With the job market the way it is, finding a job you love can be a challenging venture.  Once you get that key interview, I can guarantee you that there are many more applicants also interviewing for the position.  Sending a follow up Thank You Card after a job interview can be a special thing that sets you apart from all the others.  So many great candidates are out there vying for that one awesome job.  Standing out above the others is the one aspect you need to make a mark.

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A thank you card after a job interview keeps you fresh in the mind of the interviewer.  A person can make a major impact by presenting themselves as well versed during the interview but so can many other people.  Most applicants will have on that classic business suit, their hair and makeup groomed to perfection and the firm handshake necessary to win the job of their dreams.  But how can you make yourself be remembered if everyone else is also putting their best foot forward?

When the person in charge of hiring is finally alone after the interviewing process and in a state of total confusion by all the wonderful prospects, wouldn’t it be great for him to find a thank you card from you on his desk?  It will show him that this wasn’t just any old interview, but a job you care about and are willing to go the extra mile for.  Sending a Thank You Card after an interview will make you remembered by human resources!

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You can never go wrong having an assortment of greeting cards on hand.  The Gallery Collection assortment box is ideal for individuals that prefer to be organized and on time in their card giving.

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If you are an advent card giver like myself, you should never be without a collection of cards.  This will save you time, money and the agony of looking at all your card options.  It’s not just me, but I like to give cards that are personalized.  I like them to be a good quality paper and print instead of those crappy 99 cents cards.  That is a pet peeve of mine.  Ask my Aunt Queenie, she will never do that again!

I like the all occasion card assortment box because they have a little bit of everything in them just like a box of chocolate; but in this case you know exactly what you are getting. This will ensure that you will never miss an opportunity to share a special occasion, a life milestone, a thinking of you, etc., kind of moment.

So remember to give a card to that neighbor that gave you those sweet, tasty tomatoes out of their garden with a “Thank You” card.  I guarantee you will get a pumpkin pie the next time!

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The Gallery Collection is excited to announce the Top 10 Finalists for the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest. Over 13,000 entries have been narrowed down to these 10 finalists which are made up of the top 5 vote getters from the final round along with 5 designs that our Scholarship team chose from the final round as well.

It will be from these 10 finalists that the 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship winner will be chosen. The announcement of the winner will take place on Friday, April 24th, 2015.

TOP 5 VOTE GETTERS

5 SCHOLARSHIP TEAM PICKS

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Fun Ways to Celebrate an Office Birthday Party

by Rita N. on April 13, 2015

Office Birthdays can be celebrated quietly with a birthday cake, candles and, of course, the chorus of “Happy Birthday” to blow out your candles and make your special wishes.  But if you really want to have a fun office birthday party, let’s take a twist and have an office roast, which would certainly bring lots of laughs to the event.

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We must first make sure that the birthday guest has a sense of humor.  Invite as many attendees as your can, the more the merrier.  We can then move on with choosing our panel, combining a mix of co-workers and supervisors. Take a head-shot of each panelist and attach it to the table in front of them.   We ask those on the panel to think of any unusual things they remember about our birthday star.  The panel should also pick topics that include the honoree’s interests and hobbies along with any funny situations you remember or can make up.  Let’s try and make sure that no comments are hurtful, and all are in good fun.  We are ready now, let the fun begin!

Bring in the guest of honor and see the look on their face when they realize what is ahead of them.  One by one the panelists have their day telling jokes and roasting the honoree.  When the laughs have subsided and the birthday guest of honor has said their piece (got even), bring in that candle lit cake and celebrate!

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Greeting Cards Highlight – Anniversary Cards

by Matty G. on April 9, 2015

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This is the perfect card to congratulate someone on a milestone anniversary.  It could be a couple’s 1st, 5th, 25th, or 50th anniversary.  Maybe it could be an anniversary for a co-worker at your business.  Either way, you want to make sure that you give the best card you can give.  You can’t ever go wrong with one of our most vibrant and colorful cards full of banners and streamers!

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The card presents a golden and blissful “Happy Anniversary” on the front.  It’s an elegant way to congratulate a loved one for a wedding anniversary, especially with the beautiful Fleur-De-Lis on the front.  A Felur-De-Lis is French for “lily” or “iris” and has multiple special religious and non-religious meanings.  Some of them being purity, chastity, wisdom, and the continuing presence of heraldry in everyday life.  It is also known to symbolize the Virgin Mary and the Holy Trinity.

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Are you part of a group or family looking to give your best wishes to a loved one for a special anniversary?  You can help surprise them with a card from all of you!  The exploding gift box on the front is perfect if the anniversary event will include gift-giving.

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Looking for a professional card that is appropriate for a corporate or business occasion?  This card was specifically designed to fit these needs.  Not only is this another perfect card to give in a corporate setting, but the design on the front has a beautiful mix of Gold, Green, & Pearl foils.

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This is certainly a card that will catch your eye!  The golden star dazzles the front cover along with a gorgeously written “Happy Anniversary” in golden embossed foil.  The gold color really shines with the “dark as night” background. You also get 2 free gold gel pens with your order on dark stock cards.  This is a hard deal to pass up on, especially since it is one of the most attractive Anniversary cards on the website.

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Sometimes you just need to say “Thank You”.  A Thank You greeting card is something that could be needed throughout any of the 365 days of the year.  The best thing about the assortment box is that it offers you multiple styles of “Thank You” cards to fit any occasion that may come up.  There are corporate cards that are appropriate for a business setting, but the box offers elegant styles that are perfect for weddings, baby showers, and many other events as well. There are also 7 blank cards included in the assortment box in case you need to write out your own personal message.  This is great if you are someone who enjoys writing out your own messages.

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You never know when you may need to write a Thank You card, so why not be prepared?  An assortment box makes things extremely convenient for you, but you’re also saving money.  On top of the 35 cards in 9 different styles, you also get extra envelopes. There are multiple pre-selected greetings to choose from as well, which can save you time when attempting to choose an appropriate message to write.

Another option that you have is to give the assortment box as a gift.  The box already comes in beautiful attractive packaging which makes gift-giving a smooth and easy process.   No matter what, a Thank You assortment box is a smart purchase to have on hand.  When there is somebody to thank in the near future, you’ll be glad you have it!

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How to Choose Birthday Cards for Business

by Marco H. on April 2, 2015

Like most entrepreneurs, I didn’t have money for anything extra when I started out. It was all I could do to pay bills, make payroll, keep my building lit and powered and so on. When the little league came around I had to cry poor when asked to sponsor a team, even though my own kids played. I’d stay late sometimes to clean the office, and my wife worked on the books part time for free. No WB Mason for me, I had to look for deals and do my own purchasing, even for office coffee!

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There was a lot to learn, but some things you shouldn’t even have to think about. The way you treat your employees says a lot about you, and no matter what business you’re in, I believe it has everything to do with your ultimate success or failure. Little things matter. Like remembering birthdays and giving out birthday cards. Even when your company gets bigger, as mine has, it doesn’t have to be a chore. I use internet sites like the Gallery Collection. There’s an endless variety and they always look great. I’ve given Birthday Cards from day 1 and it never ceases to amaze me how much the workers appreciate it. And the free coffee, that always goes over big! I do it because I care about them, but I’m convinced it results in better productivity too.

Now that we’re over the hump and I can do more, I still remember how important the little things are.

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How to Eat Healthy At Work

by Carver C. on March 30, 2015

Let’s face it, eating healthy at work is not fun or easy. The bottom line is that work equals stress, and for most of us, stress equals eating (usually unhealthily). Being able to manage your diet at work is a key tool that will allow you to maximize productivity on the job while also feeling good about yourself. Everyone wants to be healthy and fit, but dedicating the time and energy to be able to consistently make the right food and exercise choices, especially while working a grueling schedule, can seem like a daunting task. Here is a list of five easy and healthy choices to make while at the office rather than daydreaming of donuts and other delicious treats.

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Pack Your Lunch
Packing a nutritious lunch is a key tool in being able to resist temptation to reach for that bag of potato chips from the vending machine or the pasta primavera from the cafeteria. Bringing lean meats, whole wheat breads as well as nuts and water instead of those greasy alternatives will not only make you feel better about your choices, but give you sustained energy when that “2:30 feeling” rolls around.

Avoid the Vending Machine!
The vending machine is for lack of a better term, your mortal enemy at work. This big box of horrors is most always filled with salty and chocolaty snacks that will ruin your diet and leave you feeling bad just minutes after that wrapper hits the trash can. Try alternatives such as celery and peanut butter, apple slices, almonds and raisins to replace those waist-busting treats.

Take a Walk during Lunch
Ah, our cherished lunch break. Our time to relax, unwind….and continue to sit. This is the completely wrong idea for most people who are looking to maximize their day. After you eat (a healthy and satisfying meal of course) try taking the second half of your break outside and get moving! Even just a 20 minute walk at a moderate pace can get your blood pumping and release crucial endorphins that will uplift your mood for the second half of the daily grind. Instead of sticking your nose in your neighbor’s business or reading about which celebrity said this and that, make your lunch break a productive one!

Stay Hydrated
Water, unlike the vending machine, is your best friend while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Having a glass of water handy at your desk will not only keep you hydrated, but keep you feeling fuller throughout the day. Instead of snacking, drinking a few 8oz glasses a day is an essential tool to looking and feeling great. Replace those sugary drinks and carbonated beverages with a good ol’ glass of h2o.

Stick Together
There isn’t an easier way to stick to a healthy diet at work than having a buddy who wants to keep healthy with you. Sticking together while the rest of the office is digging into some birthday cake for the third time this month will help to ease the pain as you watch those empty calories go to waste. This teamwork can often lead to a workout partner (another essential tool in living a healthy and active lifestyle) so team up, and everyone wins!

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Corporate Greeting Cards Can Mean Big Business

by Caden G. on March 26, 2015

A corporate greeting card can be an important business tool, especially during the holiday season. Adding a personal touch to a business or institution by sending an elegantly crafted card can help separate your business from the pack. It is far too easy to blend in with the crowd in today’s fast-paced world of industry and commerce, but a thoughtful card can make a big difference in this case.

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Not only is a corporate greeting card a tool for growth, it is also a tool for creating and maintaining business relationships. Choosing a card that both represents your business, as well as the person or company receiving it, will make your message even stronger.

There is even a way to implement something truly unique by sending a corporate holiday invitation to help keep the spirit alive and well during this important time of year.

Making sure your business maintains close relationships with consumers, partners or even family and friends is an extremely beneficial business strategy. Greeting cards than send a warm and positive message can be a powerful and effective way to get this message across. From birthdays to holidays, and everything in between, there is certainly a card to fit whatever occasion with the Gallery Collection’s extensive selection.

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Employee Birthday Cards Lift Office Spirits

by Karla B. on March 23, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I know when I hear those words or receive a card my initial reaction is a big smile.  Most people expect that yearly card from their moms, kids, other family members.  But sometimes it’s the little gesture from an unexpected source that makes that big smile into a huge smile coming straight from the heart.  Employee birthday cards are just the thing to bring on this feeling.

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Giving employee birthday cards will lift the spirit and make the employee feel valued and special.  Last year, my supervisor gave me a birthday card and I was shocked.  The feeling of warmth made me feel joy the entire day.  This is an easy way to make me know that the company I work for doesn’t just care about the productivity I am generating, but that the company cares about me as an individual.

Employee birthday cards can change a person’s attitude for the better.  A simple card shows that you are sincerely appreciated for all that you do.  Knowing that you matter to your boss leaves you with an uplifting feeling.  If the employee feels honored by the acknowledgement, he or she will want to do whatever necessary to make the business successful.  Celebrating an employee’s birthday with a card is a simple way to lift his or her spirits and create a successful work environment.

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