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Ideas for Wording on Your Personalized Christmas and Holiday Cards

Just the other day, some Amy Adele staffers were talking about how much we love to create our own Christmas and holiday cards, but sometimes we’re just not clever enough to think of just the perfect thing to say in our cards. So this year, we’ve collected some of our favorite messages and quotes as possible ideas for your personalized cards:

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
— Author Unknown

We hope this Christmas enriches your life;
May each day be happy and bright,
Overflowing with pleasure and love;
May your Christmas be filled with delight. — Karl Fuchs, Poem Source

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  — Roy L. Smith

I heard the bells, on Christmas Day,
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men. — Henry Longfellow

There’s more, much more to Christmas
Than candle-light and cheer;
It’s the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It’s thoughtfulness and kindness,
It’s hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for goodwill to men!  — Author Unknown

A song was heard at Christmas
To wake the midnight sky:
A saviour’s birth, and peace on earth,
And praise to God on high.
The angels sang at Christmas
With all the hosts above,
And still we sing the newborn King
His glory and his love.  — Timothy Dudley-Smith

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  Burton Hillis

May the days until Christmas be full of sweet pleasure,
And your holidays create joyful memories to treasure.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  — Joanna Fuchs, Poem Source

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  — Charles Dickens

Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
— Author Unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby

Wouldn’t life be worth the living
Wouldn’t dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
— Author Unknown

I made a Christmas wish for you,
For a holiday full of pleasure,
Friends and family all around,
And memories to treasure.
I wish for you a Christmas filled
With joyous holiday cheer;
I wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a very Happy New Year!  — Joanna Fuchs, Poem Source

Some of Amy’s Christmas and Holiday Cards:

Christmas Stockings for Five Photo Card
Wise Men Christmas Photo Card
Snowy Tree Christmas Picture Card
Ornament Holiday Photo Card
Mary and Jesus Photo Card
Christmas Tree with Gifts Stationery

 

Having a Pool Party? Tips, Tricks and Invitations!

We’ve been seeing lots of pool party invitations going out so it’s definitely the season! So here are some of our tips for the perfect pool party:

POOL PARTY FOODS

We love the JELL-O “Dive-On-In-Cake” that uses blue JELL-O to make a swimming pool right in the middle of the cake. Here’s a link to the recipe.

And we love this fun pool cake, too:

JELL-O is great for pool party treats. Put some in a bowl with gummy fish… or in little JELL-O molds and top with whip cream and gummy fish.

POOL PARTY THEMES
Flip Flops are a fun pool party theme. Give each kid one flipflop when they arrive and make them search for the missing half. Brightly colored flip flops are cheap and are a great addition to a gift bag, along with sunglasses, sunscreen and bright beach towel. The Flip Flop theme can even be carried out on the cake:

And who wouldn’t love a pirate themed pool party? Play the soundtrack to Pirates of the Caribbean, toss “gold coins” into the pool for kids to retrieve, draw a map for a treasure hunt and stick pirate flags in your cupcakes! Arrrrrrgh mateys!

POOL PARTY GAMES: What do a car wash, washing machine, shark and Tarzan have in common? They’re all pool party games! Here’s a list of 73 games for your summer pool party.

POOL PARTY OPTIONS: Want to have a pool party but don’t have a pool? Hotels will often allow parties at their pools, especially if you rent a room or two for a night. If it’s for small kids, put together a couple kiddie pools of different sizes to splash around in.

POOL PARTY DESIGNS: Amy recently released two new Pool Party designs – Swimming Boy and Swimming Girl:

These are a nice addition to our other pool party and pirate-themed designs:

 

Pirate and Parrot Stationery
Pool Baby Stationery
Swimming Pool Photo Invitations
Swimming Pool Invitations

And how could we blog about Pool Parties without having one of our own? Here’s our AmyAdele.com summer kick-off pool party with some of the staff’s little ones.

Amy Adele Pool Party

Bubbles and snowcones were the hit of the party!

Here comes Amy Adele, Hopping down the bunny trail!

It’s one of the most colorful times of the year–outside AND inside at Amy Adele. Today marks the start of our 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Beginning today, each order will be shipped with a SURPRISE Easter Egg hidden amongst the cute stationery and our “green” cornstarch packing peanuts. Each egg will have one of the following discount coupons: Free shipping, 10% off, or 15% off.  But that’s not all we’re hiding… Some orders will contain coupons for $25, $50, or even $100 OFF!!

The best part is, you can order as many times as you like! Right now, we have 25% off all Graduation Announcements and Thank You notes through the month of April.

Our Easter Egg Hunt is also the perfect time to buy gifts for upcoming holidays and celebrations: Mother’s Day gifts, Thank You notes for Graduates, Stationery for babies, and let’s not forget Gifts for Teachers–Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching! You can give the perfect gift AND collect discount coupons to use on future orders.

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Ordering address labels – Addressing any situation

Custom labels AND homemade goodies? Best. Gift. Ever...

Everyone needs address labels, am I right? They just make life easier—especially when sending large mailings, namely party invitations and thank you notes.

Over the course of my two and a half years here, I’ve noticed such creativity from our customers ordering address labels. Aside from the obvious, our labels come in quite handy for many cool reasons:

Gift tags: Personalizing and ordering address labels with “Happy Birthday”, “Happy Holidays” or any message, combined with your family’s names adds an even more personal touch to gift-giving! My children get gifts personalized by Santa every year.

Tags for homemade gifts: Whether ordering address labels to use as seals for bags containing homemade gifts (or baked goods), or as labels for jars of homemade jam, adding your personal text to a gift containing your personal touch is priceless!

Labels for the whole family: We all know how important it is to label our children’s items. And waterproof labels are essential for keeping up with sippy cups, lunch boxes, school books (covered school books, of course), toys, bag tags, and more! I also use them to ensure that I get my bakeware back after family reunions and pot-luck socials.

Allergy alerts: One very important (i.e. life-saving) way to use our labels is to personalize them with your child’s allergy alerts. Stick these important notices for daycare and nursery staff to see on bottles, cups, medications, …everything!

Bookplates: Use Amy’s whimsical designs on an address label as a bookplate for your child’s favorite books. After all, books are to be borrowed… but also returned!

We would love to hear some creative examples of how you use YOUR Amy Adele address labels! Leave me a comment—as always, I love hearing from you.

Cute Comments – July 22, 2009

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Some super cute customer comments from over the past two weeks:

Dear Amy and Staff,
My order just arrived and it is perfect! The invitations and notecards turned out just as I had hoped. Thanks so much!
-Heather
Falls Church, VA

Amy Adele rocks. You guys are amazing; fun, adorable, affordable products, sweet people in customer relations and super fast delivery service…I hope you zoom to the top of the online stationery business! 🙂 You deserve it! I hope all is well with amy’s new baby. Thank you again for your wonderful company & creative stationery!
-Elaine
Bethesda, MD

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Cute Comments – July 3, 2009

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Here are our latest set of Cute Comments from the past couple of weeks. You guys just blow us away! 🙂

Thanks for helping us get this order complete in time for us to be able to give it to our son’s teacher today. They turned out so good!! You really do a great job with this stuff.
-Eric
Central, SC

This is my second order with you guys, and I will definitely be back. Your customer service is fantastic!
-Audra
Parker, CO

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NEW Just for YOU! – June 24, 2009

Amy Adele New Items -June 23, 2009

Amy Adele Butterfly with Polka Dots Stationery!Thanks to all of you, we have added a brand new Stationery design! Amy received 30 comments or “votes” to her blog post requesting your help in choosing this new folded note card design. The “Butterfly with Polka Dots” design won by a landslide! Both of them were adorable though, right?

You can now order this brand new stationery “hot off the press” by clicking here. I personally cannot wait to see the cute personalizations all of you come up with.

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