Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fresh off the Press...

Drum roll PLEASE… Snow & Graham “paper novelties”! What’s so special about that?!? Why I’m glad you asked! Not only are these products beautiful and vibrant, yet classic and simple but they also combine modern design with the craftsmanship and quality of a historical era.

Snow & Graham does so via the process/art of letterpress printing. With its roots in the 1400s, today only a few letterpress printers remain. Only a select few are able to carry out the process and deliver beautiful work, since letterpress printing requires a high level of skill and craftsmanship.

View this high-quality craftsmanship when you visit Cordially Invited! The boutique carries various greeting cards from Snow & Graham’s Letterpress collection as well as recipe cards and stationery from other Snow & Graham collections.

Like Cordially Invited, Snow & Graham values the art and practice of modern written correspondence, therefore, they have gone above and beyond to preserve one of our nations eldest practices in the print industry and to bring beauty and distinction to their customers. If you share our values please visit Cordially Invited as soon as possible and form your impression of Snow & Graham paper novelties.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


LOL. FSR texting and computing have become exceedingly popular and nearly just as important as FTF contact.

Do you know the lingo? Can you text the lingo? If you’re spending more time figuring out texts than sending them, IDK why you don’t already have the Texting Dictionary of Acronyms, which is FS now at Cordially Invited.

The pocket sized texting dictionary contains over 1,000 acronyms and symbols. It will definitely come in handy whether you need to shorten your texts or decode your friends’ texts.

Save time and get the 411 by picking up the Texting Dictionary of Acronyms at Cordially Invited ASAP. It’s just what you need and almost 2G2BT! NISM?


P.S. If you have no idea what I’m talking about you definitely need the Texting Dictionary of Acronyms. You can also check out the legend below – but this is only a small fraction of the relief and satisfaction the dictionary provides.

LOL – Laugh Out Loud
FSR – For Some Reason
FTF – Face To Face
IDK – I Don’t Know
FS - For Sale
411 - Information
ASAP – As Soon As Possible
2G2BT – To Good To Be True
NISM – Need I Say More
BB4N – Bye Bye For Now
CYO – See You Online

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Make the Party POP!

Get any party POP-ping with Cordially Invited’s wonderful selection of Treasures Pop-Up Greeting Cards! Once again, whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered. These festive, colorful, and almost life like cards come in a wide variety themes. Birthday? Anniversary? Baby Shower?

Bring the party to life in a way to be treasured.

Pop goes the weasel! Or in this case the dog, the cat, the fish, the baby, the monkeys, the motorcycle, the race car, the spaceship, the casino,…

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Organize from August to August

At Cordially Invited we are all about planning and organizing while attempting to stay as green as possible. If you’re up for that challenge as well, the brand new 2010 – 2011 calendar /organizer from Mixed Role Productions is just what you need to get started!

Since this organizer’s made from 100% post consumer recycled paper, recycling can surely be checked off the to- do list - at least for a few days…but definitely not for the whole year! LOL

When ever you’re ready to make that trip to the recycling center - add recycling to your schedule {← best option btw} or make note of it in the notes section of your organizer, so you won’t forget all those aluminum cans and plastic bottles still in your garage ☺.

Take notes, stay up-to-date on important events and special occasions, and also keep track of finances and contact info, all in one compact organizer. By the way {btw}, what better time of year to begin planning than in August – things are just getting back to normal and you can make plans now, for next summer! Since the beginning of the organizer contains an overview of every month in the calendar and each month begins with it’s own separate calendar, how can you not stay ahead of the game? Mixed Role Productions makes it especially easy for owners of this great organizer to get organized and stay organized from August to August.

Quick PSA: Obviously, I’m assuming that you all recycle? If you don’t PLEASE do! It only takes a few minutes of your time. Don’t like going to the recycling center? Most areas in Los Angeles County provide blue recycling bins for weekly trash pick-up {then again don’t quote me}. We can certainly try and do our part for the environment – and for future generations. ☺

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

EXTRA! EXTRA! The GIft of Wrapping

Just want to make sure everyone is up-to-date on a special service we provide at Cordially Invited. The gift of wrapping!

All gifts purchased in the boutique can be wrapped for free! Choose from our complimentary line of wrapping paper and we will wrap your gift free of charge in a matter of minutes.

Gifts brought from any other store can also be wrapped at Cordially Invited!

Guys - if you purchase a little something special from Tiffany’s and don’t want her to know immediately what it is – get it wrapped! Choose from our great selection of wrapping paper, purchase the paper, pay a small service fee, and you’re done! Make that special gift even more special by getting it wrapped at Cordially Invited.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspirational Journals

As we come upon the Thanksgiving Holiday, are you inspired?

When I look at the enticing, radiant, and intricately designed Fall colored notebooks from Hummingbird Studio 77’s Hummingbird Collection I instantly become inspired.

I’m inspired not only by the printed design and colors on the outside of the notebook and beauty inherent in all the lined pages of the journals but I’m inspired to give thanks.

I’m inspired to write about my new journey and opportunity to explore new ventures and all the blessings to come.

I’m inspired to journal daily about the many interesting and wonderful people that come through Cordially Invited to purchase products for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, engagements, and holidays.

I’m inspired to be creative.

Shine your light. Dream for today. Play like there is no tomorrow. Seek your inner truth. Dance like you’ve never danced before. Be the change.

Whether you’re currently inspired by my inspiration or need a little boost in inspiration the Hummingbird Collection of journals, mini notepads, and even blank note card sets will keep you writing. This is also a great gift for artists, especially writers and musicians, who are always looking for new inspiration.

Visit Cordially Invited, check out the Hummingbird Collection, get that feeling you have every time you see a hummingbird, and be inspired.

Mug Shots!!!

The Holidays are rapidly approaching! Assuming you have your family and friends covered, have you even thought about your co-workers? No. Shame on you, you really should.

Fortunately it’s not too late though. Cordially Invited has the perfect gifts for your co-workers. These new coffee (or tea) mugs are apt to fit any personality! The free spirit, the night owl, the morning freak, and the person with the key to any problem.

The head honcho or top dog. Perhaps the latter describes your boss? Get your boss the right mug and coaster combo and a pay increase or promotion just may be in it for you!

Come by Cordially Invited and see which one’s are right for you! If these aren't the right fit you'll definitely find other gifts and stationery that may be more suitable.

ILLUMEnate your Home

Know anyone who could use some lightening up? No? I’m sure you do! How about yourself? You can certainly consider purchasing ILLUME products for your friends or family but I honestly doubt that these products will even make it to the event. Luxurious scented candles, wrapped in tin, overflowing with the aromas of persimmon, grapefruit, green hyacinth, fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, citron zest, and Spanish rosemary. Aromatic reed diffusers engulfing the room in the fragrant oil of lavender or pineapple. Ahhhhhh… Sounds like a spa already!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Express Yourself with Vera Wang

Vera Wang. The name basically speaks for itself. We’ve all heard of the extraordinary fashion designer, best known for the feminine and romantic sophistication exuded in her floral inspired wedding gowns.

Her signature ready-to-wear couture collection embodies the above qualities as well however adds a demur yet soft and vibrant, free form element to her fashion portfolio.

The fashion designer turned business mogul has consistently found numerous avenues to express her creativity and love of florals, while doing so in a timeless and classic way. Whether fragrance, shoes, fine china, eyewear, or flowers every product Vera Wang places her mark on - timeless, classic, modern, sophisticated. And one of her most recent ventures into the world of fine papers is no exception.

Vera’s beautiful stationery collection uses vivid colors like peacock blue, tangerine, mulberry, and espresso only to accentuate varying floral patterns on the boxed set envelope and act as a sophisticated yet vibrant tri-layer border on the card. Similar to the designer’s fashion collections her stationary products are absolutely timeless.

Event coming up? Planning for a sophisticated tropical wedding sometime in the future? Or just need a beautiful backdrop to express yourself to friends, family, or co-workers? Well, whatever your needs Vera Wang’s blank, fine paper stationery can meet them all, at any time since they will always be in style. And remember, Cordially Invited prints invitations, on-site, for all occasions, whatever you need to say. Be inspired and express yourself with Vera Wang.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby Fever

For all the expecting mothers, family members, and friends Cordially Invited is buzzing with baby fever. You know we have everything for your baby shower needs from invitations to gifts and of course baby themed gift wrapping but I’d like to highlight a few products in particular that every expecting mother MUST HAVE:

1) Bonnie Marcus Sonogram Frame
Show your baby how much you care in a cool way! Rather than carrying around a sonogram picture everywhere you go show your friends and family the new addition when they come to visit and immediately they’ll know exactly what they’re looking at. With the circle opening you can highlight the best part of the sonogram – your little one’s cute little face!

2) Tree by Kerri Lee handmade baby gifts
Anything chosen from this collection can add the perfect touch to a nursery or create lasting memories for a little loved one. The handmade, hand painted, vintage-inspired wooden music boxes does both! Who can forget classic lullabies like “Hush Little Baby,” “Love Makes the World Go Round,” and ”Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”? Well just in case you did, it’ll never happen again since the lyrics matching the music to these lullabies are on the back of the wooden box. Much better than those glass wind-ups, without lyrics, that are liable to become shattered music boxes!

Cordially Invited also carries mommy-to-be treasure boxes, bright or pastel blocks for baby, and a solid wood delivery countdown calendar for mommy and when she’s finished it becomes a birthday countdown for baby. But that’s not all folks; these Tree by Kerri Lee products can also be personalized! So come down to the shop and see what we have for you!

With all kinds of fun baby products your next baby shower gift is sure to be the talk of the shower!!