Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We Love Dads!

Got a card for Dad yet? We do - lots of them!

Sentiments beautifully expressed in luxurious letterpress:

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Cards that reflect hobbies dads love:

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A reminder to relax every now and then:

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...and some that'll bring a smile to his face.

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We've got these cards and many, many more to choose from. Find the perfect one for the dads in your life - Father's Day is Sunday, June 19th!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

That's right - the shop is closed today so that we can celebrate the holiday with our families.

Let's all remember that Memorial Day is not just a fun 3-day weekend for barbecues, trips to the beach, and kicking off summer. Today we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect the freedoms we enjoy every day.

And to each and every member of our military forces who continue to serve our country all around the world, we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Work Colorfully!

We're proud to share a brand-new line of beautiful products by Pierre Belvedere with you!

These colorful and high-quality pieces will brighten anyone's day and make a great gift for dads, grads, birthdays, you name it!

Business card holders in fun colors:

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Handsome leather-bound journals in two sizes:

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Plus, matching pencil cases to keep all of those writing instruments corralled!

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Aren't those fantastically fun? That briefcase doesn't have to be boring at all - a little splash of brightness will bring a smile to your face in the middle of a work week!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inspiring our Grads

Along with Dad's day, the upcoming weeks are all about the grads! The Class of 2011 is ready to put on those caps and gowns, and Cordially Invited has beautiful gifts and cards to help them celebrate.

These lovely paperweights will give your grad some wonderfully uplifting words when they're sitting at a desk:

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Along with the coffee mugs we've already shared with you, there are journals adorned with these inspirational messages:

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Be sure to stop in for these gifts and more! We'll gift wrap your selections while you wait, too. Celebrate the Class of '11 with Cordially Invited!

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's Dad's Turn!

Now that Mother's Day is behind us, it's time to get ready for dear ol' Dad! We just got some great new gifts in stock that are perfect for dads, grandpas, uncles, just about anyone.

Frame a photo of someone near and dear to Dad's heart in one of these:

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He'll love one of these terrific Pierre Belvedere pens! They have matching leather journals and business card holders too.

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Look at these vintage-y looking desktop clocks:

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...and what about wrapping up Dad's gift in one of these great gift boxes. They're totally reusable, any of these would look right at home on a desktop, maybe as a photo box or office supply storage.

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We'll be spotlighting some of our favorite Father's Day cards in an upcoming post, too. As always, our creative staff is available to help you with custom gift-wrapping and answer any questions you might have.

Don't wait to pick up some of these awesome gifts! Drop by and see what's new - lots of great merchandise is arriving every week. Come in and see us!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Clocky Saves the Day!

Do you know anyone who has trouble getting up in the morning, even with an alarm clock AND sets a wake-up call on their cell phone?

Well, we've got the most perfectest thing you could possibly give this special someone. For your gifting pleasure, we present...

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What is it, you ask? Well, it's pretty awesome if you ask us - it's an alarm clock...on wheels. You set your desired wake-up time, and when it goes off, Clocky literally RUNS away! It can be placed on a table or nightstand up to 3 feet high. At the set time, it shrieks loudly - some might even say obnoxiously - and wheels away out of arm's reach! Clocky basically forces you to get up out of bed to turn it off, and by the time you catch it, you're up.

Clever, yes? We've tested it out for ourselves, and it works like a charm. And Clocky is just so darn cute, you don't want to throw it out the window - you want to give it a big hug and thank it for helping you get up in the morning.

Clocky comes in several different colors, and makes a great gift for just about anybody:

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Stop in and pick one (or two, or three - heck, why not one of each color?) up for a dad, a grad, or anyone who could use a foolproof morning wake-up call!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Off to the NSS!

We're off to New York City for the National Stationery Show!

If you've never heard of it, the NSS is a fantastic annual convention for fun shops that offer stationery, cards, gifts, party supplies, etc. - so it's Cordially Invited's favorite time of year! We get to browse all of the latest products from over 900 different vendors, see all of the coolest new trends, check out some really awesome stuff.

What does this mean for you? Well, for now - it's business as usual. The shop is still open during regular business hours, and our fabulous staff is available to help you with whatever you need - cards, gifts, custom gift wrapping. AND it means that we'll be placing orders for all sorts of terrific new items to stock our shelves and share with you!

Plus, stay tuned for updates on the launch of Cordially Invited's new website! We'll be sharing our custom invitations and stationery, offering great tips and party ideas, and soon - an online shop. We're really excited for the website to go live, and we'll keep you posted as to when you'll be able to check it out.

So much good stuff! Keep reading for all the latest news!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We've Got a Winner!

Sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the signed copy of Matt Logelin's Two Kisses for Maddy! We're still recovering from our crazy busy Mother's Day weekend, but things are all back to normal here at the shop and we're finally ready to announce the lucky winner...

Achelle L, drop us an e-mail with your contact information and we'll get your prize off to you right away! Congratulations!

We also gave away a $100 gas card to a lucky winner who'd entered via a $15 purchase in the store. Stay tuned, because we'll be doing another gas card giveaway soon. Starting date will be announced here on the blog- so be sure to check in daily.

Ready for the Class of 2011?

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! We were busy little bees here at the shop all day long, helping customers buy cards, choose gifts, and wrapping them all. It was a great day, and we enjoyed seeing everyone!

Now...are you ready for some graduation gifts and cards? It's that time of year again, and as always, we've got some great stuff to help you in that department whether you're a grad or attending a student's ceremony!

These inspirational coffee mugs carry a great message to send that special graduate out into the world:

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Here's some great stationery items to celebrate your own graduation ceremony:

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Keep an eye on this blog for more great gift and card ideas, or come on into the shop to check out what we've got! New items are arriving every week, and we'd love to see you!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Still Need Mom's Day Gifts?

Let Cordially Invited help! We've still got lots of terrific items in the store that any mom, grandma, aunt, cousin, next door neighbor, etc. would be thrilled to open on Mother's Day - it's this Sunday, you know!

These tumblers are pretty, useful, and convey a sweet message:


While you're scooping those up, why not throw in matching coasters, too?


These beautiful metallic floral plates dress up a plain table nicely:

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Here's an assortment of vintage bottles. They're perfect for displaying on a shelf or a table, and look great with a single floral stem.

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Our Chelsea collection includes these pretty cake plates, whimsical piggy banks, picture frames, and more!

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We're open from 10AM to 7PM on Friday and Saturday, and for those of you who really want to push it and wait till the very last minute - our new hours on Sundays are from 10AM to 5PM!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Come in to Cordially Invited today for Mother's Day cards and gifts, and enjoy one (or two, or three...) of these while you shop!

That's right - we're pouring frosty margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Does it get any better than that??

And to get you started, here are a few of our favorite cards that tell Mom how special she is:

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These cards are going fast, so make sure you come in and get yours before they're all gone!

We've also got some beautiful gift boxes that make for a fantastic presentation of that special present for your wonderful mom:

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Plus, don't forget to enter our contest for a signed copy of Matt Logelin's New York Times' bestselling book, Two Kisses For Maddy! We'll be drawing the winner this weekend, and you have until Friday at 6PM, PST to get as many entries as possible.

Stop in and see us today! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Win Two Kisses for Maddy - SIGNED!

After a bunch of behind-the-scenes work and about a bazillion phone calls and e-mails, we were lucky enough to snag Matt Logelin for the very first public signing of his book, Two Kisses For Maddy, during the first week of its release.

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We had a wonderful turnout, and we were blessed with the presence of lots of great customers, as well as a good number of Matt's family members. Many of them were in town for little Maddy's birthday party that weekend, and they seemed excited to be there to support Matt as he kicked off his book tour.

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Cordially Invited donated a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the book to the Liz Logelin Foundation, started (and operated) by Matt and members of both his and Liz's families, as well as some of his closest friends.

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Here's the very first book signing:

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By now, after about eight appearances, he's probably signed a few hundred books! And for a handful of our customers who weren't able to make it in person, Matt was gracious enough to sit down and sign their copies before they were shipped out.

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But guess what? Because we know that so many others of you weren't able to come out that Friday evening to meet Matt, we secured an extra signed copy of this amazing book to give away to you, our loyal readers and customers!

Entering is easy. Here's a few different ways to do it:

  • Leave a comment on this post (make sure we have a way to get in touch with you).

  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet a link to this post - don't forget to mention us in the tweet (@CordiallyInvtd)!

  • "Like" our page on Facebook and share a link to this post on your wall, making sure to tag us in the post.

  • stop in the store and check in on Yelp.

See? Simple, right? Oh, and if you already follow us on Twitter and Facebook, publishing a link to this post will get you that extra entry.

The contest is open to entries until this Friday at 6PM, PST. We'll do a random drawing and post the winner next week. Good luck, and happy reading!