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Friday, October 30, 2009

Last Minute Halloween Costume!

Looking for a last minute and cute costume? Nancy Drew is the answer! If you can still pull off an above the knee plaid skirt, this costume is for you! It's quick, easy and you probably have everything in your closet. Its great for kids and adults! 

- Solid colored flats (penny loafers if you have them!)
- Bobby socks or tights
- Plaid skirt
- Simple classic shirt, button down or polo
- Solid color cardigan sweater
- Headband
- Magnifying glass, Composition notebook and a Flashlight

Even if you don't have all of the above, you can still make it work.  To test my theory on how simple and easy this is, I dressed our youngest up this morning. Charlotte loved being Nancy Drew!  We opted for tights over bobby socks and as you can see in the photos she refused to wear shoes - we'll have to work on that for trick-or-treating!  She wore a polo style shirt instead of a button down and then all she needed were the "accessories"! While I slightly cringed at pairing the black cardigan with a  pink, green and chocolate brown skirt, I got over it - I had to remind myself it is a costume! She loved the magnifying glass and flashlight... after all, how can you look for clues without them!

If you happen to go as Nancy - or encounter a Nancy over the weekend - please send us a picture!!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Carrie and Tuck Notetote Savings!

It's time to start holiday shopping and Boatman Geller has a great deal for you!  Along with our friends at momAgenda, we are offering you 50% off our Carrie and Tuck Notetotes! The notetotes retail for $39 which makes them $19.50 during this promotion!

This offer is valid through midnight EST on Monday, October 26th. To place an order, visit and enter Goodies Pass CTMA50 when you check out. Your choice of bright pink, kelly green, classic navy or chocolate brown (see photo below)...each Notetote comes filled with:

5 foldover notes and 5 envelopes
5 correspondence cards and 5 envelopes
25 padded letter sheets and 5 envelopes
6" x 9" clipboard
address sheet
writing pen

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An Inside Look...

We thought it might be fun to show you some shots from around the Boatman Geller offices...kind of a "behind the scenes" look!

We love it when our melamine plates arrive! I always see something I want to order for myself...

Our stacks of personalized notepads before they are put through the padding machine. This is a great time of year for our notepads whether you have them personalized or just buy them plain. Not only are they fun to have on hand, they make fabulous hostess and teacher gifts as well as great stocking stuffers!

With our Holiday Designs done we have turned our attention to putting the finishing touches on updating our website so stay tuned... (finally, no more summer camp and graduation promos!)

We are also excited to resume our enewsletters to our fabulous customers. Make sure to sign up for our e-newsletter - we have one going out soon with a special offer for you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Becky's thoughts on Fall...

* Becky Boatman Volk is Jane's sister and works with Jane in the Creative Department on New Product Development

I love fall...the leaves changing colors and the days getting cooler - Ok...I'm lying! I do love the leaves changing colors and the opportunity to wear jean jackets and sweaters but, fall means just one thing to me...winter is right around the corner! I know I should like fall - other people do. My birthday is in the fall, I always wanted a fall wedding (August was as close as I got) and I love football...I just hate being cold! Right now, sitting in the office writing this, I am cold and I can't warm up - even a Starbucks Vanilla Steamer hasn't helped! It is now officially "sweater weather" so here are some of my favorites for this season...

* This cardigan from Vineyard Vines is one of my favorites - it's perfect for running around during the day and cross country meets in the afternoon!

* This is another one of my "must-haves" from J. Crew - I love the fitted style!

* Finally, how cute is this poncho from J. McLaughlin!? I think I'll wear it to the school bonfire Friday night!

I hope this has given you some ideas for staying fashionably cozy as the days get shorter and cooler. Let me know what sweaters are keeping you warm this fall - Until next time...stay warm!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Melamine Plates!

Set your table in style this Halloween with our custom design options in our Plate Catalog. Mix and match seasonal colors and patterns for the perfect design. For our Halloween inspired plates we've used our Awning Stripe our Cameron Pattern both in tangerine and midnight for a fun and festive look!

We are adding viewable catalog flip books to our website soon - you all can be the first to give it a try - view our Plate Catalog. Let us know what you think!

In order to receive your plates by Friday, October 30th, orders must be received from our retailers by Monday, October 19th! The plates are available through our Everyday Personalization Program retailers.

top: 389+P15+A06 - awning stripe in tangerine, accent color midnight
bottom: 439+P15+A06 - cameron in tangerine, accent color midnight

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Invitations

How fun to have a Saturday Night Halloween this year!

Create a one of a kind invitation from our Custom Catalog available through our Everyday Personalization Program retailers. These simple graphic invites are sure to please, and a big thanks to Elaine at BG for some spooktacular wording!

top: skull and cross bones in midnight, border tangerine
middle: chain link in midnight, accent color tangerine
bottom: polka dot in tangerine, accent color midnight

Friday, October 2, 2009


Did your school have a crest? I always wished I'd gone to a school with a cool crest, darn it! I guess you could say I've been crest-obsessed for a while now. Peter Beaton on Nantucket,, has a crest that I adore! Thus inspired, I decided it was time for Boatman Geller to create our own collection of crests.
You can see by my sketches where it all began - the hard part was narrowing it down! In the end, we created 5 crests in our Everyday Collection - golf, lacrosse, tennis, lobster and princess that are available as flat cards or foldovers.We also have 2 more crests that we created for Holiday as digital photocards! Check them out and since the options are limitless, let us know what kind of crest you'd like to see or how to use the current ones - notepads, plates, luggage tags, winetags - we're open to ideas!