Monday, December 29, 2008

Notes are so nice. . .

Remember to write your Christmas thank-you notes. . .
Why oh why is it so easy to put off writing thank you notes? Perhaps your to-do list is too long. Perhaps your extended family is still taking over your home. Or perhaps you don't have the perfect stationery. . .

At Polka Dots Stationery & Gifts, we cannot finish your to-so list or send your family packing, but we should be your #1 source for perfect stationery for your holiday thank-you notes. Just start shopping our fun and funky selection of note cards. Find your perfect personalized note cards, order and voila! No more excuses. . .

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stocking Stuffers for Santa

No, you may NOT fill my stocking with oranges or underwear!
There MUST be something thoughtful to find in there!

I just want to know one thing this holiday season. Why is my Christmas stocking so neglected? It doesn't make any sense. The centerpiece of Twas the Night Before Christmas is the "hung by the chimney with care" bit about stockings. And as a child, the stocking proudly bearing my name was the last item I touched before going to bed on Christmas Eve. Even now, with a house filled with decorations, it's my stocking-clad fireplace that I love the most this time of year. But you know what Santa forgets about until around 3pm on Christmas Eve? My stocking.

Well, that is going to change - for me and for you. Today, Christmas stockings are taking a front seat again. We're not going to let the potential go to waste. . .

The only limits to the fabulousness of what goes in the Christmas stocking are 1) space. . .why doesn't anyone make a stocking big enough to fit a funky new pocketbook? and 2) your imagination. While Polka Dots Stationery and Gifts can't really do much to improve the size of Christmas stockings, we sure can make your imagination run wild with fun ideas for filling that sock right up to the top.

With just eight days left until the big day, you may not be able to get everything you want perfectly personalized, but at Polka Dots, we have plenty pick from. Here are 8 Stocking Stuffer Ideas available at Polka Dots to get you started:
1. Me! Bath Ice Cream
2. 2009 Calendars
3. Wine Bottle Gift Tags
4. Cute note pads
5. PSA stampers and embossers
6. Tote Bags and Beach Towels
7. Mom Agendas
8. Etiquette books - from Kate Spade to Crane's. . .for adults or kids

Check out the website at and click on the "Gifts" tab. There you will find everything from gifts for the bar or the baby to an incredible assortment of etiquette books. . .could there be anything more thoughtful?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Epitome of Etiquette

When weddings need something BLUE. . .
go straight to Crane & Co.

We live and buy by Crane's Blue Book of Stationery - in our opinion the must have guide of the stationery world. We use it for the right wording on your invitations, the right timing to mail your invitations and the right expectations of guests once an invitation is received. The book has been around since before we cared about the font of our monograms yet we've kept the style around much longer than our Seattle grunge band flannel.

Lucky for us all, Crane & Co. keeps their selection fresh and accessible by showing up in our favorite magazines. . .

This month, Crane comes to you in Martha Stewart Weddings. First Megan Kuntze, one of the top executives at Crane & Co, offers tips on typestyles and advice on giving your wedding a personal "brand." Later in the magazine, incredible Crane stationery with engraved monogram lettering and a gold beveled edge, takes our breath away with class and style.

Check out this month's Martha Stewart Weddings or just come on in at Polka Dots Stationery & Gifts to learn even more tips on how to create the perfect wedding invitation. Our answers to your questions always begin with Crane. . .

Sunday, November 30, 2008


You're serving up turkey tetrazzini for dinner tomorrow and ordering up a trip or two to the gym this week. Goodbye pumpkins - hello parking lot traffic jams. There are twenty-four shopping days left. There is no denying it, the holidays are here.

Wait! Don't get stressed. Just kick back and let Polka Dots Stationery do the rest.

At Polka Dots Stationery & Gifts, we're all about the ease and fun of shopping from the sofa, coffee cup in hand. Shop online Monday, December 1, and wrap up your holiday gift-giving with the click of a button.

Special Offers - Monday, December 1 - FREE SHIPPING for ONLINE ORDERS of $50

December deals - 15% off Sweet Pea Holiday Cards - coupon code SPEA1108

Shop online at

Stay tuned for upcoming special offers, new products and hip trends. . .exclusively from Polka Dots Stationery & Gifts.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mojitos & Monograms Rounds 2 & 3

We're serving up more Monograms & Mojitos 

Some couldn't make it and others missed out... "When is the next one?"  The disappointed girls would shout. We're happy to say, we've ordered up two more rounds (and who knew that Kelly made the meanest mojitos in town?)

So this time email us to hold your spot and don't be late,

The drinks flow at 7, the Monogram Trunk Show begins at 8. 

Space is limited.  RSVP ASAP 

 Mojitos & Monograms, Rounds 2 & 3

Polka Dots Stationery

DATE: Round 2: Thursday, October 16th OR Round 3: Wednesday, October 22nd

TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LOCATION: Baxter Town Center: 940 Market Street, Suite 116 Fort Mill

MORE: Bring your Gift List, your Wish List and your Address Book

RSVP to and let us know which date and how many are in your party!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

pink ribbon stamper

p.s.a. pink ribbon stamper benefiting 
susan g. komen 
for the cure
from now until december 31st psa essentials will donate 10% of the sale ($4.40) of the the pink ribbon stamp to susan g. komen for the cure with a minimum guarantee of $10,000! polka dots stationery will match the 10% donation of each stamper too!
this stamper comes with an exclusive two color black & pink ink pad.
a special thanks to all our customers who participated in one of the susan g. komen races!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mojitos & Monograms

Mojitos&Monograms Gather your girls and make it a date!  The food will be good, the drinks will be great.  Have a seat and relax as we showcase what's new in the store.  No boys allowed - we're locking the door.  So tell your husbands to watch ESPN and eat Doritos... you're off to Polka Dots for Monograms and Mojitos!

Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 PM
Polka Dots Stationery  940 Market Street, Suite 116

RSVP Required - We can only accomodate the first 20 ladies, so reply to this email with the number in your partyASAP!

Here's what's on tap for the evening...

Minty Fresh! New Monogrammed Decals - for cars, windows, mailboxes, kids room walls and doors, lockers, buckets... AND Monogrammed Plates - Personalize your own melamine plate with your choice of design, pattern, color and name!  A great gift for every kid on your list! 

Hold the Lime! Monogrammed Tote Bags, Cosmetic Bags, Insulated Lunch Bags, Clutch Bags, Over The Door Organizer Bags, Diaper Bags, & Backpacks.

Muddle Me!  It's Almost Christmas!  2008 Christmas Preview - Be the first to shop from the latest designs in Digital Photo Cards, Personalized Gift Tags & Stickers, Personalized Bottle Tags, Holiday Party Invitations, Hostess Gifts and m

Thursday, August 28, 2008

keep up

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sale: transportation pillow

9/1 sale item of the week:
by boat, plane, car or train?  these transportation pillows are the perfect compliment any little boys room.  20% off this week only.  quantities are limited.  
stop by the shop or call 803.548.3888 to purchase.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


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Sunday, August 24, 2008

call on me

check out time magazine's online article on calling cards, "may i offer you my card?" this piece talks about the history of calling cards and uses in today's world.

Monday, August 18, 2008

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