Archive for June, 2013

FREE Thank You Note Promotions

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Can you remember the last time you received a hand-written letter?  As you’ve been reading in our blog and social posts lately, InvitationBox is starting a thank you note revolution – we’re encouraging you to put down that smart phone and connect with your friends on a more personal level.  And we’re not talking about your facebook friends, either, we’re talking about your real friends.  Perhaps a friend hosted a party for you recently, picked up your child from daycare or was there for you during a difficult time.  The people in your life are so important, and we think you should let them know it!

 

To kick-start the thank you note revolution, we’re offering two truly amazing promotions so that you can get started with bringing back an age-old tradition!  We also thought we would have a little afternoon fun over at Ibox one day last week, and we created two Vine videos to go with each of our thank you note promos, (warning, they are silly and will make you laugh)!  Take a moment and learn a little bit about each promotion we’re offering as a part of the InvitationBox thank you note revolution!

BOGO Thank You Notes – If you had to chose between a “thank you” text from a friend, or a hand-written thank you note, which would you prefer?  We recently asked our fans and the response was overwhelmingly cohesive – it seems like everyone prefers a hand-written note over a text, call or an email.  Our first promotion is a buy one, get one promotion, in which every order of digitally printed invitations will be receiving free thank you notes from our hand-picked collection.  In other words, if you order 100 invitations, you’ll be receiving 100 free thank you notes to go along with your order!  It’s that easy, and it makes you the better friend, as you wrap up your party and send out thank you notes to all of your guests!  Click here to see our fun vine video, showing Holly’s reaction to a “thank you” text, after receiving a heartfelt hand-written message from her friend: BOGO Thank You Note Video

10 Free Thank You Notes – Sometimes there isn’t a rhyme or a reason, you simply feel the need to send a note to a friend, to remind them how important they are to you.  Or perhaps you just had a party, and wanted to thank a friend for hosting, attending or for their generous gift.  Our 10 free thank you card promotion is just that – 10 free thank you notes to get you started on the thank you note bandwagon!  You can choose from 24 unique designs, including masculine stripes, feminine polka dots and flowers, modern lines and fun typography.  Choose 10 free or upgrade your order by increasing your quantity at a highly reduced price.  You can even add on extra’s to make your cards “you” with envelope liners, return address and gift box stamp options, (for an additional fee).  Economy shipping is just $0.99!  Click here to see our fun vine video, asking you what kind of thank you note writer you are.  Are you a crosser-outer, an inside joker or a wordsmith? What Kind of Thank You Note Writer are You Video

Stationery in the Digital World

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

There’s something so nostalgic about opening a letter from a dear friend, seeing the penmanship, the paper chosen for her correspondence and the message inside.  Your letter has traveled through towns, cities and possibly an airport to reach you, and it reminds us of a time when everything wasn’t so instant or at your fingertips.  A time when communicating was done through listening, self expression and craft.

In today’s ever-evolving social society, we’ve taken to technologically communicating with each other, be it by email, text, Twitter, Facebook or simply sharing a photo on Instagram.  We don’t even call each other anymore – because texting is so much easier, and we can text someone while performing our other daily tasks.  Since when did friends and family become a “second” in our lives?  Penmanship seems like a part of our past that is fading away rather quickly, which is why when someone takes the time to send a letter, a thank you note or a card today, it is so special to us.

Despite all of our tech-crazed habits, there are still people out there that actually write letters today.  You’ll find that older generations continue to write and send hand-written correspondence, be it a letter or a thank you note.  Perhaps it’s because they haven’t divulged into the world of internet, computers and smart phones, or they simply may prefer not to use something so non-personal as an email or a text, when communicating with a loved one.  This refreshing concept tells us that writing a letter to someone speaks volumes to the recipient because it’s personal, heartfelt and thoughtful.

Today’s modern world is ever-evolving, just as the stationery world.  What was popular years ago is not what you’ll find on the stationery shelves today…and it might just get you excited to pick up the pen and write the next time a friend sends a gift or does something special for you.  Traditional stationery featured white or ecru card stock, which was engraved or embossed.  It was simple, yet elegant, and completely fitting of the times.  Today, stationery is evolving into a world full of colorful card stocks, vibrant font colors and contemporary typography combinations that give off the essence of the stationery owner’s style.  When your recipient opens your card or letter, they will instantly know it’s you, just by the style of stationery chosen.  Letterpress printing with largely fibrous paper and digital printing with contrasting color usage are most often used today.  Your personal stationery should make you find excuses just to use it!

Can you remember the last time you received a card or a letter in the mail, and how special you felt as you opened the envelope to reveal the hand-written message inside?  Give this heartfelt gift to your best friend or a close family member and break the email cycle every once in a while!   You may just start a meaningful tradition of your own!

For a limited time, InvitationBox is offering a heartfelt promotion, where each customer who purchases a digital invitation from our website will receive their choice of free thank you notes from our selected collection.  If you purchase 75 invitations, you’ll get 75 free thank you notes – it’s as simple as that!  We think it’s time to start a social stationery revolution!  Jump on our bandwagon and make someone smile today when they open their mailbox and find your letter waiting inside, whether it’s a thank you note, a get well card or simply a “thinking of you” card.  You may just make someone’s day, and you might just get a letter back!