Words of Wisdom
My grandpa always used the phrase, “This too shall pass.” It’s an old adage that feels almost biblical, and several of my family members have taken to using it. I’ve had to take that mindset lately when several hurdles seemed to be presenting themselves all at the same time. My daughter became sick and had to be held from daycare for several days. Our washing machine broke and leaked water everywhere. We canceled a weekend trip to my husband’s family cabin because of bad weather. And in the “busyness” of the week, I missed harvesting some produce from my garden, and it spoiled.
These may all seem like minor inconveniences in the scope of things, but in the moment, they feel like anything but. However, so much good came out of this week. The canceled trip led to a surprise date night. I got extra snuggle time with my baby girl. The weather cleared enough for an impromptu boat ride with family. We spent a rainy afternoon together processing tomatoes into sauce. And fingers crossed, there will be a newfound pride in changing out a broken washing machine drain pump all by ourselves.
In life & in business, obstacles are often thrown our way. This is a given. The challenge is not only overcoming those obstacles, but also in seeing the opportunities they represent. At Freebird Paperie, one of the assets I bring to you is the ability to look at your obstacles from a different perspective. If September is throwing some challenges at you, remember that “this too shall pass.” And please reach out if those challenges could benefit from a new perspective with Freebird Paperie!
Hot Off The Press
Every business would like for their stationery needs to be “no fuss,” but for the Snyder County Probation Department, it is especially important that their paper products are professional, up to date, and there when they need them. Freebird Paperie provides business cards, letterhead, and envelopes that match the department’s needs. Whether they experience personnel changes or place rush orders, I work to make sure they don’t miss a beat.
Additional Offerings: Custom Pens
When you think of branded office materials or promotional items, the first thing that comes to mind is pens, and for good reason! Everyone uses pens, and it feels like you could never have too many. At Freebird Paperie, I offer a wide array of custom pens with various options for style, ink color, and more. I also offer low minimum orders so whether you’re ordering personal pens for the office, or high quantities as promotional items, Freebird Paperie can sign, seal, and deliver for you.
Contact me to discuss how a customized pen design can enhance your branding.
Freebird Paperie Special
From now until the end of September, enjoy 25% off all customized pen orders!
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Spread The Bird Word
Friends don’t let friends go undesigned! Save 25% off your next design order when you refer another client to Freebird Paperie (ex: 250 business cards for $35 — a $12 savings). Simply have the client mention your name when they contact me.
Recently, I had a day of feeling overwhelmed. So many small things demanded my attention that I felt I’d never reach the bigger ones. My husband, Zach, reminded me that everything has its season. To illustrate his point, he took me and the kids foraging for mushrooms. While certain species only fruit at specific times of year, they tend to show up in the same spots. Miss their narrow window of growth, and chances are good you can return the following year to find a new crop.
A seasoned forager, Zach has accumulated a list of his favorite patches. Occasionally, he discovers a new one that reignites his thrill of the hunt. As for me, our day among mushrooms helped me remember that each day’s varied elements of steadiness, seasonality, and surprise nourish my life in their own ways, preparing me for the next creative spark.
Now—what to do with five pounds of chanterelles?
Read more about my latest design work for branding clients, the latest monthly special, and unique offerings in my August business newsletter.
I genuinely enjoy helping people and finding creative solutions to problems. I love learning about your life and truly try to avoid small talk. I would rather jump right into learning about your favorite book, your best IPA recommendation, or why you decided to move to rural California on a whim. Hearing your love story or your excitement for the business you are starting up makes my heart swell, and it is my honor to play a small part in this current chapter of your life.