Friday, December 23, 2011

Sign up for our Floral Design Workshops!

The floral design instructors at Petals & Paper help interested designers express themselves by creating seasonal floral arrangements in material-inclusive workshops. During each 90-minute session, up to 10 attendees learn how to design with fresh flowers using both traditional and modern arrangement techniques, all while enjoying refreshments to discourage students from eating any leftover stems. After participants have tweaked arrangements with finishing flourishes, individuals can take home the design they've created to enjoy at home or to give as a gift! For workshop themes and schedules, please refer to our website: www.petalsandpaperboutique.com. Each session: $150.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Order your Poinsettias today!


Order your poinsettias today for your home or office! We are offering free delivery with a minimum purchase of $150! Order must be placed by 12/10/11. Please call the boutique for prices and promotions.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Greeting Card Etiquette

When it comes to holiday greeting cards, to send or not to send is often the question. Once you have decided in the affirmative, you then have to determine who to include on your list, what kind of card to choose and how to address the envelope.

There are lots of reasons for sending those holiday cards. You might want to enhance your current business relationships, attract new customers, remind old clients that you exist or show appreciation to those who have faithfully supported you during the year. What is obviously a well-meaning gesture can actually offend the people you want to impress when it is not done properly.

The first place to start is with a good quality card to show that you value your clients and colleagues. Skimping on your selection can be interpreted in a number of ways. Your recipients might take it as a sign that business has not been good or that they aren't worth a little extra investment on your part.

Make sure your list is up-to-date with correct names and current addresses. If you do this on a regular basis, it does not become a dreaded holiday chore. As you gain new clients and contacts throughout the year, take a few minutes to add them to your database and mark them for your greeting card group. This way you won't overlook anyone or embarrass yourself by sending the card to the old address.

Sign each card personally. Even if you have preprinted information on the card such as your name - which is an impressive detail - you need to add your handwritten signature. The most elegant cards should still have your personal signature and a short handwritten message or greeting. Sound like a lot of trouble? If the business or the relationship is worth it, so is the extra effort. This is your chance to connect on a personal level with your clients and colleagues.

Take the time to handwrite the address as well. If you are ready to throw up your hands at this point and forget the whole project, then have someone else address the envelopes for you. Whatever you do, don't use computer-generated labels. They are impersonal and make your holiday wishes look like a mass mailing. You may save time and even money, but lose a client or a business associate in the process.

You may mail your greeting to the home if you know the business person socially. Be sure to include the spouse's name in this instance. The card is not sent to both husband and wife at the business address unless they both work there.

Whether you are addressing the envelope to an individual or a couple, titles should always be used. It's "Mr. John Doe," not "John Doe," or "Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, rather that "John and Mary Doe."

Be sensitive to the religious and cultural traditions of the people to whom you are sending your cards. Find out whether they observe Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa and make sure your message is appropriate for each individual. If you decide to go with one card and a single message for all, choose a generic one that will not offend. "Season's Greetings" and "Happy Holidays" are both safe bets.

Mail your greetings in time to arrive for the designated holiday. If you find yourself addressing the envelopes on Super Bowl Sunday, keep the cards until next year and send out a high- quality note thanking people for their business during the previous year instead. The best way to avoid the last minute greeting rush is to have all your envelopes addressed before Thanksgiving. Then during December you can leisurely write a short message - one or two lines are all that is necessary on each card, sign your name and have them in the mail with a minimum of hassle.

You now have all the time in the world for the shopping, baking, decorating and celebrating that accompany the holiday season. Additional

Tips for Addressing Envelopes
If you are about to address your holiday greeting cards or the invitations to the company party and you are confused about the correct way to do it, you are not alone. There are situations that we have not had to consider before. There are more women with professional titles, increased numbers of women who retain their maiden name after marriage, and couples choosing alternative living arrangements. The simple act of addressing an envelope has become quite complicated. Here are a few tips to cover the majority of those demanding dilemmas.

Always write titles on the envelope. The card or invitation goes to "Mr. John Smith," not "John Smith." It is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. John Smith," instead of "John and Mary Smith."

When you address a couple, use titles, rather than professional initials. It's "Dr. and Mrs. John Smith," not "John Smith, M.D. and Mrs. Smith."

If both the husband and the wife are doctors, you write, "The Doctors Smith." However, if they use different last names, you address the envelope to "Dr. John Smith and Dr. Mary Brown." The husband's name is placed first.

If the wife is a doctor and the husband is not, you send your invitation to "Mr. John Smith and Dr. Mary Smith."

Try to get it all on one line. When the husband has an unusually long name, the wife's title and name are indented and written on the second line:

The Honorable Jonathon Richardson Staniskowsky and
Mrs. Staniskowsky

When a couple is not married and share a mutual address, their names are written on separate lines alphabetically and not connected by the word "and."

Ms. Mary Brown
Mr. John Smith

When the woman outranks her husband, her name is written first. It's "Major Mary Smith and Lieutenant John Smith."

Note: The man's name is always written first unless the wife outranks him or if the couple is unmarried and her last name precedes his alphabetically. So much for "Ladies first."

Article taken from:

http://www.sideroad.com/Business_Etiquette/greeting-card-etiquette.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

Here are some great gift ideas that are unique to the giver as well as the receiver! Email us with your favorite holiday gift ideas!
Family Recipes: Have your special family recipes designed and printed by us! You can frame these in beautiful frames to be hung in your kitchen or dining room or have several of these printed and boxed in a lovely recipe box! You definitely can't get these at a mall!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yardley's Wine Tasting Around Town - Dec 1, 2011 6-9PM

Presented by your favorite Yardley merchants.
A benefit for Hope for the Animals and Quilts for Kids


Meet the local business folk.
Enjoy the town you live in.
It'll be fun, we promise.
Prizes raffled @ the end

Thursday, December 1st 2011
6:00 pm ~ 9 pm

Sign up
November 5th-20th $25.oo
November 21st- 29th $35.oo


Space is limited - reserve your spot today


Enjoy Your Town, Wine, Snacks and Retail Therapy
to register contact Lindsay @ info@fbspa.com,
mail in registration fee to 9 South Main Street Yardley Pa 19067 or call 215.369.0699


The Grand Finale.

The New Continental Tavern

Where you'll have the opportunity to purchase any food or beverage of your choice :)

Some of the "Paper" Services We Offer




Many people ask us what the word "Paper" stands for in our name. Well? The short answer is anything and everything related to paper. The long answer also is anything and everything related to paper! At Petals and Paper, we not only design beautiful paper products such as wedding invitations, birth announcements, and bar/bat mitzvah invitations, but we also print, assemble, address, and mail as well! Here are some tidbits of what we do on a daily basis:

Design
- We can design anything from scratch or from inspirations you bring to us.
- Designs can be as simple and elegant as monograms or elaborate and intricate as...well, you name it!
- If you've designed something yourself or bought a design from an online source, we can format it the way it needs to be so that they can be printed -- by us or by you at home!

Assemble
- We can package your invitations beautifully with elegant envelopes, pocket folds, belly bands, and so much more!
- We'll discuss the best options for your ideas and budget so that you invitations make the best impressions with your recipients!

Address
- We'll address your invitations however you'd like so you can save time!
- We'll print mailing labels from a white range of sizes and colors and affix them too!
- There truly is nothing like pen and ink calligraphy to add that beautiful finishing touch!
- Digital calligraphy is also available for those looking for a beautiful touch without the cost of pen and ink calligraphy.

Mail
- We'll mail your invitations however you'd like! You can either provide us with your personalized stamps or we can purchase them for you. Mailing your invitations is always free with every invitation order!

Do-It-Yourself Clients
- For those of you who like to take charge and create your own invitations, the following are resources we have available for you:
-- Purchase your papers, envelopes, pocket folds in bulk.
-- Have us design your invitations so you can print them wherever you'd like!
-- Design your own invitations and have us print and cut them!

Call us today to learn about how we can save you time and money when it comes to ordering your cards and invitations! 267-392-5763



Monday, November 7, 2011

Invitation Designs for Corporate Parties







Order your invitations for your corporate parties during the month of November and save 10% off your entire order! Check out some of these designs! We have several designs from which you can choose or we'll custom design your invitation! You'll be amazed with our designs and turnaround time!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Margaret and Branden's Autumn Wedding













One of the most charming and romantic places to get married in autumn is Prallsville Mills in Stockton, New Jersey. This is where Margaret and Branden celebrated their new union. It was a gorgeous autumn day with leaves starting to turn golden yellow like the sun that was beaming on the happy couple. We were so busy with all of the designs that we didn't take many photos at the boutique, but here are some for your enjoyment!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jade and Andrew's Autumn Wedding




















It was a perfect Saturday morning without a cloud in the sky for Jade and Andrew's wedding. Jade requested a bright and cheerful palette of golden yellows, tangerine, and ivory. It was the perfect combination for a sunny autumn outdoor wedding! Thanks, Jade, for sharing your photos with us!