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2014 Christmas cards

November 5, 2014 | Leave a comment

I know, I know. You think it’s WAY too early to be talking about Christmas. But it’s not. There are only 7 weeks till it’s here, and when you buy Christmas cards from small indie businesses like this one, you need time for them to ship to you, time for you to write out your cards, and time for them to reach their recipients, ideally BEFORE Christmas Eve. And, you know, maybe figure in a bit of procrastination. (C’mon, admit it.)

So — we’ve added some new Christmas card designs this year and we wanted to share them with you now so you have plenty of time before you need to drop them in the mail.

Here are our new designs for 2014. Which one’s your favorite?

 

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If you want to see ALL of our Christmas cards, check ‘em out here and here.

10 ways to display Christmas cards

December 17, 2013 | Leave a comment

10 ways to display your christmas cards

You’re probably getting Christmas cards by the armloads by now. But what to do with them so you can see and enjoy them instead of just having them pile up on the table? Here are 10 ways to display your Christmas cards:

via HomeLife

via Our Nesting Place

 

via Songbird Blog

 

via Spotted Ink

 

via Shanty 2 Chic

 

via Sweet C’s Designs

 

via iVillage

 

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via UsefulDIY.com

 

via Eline Pellinkhof

 

via MarthaStewart.com

 

If you’re still busy writing your own Christmas cards but are worried your friends and family won’t be able to read them, check out these 5 ways to quickly improve your handwriting.

Merry Christmas!

2013 Christmas Cards

October 22, 2013 | Leave a comment

I know, I know. It’s too early for Christmas. But let me just remind you that it’s only 63 days away. Mmmkay? AND you have to send out Christmas cards EARLIER so they get to {enter person here who gives you a hard time for not sending Christmas cards} on time. So that’s even less days. So. As I was saying.

I’ve been brainstorming and designing some new stuff for Christmas this year. Let’s look at some pretty pictures, shall we?

Noel Snowflake Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co Glory Snowflake Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co Peace Snowflake Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co Nativity Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co Nativity Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co O Holy Night Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co Merry Little Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co You and Me Under the Mistletoe by Red Letter Paper Co Snowed In Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co

Everything’s available in the shop now! Happy 63 days till Christmas!

What to write in a Christmas card besides your name

December 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

What to write in a Christmas card besides your name

We’ve all been there. You’ve already picked out the perfect Christmas cards to send this year. They say exactly what you want them to say. What can you possibly add besides your name that will a) add value and b) not take up too much of your time? Here are a few suggestions…

1. Tie in a holiday memory

Maybe you moved into a new house and got to decorate it for the first time. “We’ve had so much fun decorating our new place for Christmas. Wish you were here to share it!” Maybe this is the first year your kiddo was big enough to help with the cookies. “It’s been amazing to watch Tommy grow. This year he even helped with the cookies, and even though the kitchen looked like the North Pole when we were done, we both had a blast. Hope your Christmas is sweet!” Maybe that Christmas ornament Aunt Sally gave you 20 years ago always makes you think of her when you pull it out. “I put the ornament you gave us all those years ago on the tree last night. It always makes me think of you.” All of these things are great to write into your card and make its recipient feel like they get to be a part of your celebration, even if they can’t be nearby for the holiday.

Gift Tree Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co

2. Say thank you

You definitely want to say thank you if they’ve sent a gift. But what I really mean is thank them for being part of your life. Say thanks for their influence. Say thanks for their prayers this year. Say thanks for staying in touch. Say thanks for sending a Christmas card when everything revolves around the Internet. Say thanks for always making you laugh. You get the picture.

Comfort and Joy Christmas Card by Red Letter Paper Co

3. Hope and wish

Send them good tidings for Christmas and the new year: Wishing we could be together at Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season. Wishing you a blessed year ahead. Hope we can be together again soon.

If you never know what to put in your Christmas cards, I hope these ideas will help you write heartfelt messages this year. If you’re a pro, what are some things you usually write inside your cards?

We sent out a fourth idea to our newsletter subscribers on what to write inside your Christmas cards. If you’d like exclusive info like this (and a discount just for signing up!), CLICK HERE!

And if you’re worried about your Christmas card recipients being able to read your note, check out these five ways to quickly improve your handwriting.

5 ways to quickly improve your handwriting

November 29, 2012 | 6 Comments

5 ways to quickly improve your handwriting

It’s nearly December. I know you’re probably dreading writing out and addressing your Christmas cards. “My handwriting is so awful,” you think to yourself. If I may suggest — steer clear of printing out EVERYTHING. It can feel really impersonal to the recipient. If you do nothing more than sign your name, at least do that. With a real pen. (Post coming soon on what to write inside those cards besides your name!) In the meantime, here are some tips on how to improve your penmanship:

1. Slow down

Yes, you’re in a hurry to get those bajillion cards out the door. Maybe the kids are tearing down the tree as you write or your husband is determined to short out the power with Christmas lights. But you’ll find that if you just s.l.o.w d.o.w.n as you write, concentrate on what you’re doing, you’ll see instant results.

2. Write in cursive

You know those curvy letters they taught you as a kid? Yeah, they still exist. Use them. One, they look more elegant and pretty than print. But two, because of all the loops and curves, it’s easier to mask imperfections in your writing style. (*Note: If you’re more comfortable writing in print, then I’m sure someone would rather receive a printed note from you than nothing at all.)

3. Use the right pen

If you don’t write with a fountain pen every day, now’s probably not the time to start. Use something you’re comfortable with. Sure, that means use something that feels comfortable in your hand, but it also means to use a pen that reflects you. I know this sounds silly, but there are just some pens that make me happier than others. Pretty ones, gifted ones, super-smooth-ink ones make me feel more dedicated to my writing task than the chewed ballpoint I accidentally grabbed at the doctor’s office.

4. Write big

Literally. Not humongous. But bigger than your usual chicken scratch. Especially if you’ve heeded my advice from No. 2 and are writing in cursive, you can achieve big, flowy, beautiful letters. Small and scrunchy words are only going to look worse. Give your writing space to breathe. Plus, you have the added benefit — if you’re really worried about your handwriting — that writing big means you can write less.

5. Put your heart into it

Whether you’re sending Christmas cards or random ones throughout the year, sit down. Make yourself comfortable. Relax. Think about what you’re going to say. It’s likely that your card’s recipient will be keeping this memento for a long time. Imagine they pull it out next year to show to a friend how great you are. You want it to look nice (for you and for them).

So there you have it. Five quick ways to improve your handwriting. But whether your penmanship is beautiful or not, it’s really the thought behind your letter that counts. Take the time to sit down and WRITE. And remember, practice makes perfect.

Of course it always helps to pick the perfect card to write in.

Cyber Monday: Exclusive art print + discount

November 25, 2012 | Leave a comment

It’s Cyber Monday! The big day to shop online, and the last day of our doorbuster deal.

Ready to get today’s
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print?

Here is today’s design:

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Let every heart prepare him room

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive this exclusive art print. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use the discount below, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

This is your LAST opportunity to get one of these exclusive RLPCo art prints! I’ll post here when today’s five prints have been claimed, but don’t worry, there’s still some discount goodness to go around.

Happy cyber shopping!

Just-Because Sunday: Exclusive art print + discount

November 24, 2012 | Leave a comment

We’ve had Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Tomorrow is Cyber Monday. But why skip Sunday?

Ready to get today’s
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print?

Here is today’s design:

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Keep Warm and Carol On print

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive this exclusive art print. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use the discount below, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

Tomorrow will be your last chance to get an exclusive print, and it will be revealed at midnight EST tonight. So check back! I’ll post here when the day’s prints have been claimed.

Not an earlybird-gets-the-worm type person? We’ve got a discount all weekend long!

Happy Sunday!

Small Business Saturday: Exclusive art print + discount

November 23, 2012 | Leave a comment

Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity to support small businesses like this one with your Christmas shopping!

Ready to get today’s
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print?

Here is today’s design:

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Heart of Christmas print

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive this exclusive art print. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use the discount below, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

Each day’s exclusive print will be revealed at midnight EST the day before they’re available. So keep checking back! I’ll post it here when that day’s prints have been claimed.

Not an earlybird-gets-the-worm type person? We’ve got a discount all weekend long!

Thank you for supporting small business!

Black Friday: Exclusive doorbuster print + discounts

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Leftovers in the fridge, shopping on the brain. It’s Black Friday.

Starting today, we’re giving away
FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art prints!

This is the only time these prints will be offered, one for each day through Cyber Monday.

Here is today’s exclusive art print:

Black Friday Let It Snow print

Black Friday Let It Snow print

The first five people to spend $25 in the shop today will receive one of these exclusive art prints. So get clickin’! (If you choose to use a discount, total after coupon must be greater than $25.)

Each day’s exclusive print will be revealed at midnight EST the day before they’re available. So keep checking back! I’ll post it here when that day’s prints have been claimed.

But don’t worry if you can’t click that fast. We’ve got deals all day (and weekend) long! Just make sure you take note of what times these discounts will be offered.

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Happy shopping!

RLPCo Doorbuster Deals for Black Friday (et al)

November 21, 2012 | Leave a comment

I know shopping after Thanksgiving generally trends toward buying gifts for others, but you’re still gonna need Christmas cards to send them. So we’re getting in on the sale action this weekend.

But it’s not just a sale.

For four days — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Just-Because Sunday (I made that one up) and Cyber Monday — the FIRST FIVE PEOPLE to spend at least $25 in the shop will get a FREE, EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME-ONLY 5×7 Christmas art print! This is the only time these prints will be offered. Wanna see them?

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You didn’t think I was gonna show you NOW did you? Each day’s exclusive print will be revealed at midnight EST the day before they’re available. So keep checking back! And remember, only the first five people of the day (who spend $25 or more) will get the print, so you better be quick. I’ll post it here when that day’s prints have been claimed.

But don’t worry if you can’t click that fast. We’ve got deals all day (and weekend) long! Just make sure you take note of what times these discounts will be offered.

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To recap: Act early, save a lot, get free stuff. Capiche?

Oh, and …

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Five Days of Deals!

November 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Not just a one-day Black Friday sale, not just a two-day Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale — but FIVE Days of Deals! Read ‘em and weep! And make sure you don’t miss the extra-special offer at the end…

Not sent from my iPhone ©RedLetterPaperCo

BLACK FRIDAY

You either love it or hate it. Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year (and we can FINALLY be excited about Christmas). On Friday, Nov, 25, get 20% off your entire RLPCo purchase — maybe Christmas cards for you, 1000 Words cards for your friend and an art print for your loved one — with the code BLACKFRIDAY20.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

This shopping holiday was started last year by American Express to encourage buyers to support small businesses. I’ll definitely be looking to support small businesses this year when I’m Christmas shopping. On Saturday, Nov. 26, buy any 5-pack of cards (Christmas or otherwise) and it will become a 7-pack! You must type “SMALLSEVEN” into the “notes to seller” as you check out for it to apply! (This is not a coupon code…just type it right into the notes!)

Love is patient, love is kind art print

BONUS DAY

There’s not really any cool selling holiday on Sunday, but we’re just gonna keep the deals right on going! This one’s perfect for gift-giving: On Sunday, Nov. 27, buy one art print, get the second 50% off. Here’s how it works: Contact me before you purchase. I will make a special listing that includes both of your prints, taking into account the discount. (Shipping will still total the cost for two items.)

CYBER MONDAY

Cyber Monday has gained ground in the last few years as the day when many people return to work after Thanksgiving and spend the day online Christmas shopping. As long as your boss isn’t watching, on Monday, Nov 28, buy three sets of Christmas cards and get the fourth set free! (Don’t add a fourth set to your cart, type the code FOURTHSET in the “notes to seller” as you check out, and tell me what you’d like your fourth set to be.) You must request the free fourth set if you want it!

BONUS DAY

Let’s have one last Day of Deals, shall we? On Tuesday, Nov. 29, enjoy free shipping on your entire RLPCo purchase with the coupon code SHIPFREETUES.

***All deals go into effect at midnight Eastern Time and last for 24 hours.***

1000 Words cards

And one last thing…

Everyone who makes a purchase using a Day of Deals code will be entered in a random drawing to win a $20 gift card to Red Letter Paper Company! Use it yourself or give it as a gift. But make sure you get your daily deal first! (Each buyer will be entered only once; entry is not dependent on number of items bought or amount spent.)

Now…who’s ready for some shopping?

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I’m thankful for Thanksgiving. Is that weird? I love that there’s a time for us to BE thankful. Not that we shouldn’t be all day every day, but many times we forget. And so I’m thankful that we have this holiday to gather with loved ones and give thanks to Him for, well, everything.