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Christmas Paper Design Trends 2017

By | Friday, November 10, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

As a greeting card company, we work in a fashion forward industry--predicting trends six to twelve months (at least) ahead of time. While retailers are now currently creatively merchandising their stores with their holiday 2017 products, the staff here at N&Q have been selling spring seasonal cards: Valentine’s Day cards, Mother’s Day cards, etc. for 2018 over the last few months! It is no wonder that I sometimes wonder what day it is! ;) So, what are the trends for Holiday 2017 in greeting...

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K.I.S.S.

By | Friday, October 27, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

KISS is an acronym for "Keep it simple, stupid", a design principal noted by the Navy from back in the 1960’s according to Wikipedia. The KISS principal states that most systems work best if they are kept *simple* rather than be overly complicated and often convoluted. My high school history teacher often reminds me that I was his one student who wrote a 100+ term paper (an absolute *bear* to grade)when I could have, um, should have been able to say what I needed to say in only 40 or 50 pages....

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Fall and Pulp & Circumstance

By | Friday, October 13, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

Greetings from Notes & Queries on this crisp, cool fall morning. This is my favorite time of year. I love the fall colors and all the activities that go along with the season: apple picking, morning hikes, and even *family cozy parties* on the couch as the days get shorter. This time of year also reminds me of my annual trip to visit with one of our wonderful, long-time customers--Pulp & Circumstance located in Hamilton, Bermuda--an island not as affected by the changes in the season as we are...

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