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Friday, March 28, 2014

Sneak Peek: Erin Barrett!

We introduced Erin Barrett's lettering during our Holiday Collection and now we're thrilled to add more of her hand-lettered designs to our Everyday Collection! We've included whimsical designs for the big events in life, such as weddings and little arrivals, as well as sweet, simple notecards. Look for more designs soon!

1. We're Engaged Save the Date  2. Bridal Shower Invitation  3. Hello Gorgeous Foldover Card  4. Oh Baby Photocard  5. Oh Baby Birth Announcement  6. Home Sweet Home Moving Card  7. We're Getting Hitched Save the Date  8. Let's Party Invitation  9. Save the Date Photocard

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Meet Initial Offerings

We're excited to bring you a blog feature on Platinum Boatman Geller retailer, Initial Offerings! Initial Offerings was born out of the love of all things monogrammed. This love affair began more than twenty five years ago when Kim began collecting vintage silver pieces and linens with other people’s monograms. Here, owner Kim Nappi (pictured below) talks to us about how Initial Offerings began and how she ended up in the world of stationery and gifts. 

1. Tell us how Initial Offerings got started:  I established my first stationery business in 2001 and become hooked on helping people celebrating births, weddings and other special occasions that called for announcements and invitations. A little over three years ago, after taking a hiatus for several years I once again had the itch to build another business and found myself reflecting fondly on my earlier days of owning my first stationery business. Re-entering the industry I enjoyed and experienced success which made it a no brainer and thus Initial Offerings was born in 2010. When I launched Initial Offerings, one of the first calls I made was to my favorite designer/manufacturer from the early days, Boatman Geller. I’m delighted to once again be partnering with whom I’ve always considered to be the best in the industry. Jane and Greg were tops then and continue to be now. 
2. What is your favorite part about being an online retailer?  The ability to reach and connect with people all over. I love receiving an order from someone in Florida (I’m in California) who received a gift from someone in Texas who purchased that gift online from Initial Offerings. I also enjoy the challenge of the ever evolving world of eCommerce and the continuing education of keeping our website relevant when there are so many others in this space. 
3. What is your favorite Boatman Geller item or top seller? Choosing a favorite Boatman Geller item is like picking a favorite child. It’s difficult because I love and am surrounded by so many great items; so my top 3 would be my personal Boatman Geller stationery, my iPhone case and the large Lucite tray. My top sellers are beverage napkins and wine bottle tags. 
4. How did you end up in the world of stationery & gifts? As mentioned earlier I opened my first stationery & gift business in 2001 in rural Georgia. Online shopping was not an option at that time and there was not a stationery store for miles. At the time we were starting our family and I was surrounded by friends and neighbors who were also starting families and we all wanted birth announcements, birthday party invitations (those glorious days before Evite), holiday cards, etc..  I realized there was a need and decided to fill it. The business was a great fit for my interests then and continues to be now.
5. What is the one item you never leave home without? I never leave home without my iPhone, which is kept safe, sound and stylish in one of the many Boatman Geller cases I rotate.

1. Bright Floral Cell Phone Case  2. Alex Houndstooth Cell Phone Case   3. Beti Pink Flat Card  4. Chain Link Navy Foldover Card  5. Chinoiserie Spring Travel Tumbler  6. iPad Mini Cover in Bristol Tile Navy

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Meet HappyNotes and more...

Boatman Geller Retailer of Distinction highlight: HappyNotes and more...

HappyNotes and more... started as a home-based business and as the business grew, the need for online shopping arose. HappyNotes and more... wants to make your shopping experience as easy as possible and as fun as possible.


1. Tell us how HappyNotes and more... got started:
In 2006, we started selling some of my favorite paper items from Embossed Graphics. In 2007, we launched our first online store and added more lines. We have grown by leaps and bounds since.  We started selling Boatman Geller in 2011 and the items quickly became Best Sellers. 

2. What is your favorite part about being an online retailer?

The best part of being an online retailer and we can work as little as much as we need to. Since we are open 24/7, we appeal to a variety of consumers all over the country.

3. What is your favorite Boatman Geller item or top seller?

Our top selling BG item(s) are cell phone cases and desk calendars. Customers come back every year to get their new calendars and they make great gifts.

4. How did you end up in the world of stationery and gifts?

We ended up selling the stationery and gifts because they are so much fun to receive. I have always had a personalized pad or two on my desk since I can remember. They make people happy-hence our name Happy Notes and more...

5. What is your favorite color combination? 

Our favorite color combination has to be pink and green, but a strong second is turquoise and lime. 

1. Chevron Turquoise Cell Phone Case  2. Preppy Desk Calendar  3. Classic Check Cell Phone Case
4. Classic Desk Calendar  5. Kate Raspberry & Lime Cell Phone Case  6. ModernDesk Calendar

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's A Date!

With Valentine's Day just behind us, we have the feeling a lot of brides to be have some exciting news to share! A simple save the date card with a motif never goes out of style, but including a photo of the two of you can add personality to your announcement. How will you announce your big news?

1. Chain Link Lime Flat Photocard  2. Letterpress Nautical Knot Small Flat Announcement  3. Letterpress with Coral Icon Photocard Save the Date  4. Lobster Flat Card  5. Letterpress Bristol Photocard  6. Via Red & Blue Flat Card  7. Letterpress Photocard with Initials  8. Letterpress Small Flat Announcement  9. Bursts Teal Flat Photocard