioned covered bridge over a running stream surrounded by snow covered, rolling hills?  Winter scenes on holiday cards like these make a person feel a comfort. It is almost like being hugged by a card. Beautiful scenic cards take you away from your current surroundings even if it is only for a moment and fill you with the warmth of the holiday season.

Sending winter scenes holiday cards also means you are sending your customers, family, and friends more than just well wishes for a bright and merry holiday season. You are also sharing with them the special feeling of coziness. You are inviting them to a little escape of relaxation and snugness. Send a card that sends a message of closeness.

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Congratulations to our Fourth Round Winners and our First Save (Entry #1859)!

 

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Congratulations to our Third Round Winners!

 

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Why You Should Buy Christmas Cards in Bulk

by Karla C. on November 5, 2015

Most companies and individuals have been sending Christmas cards out to customers, friends and family for years.  Christmas cards allow you to share your appreciation to others but can add to the strain of the holiday season in many ways.  So why not consider buying your cards this year in bulk?  Buying Christmas cards in bulk has its advantages.

The greatest benefit of buying your Christmas cards in bulk is the price.  Purchasing individual cards at your local retail store can be costly. For people and businesses on a budget, this can be an expense they are not capable of spending. You will be amazed at the price difference.  Some cards in greeting establishment can cost $4.00 and up whereas you can purchase in bulk for as little as $0.76 a card. The quality of these cards can be the same quality or better but for less than half the price. That figure doesn’t even factor in the savings of gas to get to the store.  A person can purchase these cards online or over the phone and never leave their house. No matter who you are price does matter.

Another benefit of buying your Christmas cards in bulk is the stress relief. There are so many things going on during the holiday season in work and outside that time is always an issue.  A person can order these cards early in the year before the nuttiness of the season begins. Bulk Christmas cards can also be personalized with an imprint you choose. This will save you the time of personally signing each card. Buying Christmas cards in bulk is a convenient, easy way to celebrate the season with the ones that matter without breaking your budget or adding unnecessary tension.

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Congratulations to our Round 2 Winners!

 

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When to Send Out Holiday Party Invitations

by Nina A. on November 2, 2015

With the holiday season right around the corner, it is essential for the sake of your meticulously planned parties to know when to send out the invites. Whether you are planning a delicious family meal for Thanksgiving or a warm cheerful evening full of presents and caroling for Christmas, you need to make sure that all your loved ones attend.

So… how can you make sure everyone on your guest list can make it to the big celebration? When is the right time to send out your holiday party invitations??

From personal experience, you have to have a balance in the timing of your invitations giveaway, since you don’t want to be so early that your guest forget about your party later on nor so close to the date of the party (too late) that your guests already have other plans for the holidays.

I highly recommend your holiday party invitations to be sent out 6 – 8 weeks prior to the party. This way, everybody that has received your invitations will have enough time to put your event in their calendars.

Now… please don’t forget that the timing of your holiday party invitations is not the most important thing. In fact the most important aspect of your party process is HOW YOUR INVITATIONS LOOK!

An invitation could easily tell your guests what type of party you’ll be having and it can serve as a very crucial factor to captivate their interest in going. For instance, people tend to receive tons of invitations to New Years Eve celebrations; BUT if they receive yours and they see that it is impeccable and beautiful and fun, they will without a doubt assume that your party will be just as amazing.

Make sure that every single one of your guests chooses your party over any other holiday party they have been invited to. Visit www.gallerycollection.com or www.cherishables.com and let your imagination run wild! Their holiday cards and invitations will be your secret weapon to make sure that your party is as anticipated as Christmas presents!

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Vertical vs. Horizontal Christmas Cards

by Millicent T. on October 29, 2015

Over the years I have received hundreds of Christmas cards from all over the world. I still can’t believe how many different types of cards there are out there. They have rectangle, square, triangle and yes even round. Who knew? The one I received was shaped like a wreath. Oh it was so pretty. Although I love all the cards I get, I really like the vertical cards the best. They all stand up so nicely on my table and mantle. I have more room to display the vertical vs. the horizontal Christmas Cards. This year I may even have to add a few cards to my entry way. It seems I get more and more cards every year. I look forward to opening them and seeing who they’re from. I get pictures in most of them, from family and friends. (How fast everyone grows up).

This year I ordered four different style Christmas cards from the Gallery Collection. They have such a wonderful assortment of cards. And yes, I ordered all vertical cards. You just cannot beat the quality of their cards. I feel they show that I put a lot of thought into sending out my cards. And they are reasonably priced. Have you seen the cost of store bought cards these days? Gees! They are so expensive. With Gallery Collection cards, I get to add a special touch to my cards and I add my own special message to each one. Since I use the vertical cards, I have plenty of room to let everyone know what I’ve been up to this past year. I can’t wait!

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World peace is a goal that the human race has strived towards for centuries. There are many wars brewing in the world today, causing turmoil in beautiful areas of our unique and fragile planet.  From decades long ago up until present day, countless human beings have marched the streets in the hope of achieving a goal such as world peace.  We have certainly moved closer to this goal over the last several decades.

The International Day of Peace is celebrated annually and was established in 1982 on the day of September 21st.  Starting last year in 2013, this day has become dedicated to peace education in schools across the world.  There is also the World Peace Council which was founded in 1950. They advocate universal disarmament, sovereignty, independence and peaceful co-existence, as well as campaigns against imperialism, weapons of mass destruction, and all forms of discrimination. They are also known for awarding the popular “International Peace Prize”.

Peace on Earth cards may not be as common as other cards that say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”. However, Peace on Earth cards can mean something much more around the holidays.  “Peace on Earth” is a friendly and positive message that is universal and can relate to all religions around the world.

Peace on Earth designs are universal and can certainly be part of greeting cards with a religious theme or message as well. Scriptures for many religions include passages about Peace on Earth, so now you can represent this positive message with a card of your own without offending anybody.  The holiday season is supposed to be filled with positivity, generosity, happiness, peace, and kindness.  So, why not get started by sending your loved one a Peace on Earth card?

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Grab Bag Gift Ideas for the Office Holiday Party

by Karla B. on October 22, 2015

Are you worried about being a part of the office holiday party because the buying of a miscellaneous gift for a mysterious person is daunting?  Well, time to be creative.  Buying a grab bag gift for the office holiday party can be fun.  Make the most of it and be creative.  I know it is easy to just run out a wrap a gift card up, but anyone can do that.  Gift cards are great but presents are even better.  The excitement of opening an odd shaped item or a crazy wrapped box is part of the fun.

Don’t know the sex, age, marital status or interest of the person?  Not a problem!  Here are some great gift ideas that almost anyone could appreciate but would not spend the money on themselves.

•    Scrabble anyone?  A board game is something all can enjoy.  They can bring the family together to make up for all time the dedicated employee spends at work.
•    Puzzles/Books?  Enough with the family time. Give a book or puzzle so your coworker has a mental escape from life.
•    Give a night out.  These are things we seldom splurge on for ourselves.  Give the gift of movie or play tickets along with a dinner gift certificate.
•    Another great idea:  Gift baskets.  Get a decorative basket and fill it with goodies such as popcorn, chocolate, chips, candy….
•    Wine anyone?  How about the monthly programs out there where a person will receive a different wine, dessert, lobster, or steak every month?  This is a gift that keeps on giving.
•    The cold weather is now approaching so why not give gifts for the car?  An emergency kit, a funky ice scrapper, snow brush, etc. will definitely be appreciated on those difficult mornings.

Don’t be afraid to dive right in and give the grab bag gift that the entire office is talking about.  It is easy and fun to be part of the company grab bag.  Have a happy holiday by giving a gift anyone would appreciate.

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Why You Should Have a Religious Card Assortment Box

by Margie P. on October 19, 2015

I wanted to let everyone know how wonderful it is to finally see Religious card Assortment Boxes from the Gallery Collection. I believe that Christmas is a Religious Holiday, and that it should be a time to think of family and friends, and to let them know that you care about them. I have used boxed cards in the past, but they have never been as lovely as the ones from the Gallery Collection. The ones I used to buy were printed on a very flimsy paper. And the greetings were okay, but not great. And I want a Christmas card to reflect how I feel about the Holiday. I want to show that I put time and effort into sending someone a Christmas card.

The assortment box I chose from the Gallery Collection had several different designs on the front and the greetings were perfect. Not to mention the quality of paper they use. It was made with good stock paper. (The wonderful rep who helped me place my order told me that.)  I cannot wait to mail them out.  My family and friends will be so impressed and I know that they will ask me where I got them from. I will be ordering the other Religious Assortment Box next year, as well as my All Occasion cards Assortment Box.

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