3 “outside the box” gift ideas for the hostess with the mostest!

Summertime is filled with parties – backyard BBQ’s, pool parties, and visits to vacation homes.  With every great party or stay, there has been a great deal of planning by the hostess to make sure that the menu is on point, the drinks are chilled and the decor is to the nines.  Sure, you can always grab a quick bottle of wine or a candle to say “thanks”, but be unique and get something fun and useful for after the party is over!  Your gift may just be your ticket to snag another invitation!

Here are 3 “outside the box” thank you gift ideas for your gracious hostess from PJ Greetings!

Custom Ink Stamp monogram-script-close-up-web-300

Choose from hundreds of designs – one is sure to be the perfect fit for your hostess!

Order, proof and shipped in just days!

These oil based stamps last thousands of impressions!  No ink pad necessary!


note paper with acrylic holder and matching square note cards

Square Note Cards with matching Note Paper

Personalized Stationery

Chic note cards, whimsical notepads, and useful note paper are just some of the great ways to say “thanks” with paper!

Since it’s personalized, this gift will show your hostess that you put in some serious time and effort.

Perfect gift for any type of party or get together!

Starting at $19.95


Black & White Floral

Glass Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board or Platter

Give your hostess a gift that she can use at future parties or everyday!  Glass cutting boards and melamine platters work great for the casual entertainer or the gourmet chef!

Starting at $34.95


As soon as possible after the party or stay, send a handwritten note of thanks to the hostess.  A simple note to say how much you appreciated their hospitality.


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Glass Cutting Boards – Why we LOVE them…

There are all sorts of cutting boards on the market – plastic, wood, marble, glass, etc.  All with their advantages and disadvantages.

Here’s our 2 cents about why we love Glass Cutting Boards…

  • Easy to Clean – some hot water and soap or delicate cycle on the dishwasher
  • No Bacteria – since knives cannot make those nasty grooves, there is no place for the bacteria to hide and grow.
  • Heat Resistant – tempered glass is resistant to heat, so use it as a cutting board and hot pad.
  • Durable – the glass material is practically indestructible (in most cases).

Mums    Black & White Floral

Whimsical Flowers Pears

Birds  Branch Teal

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Therapy Dogs – one word – AMAZING!

Therapy dogs make such a difference in the lives of so many.  They provide affection and comfort to children and adults in hospitals, injured veterans, elderly adults  and to so many more.  Just the physical presence of a therapy dog can do wonders in settling a child who has difficulty learning and decrease the anxiety of the terminally ill.


Sophia the therapy dog

One of our clients trains dogs to be certified as therapy dogs and she was trying to find a way to leave those whom are “touched” by her dogs with something to remember them by.

Therapy Dog Ink Stamp

Therapy Dog Signature Stamp

When she found PJ Greetings Custom Ink Pet Stamps, she knew she found what she was looking for!  Now the handler can leave Sophia’s stamped signature to whomever she visits, leaving a lasting impression of pure love and joy.

For more information on therapy dogs, go to therapydoginfo.net.  Becoming involved in helping others through therapy animal work, and / or sharing the love and healing power of your dog or any other animal with those in need is a heart-warming experience!

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Specialty Marketing through Uniquely Designed Printed Products

As a graphic designer who has worked in the personalized stationery industry for over a decade, I’ve had many opportunities to work with business owners to “create something unique” to help their marketing efforts.

A business owner of course needs to be honest, trustworthy and hard working for his/her customers.  Some additional marketing efforts will help any business stand above it’s competitors.   Below are several samples of products custom designed to aid in the branding of their company, and themselves.

Photo Note Card

Realtor Photo Note Card

As a Realtor, your contact information should be easily accessible to your clients.  Sending a note to say “thanks for the referral” or “looking forward to showing you the houses we discussed…” on this type of correspondence will leave a lasting impression!

Realtor thank you card

Classy Realtor Thank You Note features soft damask pattern and logo.

Your logo doesn’t have to be slapped on to a boring white background.  Incorporating coordinating patterns and designs with a logo can really lend uniqueness to your company, your brand & you!

anniversary birthday banner

This company wanted a fun and warm card designed to send to their employees on their work anniversaries.   Incorporating fun elements that coordinate with a logo is an easy way to maintain your brand, but stay approachable.

medtronic male card sample CALLING ALL SALES REPS!   It’s very hard to differentiate yourself from the many sales people vying for your customer’s time!   Creating a Stick Fun Image of yourself, with your logo and anything else that says “YOU” is a sure way to get the attention of your buyer and ALL the gatekeepers in front of your buyer!


This Realtor Group continually comes up with ways to market themselves uniquely through printed products.   Their tag line, “Unlock your door to happiness” is on every note card, holiday card, open house listing, etc.  Their clients must have truly enjoyed opening this fun and unique business holiday card.

Branding yourself and your company can be fun and effective.  Don’t be afraid to think out of the box!   For more samples of unique business products, check out PJ Greetings!

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Christmas is almost here! Fun personalized gifts can make it so special.

There is something that happens when you open up a Christmas gift, it’s like a warm hug.  Someone has made the effort to pick out something special just for you.  When it’s some that has been personalized, even better.

Our website has a ton of different personalized gift options for everyone on your list!  Give someone you love that “warm hug”.  Here are some great ideas:

And if you just can’t decide or need a big group gift, a 3 or 6 month membership to the Stationery of the Month Club.

We have some great personalized gifts made just for kids too!

This holiday season, make sure your gift is extra special!


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Corporate Holiday Cards – Why be boring? Show your company’s personality!

During the holiday season, most households receive holiday cards fast and furious for about three weeks straight.   Sending the run of the mill business/corporate holiday card with the plain white envelope to your long time customers is nice.  To really make an impression,  send a one-of-a-kind holiday card that shows your company’s personality.  Putting some thought and creativity into your business’ holiday card shows your customers and referrals that you are not like every other business – you are unique and go the extra step!

It is necessary in today’s business climate to continue to maintain and nurture long standing customer relationships and build new ones.  Sending a unique card during the holidays is a great way to connect to your customers and remind them that you appreciate their business.

Sales Team Photo Holiday Card

Sales Group Brady Bunch Layout Holiday Card

 The Kimpton City Hotel Sales Team in New York City does a great job with being whimsical but professional!  Each year, they create a special holiday card that no doubt has their clients waiting in anticipation to see what these crazy sales people will be sending!

Their unique and fun holiday card will stand out in their customers’  minds long after they’ve opened the envelope.  This feeling will only strengthen the bond between the company and their customers.

Group holiday photo corporate card

Creative animal print and coordinated outfits says “this company is FUN”!




Perhaps a group shot of your sales team or office staff would work better for your office.

The Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants group took this idea one step further by using an unexpected photo of their staff wrapped up in faux cheetah wraps on a winter day with an animal print frame.  We bet their customers weren’t expecting that!


Too difficult to get staff photos?   Your company can still show its creative side while maintaining your brand.  Using your logo can still be creative.

Company logo in shiny ornament custom holiday card.

Company logo in shiny ornament custom holiday card.

Company logo custom designed holiday cards

Company logo custom designed holiday cards

company logo custom holiday card with sequin ornament

Company logo custom design holiday card with sequin ornament

Fun colorful pattern filled ornament hanging from company logo holiday card.

Fun colorful pattern filled ornament hanging from company logo holiday card.



















Chat with one of our designers to start working on your corporate/business holiday card today!  info@pjgreetings.com or (630) 469-8700

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Walking for Breast Cancer? Thank Your Supporters!

Pink is everywhere in October! From the NFL players sporting pink to city skyline lights – it’s all about Breast Cancer awareness. Almost every American is touched by breast cancer in one way or another – battling or surviving, memorializing or supporting – it is all around us.

Many millions of people participate in local and national breast cancer walk campaigns to raise awareness and raise funds for the cause. As a company, we love to support their efforts and celebrate them with our one-of-a-kind breast cancer walk thank you cards and other breast cancer themed items.

These folded thank you cards are a fun and festive way to say “Thank You”  to all those who donate money to any breast cancer walker.

20% of all breast cancer walk thank you card orders

will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


Custom Pre-Inked Stamp:

“Think Pink” and show support for breast cancer all year long with this fun stamp!  Great for an address stamp or to stamp note cards or other stationery.

Personalized Notepad:Notepad-Breast-Cancer-Ribbon-2T

Pink Polka Dots and Breast Cancer Ribbon – great for jotting down a quick note or grocery list.

 PJ Greetings can do a custom design and put it on any of our products.

Just email info@pjgreetings.com what you are looking for.

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