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Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

6 Nov

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  This year you may be having Thanksgiving dinner with your immediate family or just a few close friends or family.  Seeing that this year has been stressful and uncertain for so many of us, Thanksgiving dinner will take on new meaning.  If you’re looking for some table setting inspiration, we have some ideas to help make Thanksgiving fun and memorable.

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  • Add a jar to the middle of the table.  Have a piece of paper at everyone’s plate and a pen/pencil.  Have them write down one thing they’re grateful for this year and put it in the jar.  You can have everyone pull one out and read them out loud.  If you have a smaller group, just have everyone say out loud something their grateful for.

 

  • Add a fun centerpiece – whether it’s simply cutting some foliage from your yard, arranging gourds or pumpkins or a simplistic message of thanks, you can set the tone with something creative.  Here are some great ideas we found on GoodHousekeeping.com.

 

  • Add some personalization to your place setting with these traditional turkey placemats.  They’re disposable so no worrying about washing and ironing … and they add a personal touch for each guest.

  • Add some humor to Thanksgiving with personalized guest towels which are perfect at the dinner table and also for your bathroom.  During COVID, disposable guest towels help stop the spread of germs.

  • Make your table setting festive with personalized plastic plates.  You can coordinate the colors to your theme and/or color scheme.  There are different sizes to choose from so you can also design smaller plates for appetizers and desserts (pumpkin pie, anyone?).

No matter how you set-up your table for Thanksgiving this year, the most important thing is to appreciate those you are spending it with.  We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at The Stationery Studio!

XO,

Jennifer

Holiday Entertaining during COVID

2 Nov

Holiday Entertaining during COVID

Holiday get-togethers during COVID will be very different.  If you will be entertaining, that comes with the added responsibility of doing so responsibly. Keeping guests to a minimum, practicing social distancing, etc.  We’ve put together our favorite tips to help you entertain during this unprecedented time.

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  • Serve appetizers in small cups so that everyone has their own and reduce the risk of spreading germs.  You can try crudite with ranch dip, shrimp in cocktail sauce, assorted nuts, etc.

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  • Put hand sanitizer near doors and food stations.

  • Instead of a towel in the bathroom, use personalized disposable guest towels.  Pick a holiday themed design for fun!

  • Gift your guests holiday cookies or desserts to-go.  You can wrap them ahead of time and they’ll have something fun to eat when they get home or for the next day.  We love wrapping them with our personalized satin ribbon for a personal touch.

 

 

 

5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Work from Home Desk

25 Aug

2020 has been a year and it’s only August!  With COVID-19, so many of us are now working from home and e-learning.  Maybe we are working on our laptops on the couch, on our patio and even from the kitchen table.  If you’re feeling like your workspace could use a little organization and a visual pick-me-up, we have some ideas that may help you feel a little more motivated to tackle the day.

Could this be any more fun (and practical)?  Our Pop of Color Desktop Weekly Scheduler will inspire you to prioritize your week and have fun while doing it.

 

Colorblock, anyone?  Brighten up your workspace with this colorful notepad sure to help you organize your to-do list.  Happy Color Blocks Organizer Notepad.

 

Stop procrastinating with our Plan of Attack notepad.  Tackle your tasks into 3 categories to help you decide where to start first.

Stuck inside?  We get it … summer is happening all around you and you’re sitting there on your laptop.  Bring the outside indoors … right on your desk with our Colorful Roses Notepad Collection.

 

Our personalized sticky memo cubes are not only fun to keep on your desk, but practical, too.  Jot down quick notes for anything from meeting times, reminders for your kids to what you need at the grocery store.  They’re also beloved by the Today Show, Newsweek, Yahoo!, Working Mother … need I go on?  They also make great COVID gifts.

 

No matter what your work from home workspace looks like, we hope these ideas to get (and stay) organized help inspire you.

 

Virtual hugs,

Jennifer