Are you still wondering what’s on the other side of this big camera? They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I think a few words can create thousands of pictures. I worked with a pretty cool film director Randy Young of TAP Productions to pull together this short segment for TT Patton. He started with only a few words…
Have you made a difference
Spread some joy
Had a thought
Have you cared enough for someone to say
I love you
Have you written lately?
TT Patton, Barrington
Posted in Greeting Cards, Invitations, Journals, KIDS, My Thoughts, Papers, Pens, Stationery, Workshops
Tagged 60010, Barrington, Pens, Stationery, Writing
The other day I was stopped by a real estate professional, Dragana Rajic. No, she wasn’t stalking me to put my house on the market. I see her pretty much everyday as she works from an office on the second floor above TT Patton. She’s always smartly dressed, rushing to show luxury homes listed by Sotheby’s. But this particular day she stopped half way up the stairwell, very excited to show me something. She was literally balancing on the rail going through her briefcase to get to something she said I would definitely ‘just love’. I couldn’t wait. She handed me a handwritten note her college daughter sent to her last week. It basically said “I love you mom…see you during spring break”, or something like that. It really didn’t matter what it said. It was handwritten on personal stationery she received as a graduation gift last summer, purchased from TT Patton. The words were special. But taking the time to write her mom, just warms my heart. And the orange ink, well, that just made it cute and hip.
A simple box of stationery turned into a love note to a mom.
When clients come to shop for graduates, the first gift I recommend is personal stationery. They can use it to send thank you notes for graduations gifts, for recommendations and even to prospective bosses. Throw in a sheet of forever stamps and you’re good to go.
So Dragana, thanks for sharing. Isn’t this so much better than a text message? You made my day!!
I got my teeth cleaned yesterday. I bet you’re thinking, what does this have to do with stationery and pens. Hold on…I’ll get there! My appointment was at 8am in Des Plaines…about 35 minutes from my house. Just so you know, getting my teeth cleaned ranks right up there with cleaning the bathroom. I hate it, but it’s a necessary evil. And I drive the distance because Dr. Stephanie Skopek is a compassionate dentist.
But nice as she is, she can’t control that hygienist. Hovering over me with that big light, all those metal objects and suction devices she uses in my mouth makes me claustrophobic. So as I was about to pass out (that would have been really embarrassing) I started to think about engraved stationery. Really! You see, even with all the isles of toothpaste, rinse, floss and other over the counter quick fixes, nothing replaces going to the dentist to get your teeth cleaned. But come on…with all the advances in medicine right smack in the middle of the tech era, you mean to tell me there’s not better way to clean than scraping and poking around with metal devices?
That’s where the engraved stationery comes in. Even with all the advancements in printing and printing machines, there is still no better way to create the best personal stationery than etching a piece of metal.
The metal is loaded into a machine, but the paper is fed by hand, one piece at a time. You can’t get a better product.
So just like getting my teeth cleaned, I’ll keep etching metal if it means I get the best possible stationery. Stop in to see some of the best engraved stationery by Bell’invito, Dempsey & Carroll, Pineider and Crane’s and Co.