Friday, November 13, 2020

Holiday Must Haves

You're at home with nowhere else to go

Holiday Candle Time

(fill your home with the holiday fragrance)

Nest Limited Edition Seasonal Candles - before they are gone:

Nest Holiday Candles

It won't be the same, but it can still be cute! It's your...

Covid Compliant Holiday Dinner

(you'll stay safely distant until the champagne kicks in!)

Safe sipping:

Hundreds of dollars less than your Annieglass:

Disposable and adorable:

Foam and frost ready to roll:

Everyone's favorite stationery brand

Because you always know someone who has moved:

Return Address Stamps



Come and get these great gifts because

That list won't check itself twice

You'll need lots of bourbon to drink off 2020:

Waterford Bar Glasses

Weightless, Soundless, Waterproof, TSA proof, baby proof
and so stylish - the original:

Because they fancy themself a writer:

A Compliment to their candle obsession:

Stuff their stockings:

Gifty Socks

Peony Bath Lovelies

Relax and rejuvenate:

Cuddle up:

Relax and recharge:

You'll never leave home:

Cheese straw boxes and assortments:

They will enjoy sparkle all year: Waterford bud vases

Lightweight sustainable neoprene never looked so chic: nadachi purses

Witty and useful: weekend Waterford cups and napkins

Everyone coated-canvas favorite tote: the Codie tote

So fun to use for every celebration: stemless champagne flutes

Deck your bar cart for that perfect post with these: Stemless Gilded Glasses
Obsessed with these mini sets: makeup eraser

Boxed Beautiful Note Assortments:

All the look and none of the worry:

Our favorite wrap and tags:

Every wine drinker's helper:

Sweet Tooth Activated:
Candy Club Goodies


They are just so hard to buy for

The Man Shop

(it's so hard because they buy themselves everything they want anyway)

All the man bath things: Shop men's Bath

Gentleman Approved:

Antlers for the win:

Making vodka in the a.m. acceptable:

Chilled but not watered down!



Things you can still get last minute because, you know,

Because you've just been so busy

(pandemic busy, that is)

Perfect price and personalized with personality: mix and match stationery

So chic and timeless in soft shades: mode de Paris

Everyone's favorite pale blue dreamy stationery - FAST

or make a donation to a worthy cause

like one of our favorite local organizations: Cheshire Abbey



Still to come:
Gourmet gift box
Our favorite modern acrylic photo frames
slim can coolers from brumate
New Rifle Gifties


Monday, November 2, 2020

Rush Packet Items


We get lots of inquiries about preparing presentation packets for girls going through recruitment or "rush." While there was a time when lots of money was spent on preparing elaborate presentation packets to try and impress the girls in the chapter, the reality is that now most active girls never touch the presentation packet because all information is submitted electronically. When you, as a mother or a potential new member, prepare a presentation packet, you are preparing it in a way that makes it easy for an referring member to submit your information online. The presentation can still be elegant but it does not have to be as complicated or expensive as it was before.

We like to use just a simple white folder from Office Depot for your materials. We encourage you to type your resume neatly on white paper just as you would for a job application. Fancy fonts and elaborate designs are really not needed.  We like a cute sticker on the front of your folder, and a thank you note that can be hand-written and included with the packet to the referring member or used for a follow up. Any photos that you include need to be labeled with a simple black and white LEGIBLE sticker on the back because if the materials are mailed in to the recruitment chairmen, they are scanned into their system and legible information is important.

Most importantly, include an email address or phone number for the referring member to contact you if they would like to get your materials electronically. There is nothing more time-consuming than retyping someone's activities from a beautiful packet when it can be simply copied and pasted from a forwarded email.

We encourage people to pick out a sticker they like here for the front of the packet first:

Most of these stickers have coordinating thank you notes that will be displayed as you review the products.

The 1.5" round sticker shown here is great for the back of photos:

If you are interested in additional services here are some general prices subject to your final requests:

  • Proofreading of existing files: $150 per hour minimum 1 hour.
  • Resume typeset only: $300 which includes resume typeset from your information supplied in our template, and one hour of graphic design time and one hour of in-person meeting time. The first proof is included and subsequent proofs requested are $50 each.
  • Comprehensive resume and accessory design: $600 minimum which includes 1 hour in-person consultation and 3 hours of graphic design time and all digital pdf files upon completion. Additional in-person or graphic design hours are billed by the hour at $150 per hour.
  • Printed materials range greatly based on materials chosen but you can expect a starting point of $20 per packet for printed materials, thank you notes, and folders, with assembly with a minimum of 20 quantity

As always, your friends at Fresh Ink are happy to help in any way! To book a virtual or in-person appointment to discuss additional services please use the link below

schedule an appointment


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Hostess Gifts for All Occasions!

Whether you have a shower or an engagement party, it can be hard to find the perfect gift for this occasion. Here are 10 of our favorites in a wide variety of price ranges for you to consider! Our inventory is constantly evolving so reach out to confirm availability if you have interest in any of these items.

1. 10 personalized note cards with colored envelopes $20

2. 100 monogrammed paper guest towels $35 plus shipping.

3. Pretty napkins and a french spreader $25

4. Set of 24 gift tags $25 plus shipping.

5. Scented Drawer Liners and Soaps $15-$20

5. French Kitchen Towels $18

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