Modern Flat Note Cards or Traditional Folded Note Cards Personalized For You or Your Business—Which Is Better?

As a designer and lover of all things stationery, I have to say….if anything needs to make a comeback these days, it’s personalized cards, whether they’re blank flat note cards or embossed folded note cards.

I just want to see stationary and snail mail come back because there is something so intentional and refreshing about sending someone a personal note.

Let’s briefly talk about which is best depending on your purposes.

Which Personalized Note Cards to Get?

Personalized flat note cards with envelopes are more modern. They’re used for a quick note or a short message to say thanks or let someone know you’re thinking about them. Custom folded note cards with envelopes are typically more formal and can be used for the same purposes, however, they’re also appropriate for instances when you want to add a touch of formality. 

Before you order, think about the reasons you’ll be sending a note. Will you have personalized family cards designed and then use them to send to your family members and friends for birthdays? Do you run a creative business and you’ll use them to send to clients as a thank you? 

If you’ll be using your cards for more formal occasions (such as for birthday), folded cards can be great. If you love sending a quick encouraging note when you’re thinking about a friend, flat note cards can be great for that.

Or if you run an Air BnB or host friends from out of state a lot, personalized flat note cards tucked in a welcome basket or laid on the night stand in a guest bedroom can be a super sweet and simple way to welcome people to your space and city.

Really, I think it’s great to have a big stash of personalized cards. You can have one with your last name and send that out for fun occasions. You can also have a blank “grateful” card personalized for your business. The more we have stationary on hand, the more we’re apt to use it and really share an element of care, charm, and warmth with the people in our lives.

I would LOVE to help you design a modern flat note card or a folded note card  to fill your life and those around you with extra cheer and awe. They’re just the best and we an get them designed, printed, and shipped to you in no time “flat” (LOL). 

Reach out to me via the contact page to chat further.



13 Intentional (and Unconventional) Reasons to Send a Greeting Card Including a Greeting Cards Occasion List to Ignite the Joy of Receiving

You might think that snail mail is a thing of the past, but it’s making a comeback as evidenced in the surge of subscription boxes people are subscribed to. When we receive a box—even if it’s our Amazon order—or a card in the mail, it sparks a thrill. Think back to the last time you found something on your doorstep or in your mailbox from someone you care about or know, how did it make you feel? Full of anticipation? Gratitude? Love?

Greeting cards are for ALL occasions. And you can send a card for any reason under the sun, but to give you some ideas, I’ve created a list of some really intentional ways to use greeting cards and even some unconventional reasons to send a card. Let’s dive in!

The Best Reasons to Send a Greeting Card List

  1. To offer a random compliment or word of encouragement (you never know when someone is going to read a negative comment on social media, run late for work, deal with a toddler who meltdowns 10 times in a store, or have a bad day. Your random compliment or word of encouragement might come at just the right time).

  2. To send your love or support before someone has surgery or their first round of treatment for cancer (more than a text, your well-wishes or prayers on a card can show your level of effort and support of someone having health or physical challenges)

  3. To congratulate someone on a NEW: puppy, kitten, car, house, or job (celebrate the big and small, simple and complex circumstances of life)

  4. To apologize ( humbly say you’re sorry and show you mean it with a meaningful note on a greeting card)

  5. To thank a client, child, parent, teacher, mentor, coworker, or boss ( You don’t need a reason to say thank you to someone. Chances are you can find AT LEAST one thing you’re grateful for about a person in your life. Say thank you more often for the little things)

  6. To wish a happy birthday, happy half-birthday, anniversary, or retirement (Half-birthdays are a real thing and who remembers the odd-number anniversaries like a 3rd or 17th anniversary? Some people are thrown retirements parties and others disappear without much of a mention or thank you. Be the one who celebrates the odd events and years in people’s lives)

  7. To celebrate a mom when all her “baby’s” are in school (Stay-at-home moms and work-at-home moms with little kids have a might task. When a mom finally has all of her babies in school or her child enters full-day kindergarten or pre-school and is entering a new season, send her some love, humor, and celebration).

  8. To comfort an “empty-nester” (When parents have children head off to college, send them a “job well done” and fill them up with love and inspiration when they might be feeling empty and a little lost).

  9. To celebrate the single mom (Sing her praises and cheer her on for all the seen and unseen things she does every single day)

  10. To celebrate a new baby ( Go beyond the standard “congratulations” and write a note to the baby welcoming him or her into the world. Speak of what you wish for this little person in the future and declare how special he or she is and what great things he or she can do. Encourage the parents to save this card and let the child read it on a certain birthday).

  11. To invite your friends to join you for a friend’s trip or vacation ( who can say “no” or their schedule is too busy when you send out a greeting card invitation rather than an email or text?

  12. To congratulate someone on thriving or blossoming in life ( Did a friend recently start a successful business, undergo a complete diet change to heal an ailment, strengthen her body by strength-training or running a marathon, get a book published, speak at her first event, or remodel her house? Congratulate your friends or family members for rising from the ashes, tackling a new goal, accomplishing a dream, or for just getting their act together).

  13. To celebrate ANY holiday ( Christmas, spring, fall, The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and more are ALL holidays that deserve greeting cards. You can say “Happy Easter” via text, but which shows more effort and cheer—a text or a sweet greeting card?

Bring back the art of getting things in the mail and ignite the joy of receiving in someone you love and care about.

Wouldn’t It Be Amazing to Have Your Very Own Line of Greeting Cards To Send Out that Reflect Your Authenticity and the Way You Like to Love?

Reach out to me via the contact page to discuss how I can help you design some custom, meaningful greeting cards that reflect your unique you and the way you love to love people.



My New Space: The Bottega Exchange and The Reasons I Joined a Coworking Space to Better Serve My Clients

I’m so excited to announce that I have a NEW space. I’ve recently moved to The Bottega Exchange which is where I will hold all client meetings, work on design projects for my clients, and, of course, do #allthethings small business owners need to do.

I love this space for so many reasons, but one of them is because it’s a co-working space where I get to connect with other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business owners in an environment that’s really geared towards serving small businesses and improving the client experience.

This co-working space is geared towards working women and I really love that. I have a home office, which I also love, but let’s be honest—it can get lonely and isolating working from home day-in and day-out. A co-working space is a great way to experience a fresh atmosphere, meet new people, learn about new businesses, and improve your creativity and inspiration by “being out in the world.”

The Bottega Exchange Address is:

6675 South Tenaya Way, Suite 200

Las Vegas, Nevada 89113

It’s a really fun, new and open space where I can work in and design for my clients and I’m really excited about how this space is already up-leveling my work and the inner vision I have for my designs.

I have the ability to meet with clients in the open space I work in or in a small conference room.

I’d love to show you around. If you’ve been meaning to schedule an appointment with me to talk about some upcoming design work for your business or life, please do reach out via the contact page or schedule an appointment with me using the Acuity Scheduler on the contact page.

Let’s meet up in my fresh new space and put our creative hats on to give you the designs you’ve been envisioning!