Thursday, December 31, 2009

farewell 2009 (& good riddens!)



Not that 2009 was all bad, I had some amazing adventures & some big surprises(baby #3). BUT 2009 hit hard; some below the belt punches. So I am glad to be putting 2009 behind me & move into to 2010.

Resolutions: I love them. Not they always come to fruition but it i think its a great time to take stock of the past & make a plan for the future. So here are Polka Dots 2010 resolutions.

1. Be realistic. Adjust. The recession was nasty. While the website & party problem did not feel the effects, the storefront did. Forcing us to downsize. Things will never be the way they were before. They have improved but buying habits are different.

2. Blog more. Bringing back wedding wednesday and totaling 3 new posts per week.

3. Grow. Grow as a person, grow the website, grow the party program & grow the storefront sales. This is a big goal and because I will also be realistic (resolution#1) about what can be accomplished. I wont go into details of this is will happen. But being diligent, adjusting to circumstances (both in personal life & business) I am confident this can happen.

Wishing you...
a safe & fabulous New Years Eve | a happy, heathly 2010 | good luck on your resolutions

-k

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

i bailed...



It's been a month since I've blogged. December was a month of mixed feelings. Low retail storefront sales, amazing web & party sales (
u rock party girls!), the packing & planning of the storefront & headquarters move, my personal health issues etc...

So I bailed on blogging. My mood was not such that I felt I good offer a fair perspective on Polka Dots happenings or products. If you've been keeping up w/ me on twitter - you know.

But alas, I'm back. What has snapped me out of the funk? Perhaps it's the closing of the year, the opportunities for a fresh start, the visions I have for 2010 and the excitement that I have for the website & party program & storefront. And perhaps it's all of it. Regardless I hope you continue follow Polka Dots we Connect the Dots for 2010.

-k

Rules to play the above game: Each player takes turns drawing a line between a pair of dots. The dots must be adjacent, but can be anywhere on the page. The goal is to close four sides of a box. Each time you create a box, you get a point; then you take another turn. The player who creates the most boxes wins.

Monday, November 30, 2009

CYBER Monday 2009


It's CYBER Monday! SAVE TODAY!

Use coupon code CYBER at checkout
and enjoy 15% off your total order!
Order those holiday photo cards and personalized & monogrammed gifts before the Christmas cut-off dates!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

LOCAL PEEPS! BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!


We're Moving!
Polka Dots Stationery & Gifts Retail Storefront & Headquarters
is MOVING!!

But don't worry - not far!
Over the next month and a half we'll be getting things
in order to move to our new pad on Market Street.
(we couldn't leave Baxter Village!)

New Location as of January 1st will be
Market Street
(formerly the Old Mill Store | between Sweet Peppers & Page Six)

With moving into a smaller space we'll need your help to
take advantage of our MOVING SALES!
(perfect timing with the holiday shopping season - lucky you!)

**Starting with all in-house cardstock invitations at 50% off! Buy today & bring it back to be printed when you need it.**
(sale not applicable to special orders, webor party program sales | sale for a limited time | valid at the storefront location only)

More sales to come! Stop by the storefront today!
Polka Dots Stationery & Gift
Baxter Town Center | Market Street
Mon-Fri 10-6 & Sat 10-5


Monday, November 16, 2009

and the winner is...


@spiralgypsy!

ok, it's not an Oscar but still pretty cool!

SAY CHEESE! DRAWING for $75 OFF!!!

Win a $75 Credit on any DIGITAL HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS!


@spiralgypsy email me at sales@polkadotsstationery.com
and i'll get you all the details & a coupon code.

btw: follow @spiralgypsy on twitter!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SAY CHEESE! DRAWING for $75 OFF EXTENDED!!!

Win a $75 Credit on any DIGITAL HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS!
THE RULES:
*Contest runs from today, Weds. Nov 4th thru Fri. Nov 13th, 2009
*One entry per email. *Get a bonus entry when you sign up to "follow" our blog.
*Winner will be randomly selected by Miss LP & will be notified via email & blog posting by Mon. Nov 16th.
*Winner must make digital photo card selection & submit a digital photo to be used with-in one week of being notified of winning.

HOW TO ENTER:
*Please email to :: sales@polkadotsstationery.com with your name & address in the email body and in the subject line: $75

BLOGGERS, HOST THE CONTEST:
Get a bonus entry for Hosting our Drawing! Email us when you have the drawing posted to your blog. Every day you blog or re-post, let us know & receive a bonus entry!

TWEETERS:
For every Tweet advertising the Drawing, get a bonus entry.
be sure to include @PolkaDotsInc in your tweet so we know!

So send us your email, become a connect the dots blog follower, blog about it your friends & get those tweets out! You could have $75 coming to you!

(p.s.: we have lots of great give aways lined up this month!)

-k

THE FINE PRINT:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR

WIN. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of 11/1/09. Employees of Polka Dots, Inc and party reps from Polka Dots Party Girls, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or agents, and the employee’s household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest.

PRIZES AWARDED AT CONCLUSION OF CONTEST: One prize of a $75 website credit good towards any digital holiday photo card

will be awarded. Items chosen by winner will be calculated at their full retail value and will not include any discounts or promotional pricing.

Shipping of products will by UPS Ground service. Shipping costs for any ‘Direct Ship Item’ will be incurred by contest winner.

DRAWING: The drawing will take place within 2 days of Contest end. The random drawing for the $75 digital photo card credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the Contest and will take place on or about 11/16/09. All drawings will be conducted by Polka Dots, Inc whose decision on all matters related to this Contest shall be final and binding. A participant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for each drawing.

NOTIFICATION: Potential winners for the prizes awarded at the conclusion of the Contest will be notified by email within about 2 days of drawing, and must reply by email within fourteen (7) days of email notice of selection of card & must supply a digital photo to be used by this time. Failure to comply with the requirements of this paragraph (or the return of any prize or prize notification as non-deliverable) may result in disqualification and in the forfeiture of any right to a prize, in which case prize will be awarded to an alternate by random drawing.

E-MAIL ADDRESS: Online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the natural person who is the authorized account holder of the submitted e-mail address at the time of entry (proof thereof may be required of winner).

RELEASE: By participating, and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless Moss Motors Ltd. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies and the foregoing companies officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively "Releasees") from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind, including any for the violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity, resulting in whole or in part from participation in the Contest, and/or the use or acceptance of a prize, and/or participation in a prize related activity. By

participating and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives Polka Dots, Inc. the right to photograph/video the winner, the winner's property (including the prize), and in perpetuity to use winner's/participant's names, address and personal

information, and the winner's picture/portrait, likeness, voice, biographical information, prize information, statements, quotes and winner submitted photographs and descriptive information, in whole or in part, as may be adapted, edited, or modified, as solely

determined by Moss Motors, Ltd. for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the World Wide Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration,

unless prohibited by law. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned and Polka Dots, Inc, shall have the right to use, assign, edit, modify or dispose of an entry however they see fit without the approval of participant/winner.

CONDITIONS: Participants agree that by participating they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: a) Entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, stolen, or misdirected; b) Any typographical or other

human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of winners or the distribution of prizes; c) Any omission, interruption, deletion, defect,

delay, misdirection, damage, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet/telephone network, or at any website, or any combination thereof. Polka Dots, Increserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, or is infected by a computer virus/worm, or is not capable of running or being executed as planned (as a result of but not limited to an error, omission, defect, delay, misdirection, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, or technical failure) or any other cause which in the sole opinion

of Polka Dots, Inc., corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Polka Dots, Inc. reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify participants residing in any affected geographic areas, to disqualify any suspect entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, notice

thereof will be posted at the website mentioned in rule 4 above, and the random selection of the winner(s) will be made as determined solely by Polka Dots, Inc. from among all eligible non-suspect and/or non-disqualified entries. In such event, Polka Dots, Inc. shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. LAWS: Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Dresses & Long-Alls

Bon Bon Holiday Dress & Long Alls

Made with the softest featherwale baby corduroy fabric, these dresses & long alls are a classic p
erfect for holiday gatherings! With a high waist, lined bodice and covered button shoulder closures, the dress is not only adorable but practical as well. Now available in larger sizes (from 3 months to size 6)
which makes it perfect for siblings!
Complete your outfit by adding the matching diaper cover.
Long Alls are available in sizes up to 2T.

Available with or without embroidery.

Available with & with out monogram
Regular Price $52-60
with Monogram add $10
Lead time is 1-2 weeks prior to shipping.
several color options to choose from
SHOP HERE


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

SAY CHEESE! DRAWING for $75 OFF!


Win a $75 Credit on any DIGITAL HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS!
THE RULES:
*Contest runs from today, Weds. Nov 4th thru Weds. Nov 11, 2009
*One entry per email. *Get a bonus entry when you sign up to "follow" our blog.
*Winner will be randomly selected by Miss LP & will be notified via email & blog posting by Weds. Nov 18th.
*Winner must make digital photo card selection & submit a digital photo to be used with-in one week of being notified of winning.

HOW TO ENTER:
*Please email to :: sales@polkadotsstationery.com with your name & address in the email body and in the subject line: $75

BLOGGERS, HOST THE CONTEST:
Get a bonus entry for Hosting our Drawing! Email us when you the drawing posted to your blog. Every day you blog or re-post, let us know & receive a bonus entry!

TWEETERS:
For every Tweet advertising the Drawing, get a bonus entry.
be sure to include @PolkaDotsInc in your tweet so we know!

So send us your email, become a connect the dots blog follower, blog about it your friends & get those tweets out! You could have $75 coming to you!

(p.s.: we have lots of great give aways lined up this month!)

-k

THE FINE PRINT:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR

WIN. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of 6/1/07. Employees of Polka Dots, Inc and party reps from Polka Dots Party Girls, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or agents, and the employee’s household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest.

PRIZES AWARDED AT CONCLUSION OF CONTEST: One prize of a $75 website credit good towards any digital holiday photo card

will be awarded. Items chosen by winner will be calculated at their full retail value and will not include any discounts or promotional pricing.

Shipping of products will by UPS Ground service. Shipping costs for any ‘Direct Ship Item’ will be incurred by contest winner.

DRAWING: The drawing will take place within 2 days of Contest end. The random drawing for the $75 digital photo card credit will be awarded at the conclusion of the Contest and will take place on or about 11/18/09. All drawings will be conducted by Polka Dots, Inc whose decision on all matters related to this Contest shall be final and binding. A participant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for each drawing.

NOTIFICATION: Potential winners for the prizes awarded at the conclusion of the Contest will be notified by email within about 2 days of drawing, and must reply by email within fourteen (7) days of email notice of selection of card & must supply a digital photo to be used by this time. Failure to comply with the requirements of this paragraph (or the return of any prize or prize notification as non-deliverable) may result in disqualification and in the forfeiture of any right to a prize, in which case prize will be awarded to an alternate by random drawing.

E-MAIL ADDRESS: Online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the natural person who is the authorized account holder of the submitted e-mail address at the time of entry (proof thereof may be required of winner).

RELEASE: By participating, and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless Moss Motors Ltd. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies and the foregoing companies officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively "Releasees") from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind, including any for the violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity, resulting in whole or in part from participation in the Contest, and/or the use or acceptance of a prize, and/or participation in a prize related activity. By

participating and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives Polka Dots, Inc. the right to photograph/video the winner, the winner's property (including the prize), and in perpetuity to use winner's/participant's names, address and personal

information, and the winner's picture/portrait, likeness, voice, biographical information, prize information, statements, quotes and winner submitted photographs and descriptive information, in whole or in part, as may be adapted, edited, or modified, as solely

determined by Moss Motors, Ltd. for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the World Wide Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration,

unless prohibited by law. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned and Polka Dots, Inc, shall have the right to use, assign, edit, modify or dispose of an entry however they see fit without the approval of participant/winner.

CONDITIONS: Participants agree that by participating they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: a) Entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, stolen, or misdirected; b) Any typographical or other

human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of winners or the distribution of prizes; c) Any omission, interruption, deletion, defect,

delay, misdirection, damage, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet/telephone network, or at any website, or any combination thereof. Polka Dots, Increserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, or is infected by a computer virus/worm, or is not capable of running or being executed as planned (as a result of but not limited to an error, omission, defect, delay, misdirection, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, or technical failure) or any other cause which in the sole opinion

of Polka Dots, Inc., corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Polka Dots, Inc. reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify participants residing in any affected geographic areas, to disqualify any suspect entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, notice

thereof will be posted at the website mentioned in rule 4 above, and the random selection of the winner(s) will be made as determined solely by Polka Dots, Inc. from among all eligible non-suspect and/or non-disqualified entries. In such event, Polka Dots, Inc. shall have no liability to any participant who is disqualified due to such an action. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. LAWS: Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Operation: Card Time

It's time to start thinking Christmas Cards :)

In this age of social media it's nice to receive a mailed Christmas Card. For many this is the only mailed correspondence that is sent to & received from family & friends So think ahead & order some super cute Christmas Cards {way better than those drugstore brands} and make your friends & family coo when they open your timeless Holiday Card.

Get those Christmas Cards crossed off your list early!
STEP 1: Pick out your picture or take it this week!
STEP 2: Shop online or stop by the storefront for that perfect Christmas Card, sure to make your friends & family coo when opened.
STEP 3: Order! Have your cards back by the end of Nov. & you are all set to mail out the first week of December!
Cross those cards off the Holiday to-do list, have yourself a cup of eggnog
& enjoy a little Holiday music. You deserve it after-all!

-k

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monogrammed Bows


If you house is anything like mine, with two girls - we are always losing hairbows (among other things).

Polka Dots has three collections of hairbows - Preppy, Pastel & Classic to replace those missing hairbows. Five Monogrammed Bows for just $27.50. Order now, so you have those bows for your holiday card picture!


-k

Monday, October 19, 2009

Magic, Minnie & Monograms

Magical. That is Disney World. As we prepare to head farther south for our second Disney vacation this year {hey, dont' judge: i'm prego- there are not alot of vacation options for pregos}
I'd thought I'd share this super cute Minnie dress my sugar 'n spice will be sporting. Really, how could you plan a Disney vaca without ordering one of these! {imagine the pics w/ minnie herself!}

Remember- this is a custom made peice so order early!!! It takes 3-4 weeks to make before shipping. This dress includes FREE MONOGRAMMING- so customize it with your tinys name. click here to order :)
-k

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HO HO HO - no it's not too early


"Did you see they have their Christmas stuff out already. It's too early." This has been the most common sentence & twitter post I have seen within the last week.

No, it's not too early. Christmas in July: yes to early: but now in late October- no it is not too early. Being a small business owner in the retail, let me explain...
1- You need to be told when to shop. Yes, really you do. Anything custom takes time. If you dont' order it by mid-November - there is a good chance, you aren't getting that special monogrammed gift for neice Suzy. So planting the Christmas seed early, as a reminder, is a good thing. {You know you wait till last minute}
2- Christmas is a big deal. It takes a lot of manpower & money to set up holiday displays. Gotta make the most of it.
3- We gotta this sell stuff. That means all the Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and red & green stuff needs to be sold. Retailers can not afford to sit on Christmas inventory. So by displaying it an extra month early- it helps customers start thinking in that direction & gives us more time to move that inventory.
4- Retailers depend on holiday sales to either make or break the year. {esp. this year} That means selling a large volume of goods in just a few months. With all the choices consumers have, it allows you see the options available & then when the time is right for you personally- you can buy that santa snowglobe for your lawn :)
{and btw- you can expect to start seeing those blast emails for christmas}

-k











Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I promise i'll try harder this time!

I did it again. Took a very long summer break from blogging. But wait- I have a good reason!
Upon my return from vacation I and the hubbie discovered we are expecting baby #3. {i know i must be crazy} But with that, just like the other two pregnancies, came the extreme all day sickness. I become a warm version of death. {seriously, it's that bad}
But I'm back. With my progestrone poisoning behind, I vow to get back on a blog roll. I am going to start slow- but promise to have new posts. promise.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bonjour Paris!

Square Diamonds Aqua & ChocolateTiny Dots Yellow & Chocolate with Motif#19


Yes, my friends I am off to the city of lights- Paris, France!
{my first time} I am so excited I can hardly stand it. No kiddies, no work. Just the hubs & me taking a much needed adult vacation. {my last vaca was Disney World}

Of course, no vacation is complete without luggage. And luggage needs a tag. What earrings and a necklace is to your wardrobe - is what an id tag is to your luggage. No luggage is complete without it!
Order your stylish, personalized custom bag tag today before vacation hits! You don't want your bag to be seen with those un-hip airline tags do you?

Seen above: I ordered the square diamonds for Paris and the tiny dots yellow for our beach trip next month. :)

-k

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wedding Wednesday, Fruit and Flowers


Skip to your local produce stand or grocery store and start getting creative! Polka Dots has seen an increasing trend in incorporating fruit into their wedding day decor. Instyle Weddings has listed celebrities such as Jason Priestly and his wife Naomi Lowde, and Law & Order actress Stephanie Marsh to incorporate this trend into their big day.
As seen in InStyleWeddings :

Here are some great one of a kind budget friendly ideas that would make a refreshing statement at any up coming ceremony.

Centerpiece Ideas:


Fun &Creative Place Cards:
Delicious Guest Favors:
Tip 1:Use produce that will be in-season during the time of your ceremony

Tip 2: Don't be afraid to use fruits with rich and bold colors

Tip 3: Be Creative: This is a way for each bride to add their unique touch to their special day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

pool time!

I have always been envious of summer birthdays. Having a birthday in January a pool or garden party was never an option. Now with littles of my own, one with an October birthday and the other in February, dreams of living vicariously thru pool parties of theirs has come to an end.

But for all of you lucky ducks with summer birthdays be sure to check out our check out our great selection of invitations to complete your fun in the sun party!

Monday, June 15, 2009

unplanned break

Sorry for small blog break. It was sugar's dance recital weekend. Those recitals seem to monopolize a whole weekend! Back tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wedding Wednesday! New Weekly Segment!




Take a hint from nature for your wedding color palette. Aqua and Chartreuse are on top of the color combinations for events this year. These beautiful colors compliment each other and will make your next event elegant, serene, and "pop" with color.

If you are looking to use Aqua and Chartreuse for your big day, we love this Cranes & Co Cambridge Card. This Invitation set is contemporary and will add excitement to your wedding stationery. Go to http://www.polkadotsstationery.com/ to order!



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

father's day


Are you grillin' up some fun for father's day.
we have the perfect invitation  for your father's day cook-out
Visit Polka Dots Stationery for more bbq invitation.

Monday, June 8, 2009

sick day

sorry y'all, taking a sick day today.  i hate being sick.  good thing it doesn't happen often.
it's such a waste of a day.  fun things planned for the week & a new segment wednesday.  be sure to check in

-k

Friday, June 5, 2009

... of the day {quote}

a quote to take into the weekend with you...

Nothing is worth more than this day. 

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thursday, June 4, 2009

... of the day {quote}

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.  - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You a Polka Dots Facebook Fan, right?




NO? SAY WHAT?  Become a facebook fan!  You'll be privy to special discounts, contests and parties.

Come on.. what are you waiting for?  CLICK HERE! 

{and tell your friends!!!}


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

...of the day {question}


The RSVP. It is an abbreviation of the French phrase  réspondez s'il vous plait , translating to please reply. I am fairly certain the when an invitation comes via the mail, that we all know what the RSVP line means. Yet, for all my daughters birthday parties and our social parties, I find myself having no idea the head count or I am sending out emails and making phone calls to get it.
Is "RSVP'ing" really that hard? 
Remember, you were graciously invited to a gathering or party. Whether it is an informal bbq or a formal wedding it is your responsibility to respond to the host so that he/she/they can plan on your attendance or absence. 

Below are some tips I have heard from my customers on saving sanity with RSVP.  I'd love to know your suggestions or thoughts! {Comment on this story}
" For my children's birthday parties, I now only have the kind of party where the RSVP head count doesn't matter.  I no longer print RSVP or regrets only on the invites & it saves me the frustration."
" I leave the time off the invitation. That way if they do want to attend they will have to phone or email to get the time & then I know who is coming"
" When the invites arrive in the mail, i check the calender & RSVP immediately because as soon as it gets thrown on the desk it will be lost in pile of papers"

RSVP etiquette: {Don't say I didn't tell you the rules}
1- you should r.s.v.p. with in one to two days of recieving an invitation, regardless of what the date is. more likely than not, you know whether or not you will be attending. emily post ettique states
2- if you are asked to RSVP but there is no further direction on how; this is your cue that you should be hand penning your RSVP note, old school style.
3- do not RSVP yes, then not show. {soooo rude}
4- even if you didn't RSVP immediately or RSVP by the date requested - and now it's past the deadline - still RSVP! better late than never- esp. if you are not attending.


Monday, June 1, 2009

summer towel time

Summer is here!  Well, it is in South Carolina anyways. With temps. hitting the high 80's, you can find this polka dots girl on the boat or poolside along with my personalized initial towel. LOVE this towel!  It is soft &  absorbent with out leaving any of that annoying colored  fuzz residue.  I just order one for each of my daughters too.
Three hot color to choose from, lime green, hot pink and splash blue. You know where to shop:  polkadotsstationery.com.  Be sure to tell everyone who asks where you got it!

Friday, May 29, 2009

... of the day {quote}

a quote for you to take into the weekend with you.
{found on my favorite blog www.lovemaegan.com}

If you hope to expand

You should first learn how to contract.

If you hope to become strong

You should first understand weakness in yourself.

If your ambitions are to be exalted

Humiliation should always follow.

If you hold fast to something

It will surely be taken away from you.

This is the operation of the subtle law of the universe.

The law of the universe is subtle,

But it can be known.

The soft and the meek can overcome the hard and the strong.

The true strength of a country or a person is not on the outside.

Just as fish cannot leave the deep

One must never stray from one's true nature...

{LAO TZU}


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oh, say can you see...

... your little stars show their monogrammed red, white & blue. These custom made outfits are perfect for your Independence Day parades, picnics & activities. Order early as they take three weeks to produce prior to shipping. 
 

      



Thursday, May 21, 2009

... of the day {quote}

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which 
escape those who dream only by night. -Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

melissa & doug have arrived at polka dots!



You are familiar with melissa & doug's quality children's gifts, right?
everything from classic puzzles to grow your child's mind, to soft play things for the new tiny
and retro magnetic dolls that every 4 year old girl will adore to play with.  These make great quality birthday gifts or a reward gift for your little sugar or spice!

Stop in or contact to us to purchase!
talk: 803.548.3888 | type: orders@polkadotsstationery.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

not another bad apple!

teacher gifts

It's that time to give your children's teacher a token of your appreciation for helping to mold your little, into a well mannered, intelligent, grateful, loving and kind individual.

When you you have more than one little, with more than more one teacher, the costs can add up.  Here are a few special teacher gift ideas without breaking the bank or resorting to the overdone apple gifts or coffee mug!

me bath ice cream (shown in the picture)
a polka dots gift card - have the entire class, contribute $5  per teacher and go in on a gift card!        
boutique chocolates ( for those locals - we heart the chocolate boutique)

Monday, May 18, 2009

MomAgendas



MomAgendas are in! 
Hurry~ they are going fast!

call 803.548.3888
(will take orders, if we are out of stock)