Editor’s Letter

The New Nearly Normal

If my January and February, filled with treks to Atlanta Market, NY NOW and Shoppe Object, weren’t quite the New Normal, they were the New Nearly No... READ MORE »

Capturing a Moment

Happy New Year! I’m thankful to see words like “essential” assuming their previous meanings, along with a general sense of settling down. Mercha... READ MORE »

Mass No More

Editor's Letter, Fall 2021 I am so thrilled to share with you all that last month, for two glorious and too-short days, I returned to an actual trade... READ MORE »

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Industry vs. Community

A note from the editor-in-chief As I write this, the third iteration of *Noted is winding down. For the second year running, it was a virtual show. T... READ MORE »

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Editor’s Letter: United We Stand

So, Paper Source (PS) filed for bankruptcy March 2, and its ripples were pronounced. While it’s become common to see retailers from Chuck E. Cheese ... READ MORE »

Stationery Trends Winter 2021 Issue

Are Greeting Cards Essential?

An accurate reflection of any American market can be found in comparable markets in other countries. And when it comes to greeting cards, the British ... READ MORE »

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A Thirst for Connection

It’s official, 2020 has left its ugly mark on all of us somewhere. So much, it seems, has been canceled, then rescheduled with lower expectations, o... READ MORE »

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Silver Linings

Well, a lot’s certainly happened since my last Editor’s Letter. If you have a brick-and-mortar, your state guidelines determine a lot about your b... READ MORE »

Reach Out & Indirectly Touch Someone

So, a lot has happened since I turned in my original spring editor’s letter in early March. It focused on how Papyrus shutting its doors played into... READ MORE »

A Brave New World

It’s hard for me to believe, but 2020 marks my 22nd round of Winter gift shows (45th if you add Summer shows to the mix). Back in 1998, the trade sh... READ MORE »

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