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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

All of us here at Boatman Geller wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009!

If the holidays rushed by you without finding time to do your holiday cards - don't fret! Send some joy this New Year with one of BG's many photocards designed to be enjoyed year round.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Flying off the shelves

The 2008 Holiday Season is well under way here at Boatman Geller. It's always fun to see what photocard design is leading the pack as the customer's most favorite. This year's leader is: Black Watch Plaid, #17600, folding photocard!

Looking for something a little different? Check out our top selling flat photocard Holly, #17641.

This year we are offering digital printing on all of our photocards to make the holiday season a little easier!

Click here
to find the design that best compliments your family's holiday photo.

Order through one of our retailers by the first week of December to ensure your holiday cards arrive before Christmas.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Food Network Buzz...

What a fun surprise to find our margarita note pad featured in the Gift Guide of Food Network's premiere magazine! We agree that our personalized note pads make fabulous hostess gifts as well as brighten up your own list making.

This gift guide is extra special because our note pad is featured with a Mayfair Lane Happeez Clipper created by former Boatman Geller employee and friend Sue Russell!

Visit to order your personalized Boatman Geller note pads and more!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And the winner is...

The polls have closed and reports are in!

In an overwhelming landslide Zebra has defeated the familiar Leopard. Predicting a fairly even race, early forecasts were showing Zebra with a slight advantage but no one could have ever expected such an monumental victory. Amongst all of the battleground states, Indiana seemed to come through with the only support for Leopard.

An undecided voter until the end, five tomatoes states, “They're both really cute, but I choose zebra!” That is why she is the lucky voter who will be receiving our Zebra gift set.

Congratulations Zebra and five tomatoes!

And if you haven’t already, get out there and vote.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cast your Vote!

At Boatman Geller, we are staging our own election! The ever popular Zebra is taking on its rival, the Leopard.

Things are heating up and the race is on! Have you made your choice yet; are you leaning towards the zebra with its strong family ties and pension for grasses, its organic colors of brown, green and navy? Or are you more of a leopard supporter; with its innate camouflage, exotic solitary attitude and diverse colors of browns and even pinks?

Cast your vote by midnight on Monday November 3rd and one lucky voter will be randomly selected to be the recipient of a Leopard or Zebra gift set. Check back on election day to find out our winner!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Post from Greg

Fall is officially here! I took advantage of the beautiful weather and took the girls apple picking at a local orchard last weekend. Since I am busy at the office all week I enjoy having them all to myself for adventures on the weekends – and Jane enjoys the extra free time to create new designs!

Isabelle and Anna loved climbing the apples trees and Charlotte ran around in one of her princess gowns. We brought home the biggest apple any of us had ever seen, and I turned it into an apple crisp.

Did you know that our blank stock is designed to be run through your home printer? Jane has started to print up our favorite recipes on BG flat cards – send a quick note to a friend and include your favorite recipe, they’ll love it!


Greg Geller
President & Co-Owner
Boatman Geller

Friday, October 10, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Are you more trick or treat? Boatman Geller’s Custom Collection allows you to create unique invitations for any occasion! Take advantage of the Friday night All Hallows Eve and throw a bash for a spooky good time. Let us know what you have planned this Halloween and we may just send you a treat!

To find a BG Custom Collection retailer near you please email

top image: 414 + P06 + A15 = chain link black with tangerine accent
middle image: 107 + S010 + i06 + B15 = skull icon black with tangerine border
bottom image: 334 + P15 + A06 = polka dot tangerine with black accent

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sweet Treat

We love indulging in our DailyCandy and were so excited with the recent feature of the carrie and tuck notetote! In case you missed it, check it out here.

Don't you deserve a sweet treat? Buy yourself a notetote and refill pack today. Orders of $50 or more receive free ground shipping!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Celebrity Wednesday…

All the women at Boatman Geller were in a celebrity tizzy when we received a thank you note from Hollywood A-Lister, Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey and his girlfriend Camila Alves thanked Boatman Geller for the personalized sailboat stationery they received for their son Levi in their Jewels and Pinstripes Baby Bag. Congratulations to Camila and Matthew!

pictures courtesy of: popsugar

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

cinnamon spice and all things nice!

Are you as excited about fall as we are here at Boatman Geller? Celebrate the changing of the leaves by entering a giveaway at Preppy Engineer for some great products from Boatman Geller. Just let her know what your favorite thing about fall is and she might just pick you to win! You have until 12pm EST on Monday, September 15th to post your message.

The gift pack includes two brown floral notepads, two brown floral luggage tags and 10 personalized brown giraffe foldovers.

Enter today!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Well Noted, Indeed!

If you're looking for a gift or just need to splurge on one for yourself read this wonderful review of our newest product line, the carrie and tuck notetote and refill packs. You'll certainly be convinced to buy one today!

While you're there you can also enter her giveaway to win a free notetote and refill pack of your choice. Just comment on her blog before September 10th with your favorite Boatman Geller pattern.

If you aren't chosen to win - don't worry! We now have FREE ground shipping on all carrie and tuck orders over $50.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Boatman Geller on Take Five

Thanks to one of our accounts, Preppy Princess, Boatman Geller was recently featured on WZZM13's Take Five. Take Five, western Michigan's local ABC morning show, had Susan from Preppy Princess on the show to feature some of her best preppy products which, of course, included Boatman Geller!

Among the featured products were the Princess Box Set and Glory Box Set. She also showcased our newest product line, carrie and tuck! The pink notetote and alligator refill pack are a perfect combination for note writing on the go.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kappa Prep Giveaway

Check out our newest giveaway! We are partnering with Kappa Prep in the ultimate back to school gift pack. She adores all things pink and green (just check out her site!) and we couldn't agree more. Just tell her what your favorite staple preppy item is and this great package just might end up on your doorstep! You have until 12pm on Monday, September 1st, 2008 to post your message.

The gift pack includes an alligator box set (set of 20 cards), alligator luggage tags (set of 2), alligator coasters (12 pack), alligator & whale wine tags (set of 4) and 2 alligator notepads.

And don't forget to check back on Kappa Prep to see if you've won!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Post from Jane

Where did the summer go? I hope yours was filled with delicious experiences! The Boatman Geller clan had a nice long stay at one of our favorite places Lake Wawasee in northern Indiana. I was surrounded by oodles of inspiration and have a sketchbook filled with ideas for home products and stationery designs for Summer '09!

Thank goodness for How Fast They Grow digital scrapbooking. Stylish, quick and super easy! Here are a few of my pages I made using the Boatman Geller templates.

Check out our matching designs on

Keep living your style - Jane

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pink Madras Giveaway!

We are happy to announce our second giveaway of the week! We are partnering with jewish girl in wasp's clothing blog where her motto is "life, love and lilly". She loves all things madras and now you can have a chance to win a gift pack in her favorite design.

The gift pack includes a pink madras notepad acrylic (150 loose sheets), luggage tags (set of 2) and "For You!" gift tags (10 pack). Just comment on her blog about what you love about BG and madras by this Thursday. She is picking the winner Friday morning so don't forget to check back and see if you are the winner!

Monday, August 11, 2008

giveaway at southern sugar...

We are excited to partner with southern sugar blog for a new carrie and tuck giveaway. One of her favorite coordinating sets is the chocolate brown tote with the madison-seahorse refill pack. For your chance to win this set, head on over to her blog and comment on her giveaway post. Hurry! The giveaway ends August 16th.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Celebrity Wednesday...

Trista and Ryan (ABC’s The Bachelorette) have been busy making more digital scrapbook memories for their son Max! We love the "Mr. Traveler" page, its so cute! If you haven't had a chance to check out How Fast They Grow yet, take a few minutes to see how easy it is to create pages like the one above for your precious loved ones.

The above design was inspired by our line of airplane stationery and gifts. Pair the airplane stationery with our matching luggage tags for a great gift!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cool Mom Picks...

Cool mom picks is written by moms for moms. They are an awesome resource to help the daily routine of motherhood more fun by providing smart product reviews and plenty of giveaways.

Who doesn't like to find children's toys that are safe, don't require batteries and are marketed by emerging designers? They even offer their readers discounts for cool stuff like children's clothes, shoes and accessories in their emporium.

We are proud to announce that carrie and tuck was featured as a cool mom pick last weekend!

Know a mom who needs a carrie and tuck notetote to make her life a little more organized? Visit for the complete product line.

Friday, August 1, 2008

carrie and tuck dot com.... is live and the notetotes are ready for their new homes! Check out the new web design as well as the complete carrie and tuck product line.

carrie and tuck is great for...summer campers, college students,
moms "on the go", car pool lines, family vacations, coffee shops...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Did you win?

We were overwhelmed by the over 90 responses for our first giveaway! A big thank you to all who posted where they would take carrie and tuck!

And congratulations to our three winners: jess, maggi and jacqueline in atlanta. They will be receiving a carrie and tuck notetote in their color choice!

Mark your calendars...We are also excited to announce that will be going live tomorrow, August 1st! You will be able to see the complete line, current press and purchase your own tote!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Celebrity Wednesday...

We are excited to bring back Celebrity Wednesday!

Jewels and Pinstripes recently received a wonderful thank you note from actress Halle Berry. The thank you was written on our pink and brown rugby stationery that we included in the Baby Bag along with personalized cards for Halle's baby girl Nahla.

picture courtesy of: Bel Bambini

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bridal Guide Buzz...

Black and white is in! Pick up the 2008 September/October issue of Bridal Guide to see our wine tags featured (page 74)!

Want to highlight classic black and white at your wedding? Check out our medallion black collection for a wide variety of coordinating invitations, stationery and gifts!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Live Your Style ... Weddings

Creative weddings are always more fun!

We recently received these pics from Erin Hession Photography and loved the photos and use of our medallion green design. The bride chose medallion green flat cards for the table markers to coordinate with her stylish pink and green wedding tables. The photocard served as the wedding ceremony program, adding a photo and her own pink dot ribbon for a personal touch.

Please visit Erin Hession’s blog to see more of her photography
and congratulations to the Newlyweds!

Have you used our products in a creative way?
Let us know, we would love to post about it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Now you can choose how to live your style...

New to 2008, our custom collection is available in the new Everyday Personalization Kit. This catalog allows you to customize a hand-picked selection of our designs with your choice of fifteen different border, background and icon colors.

This is great for themed parties, seasonal stationery or taking one of our classic cards like the zebra print and ordering it in non-traditional colors such as tangerine or sunflower. The possibilities are endless!

107 + S016 + i02 + B02 -- raspberry icon & border . black ink

107 + S016 + il2 + B07 -- lime icon & teal border . black ink

107 + S016 + i03 + B08 -- navy icon & sunflower border . navy ink

Visit our store locator today to find out if your favorite store carries our new custom catalog. After receiving your custom creation, be sure to send us a pic to julie [at] boatmangeller [dot] com to be featured in a future live your style blog post.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Make Time for Sushi...

Always wanted to host your own sushi party? Invite some friends over for a night of sushi and sake with our new sushi inspired invites! Don't forget to add wasabi blossom thank you notes and sushi notepads for all of those new recipes.

There are many resources for sushi recipes and party ideas. Check out a few of our favorites, including dessert sushi...yum!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's Fun to be One!

With the success of celebrity bump and baby bags, Jewels and Pinstripes has taken on a new venture…providing “It’s Fun to be One” birthday bags for celebrity one-year-old children.

We are thrilled to personalize preppy whale and alligator box sets for the celebrity one-year-olds and encourage their parents to use them in correspondence with the child’s family and friends and even to showcase some of their first works of art.

Founder of Jewels and Pinstripes, Julie Kenney states “I’m so excited to expand my partnership with Boatman Geller [first birthday bags]. Their adorable designs continue to appeal to our celebrity recipients as they have received numerous follow-up orders from Hollywood moms who have fallen in love with Boatman Geller stationery.”

Thursday, July 10, 2008

We're Celebrating All Things Coastal...

With inspiration from east coast vacation spots like Nantucket and Cape Cod, perfectly compliment your party (whether thrown for imaginative children or for entertaining the entire neighborhood) with our nautical stationery, matching coasters and even seafaring party favors.

We want to remind you that you DON’T have to live in Nantucket (come on, we live in the Midwest!) to throw a fantastically themed coastal party!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Carrie and Tuck Giveaway!

UPDATE: Giveaway winners have been chosen...Please CLICK HERE to view the winners post

We are busy spreading the word about our new product carrie and tuck. To celebrate its upcoming release, we are giving away three carrie and tuck note totes!

Would you like to win a carrie and tuck note tote in the color of your choice? Just comment below and tell us why and where you will be taking your note tote this summer. We will choose three lucky winners on July 31st!

Winners will be announced July 31st on our blog so don't forget to check back to see if you are one of the winners!

The Fine Print:
1. Contest will close Thursday, July 31st at 12 am EST and is open to anyone - accounts, customers, blog visitors, etc.
2. Check back here after contest is complete to see if you won and for instructions on how to claim your carrie and tuck note tote.
3. Only one entry per person please.

Brighten Up Your Summer...

Bold, wide stripes that are bursting with color are a current trend in everything from accessories to clothing to furniture.

Brighten up your summer with our new Awning Stripe foldover notes! They provide a great backdrop for personalized correspondence. With four colors to choose from, you are sure to find one that compliments your style.

Orange: Purse-o-naltouch Orange Striped Handbag, Pink: Aerie Stripe String Bikini, Green: Pottery Barn Green Apple Classic Stripe Cushion, Blue: Gap Striped Terry Tunic

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Celebrate Red, White and Blue...

Celebrate this Independence Day by honoring your favorite patriot with our Glory box sets and flat cards.

Nothing goes better with July 4th than an old-fashioned barbeque. Check out our new grilling inspired invite that is sure to enliven your next party. After you have picked the date and time, consider these helpful backyard barbeque tips...

As the barbeque host:
• Do have all grilled food ready at relatively the same time.
• Do offer grilled vegetarian options.
• Do think of unique and different types of food items to grill. Fruit, veggies, pizzas and even appetizers can be grilled, not just meat.

As a barbeque guest:
• Do feel okay bringing your own sauce.
• Do expect the meat to be provided by the host, but pull your weight by bringing your own sides and beverages. Go the extra mile and bring enough to share with others.
• Do keep food at 40 degrees F using an insulated cooler with ice or ice packs when carrying food to a barbeque.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Celebrating Summer Sports!

Following Tiger Woods’ exhilarating overtime win at the U.S. Open on Monday, we are celebrating one of summer's greatest sports - golf!

Personalize these new sporty foldover notes and correspondence cards for your favorite golfer (or even keep them for yourself!). Our matching luggage tag makes a stylish gift for golf bags too!

Picture courtesy of Flickr

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More Animal Prints Please...

You asked for more animal prints and we delivered! Make a wild impression on your next party with our new giraffe print stationery and gifts! This set looks amazing as invites for a bachelorette party, personalized gift giving, summer parties and more!

Need more giraffe? We suggest these must have accessories like the giraffe handbag (, wellies ( and dog lead (

Monday, June 16, 2008

Taste of Summer...

Summer is just around the corner! Time to plan outdoor dinner parties, reunions and summer wedding and baby showers. Choose one of our juicy designs to spice up your next summer party!

Need a delicious drink for your next summer party? Serve up one of our favorite cocktail recipes, whole citrus margaritas.

Recipe courtesy of The Food Network, picture courtesy of Flickr.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Celebrity Wednesday...

We recently received this kind thank you letter from Diane Farr, star of the hit TV series NUMB3RS...

"i received your beautiful note cards in my bump bag this week. they are lovely, and boy do i need thank you cards around this time. who knew that people are so giving when you have a child. thank you so much. i look forward to using your product!!" --Diane Farr

We were thrilled when only a few days later Deana from Daniel Green e-mailed us about the cute note that they had received from Diane Farr on Boatman Geller stationery. We are happy to help cross-promote! Please visit Daniel Green for their large selection of footwear and accessories!

photos courtesy of Daniel Green and