Happy Fourth of July from PosePrints!

Yummy snacks! Barbecues! Basking in the sun with family and friends! Fourth of July is such a quintessentially American holiday—one that everyone who lives here can participate in by planning a party, watching their local parade or by creating a little extra time to celebrate their family and friends.

{American Stars Design–BBQ invite}

We think a great and quick way to let your loved ones know that you wish them a wonderful Fourth of July is to send a customized, unique E-Card out–for free! Our templates are perfect for this time of year: sunny beach scenes, barbecue party invites, even patriotic stars, as well as cheerful balloons and rainbows—the list goes on. As with all of our customized stationery you choose the caricature that best fits you and choose all the accessories and extras to make your personalized custom caricature stationery just right for you!

{On the Beach Design-Free E-Card}

We also have another fun way to celebrate the 4th…using our MyPose caricatures as your Facebook profile picture! To make a patriotic profile caricature of yourself, you first choose any of the designs you want and click the pink “personalize this design” button.

After customizing it to be perfect for the holiday and to match how fabulous you look in real life, you click the blue “save pose” button.

To the right, a button that says “save for Facebook” will appear, you enter your information, and we’ll send you an email that says “PosePrints MyPose Confirmation”. 

You click the link on the bottom of that page and right-click to save the caricature and upload your very own MyPose picture!

We hope you’ll have fun with all of our E-Card possibilities and our unique Facebook profile caricatures! 

We’re excited to relax, put on our red, white and blue, and keep our fingers crossed there’s not too much fog in San Francisco. We hope everyone has a safe, fun, and sunny Fourth of July!  

Happy San Francisco Pride Celebration 2014!

It’s almost SF Pride celebration! At PosePrints, we are all San Francisco Bay Area residents and pleased that such an amazing celebration happens here every year! This year marks the 44th anniversary of Pride Celebration, which is an amazing track record—San Francisco is home to the biggest LGBTQ gathering in the country. The theme this year is Color Our World with Pride and it will be a colorful, wonderful and meaningful weekend!

{San Francisco Design–Personalized Couples Silhouette }

PosePrints is a unique stationery company because the designs on our cards are chosen by you—which means that your choice of who stands alongside you on your custom cards is up to you and your partner when creating invitations, thank-you notes and favors for weddings, parties and get-togethers. PosePrints’ custom stationery creates the opportunity to communicate your love and excitement to the whole world—openly and cheerfully! Caricature stationery makes it easy to send out high-quality invitations, save-the-dates, and shower invitations for all the special times in your life with ease. You and your partner’s personalized caricatures will be classy and cute!

{Rainbow Design–Pride E-Card}

Our Rainbow Card background is perfect for Pride Celebration—a bright, colorful, bold way to let everyone know that you’re headed to Pride and they’re welcome to come along. Send out a personalized invite to let people know about your fun Pre-Pride Parade shindig or where to go for the After-Party! As with all of our cards, you choose from our many caricature options, pick out accessories and props and then share your customized design either online or in print. Our E-Cards are free and you can send them to as many of your friends as you choose. We hope that this Pride Celebration weekend treats all of our readers well and that everyone revels in the parade, their pride for who they are and the LGBTQ community here in The Bay!

 

{Champagne Bubbles Design–Custom Save the Date Card}

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History/facts from: http://www.sfpride.org/

Soccer Cards (& Free World Cup Party E-Cards!)

We all have goals when it comes to watching the World Cup, including throwing the perfect viewing party to watch goals get scored! Luckily, PosePrints has got you covered with our unique stationery—free custom E-Cards designed by you!

{Soccer Design — World Cup party invitation personalized with custom, look-alike caricatures}

We have a great new card that Jen designed which is perfect for the World Cup as well as year-round personal stationery for kids and coaches’ gifts. All you need to do is choose the Soccer Card background design and then choose from all of our customizable caricature options to show everyone how excited you are about the game. Once you’re done, you can send it as an e-card or choose to have it printed. All the accessories in our caricature stationery let you make the decisions about how you look and what to wear (maybe your team’s colors!). With personalized stationery it’s easy to let everyone know when to come to your place to watch soccer, snack and catch up. We’ll be keeping our eyes open on Thursday to see the United States vs. Germany and we hope that whenever you choose to throw your party, PosePrints can help you get that game going with our Soccer Card!

{Soccer Design — personalized custom Coach’s party invitation}

{Soccer Design– personalized stationery with a custom caricature!}

Hello from the New PosePrints Intern!

Hello! I’m really excited to introduce myself as a new member of the PosePrints team! My name is Layla and I’m a San Francisco native finally returning from four years studying Art and Art History in upstate New York. I love to journal, sketchbook, and collage when I make art. In my spare time I like to go thrifting for vintage clothes, read and have tea with my friends. I worked as a program developer for Children’s Museum Education at the Tang Museum as well as with a stationery company in Brooklyn. Nothing beats San Francisco, though!

It feels great to be back and working with Jen and Denise and their custom stationery company. I love all the personalized stationery you can choose from on the site, and the adorable caricatures that work for any occasion. It’s lovely to be part of a company that sells products that I find so creative and clever! I’ve always been interested in stationery and paper goods, from designing my own invitations when I was little to making customized cards when I mail my friends letters, so to get to work for a company that makes unique stationery that has it’s own flair is going to be lots of fun! I’ll be contributing blog posts about what we have going on here and all our great products. You’ll see me here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’m looking forward to hearing from our customers and readers and getting to know all of you as the PosePrints Intern!

Hello from Layla!

Just Because Party Invitations

Would you ever send out invitations for a “just because” party or barbecue?  As much as I love to receive hard-copy holiday cards, Valentine’s Day cards, wedding Save-the-Dates and thank you notes, I LOVE the idea of receiving (and sending out) snail mail invitations for a “just because” party.  No one does that anymore, right?!  Friends and family expect to receive a Christmas Card or Baby Shower Invitation in the mail, but don’t necessarily expect to be invited to a pool party or family barbecue with a custom invitation.

{PosePrints BBQ Card — personalized with custom, look-alike caricatures}

{PosePrints American Stars card  — personalized with custom, look-alike caricatures for a 4th-of-July Party Invitation}

What do you think?  Would you mail out cards for an event that doesn’t typically warrant hard-copy invitations?  I personally love the idea.  Seems like it would make the event seem that much more special — even if you’re sending out the custom cards last-minute.

I’m going to be sure to host a “just because” BBQ or party this summer.  With PosePrints invitations.  Hold me to it!  And let us know if you end up sending out snail mail invitations for a casual party this summer…we’d love to hear.

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring…our first intern! We will be accepting applications for a Social Media Marketing Intern position through Tuesday, May 27th, so please pass this listing on to anyone you know who would be a good fit. And please remember to let them know how fun and fabulous the PosePrints team is. ;)   Thank you so much!

Position Description:

PosePrints, an online stationery company, is looking for a talented Social Media Marketing Intern to help build our online community.

Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging and original content that creates conversation, including writing blog posts and creating Facebook content while keeping in the PosePrints voice.
  • Create an annual marketing calendar based on solid research; execute the plan.
  • Find qualified users and key influencers to follow/like PosePrints through the use of paid and non-paid advertising efforts.
  • Track the growth and the impact of social media on the business.
  • Draft and edit copy for press releases and other marketing materials.
  • Assist in updating the website, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in the world of blogs and social media.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Energy and creativity, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas and grow PosePrints’ online presence.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with little direction.
  • Bonus: Experience with keeping a company Facebook page; familiarity with Google Analytics and SEO; a love of design, snail-mail and stationery.

Benefits:

  • Between 5 and 10 hours/week; could evolve into a full-time Social Media Manager roll for the right person.
  • Compensation: $15/hr plus opportunity for a sales-related bonus.
  • Work remotely.
  • Great opportunity to become part of a fast-growing, dynamic company.
  • As our company’s first Social Media Intern, this is a huge opportunity to develop and implement a social media strategy from the ground up. The position will allow for plenty of growth and creative flexibility.

How to Apply:

Please email Jen@PosePrints.com with a note outlining why you would be a good fit for the position, your resume (or link to your LinkedIn profile), and links to your social media accounts or blog, if applicable. Please attach a writing sample if you do not keep a blog. Please put “Social Media Intern” in the subject line. Thank you!

 

New Spring Card Design

Check out our new spring card design — “Blooms!”

The design features a modern strand of pink and turquoise flowers (Dahlias? Mumms? Zinnias? Something like that.) — perfect for spring event invitations, baby and bridal shower invitations, thank you notes, Save-the-Date cards, party invitations and girly stationery gifts.

{Custom Anniversary Party Invitation on our new Blooms card design}

{Custom Bridal Shower Invitation on our new Blooms card design}

What do you think?  Do you like our new design?  Click here to check it out, then click the pink “Personalize This Design” button to begin customizing it!

First Birthday Party Invitation

My boy just turned ONE!  We had a small party at our home, but we still sent out PosePrints invitations (of course).  Doesn’t Miller make a pretty perfect caricature?!  (Click here to see a larger version of this image on our Facebook page.)

Unique First Birthday Party Invitation by PosePrints

His personalized invitations featured some blue bunting, his cute look-alike caricature, and a blue cupcake with a red “1″ candle.  I also customized his hair style to include his little blonde curls.  You can start designing your own PosePrints first birthday party invitations by clicking here. Just select the invitation design you like, click the “Personalize This Design” button, create your baby’s caricature, and add your invitation text.

We kept the party simple with a couple of cakes, some balloons, and a few strings of felt bunting:

The only handmade decoration (pictured above on the mantel) was a string of paper bunting featuring his monthly photos.  Every month we’ve taken a picture of Miller with his elephant and a numbered tie:

It’s so fun seeing how much he’s grown in one short year!  The one-to-two month was the biggest jump, don’t you think?

Happy first birthday to our beloved baby!

Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower Invitations

There’s no question about it: the most fun bridal shower I ever attended featured big derby hats, pretty sundresses, mint juleps and sunshine. It just felt so springy! The Kentucky Derby theme works so well for bridal showers (and baby showers), in fact, we created a special Kentucky Derby invitation design for our card line. Check it out here!

The Kentucky Derby invitation design features blue skies, green grass and a strip of the Kentucky Derby race track. And we even have a derby hat, feathered fascinator and mint julep as options for the caricature of the bride (or mom) to be.  As for the Kentucky Derby invitation text, make sure to let the invitees know about the theme with some wording like this:

Please join us for a Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower

in honor of

{Bride’s/Mom’s Name Here}

Date/Time

Location

Wear your best Kentucky Derby Attire!

RSVP

Registry Info

As always, if you would like to see any color or font changes to your invitation, please feel free to contact us.  We make color and font changes free of charge, and are seasoned pros in Kentucky Derby Invitation wording if you would like any friendly advice!