Tag Archives: COVID-19

Giving Back to Feeding America

8 Apr

photo credit: Joel Muniz / unsplash.com

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.

 

8 Virtual Bridal Shower Ideas

19 Mar

Are you planning a virtual bridal shower and stuck on ideas?  Yes – it isn’t the same throwing a bridal shower virtually, but with a little planning you can make their day special and memorable.

What is a virtual party?

A virtual party is where your party is thrown over a service like Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live, etc.  You can invite your friends and family to connect and celebrate the bride-to-be in a safe way.  In many ways virtual bridal showers are ideal for those with little kids, guests who are far away and may not have been able to attend at all.  Another great bonus?  No driving time!

Here are 8 engaging ideas to celebrate your bride-to-be virtually:

1. Plant flowers

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You can send everyone a flower kit ahead of time (you can find these online) and have everyone plant the seeds of her favorite flowers or plant.  Everyone will have something to remind them of the special day that also serves as an instant favor.

2. Spa Day

Spa Day. photo credit: self.com

If you’re all at-home, why not throw a spa day party?  Send all your guests a fun box of masks and tell them to dress in their robes and slippers.  You can all catch up and talk about the big day while doing a little self-care at the same time.

3. Catered Lunch

Boxed lunch. photo credit: Jimtown.com

You can treat all your guests to lunch through Uber Eats, GrubHub, or your local favorite restaurant if your guests happen to live in the same area.  Send your guests themed party supplies ahead of time and they can feel a part of the bridal shower with personalized plates, napkins and cups that make it feel cohesive.

4. Painting Class

photo credit: Terhune orchards.com

Send everyone a small canvas and painting supplies.  You can search up an (easier) painting to all do – either send a picture with the supplies or email the image.  Everyone can paint together and enjoy their favorite beverage.  When everyone is done, you can make a collage of everyone’s paintings to share on social media or better yet – to send thank you notes.

5. Cocktail Hour

Virtual toast. photo credit: wsj.com

Celebrate the bride-to-be with raising a toast!  Send personalized glasses to the guests ahead of time with cocktail napkins and small treats.  Have the guests make the bride-t0-be’s favorite cocktail or glass of champagne/wine.

You can print the cocktail recipe on a napkin, in the invite or email it ahead of time.

6.  Go down memory lane

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Have your guests send you pics and videos of them with the bride-to-be to include in a slideshow.  Make sure to include pictures of the couple from their childhood years and create background music that the couple love.

7.  Movie Night

Host a movie night!  Have your guests watch a movie chosen by the bride-to-be and everyone can stream on Netflix, Hulu, etc.  Make sure to take “intermissions” and you can have trivia questions with prizes.  You can also send movie essentials ahead of time to guests like personalized popcorn boxes, microwave popcorn and candy.

8. Open gifts

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A more traditional approach is to have all the guest send their gifts ahead of time and have the bride-to-be open them during the virtual bridal shower.  This way you have the opportunity to see her reaction to your gift and also know that she received it.

We hope these ideas inspire your virtual bridal shower planning!

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