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. . .