Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who read this blog and support Hayden Avery.  We wouldn't be here without your support and personally I am grateful.  Many Thanks!

We'll be taking an end of year break here at Hayden Avery.  We'll also be doing inventory (fun, fun).  With all of that being said, I wish you and your families the merriest Christmas and a happiest 2012.  See you in the new year! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Just In Time!

Look at all these fabulous monogrammed cosmetic bags and jewelry rounds that arrived just in time for Christmas!  Whew!  There are going to be some happy ladies on Christmas day.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Calling Card Fun

We still have a few last minute gifts trickling in before the big weekend.  Today we received some super fun calling cards in the mail.  I love the bold colors and stylistic monogram.  I wouldn't mind a few of these for myself...

One other thing I almost forgot - All of our in-stock holiday merchandise is 50% off this week!  This includes holiday invitations, photo cards, cocktail napkins, cups and other gifts.  Stop by and stock-up!

Friday, December 16, 2011


Next weekend it will be here...
If you need help with last minute gifts or gift wrapping stop by Hayden Avery.  I guess I could be considered a "Professional Gift Wrapper" at this point in my career.  My mother is a master at gift wrapping, so I had a good mentor.  However, for at least 10 years gift wrapping has been part of my profession.  Lot's of people don't like wrapping gifts - but I really don't mind it at all.  So, if you are one of those people who feels daunted by the task, just stop by!  We have some fabulous gift wrap and gift tags to choose from.  I won't tell anyone that I wrapped your gifts either -
you can take the credit!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Random Wednesday Thoughts

I've been so bad at blogging this fall - it's been a crazy one.  Excuses, excuses!  Today I have a little time to actually sit down and catch-up.  So prepare yourself - this is a random one...

One of things I like most about the holidays here at Hayden Avery is smelling our holiday wreath when people come in-and-out of the store.  It feels so festive and indulgent to have a real wreath on our door.  This years wreath is weathering a lot better than last years since it's been a cooler December (click HERE to see last year's wreath).  I have a big wreath on my front porch at home - but we use our back door so much that I rarely smell it.  So it still feels like a treat every morning when I walk into the store. 

I just unpacked a customer's invitations that were being printed by English Paper Company.  They have updated their packaging and I am loving it.  It kinda makes your eyes crazy - but it is so fun and makes your invitations and stationery feel that much more special.  I can't wait for the customer to see her invitations (and the boxes they come in).  It's all about the little things and these are the kind of little things I love!

Last weekend was my birthday "weekend".  It was pretty uneventful but good.  Dr. Mark got me a combo birthday and Christmas gift (yes that happens a lot now that I'm older).  The mirror!  I love it and can't complain about my "combo" gift.  I've been working to get my house in order for a little party I'm having this evening.  I spent a lot of the weekend working on getting my Christmas decorations up and my living room feels pretty "finished" now that I actually have something above the fire place.  For a year it has just had the blank spot between the sconces (I got the sconces last year for Christmas).  The other part of this photo is the enormous bow that is under the right sconce.  Andrea and I made the bow at the store the other day (when we were slow) so that I would have a gold bow for my Christmas Tree.  It was awesome - we watched a youtube video on "how to make a bow for the top of your tree".  Andrea did the majority and I was the "assistant".  It looks awesome on my tree though.  So - if anyone has wired ribbon and wants to have a bow made for the top of their Christmas tree now you know where to come...

I told you this was a random post.
But I felt like we had a little catching up to do. 
Happy Wednesday - I hope the rest of your week flies by.
Oh and for the record -
no my Christmas shopping is not done (at all). 

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Not Too Late!

It's not too late to order Christmas cards if you have not already done so.  You can select a custom Hayden Avery created Christmas card or select one of the many stocked Christmas cards, have a proof and then the finished product within a couple of days.  You could still have your Christmas cards out a week before Christmas Eve!  So call or stop by the store and let us help you. That's good news for a Monday morning. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wedding Invitation Sale

Now that the holiday card season is winding down, the wedding season is gearing up.  Arzberger Stationers, based in North Carolina, are having an engraved wedding invitation sale from December 2011 through March 2012.  They are offering 15% off their engraved wedding invitations just in time for wedding season!  Arzberger has a beautiful mix of traditional and fun wedding invitations.  They also carry the beautiful Italian hand made paper called Fabriano.  So if you're in the market for wedding invitations - stop by and check out all of their fabulous options.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Monday!

A new week and some people get to pick up their new 2012 calendars.  Aren't they great looking?  It makes starting a new year that much more exciting.  The slightly larger orange calendar in the center is a day to a page.  The green and aqua on either side of the orange calendar is a week to 2 pages.  If you are like me and can't keep track of your appointments on your phone, 
come order your 2012 calendar. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Original Art Work

One of the Christmas Cards that I designed this year and am in the process of printing, has some original art work on it that I love.  The client's son drew a picture of a precious Christmas tree that we are printing above their Christmas greeting and names.  I think this is such a fabulous way to make your Christmas card truly unique.  When you have a prolific artist in your household you ought to take advantage of it!

Gotta run and finish printing Christmas cards.
Have a wonderful weekend!