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Joyous New England card for the holiays

Friday, November 16th, 2012

This is a wintry day on the North Shore of New England, near the Merrimack River. A Christmas clad dog has some to enjoy the snowy weather. The simple joys of New England extend a greeting for the holidays.

Snowy run on a New England winter day, North Shore, Merrimack Vally

New images added for corporate business holiday greetings 2012

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We have our distinct Salem Design images, but also sell a large variety of holiday and all occasion cards for business & personal greetings. All available online, easy order, range of prices, large & small quantities.

To view online: New England Corporate Business Holiday Cards
Please call 978-740-5940 or email for questions on pricing or customization.

New card images for 2012 – corporate, business, custom imprint and boxed

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

New images are coming out for the 1012 holiday season. Many are available now as special order corporate cards, and should later become available as boxed cards.

Tall ship "Friendship of Salem" and her rigging shed

Tall ship “Friendship of Salem” and her rigging shed

For corporate orders, this card is fully customizable. There are historical notes on the back of the card:
Historical Notes on back:

“Friendship of Salem” is a reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted East Indiaman built in Salem in 1797. She is pictured here near Pickering Wharf in front of the rigging shed where so much of her repair and maintenance is done. She is the largest wooden sailing vessel to be built in New England in more than a century.

The replica ship is based on a model of the original “Friendship” at the Peabody Essex Museum, as well as several paintings of the ship and numerous documents, including logs of the ship’s voyages.

She is a fully operational sailing vessel. Although she usually stays close to home, in 2011 she made an ambassadorial trip to NY City with her National Park Service and volunteer crew.

To view online: New England Corporate Business Holiday Cards
Please call 978-740-5940 or email for questions on pricing or customization.

2012 Boston & New England Christmas Holiday Cards

Monday, December 26th, 2011

We are already at work choosing our selection for the 2012 holiday season. Most of our cards are suitable for business corporate greetings, or for personal use. Our select regional Boston and New England images are exclusives (photography & design by Sharon Shea). These cards can be customized inside or out, with any verse, logo, or signature of your choice. Many of our cards are also for sale on on Salem Design Shop.

Our first choice for our 2012 collection is “Antiques in Snow”, a quintessential New England image.

Antiques in Snow SDSS 1207

Antiques in Snow SDSS 1207

Boston & New England Custom Business or Personal Holiday Christmas Cards

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

One of the last of our new images off the press line for 2011. We can still print this up for a last minute business order, and we have some available boxed on our Salem Design Shop. Business orders can have any customization; boxed cards have a standard verse.

Our images are all from photographs of Boston and the New England, so have the particular look of our region not found in generic cards. We can do any inside customization including custom verses, logos, and inside card addresses. We produce unique and high quality cards that are kept long after the holidays, so besides the seasonal greetings, they often stay around as a reminder the connection with your client.

Also, we have notes on the back of many of our cards to explain the image and why we feel it exemplifies something special about our region. The note on the back of this card is: “A doorway representative of New England’s historic Federal architecture. A carved cod fish hangs over the door as the symbol of the fishing industry and enterprise that drove New England’s and the young nation’s colonial economy.”

Cod Fish & Wreath, New England Door SDSS 0914

Cod Fish & Wreath, New England Door SDSS 0914

Rudolph & Snowman – 2011 cards On Sale Online

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

We’re into the holidays, and we have put two of our favorite cards on sale. These are beautiful cards, printed on high quality stock, at deep discount prices. Fifteen cards per box, the Rudolph card has an interesting historical note on the back of the card. Both cards express the beauty and cheer that the holidays bring to New England.
Purchase online at the Salem Design Shop
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas Holiday Card
Floral Shop Snowman Christmas Holiday Card

Boston & New England Business Corporate or Personal Holiday Christmas Cards

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

It’s been traditional to have a return address on business greetings, and it can help you clean up your mailing lists. However, it’s also most common that as soon as a greeting is received, the envelope is disposed of. Your greeting can be to a new client or long-time customer, and your greeting is a friendly reminder of your connection. However, what is your contact information?

We find that with our custom cards, they very often kept around, taped to a computer or some other place to liven up a home desk or office workspace. Recently we have been including not only custom greetings, logos, and name imprints, but also an inside-card address and other contact information, even web addresses.

Keeping up with contact information is so important, yet often difficult with contact information changing so frequently. Your customer, client, or personal friend may remember you well, but forget how to contact you when they need that address. Or even if they have your address, did you get a new phone line, or change your extension? (Or perhaps contact information was lost during an application upgrade. Yipe! As bad as losing the good old fashioned address book.)

We are more often including contact information in a discreet corner, under a logo, or on the opposite side of the page. We are happy to provide you with free proofs to let you see the layout possibilities.

Boston Garden Gate

Boston Garden Gate

Boston & New England Business Corporate or Personal Holiday Christmas Cards

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

We are delighted with the re-make of one of our favorite cards. Acorn Street, Beacon Hill, Boston has been digitally “remastered” and reprinted with our new digital printing process. The stock is heavier, more brilliant, and we are delighted with the spectacular new look of this classic image. We have also added a historical note to the back of our card: “Built in the late 1820’s, Acorn Street is paved with its original cobble stones. Acorn Street is one of the most famous landmarks in this historic district, and has been preserved to reflect its early appearance.”

This image is available for large corporate or small business orders, and we also have boxed cards for either personal or business use. For this particular card there is an exception that we can accommodate smaller business orders with just a standard greeting and simple custom imprint.

Find this lovely card so evocative of the Boston holiday spirit for larger corporate orders at:
Boston Christmas Holiday Business Cards – Acorn Street

or on our Gift Shop as a boxed card:
Salem Design Gift Shop, Boxed Cards, Acorn Street

Please call 978-740-5940 or email for questions on pricing or customization.

Acorn Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, SDSS 1110

Acorn Street, Beacon Hill, Boston SDSS 1110

2011 Business Holiday and All Occasion Cards

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

It’s never too early to start thinking about business holiday cards. We have just updated our website with over 700 holiday cards to choose from for 2011. All our cards can be customized to fit your business message and your budget. All of our “Holiday Cards” section can be customized online with your choice of font, verse, and ink color. Our regional cards can be customized further, even adding a special message to the outside of the card, or a detailed message opposite your greeting on the inside.

We are specialists in design and photo editing and can help you add your logo or other artwork. Easy order online and send your artwork, or contact us with any special assistance you need.

Also note we now carry a complete line of business all occasion cards. Thank your employees or your customers – send Thank You, Birthday, Congratulations, Get Well, Sympathy, or Anniversary – whatever message lets people know they are appreciated and keeps your business name in mind.

See Regional Holiday Cards, Holiday Cards, or All Occasion Cards

Business corporate custom imprint holiday & all occasion cards

Business Holiday & All Occasion Cards 2011