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How to Write a Sympathy Card

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How to Write a Sympathy Card

This is hands down the hardest card to write to someone. When I go about the task of picking a sympathy card and figuring out what to write in it, I like to think about what I would want to hear at a time like this. Here are some tips and suggestions on what to write: 1. It's OK to Get Personal In fact in most cases, you should. If your childhood friend lost her mother, share a fond memory about her. Maybe it's as simple as a time she made you both cookies when you were feeling down. Or how she always...

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5 Tips to Writing a Great Card

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5 Tips to Writing a Great Card

Maybe you're not a big card writer. You sign a quick signature in a birthday or anniversary card, slap a stamp on it, and send it on it's merry way. But what about those other times? How do you know what to write to encourage or inspire your friends and loved ones? Here are some tips on how to write a great card, when you aren't sure what to say: 1. Be Authentic Basically, be you. If you're a short and to the point person, your card writing can match that. If you're funny or snarky, embrace that. People want to see your...

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Stamp Prices Increase January 2019

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Stamp Prices Increase January 2019

We just adore lovely stamps. They can be a sweet compliment to a gorgeous stationery set and set the tone of your invitation or card before the recipient even opens the envelope. With that in mind, make sure you get the stamps you love at a great price, before they increase on Sunday, January 27, 2019! Here's the skinny on the increases: First Class 1 oz. stamps are increasing from $0.50 to $0.55. This effects your everyday mail - bills, birthday cards, etc. Here is what is decreasing in cost: First Class 2 oz. stamps will actually DECREASE from $0.71 to $0.70. This is...

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Fonts: Commercial vs. Personal Use

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Fonts: Commercial vs. Personal Use

I found a font on the internet, so it must be ok to use. Wrong. Oh, well that sucks. But surely the fonts that came with my computer are fine to use on a organization’s project, right? Wrong again. No way, but it’s on my computer! ___ It’s an easy mistake to make. But just like images and photographs, fonts need to be licensed to be used commercially. Microsoft and Apple includes fonts that are available for your personal use. That fine print you click “accept” on when you first set up your computer basically states that you’re only allowed...

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Postage Options: The Pros, Cons, and Costs

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Postage Options: The Pros, Cons, and Costs

There are pros and cons to all the options available for postage. Here are a few pointers to help you figure out if they’re right for your project: Custom Stamps (stamps you purchase at places like zazzle.com) COST: More than face value of the postage (typically 30–60% more). For a 2 ounce mailing of 2,000 pieces, that jumps from $1,360 to a whopping $2,595 (Based on ordering 2,000 $0.68 custom design stamps from zazzle.com). DESIGN: Because you design them, they are the best option to coordinate with your mailing design and support your organization/event branding. CONS: There are copyright issues if even...

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