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January and the Trade Show Circuit

By | Friday, January 19, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

January and the Trade Show circuit It is mid January and we are firmly in the midst of the trade show circuit! They are taking place all around us. The Atlanta Gift Show (U.S.) and Top Drawer (U.K.) just ended. The Las Vegas Gift Show (January 28 – February 1st) will be starting next week. New York Now, Birmingham Spring Fair (U.K.) and Ambiente (Germany) will be starting shortly thereafter. It can be completely overwhelming, especially after a very full holiday season. It hardly feels like one...

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Happy New Year 2018!

By | Friday, January 05, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

Rarely am I ahead of the game in *trend*, except during the time I work at Notes & Queries! We operate within a fashion-forward industry and our fantastic publishers always seem to have their finger on the pulse of what is popular and new in greeting cards and paper. And now – so will you! Color of the Year: Ultra-Violet! Pantone announced last month that the color purple will REIGN in 2018, specifically the shade - Ultra Violet , a soft melding of blue and red. Pantone hopes the blue and red,...

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There is Still Time to Order Holiday Cards

By | Friday, December 08, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

First off, no stress! From my personal experience, one can still receive holiday greeting cards throughout December and the first week of January. (Remember, New Year’s cards are a *thing*!) So, if you are personally feeling behind—no worries! But the fact is, the holiday season comes once a year, and we know that you know how important it is to do everything you can to maximize your sales! Now, let’s be honest here—we know the tendency is to think that just because it is December, one should...

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Thinking of All of You

By | Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

While this may not be the case for you personally, I am well aware that the holidays can be very difficult for many of those around us. While celebratory, the holidays can also serve as another reminder of those family and friends who have passed away, or remind us of times not so warm and loving. It is during this time of year that I have been sending out a growing number of thinking of you greeting cards to our sales reps, customers, and colleagues; something I have been encouraging my...

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