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Corporate Holiday Cards

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Christmas in New York City is a fantastic time of the year. It seems that every street corner is filled with lights, amazing colors and the fragrance of chestnuts roasting on wood fires. A hint of snow, undoubtedly helps the surroundings, yet the holidays are a distinctive time in The Big Apple.

Business Holiday Card

One of the main designers of high quality holiday greeting cards has developed a series of christmas cards that conveys the importance of the holiday season in New York City.

All of these holiday Christmas cards are normally made use of by New York-based companies in promoting their brand name, but New Yorkers will often utilize the cards to ceremonialize the beauty of their amazing metropolis.
Business Holiday Card
Although some of these Christmas greeting cards display retouched images of photos, others use acclaimed paintings of American painters. Whether or not it is Rockefeller Center, Central Park or one of many emotional winter scenes in the City, you can be assured to find a card that will fit your “New York state of mind.”

Regardless what you’re planning this season to stay in touch with clientele or close friends, please take a look at this impressive collection of NYC holiday cards.

Sheila May is among the founding members of the Stationers Guild and writes frequently about Christmas cards and holiday photo cards.

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Business Christmas Cards

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Christmas in NYC is really a wonderful time of the year. It looks like every last street corner is filled with lights, spectacular colors as well as the fragrance of chestnuts roasting on wood fires. A little bit of snow, certainly helps the atmosphere, yet the holiday season is a special period in The Big Apple.

Business Holiday Card

One of the main developers of high quality holiday greeting cards has created quite a few christmas cards that captures the substance of the holiday season in the big apple.

These great holiday greeting cards are normally utilized New York-based companies to market their company, but New Yorkers will regularly use the cards to draw attention to the beauty of their wonderful metropolis.

Wall Street Holiday Card

Although some of these Christmas greeting cards feature retouched images of photos, others use well-known works of American painters. Whether or not it is Rockefeller Center, Central Park or one of the numerous moving winter moments in the City, you can be certain to identify a card that suits your “New York state of mind.”

Regardless what you’re planning this season to stay in touch with clientele or friends, please have a look at this interesting selection of NYC Christmas cards.

Sheila May is one of the founding members of the Stationers Guild and publishes articles frequently about Christmas cards and holiday photo cards.

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Business Christmas Greeting Cards

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The Christmas season in NYC is really a unique time of the year. It appears that almost every street corner is packed with lights, amazing colors and the aroma of chestnuts roasting on charcoal fires. A little bit of snow, definitely helps the ambiance, yet the holiday season is a distinctive period in New York.

Business Christmas Card

One of several developers of superior quality holiday cards has developed quite a few cards that conveys the essence of the holiday season in the big apple.

All of these holiday Christmas cards are most often made use of by New York-based firms to market their company, but New Yorkers will often use the cards to celebrate the beauty of their wonderful metropolis.

Business Christmas Card

While other people of these holiday greeting cards offer retouched images of beautiful photos, others use well-known paintings of American painters. Whether it’s Rockefeller Center, Central Park or one of the numerous moving winter moments in the City, you can be assured to identify a card that suits your “New York state of mind.”

Regardless what you’re planning this season to stay in touch with clientele or good friends, please check out this impressive array of NYC holiday greeting cards.

Sheila May is among the founding members of the Stationers Guild and writes often about Christmas cards and holiday photo cards.

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NYC Holiday Cards

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

As soon as one conjures an image of Christmas in a major city, The Big Apple generally springs to mind. It is tough to imagine a more photogenic town that often looks the very best having a mild covering of snow covering its tall buildings and beautiful parks.

Bircraft Business Christmas Card

Local organizations, small and big, frequently employ a NYC landmark as a foundation for their annual greeting card. Typical scenarios might range from the New York City public library on 5th Avenue, the Empire State Building or many of the ponds in Central Park. Actually, businesses usually use greeting cards showcasing NYC scenes drawn by American artists. One printing company that features a large choice of NYC themed greeting cards is Birchcraft.

Birchcraft Brooklyn Bridge Business Card

Pulling from traditional winter scenes from several well-known painters, Birchcraft catches the essence of New York City throughout the holiday period. Those New York based companies looking to purchase a greeting card which captures the substance of the winter holiday in the Big Apple might wish to consider Birchcraft’s collection of cost effective holiday greeting cards.

When customizing your company holiday card, small business owners will frequently include the names of company principals rather than the name of the organization. Customized greetings may be customized on many holiday greeting cards, so companies are well-advised to invest some time selecting a standardized greeting or making a unique greeting.

For whatever reason, holiday cards with NYC winter images mirror the spirit of the season and are also a great way to showcase your firm in a positive manner, particularly if you have a NYC-based firm.

Due to the slow economy, many printers provide a number of promotional offers. Many businesses will offer promotional reductions of anywhere from 20% to 50% off business cards through September 30th. Other companies offer free shipping and other promotional discounts.

This season, if you are looking for a holiday greeting card with New York City winter scenes, Birchcraft is probably a good choice.

Sheila May owns Therese Saint Clair and writes frequently about business holiday cards and holiday greeting cards.

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D’Arconte Holiday Greeting Card Collection for 2011

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Readers of the Stationers Guild news are mindful that I have great admiration for D’Arconte’s beautiful engraved holiday cards. Bob D’Arconte is, perhaps, the only artisan in the United States that designs and engraves his own Christmas cards, invitations and stationery. Plainly an expert of his craft, his cutting-edge designs on beautiful papers are plainly little works of art.

D'Arconte Engraved Sled Greeting Card

Over the past several years, I have been overwhelmed by requests from followers trying to obtain D’Arconte’s holiday cards at stores in their community. Sadly, his line of stationery and holiday greeting cards are not well represented outside of New York City. Other than our own store in Greenwich, CT, I know that D’Arconte’s holiday cards may be purchased at Gumps in San Francisco, Francis Orr in Corona del Mar (California) and Tabala Rasa in Salt Lake City.

D’Arconte stationery products are not sold online. Mr. D’Arconte has been unwilling to promote his holiday cards on the internet because internet image resolutions are very poor and it is not possible to capture the subtleties of engraving, especially on the vibrant white papers he uses. This year, I secured his agreement to offer you 18 D’Arconte Christmas cards which may be viewed and bought online. Picture resolutions do not do justice to the intrinsic charm of these cards; however, those familiar with D’Arconte’s designs will now have an opportunity to indulge their desire for these lovely works of art.

D'Arconte Gold Tree on Red

A word about D’Arconte’s card designs. To begin with, the internet images don’t do his holiday cards justice. Engraved paper prints are three-dimensional and both the bold and subtle contours of his engraved motifs and embossed frames are often lost in most Internet browsers. Secondly, the lack of color or shade or distinct “white space” only increases the charm and proportion of his designs. Viewed on a “white” Internet background, the visual effect and sophistication is unfortunately lost. Thirdly, D’Arconte “bumps” metallic inks (primarily gold and silver) a second time to provide them a luxuriant burnished touch. D’Arconte’s talent and workmanship is – in my opinion – several steps in front of the remainder of the field that seems to have problems finding their brand identity and printing quality which simply lacks inspiration.

Take a look at and purchase D’Arconte holiday cards online or find a qualified D’Arconte dealer in your neighborhood.

Sheila P. May
Founding Member Holiday Greeting Cards

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New York Holiday Greeting Cards

Friday, September 30th, 2011

When one conjures an image of the Winter Holidays in a major city, New York often comes to mind. It is hard to imagine a more photogenic city very often looks best having a light coating of snowfall covering its buildings and parks.

Bircraft Business Christmas Card

Local organizations, large and small, frequently employ a New York landmark as a backdrop for its annual greeting card. Common scenarios might range from the New York City public library on 5th Avenue, the Empire State Building or many of the ponds in Central Park. The fact is, businesses will frequently use holiday greeting cards showcasing New York City scenes drawn by American artists. One printer that has a substantial selection of Nyc themed cards is Birchcraft.

Birchcraft Brooklyn Bridge Business Card

Pulling from traditional winter scenes from several well-known painters, Birchcraft captures the essence of NYC during the holiday season. Those New York City based companies seeking a greeting card which catches the substance of the winter holiday in the Big Apple might wish to consider Birchcraft’s collection of cost-effective holiday greeting cards.

When customizing your business holiday greeting card, small companies will frequently include the names of company principals as opposed to the name of the company. Custom greetings can be changed on most holiday greeting cards, so companies are well-advised to spend some time selecting a standardized greeting or making a unique greeting.

For whatever reason, holiday greeting cards with NYC winter images mirror the spirit of the year and are a good vehicle to show off your business in a positive way, particularly if you have a NYC-based organization.

Due to the sluggish economy, many printers are offering a variety of promotional offers. Many firms will provide promotional savings of any where from 20% to 50% off business greeting cards through September 30th. Other companies offer free shipping and other promotional discounts.

This season, if you are searching for a holiday greeting card with New York winter scenes, Birchcraft is certainly a good option.

Sheila May owns Therese Saint Clair and writes frequently about business holiday cards and holiday greeting cards.

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2011 Christmas Cards by D’Arconte

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Readership of the Stationers Guild news are mindful that I have high admiration for D’Arconte’s beautiful engraved Christmas greeting cards. Bob D’Arconte is, perhaps, the only artisan in the United States that designs and engraves his own holiday cards, custom invitations and stationery. Clearly an expert of his profession, his cutting-edge designs on exquisite papers are plainly little works of art.

D'Arconte Red Ball Holiday Card

For the past several years, I have been inundated by requests from customers trying to find D’Arconte’s holiday greeting cards at shops in their community. Sadly, his brand of stationery and holiday cards are not well represented outside of New York City. Other than our own store in Greenwich, CT, I know that D’Arconte’s holiday cards may be found at Gumps in San Francisco, Francis Orr in Corona del Mar (California) and Tabala Rasa in Salt Lake City.

D’Arconte stationery products are not sold on the web. Mr. D’Arconte has been hesitant to promote his holiday cards on the internet because internet image resolutions are very poor and it is impossible to record the subtleties of engraving, in particular on the bright white papers he uses. This year, I acquired his agreement to offer you 18 D’Arconte holiday greeting cards which may be seen and purchased online. Image resolutions do not do justice to the inherent elegance of these cards; however, those acquainted with D’Arconte’s designs will now have a chance to indulge their desire for these lovely works of art.

D'Arconte Gold Tree on Red

A thing about D’Arconte’s designs. First, the online images don’t do his holiday cards justice. Engraved printing are three-dimensional and both the bold and delicate shapes of his engraved artwork and stamped frames are often lost in most Online browsers. Secondly, the lack of coloring or distinct “white space” only elevates the charm and proportion of his artistic designs. Looked at on a “white” Internet background, the visual impression and intricacy is sadly lost. Thirdly, D’Arconte “bumps” metallic inks (primarily gold and silver) two times to provide them a rich burnished touch. D’Arconte’s talent and workmanship is – in my estimation – several steps ahead of the remainder of the field that has problems finding their brand identity and print quality that simply lacks energy.

Take a look at and order D’Arconte Christmas cards online or find an experienced D’Arconte dealer in your town.

Richard W. May
Founding Member Holiday Greeting Cards

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D’Arconte Holiday Greeting Cards Collection for 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Readers of the Stationers Guild Blog are aware that I have great admiration for D’Arconte’s breathtaking engraved Christmas greeting cards. Bob D’Arconte is, perhaps, the only artist in the United States that designs and engraves his own Christmas cards, custom invitations and fine stationery. Plainly an expert of his craft, his cutting-edge designs on exquisite papers are simply little works of art.

D'Arconte Silver Tree Greeting Card

For the past several years, I have been besieged by demands from customers trying to find D’Arconte’s holiday greeting cards at stores in their neighborhood. Regrettably, his collection of stationery and Christmas cards are not generally available outside of New York City. Other than our own retail store in Greenwich, CT, I know that D’Arconte’s holiday cards may be found at Gumps in San Francisco, Francis Orr in Corona del Mar (California) and Tabala Rasa in Salt Lake City.

D’Arconte stationery products are not sold on the web. Mr. D’Arconte has been unwilling to publicize his holiday cards on the internet because online image resolutions are very poor and it is difficult to record the subtleties of engraving, particularly on the brilliant white papers he uses. This season, I got his agreement to offer 18 D’Arconte Christmas cards which may be seen and acquired online. Image resolutions do not do justice to the intrinsic charm of these cards; however, those acquainted with D’Arconte’s card designs will now have the option to indulge their craving for these lovely works of art.

D'Arconte Copse of Trees Greeting Card

A word about D’Arconte’s holiday card designs. First, the online images don’t do his holiday cards justice. Engraved paper prints are three-dimensional and both the striking and subtle contours of his engraved motifs and stamped frames are simply missing in most Online browsers. Secondly, the absence of color or distinct “white space” only elevates the elegance and symmetry of his artistic designs. Looked at on a “white” Internet background, the artistic impression and elegance is unfortunately lost. Thirdly, D’Arconte “bumps” metallic inks (primarily gold and silver) two times to give them a rich burnished feel. D’Arconte’s pizzazz and craftsmanship is – in my estimation – many steps in front of the rest of the field that seems to have difficulty finding their identity in designs and print quality which simply lacks inspiration.

View and buy D’Arconte holiday cards online or find a qualified D’Arconte dealer in your town.

Sheila P. May
Therese Saint Clair Holiday Card

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Three weeks left on Crane Holiday Card Sale

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Crane & Co. just launched their 2011 Christmas Card and Holiday Greeting Card line. These refined designs offer Crane’s vintage engraved Christmas tree and a number of other striking designs and styles that capture the wonder of the Christmas season. Regardless of whether you are shopping for a corporate holiday card or personal Christmas card, Crane has an abundance of distinctive designs and styles that are sure to to gratify you.

Crane Christmas Trees

Act now before September 30th and save yourself 10% on your customized Christmas card order. In addition to Crane’s holiday greeting cards, they also have a fine selection of digital holiday photo cards and photomount holiday cards printed on specially-treated papers to faithfully record your family photograph.

Crane New Year Card

Crane Holiday Greeting Cards are imprinted on 64#, 100% cotton paper. These Christmas greeting cards measure 5 1/2″x 7 3/8″ and can easily be customized by adding your own greeting or sentiment as well as your family names and return address. Select the greeting, font style, ink colors and envelope lining to create your own personalized holiday card.

While we strongly recommend that you visit a retailer in your neighborhood to see Crane’s 2011 holiday greeting card collection in person, Crane & Co. is at present featuring their Christmas cards online. As one of the leading designers and printers of engraved holiday cards, Crane continues to pay tribute to the tradition of making memorable greeting cards that are most likely to be treasured for many years.

Regardless of whether you choose to purchase your greeting online or at a qualified Crane store, you will get the same promotional benefits and superb support that has long been a Crane custom.

Sheila P. May

Founding Member Holiday Greeting Cards

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