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    PARTY ON

    September 30th, 2008 admin

    Alicia Grotjohn – Customer Service Representative 1. Pick a date for your party that allows you plenty of time for preparation. You want to be able to have fun at your party, not stress out because you didn’t have enough time to do this or that. 2. Make a guest list. Make sure everyone included will mix [...]

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    The Dad Who Has it All

    September 23rd, 2008 admin

    Question: Susan Varney Says: July 17th, 2008 at 2:16 pm edit What do you get for the dad that has everything? Brandy – Customer Service Representative Answer: My dad is retired and, not that he’s old, but at his age, he has everything he needs and if he wants something, he buys it. When in doubt, I always [...]

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    No Presents, Really!?

    September 3rd, 2008 admin

    Question: Cheryl A Fransico Says: July 18th, 2008 at 2:52 pm Is it o.k to get someone a gift for their birthday even if they tell you not to. Sandy – Customer Service Representative Answer: In my opinion, the answer to this is yes, it is always o.k. Usually people don’t want a gift because they don’t want a lot of [...]

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    Out of the Blue I Love you

    August 25th, 2008 admin

    Question: Peter Matcheck Says July 20th, 2008 at 7:02 am What’s a good gift to give my girlfriend if we’ve been dating less than three months? Brandy – Customer Service Representative Answer: Girls like to be thought of. We like to know that you cared enough to send something to us out of the blue. I think flowers are [...]

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    Feelings Aside

    August 22nd, 2008 admin

    Question: Elizabeth M. Says: July 21st, 2008 at 2:02 am I have mixed feelings about enclosing a gift receipt with gifts. I feel like it’s an invitation to the recipient to return the item and the thought of them doing that sort of hurts my feelings when I specifically shopped off of their list. Do you have any [...]

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    On or Off the Registry

    August 22nd, 2008 admin

    Question: Carol Drury Says: July 20th, 2008 at 8:00 pm Do you have to buy a gift off the gift registry, or can you get something unique and special, and one of a kind. Sandy – Customer Service Representative Answer: Though I loved all of my gifts, I would have to say that my favorite ones are actually ones that reminded [...]

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    It’s Not Your Birthday

    August 21st, 2008 admin

    Question: Beth Shepherd Says: July 17th, 2008 at 6:15 am Is it appropriate to give a gift for the birthday child and their siblings so they don’t get left out? Sandy – Customer Service Representative Answer: This is always appropriate to do for a sibling (especially a younger sibling). Though, you’ll want to make sure that the gift for the Birthday [...]

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    Welcoming the Newest Addition

    August 21st, 2008 admin

    Question: Jennifer Says: July 16th, 2008 at 3:26 pm How do you address the gift card when you’re sending a gift to someone who has had a baby and you don’t know how to spell the baby’s name? Brandy – Customer Service Representative Answer: People want their baby to have a unique name, and a lot of times it is a [...]

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    A Meaningfull Goodbye

    August 21st, 2008 admin

    Question: Carrie Says: July 16th, 2008 at 3:22 pm What would be an appropriate gift for a co-worker who’s had a death in their family and you think they will be overwhelmed with fruit and flowers? Shawna – Director of Customer Service Answer: When I send bereavement gifts I try to send items that are shelf stable or non-perishable. That way [...]

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    Is Late Ever too Late?

    August 20th, 2008 admin

    Question: Vicky Boackle Says: July 17th, 2008 at 5:09 am Is it ever too late to send a thank you card? Shawna – Director of Customer Service Answer: Absolutely not. A late thank you is better than no thank you at all. This goes for any occasion. Normally thank you notes should be sent within 3 months of the event or [...]

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