Thursday, March 31, 2011

Accessories for your Purse!

Here at Cordially Invited, we firmly believe in throwing a little something in for yourself when you're shopping for gifts. Why not, you deserve it!

Could you use some colorful accessories to brighten up your handbag or briefcase? We've got just the thing (or things!) for you - decorative business card holders, compact mirrors, a USB flash drive, small manicure set, pill boxes, and purse holders!


These accessories come in four different designs:

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The gift boxes we've used to display these items are available too, in case you want to surprise someone with a little something.

Remember, we can gift wrap your items for you, too! Stop by and see us soon!

Reading is FUNdamental!

Do you have little ones in your life who you love reading to? We've heard that reading to your kids (or nieces, nephews, grandchildren, cousins, anyone!) for even just twenty minutes a day will help them start a lifelong love of books. And what better way than to crack open some fun stories to share?

Cordially Invited has just brought in a great selection of colorful children's books to choose from. These are fun and unique, and some of them include great activities to enjoy together!

Children's Books

Here are a couple of favorites. Magical Menagerie from Chronicle Books features 20 different animal sculptures that you just pop out and fit together - kind of like origami, only better! You don't even need scissors or glue to have fun with these! Plus, there are envelopes and a keepsake box included, so you can either store them for playing with or send them as a little present to friends.

We also have Jungle Friends. There are five different jungle animals to create here - a crocodile, elephant, giraffe, lion, and tiger. This also includes a cute keepsake box and the animals would look adorable in any nursery, classroom, or office.

Scoop up some great books to help instill that love of reading in the kids in your life!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Great Gifts for Mom!

Can you believe it...Mother's Day is just over a month away! On May 8th, don't get caught without something special for all of those wonderful moms in your life. Cordially Invited has some lovely gifts to pick from!

Here are some pretty spring scarves in bright colors, under $30:

Spring Scarves

These coffee mugs are pretty and practical!


Our "Chelsea" accessories that will bring a little bit of spring to any desk or office:

Chelsea Refillable Paper Caddy

That fun "Chelsea" print is available on several awesome items, including this fabulous serving plate, picture frames, stylish bangles and a cute piggy bank:

Cake Plate and other gifts

Just a couple of the elegant Mother's Day cards to choose from:


And check out just a few of the gorgeous options available for gift wrapping - whether you like to DIY or have us take care of it for you:

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Come on in and check one more thing off of that to-do list - we've got you covered!

Hop in for Easter fun!

Last week, we asked you to "Save The Date" for a fun Easter event at Cordially Invited for you and the kids. Here are all the details:

The little ones will have a great time making Easter and spring-themed greeting cards, plus a cute pair of bunny ears that they can wear when they take their picture with the Easter Bunny!

As always, we'll have lots of great gifts and cards in the shop to browse through while the kids are busy getting creative. Plus, we'll have some light refreshments for you, too!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Celebrate spring with Cordially Invited!

So guess what - Cordially Invited has its very own Facebook fan page!

And while we're at it, we've got a brand-new Twitter account, too.

Keep up to date with all of the fun upcoming events at the shop, get great ideas for gifts and cards, and see everything we've got up our sleeve by "liking" us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. Share it with your friends, too, and help us build a great following so we can keep bringing you great products and gift ideas!

We've got some awesome new stuff in the store, and you'll be greeted with our cheery new spring decorations in the window:

And as a little "thank you," come into the shop, say "I'm a Facebook fan!" or "I'm one of your Tweeps!" and we'll give you 10% off of your entire purchase between now and Wednesday, April 6th.

Come on in and get a head start on Easter basket stuffers, Mother's and Father's Day gifts and cards, and any other occasion you can dream up. We can't wait to meet you!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh So Many Things to Do

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P1050355 a photo by Party Paper Wrap on Flickr.

If you are a compulsive list maker - like me and you are expecting a child (unlike me) this might be the perfect journal for you...

From painting the nursery, to tracking appointments, ordering birth announcements, writing THANK YOU letters from the baby shower that was 8 weeks ago, finding a pediatrician... Oh the list continues!!!

The sprial flip journal includes:
- Fold Out Master List for tracking your timeline
- 150 Pages of worksheets for planning EVERY detail
- Peel and Stick tabs for quick reference.

So what are you waiting for - add this to your To Do List...
1. Go buy Pregnancy To Do's for me ( or that friend that just shared the news thier expecting)

Now dont you feel organized just reading this post!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Saving the earth, one bottle at a time!

Did you know that out of the 5.1 billion pounds of plastic bottles that were available for recycling in 2009, only 28% of it was actually reused? Is that crazy, or what? And that recycling just one plastic bottle would save enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for six hours?

Seriously, that's just nutty. Now, while it's awesome that we're all trying to drink more water these days, the trash generated from all of those plastic bottles...isn't.

So...Cordially Invited to the rescue! We're now stocking awesome Vapur "anti-bottles" in the store. These are totally unique - unlike any other reusable bottle out on the market. You can fold it, freeze it, toss it in the dishwasher, and of course, it's BPA-free so it's safe for everyone to use. There's even a carabiner attached to it, so you can clip it to your purse or backpack or whatever you want, and you can personalize it with any permanent-ink marker on the back of it.

Look at how cool these are!

We've got them in both sizes in all sorts of fun colors. The .5 liter (18 oz.) is available in purple, blue, black, pink, or orange for $10.99, and the .4 liter (14 oz.) comes in a twin pack in purple/clear and blue/clear. Each twin pack is $16.99.

Your friends are totally going to want to know where you got your cool reusable bottles - send 'em to Cordially Invited to scoop some up!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Two Kisses for Maddy Presale!

Cordially Invited is excited to kick off the presale for Matt Logelin's book, Two Kisses for Maddy! You're gonna want to make sure you have a copy of it for Matt's upcoming appearance on Friday, April 15th. If you don't know Matt and Maddy's story, it's beautiful, emotional, and inspiring - and you can read it all on Matt's blog.

We'll have the book for sale in the store, but since we're so sure it's going to be a hot seller, a special presale is available now just for our loyal blog readers.

Here's a few added incentives to buy TKFM during our special presale:
  • For every copy purchased between now and April 14th, we'll donate $2 to the Liz Logelin Foundation.

  • On March 25th and April 7th, we'll increase our donation to $7 (either online or in-store).

  • You'll get a VIP/early access pass on the day of the book signing, before the general public is able to meet Matt. If you arrive after 7:15, you'll get a "front of the line" pass. Either way, you win!
Pretty cool, right? Even better, we've made it super easy for you - pay securely with Paypal right here, and you'll be all set:

If you're out of the Los Angeles area or are unable to come to the signing, there's an option for shipping, and Matt will sign your book too:

To learn more about the Liz Logelin Foundation, follow them on Twitter or check out the website.

Cordially Invited is located at 5571 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90019. 323.931.0200

Monday, March 14, 2011

Save the Date!

We've got a couple of really fun in-store events coming up in the next few weeks! Mark your calendars and join in the fun:

Sunday, April 10th, from 12:00-4:00: Come and celebrate Easter with Cordially Invited! If you had the chance to stop by last October for the fun Halloween activities, you already know how much fun it is to celebrate holidays with us. We'll have photos with the Easter Bunny from 1:00-3:00 and some awesome, easy arts and crafts projects for the kids to work on while you browse the shop for cute Easter basket stuffers!

Friday, April 15th: Matt Logelin is a local daddy, blogger and now author - he's going to be in the store to meet his fans and sign copies of his incredibly touching book, Two Kisses for Maddy. Matt and Maddy have an amazing, poignant story that he's shared in his blog over the last several years, and the book recounts that first year of life after loss.

Presale for Two Kisses for Maddy begins this Wednesday, March 16th, and the official release date is April 14th - just a day before his in-store appearance. You won't want to miss this chance to meet Matt.

Plus, you can shop early for upcoming holidays, including Administrative Professionals' Day, Passover, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. Graduation season is coming up, too! We've got lots of great items available for sale, and you can have our staff take care of the wrapping.

See you soon, and tell all your friends!