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Giving Back to Feeding America

8 Apr

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Last year when the pandemic hit, The Stationery Studio wanted to find a way to help those hit hardest by the virus.  We were proud to support the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund during critical times in 2020.  With your help, we were able to donate over 400,000 meals to those in need.

“We all know someone who’s been affected by the pandemic,” said Renee Redman, founder of The Stationery Studio. “We wanted to help give back during this difficult time and the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund was the perfect way for us to help.”  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Feeding America is committed to serving communities and individuals facing hunger across America, wherever they are. Every dollar raised from the COVID-19 Response Fund will be used to get food and funds to local food banks across the U.S.

As Covid continues to impact so many people, we are thrilled to continue our support of Feeding America.  The Stationery Studio will donate $1 for every product sold from April 1 – June 30, 2021.  We love supporting our communities and are compassionate about giving back. The Stationery Studio has helped with various charities including Giving Tuesday, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, One Warm Coat, Red Nose Day, Vernon Township Food Pantry and others.  To learn more about the charities The Stationery Studio has helped support, click here.

 

April is National Letter Writing Month

29 Mar

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Did you know the United States Postal Service designated April National Writing Letter Month in 2001?  They wanted to raise awareness of the importance of writing cards and handwritten letters.  We think it’s a great time to refresh your stationery, update your address book, get out your favorite pen(s) and a few sheets of stamps to encourage you to write some handwritten notes.

Some fresh new stationery to inspire a handwritten letter.

Why send a handwritten letter?

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While we all love getting texts and emails from our friends and family, there is just something about getting a handwritten note.  You know the feeling when you open your mailbox and you sort through the bills and advertising and then you stumble on a handwritten letter – what do you do?  You find time to sit down and carefully read it.

That’s the power of a handwritten note.

I recently moved to another state.  I had to leave behind a group of friends that meant a lot to me.  One of my best friends set up a lunch date with me and wrote me a handwritten note about our friendship.  The funny thing is that I did the exact same.  While we exchanged our notes, she decided she wanted to read it aloud to me during our lunch.  It was written on beautiful stationery.  As she read this out loud, we were both crying and laughing.  It was so touching to me and when I got home I tucked it away so I could read it again and again once we moved.  A handwritten note is a wonderful way to tell your treasured friends and family what they mean to you.

Who should I write to?

While you have friends and family you can write handwritten notes to, why not consider sending notes to people that have made a difference in your life?  Here are a few examples:

  • A coworker who has helped you in your career/job
  • A (former) teacher that really impacted you
  • Your neighbor who always helps you out
  • Write a letter to your children to thank them for something special they’ve done for you

When you really stop and think about it, there are probably a lot of people in your life you can write a letter to.  Why not be inspired by this national month to make an impact in someone’s life?

Happy Letter Writing!

xo,

Jennifer

Working from Home Desktop Refresh

30 Jan

Refresh your Desk

Between the pandemic and winter, everything right about now seems kind-of blah as we look forward to spring.  With the holiday decorations put away, January is a great time to reorganize and freshen up spaces that could use a pick-me-up.

Since many of us are still working from home, this is the perfect time to refresh your desk (or working space) to help you love your space again.  We’ve put together a few ideas to inspire you.

Plants

Photo: Harperandharley.com

Add some succulents to your desk.  The great thing about succulents is that they’re VERY low maintenance and don’t take up much space.  You can add one or a few (depending on your space).  They add a touch of the outdoors to your desk.

Pen Holder / Organizer

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Yes – you can use any cup to store your pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.  But you can have fun with this and use something a little more interesting and functional.  You can use a colorful organizer to store your phone, your writing utensils and any other items you may use (a ruler, highlighters, etc.).  Add an organizer in your favorite color to make your work space happy.

Fun Print

Photo: Squaresigns.com

If you space allows, add an interesting art piece either on your desk or on the wall.  Maybe it’s an inspirational quote to motivate you or a painting of somewhere you’d love to travel.

Calendars / Weekly Schedulers

A great way to add some organization to your desk are personalized weekly schedulers and notepads.  You can choose your favorite designs and personalize them for your space.  They help you plan out your week and jot down notes during meetings.  We love these two that were featured on the TODAY show.

What other ways would you refresh your desktop?  Share your ideas in the comments below!

XO,

Jennifer