Tips to Send More Cards

One of my sisters told me that she’d send more cards if she’d remember to have stamps on hand (cards too). After that, I added an option to add a stamp to the envelope. I’m always trying to make it easier to send more cards, so today I wanted to share some of my tips on how to send more of that good stuff.

Tips to Send More Cards

  1. Skip the lines at the Post Office and order your stamps online. You can choose the style, how many and they arrive right at your door.

  2. Keep important dates all in one place using a perpetual calendar. I keep this one right next to my yearly calendar. An undated perpetual calendar allows you to add birthdays as they come. My July only has one line left!

  3. I keep all my cards and stamps in one area on my desk. I usually shop birthday cards every month as I look ahead and plan, but cards like this and these are perfect for any occasion and no reason at all. Another option to make sure you have cards on hand is signing up for a subscription box like these.

  4. Save a bit of time by having your address printed on labels especially when you’re sending a batch of cards. Check these out.

  5. For a little added joy, use bright and cheerful stickers to embellish the envelopes.

  6. Think outside the box when you sit down to send cards. Affirm a friend during a difficult time, thank someone for answering your crazy texts and let your sister know how lucky you are to have her.

with joy,

Aneta

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A Shop Update + Announcement!

Recently, I have seen so many shop updates about closing up shops (brick and mortars and online). I would read them and then feel this sense of insecurity about my business. There’s an over-saturation of handmade markets in Denver, of shops offering lettered paper goods and gifts and brands marketing to you to buy something from them. I don’t like the feeling of the hustle or competing over the noise we all see and hear daily.

But….want to hear something amazing? Every single time I pray over my business I receive 3-4 orders within that time. It’s confirmation and affirmation to be still, be patient and be confident. I’m learning not to be moved by praise or criticism by reminding myself of what I know and what needs to be done.

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On top of all of that, I have two babies at home and ONE ON THE WAY. Steve and I made the decision for one of us to stay home. With that, I don’t want to rush my days trying to squeeze in home and work life. I want to cherish the time I spend with my kids and the time I invest in my work. I’v learned to adapt to the rhythms and interruptions of my days.

So….I am making changes to the way I spend my days and how I will run give with joy.

What changes can you expect?

  • More limited edition lines like the Love Fiercely which is launching soon!!!

  • Monthly GWJ Boxes versus purchasing single cards (more on this below). Focusing also on subscription boxes too!

  • Less local markets and focusing on wholesale opportunities.

  • And creating more print-at-home designs for you to share easily!

These changes will help me spend my time more efficiently, with intention and help you. To ship one card or four costs me and you $2.60! Who likes to spend money on shipping?! Offering Monthly GWJ Boxes will be better on your wallet and will inspire you to write more affirming and encouraging words.

I appreciate EVERY SINGLE order. Every time I see an email with your order it makes my day. Truly. Thank you for choosing to support give with joy and my family. GWJ gives me an outlet to use my talents and gifts while also financially providing for my family and community.

with joy,

Aneta

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