Moving Stationery

Wasn’t it Tolstoy who said all happy families are alike? Maybe his inspiration was my pediatrician’s waiting room last December, with its endless rows of identical holiday cards smiling at me while my kids coughed miserably. This year, you can design your own beautiful photo holiday cards—easily—and send something truly unique, conveying authentic feeling and personality. Happy AND distinctive. (Deal with it, Leo.) Marmalade Ink, run by two graphic artists, makes it easy for you to express yourself in your own pictures and words. Using their exceptional card designs and your photos, you’ll produce something matchless. If you need help or advice, you’ll get it from two pros. And you can convey your happy thoughts ALL OVER those custom cards, because Marmalade Ink offers printing on both sides of their lovely 100 lb. reforested paper stock. Can’t decide which picture of your new baby is cutest? Don’t. Use ‘em all (up to eight pictures with no price difference). And, as a Daily Grommet user, you’ll get 15% off to boot (just enter Grommet2708 at checkout). Give your loved ones the pleasure of receiving something special in the mail, and include them in your most significant moments. Like only your happy family can. What do you like in holiday cards? Love or hate the mass-produced family update letter? Tell us!

Marmalade Ink

Custom Cards and Stationery

Moving Stationery

Wasn’t it Tolstoy who said all happy families are alike? Maybe his inspiration was my pediatrician’s waiting room last December, with its endless rows of identical holiday cards smiling at me while my kids coughed miserably. This year, you can design your own beautiful photo holiday cards—easily—and send something truly unique, conveying authentic feeling and personality. Happy AND distinctive. (Deal with it, Leo.) Marmalade Ink, run by two graphic artists, makes it easy for you to express yourself in your own pictures and words. Using their exceptional card designs and your photos, you’ll produce something matchless. If you need help or advice, you’ll get it from two pros. And you can convey your happy thoughts ALL OVER those custom cards, because Marmalade Ink offers printing on both sides of their lovely 100 lb. reforested paper stock. Can’t decide which picture of your new baby is cutest? Don’t. Use ‘em all (up to eight pictures with no price difference). And, as a Daily Grommet user, you’ll get 15% off to boot (just enter Grommet2708 at checkout). Give your loved ones the pleasure of receiving something special in the mail, and include them in your most significant moments. Like only your happy family can. What do you like in holiday cards? Love or hate the mass-produced family update letter? Tell us!

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily

    Time to do something creative! (Diana and I must go to the same pediatrician, because I know exactly what she's talking about. They leave the same darn cards up ALL YEAR LONG.) What do you think of Marmalade's custom options, and those zany holiday newsletters some families send? (I used to make fun of them, but now that I have a child, I get it. I really do.)

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/21/2008 1:19 PM

    On the subject of "getting" photo cards...when we moved to Ireland in 2001, with our three handsome boys, I learned a lesson. I didn't realize that holiday photo cards were pretty much an American phenom. (Oh you know those Yanks....) So what did I send out as a Christmas card to all my nascent Irish friends? A home-made photo "album"--10 or more photo stories of our move to Ireland, tied together with yarn. They must have all thought "Could that new American family be any MORE self-absorbed?" But our American friends loved it. And I guess our Irish friends forgave us. A couple of them do their own photo cards now too!

  • Louise
    Louise
    11/21/2008 2:48 PM

    I love holiday cards and the more unique and creative they are the better! I like Marmalade Ink's design sense- such a great departure from the usual offerings. Bravo! Great company name too :-)

    Now for those holiday newsletters... I enjoy reading them but don't usually get around to reading them until January when the holiday whirlwind is over. Writing one is way beyond what I'd ever have time or patience for that's for sure! A photo card however seems to be the perfect thing especially when they are as neat as these are.

  • Alicia Johnson
    Alicia Johnson
    11/21/2008 3:20 PM

    We can't thank you enough for the wonderful video and kind words about Marmalade Ink. Both myself and my business partner Pascale loved the video. FYI - Pascale is a co-founder and fabulous graphic designer at Marmalade Ink. We will tell everyone about The Daily Grommet! They Rock!! Spread the word!!

    By the way, we just added the cutest circle shaped return address labels. They match our holiday cards and are the perfect accesory to your holiday cards. Check them out at www.marmaladeink.com

  • Colleen
    Colleen
    11/21/2008 4:32 PM

    These look beautiful, and there's an impressive array of layouts, and total flexibility.

  • Maria
    Maria
    11/22/2008 12:20 PM

    Hey, in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, how about offering some info on how to buy holiday cards AND contribute to a charitable cause at the same time.

    Americans purchase nearly 7 billion greeting cards each year, generating nearly $7.5 billion in retail sales. If it were easy for individuals and businesses to buy their greeting cards from non-profit organizations, card sales could generate millions of dollars for worthy causes. I found a great non-profit site that lists non-profit organizations who offer holiday cards—it’s www.CardsThatGive.org, and I thought that it is the kind of thing you might want to make your subscribers aware of. It's an easy way to support a charity especially in today's economy when charitable donations will be down across the board.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/22/2008 2:05 PM

    Someone just wondered if I was unhappy with Maria's comment above. Actually, I asked Maria if she would mind posting it...she had sent it in an email to us. I thought her suggestion was very worthy. I know we recommended a non-charity card and some people will want to stick with that recommendation and make their charitable contributions in another form. But for people who might be thinking of getting holiday cards from a non-profit, I thought Maria's suggestion would be timely and welcome. There is room for all approaches at the table.

  • Claire
    Claire
    11/22/2008 6:45 PM

    I checked out the Marmalade Ink website. The cards are great. I usually write some verse that summarizes our year, and not sure that their cards allow that (I just emailed them to ask). Also (like many sites!) there is such a wealth of offerings and so many choices, that I got overwhelmed. This is perfect for someone who takes a lot of photos, or has better planning than I have. In my case, I had one photo in mind - possibly a second that could work, but no current photos to fit those little spots. Would be great to search by the number of photos required...I may just jump in and "pick one" anyway as I like the designs a lot. I have all weekend, right?

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/22/2008 9:41 PM

    Claire--I think the code will extend beyond the weekend. Alicia--can you clarify? (I know I need a few days to get my act together to order too--waiting for the college boy to come home so we can get a photo organized. I looked and we do not have a single family photo for the whole year. Not even a bad one!)

  • Kim
    Kim
    11/23/2008 6:45 AM

    Wow -- this are really nice cards, thanks for highlighting them for us. I normally MAKE all my own cards, but with 150+ on the mailing list, and a 6 month old -- not going to happen this year. These look like a wonderful alternative. Thanks!

  • Jen
    Jen
    11/23/2008 8:44 AM

    To answer the question above about the expiration on the code. The code Grommet2708 expires on January 1. I know it is so hard to find just the right mix of photos. I ordered mine on Saturday morning and found just the perfect card. The front has my two sons and the back has a picture of the puppy. I always write Peace on Earth and could. Remember you can email Marmalade Ink and customize wording, pictures. So if you like a particular design but want a photo on the back just ask. The turn around is 3 business days. I already feel the relief of having this done. I just need to get the stamps now.

  • Alicia Johnson
    Alicia Johnson
    11/23/2008 2:38 PM

    A message from Marmalade Ink co-founder Alicia Johnson

    Thank you for all of your comments. As Jen mentioned we are extending our 15% off code until January 1st.


    As for some of the fore mentioned questions, Marmalade Ink offers cards that allow for 1 picture up to nine pictures. We apologize that the search tool does not work for selecting cards with the number of pictures that you desire. This will be added to our site shortly. As mentioned by Jen and Jules, our company is just 11 months old and we are adding tools daily that make our site more user friendly. Last week we added the crop tool. A few days ago we added the ability to change your photo to a black and white, sepia tone or an aged look. We are currently working on a project cart so that you can create a card and come back to it later to order. These things take time and we hope to address all of the issues and have them rectified in the order that they come up.

    If you are looking to add text to a card such as Claire please feel free to email us with your selection and your images along with the customization that you would prefer and we will send you a proof right away.

    Claire mentioned above that we have an overwhelming selection of cards. It is not our intention to overwhelm our customers. We have learned through experience that the likes and dislikes of our customers run the gamut. We try very hard to make a variety of designs in order to make a little something for everyone.

    I hope this email helps with some of the questions that might be out there. Please feel free to email me at [email protected]k.com and I will gladly address any of your concerns. Thank you!

  • Kristine
    Kristine
    11/23/2008 11:05 PM

    Wow - beautiful cards! thanks for sharing these!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    11/24/2008 7:09 AM

    I was with lots of women over the weekend, and we all agreed that seeing photos of our friends' children is one of the greatest joys of the holiday season. So many of us have moved around and do not get to regularly see families who are important to us. Thanks, Alicia and Marmalade Ink, for these beautiful and innovative cards! I love that senders can add more than one photo (hint, hint friends! I want to see lots of photos of your people!).

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne
    11/25/2008 4:00 PM

    We talked about Alicia in our video, but would like to introduce you to Marmalade Ink co-founder, Pascale Pace (on the left in these photos)...

    Marmalade Ink co-founders

    Since shooting our video, we've learned even more about these creative women. Pascale Pace, who ran a Chicago-based graphic design firm and had turned stay-at-home mom, was continuously being asked to design birth announcements and invitations for friends and family. She was looking for a way to combine her artistic abilities and desire to work from home when she teamed up with Alicia Johnson, professional photographer and graphic designer. But it doesn't stop there -- both of their husbands are helping to build the business too. Daniel Johnson, the company’s CIO, created the company’s website with its personalization capabilities, powerful preview engine and easy-to-use shopping tools. Louis Pace rounds out the team, establishing systems and processes to support their explosive growth!

    It's been a pleasure working with you, Alicia and Pascale -- Marmalade Ink is definitely Daily Grommet's custom printer of choice this holiday season!

  • Helen
    Helen
    12/3/2008 2:58 PM

    Love the look, but not so crazy about the process. Couple of bugs in the program that need attention. Changes are difficult to make after adding to your cart. Tried to change one of the photos from black & white to full color and the photo was gone. Had to go back and re-download. Also, cropping is a crap shoot. I will still place an order because of the time I have invested in this project but this has been a very labor intensive process.

  • Alicia Johnson
    Alicia Johnson
    8/11/2009 5:53 PM

    Helen, I am so sorry that you had difficulty with our ordering process. We are a fairly new company and we strive to constantly better ourselves. The process in which you describe was a very new process in December and all problems have been ironed out. Thank you for your imput! Constructive criticism is the only way that we know what our customers yearn for!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Marmalade Ink

Custom Cards and Stationery

Moving Stationery

Wasn’t it Tolstoy who said all happy families are alike? Maybe his inspiration was my pediatrician’s waiting room last December, with its endless rows of identical holiday cards smiling at me while my kids coughed miserably.

This year, you can design your own beautiful photo holiday cards—easily—and send something truly unique, conveying authentic feeling and personality. Happy AND distinctive. (Deal with it, Leo.)

Marmalade Ink, run by two graphic artists, makes it easy for you to express yourself in your own
pictures and words. Using their exceptional card designs and your photos, you’ll produce something matchless. If you need help or advice, you’ll get it from two pros. And you can convey your happy thoughts ALL OVER those custom cards, because Marmalade Ink offers printing on both sides of their lovely 100 lb. reforested paper stock. Can’t decide which picture of your new baby is cutest? Don’t. Use ‘em all (up to eight pictures with no price difference). And, as a Daily Grommet user, you’ll get 15% off to boot (just enter Grommet2708 at checkout).

Give your loved ones the pleasure of receiving something special in the mail, and include them in your most significant moments. Like only your happy family can.

What do you like in holiday cards? Love or hate the mass-produced family update letter? Tell us!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Emily
    Emily

    Time to do something creative! (Diana and I must go to the same pediatrician, because I know exactly what she's talking about. They leave the same darn cards up ALL YEAR LONG.) What do you think of Marmalade's custom options, and those zany holiday newsletters some families send? (I used to make fun of them, but now that I have a child, I get it. I really do.)

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/21/2008 1:19 PM

    On the subject of "getting" photo cards...when we moved to Ireland in 2001, with our three handsome boys, I learned a lesson. I didn't realize that holiday photo cards were pretty much an American phenom. (Oh you know those Yanks....) So what did I send out as a Christmas card to all my nascent Irish friends? A home-made photo "album"--10 or more photo stories of our move to Ireland, tied together with yarn. They must have all thought "Could that new American family be any MORE self-absorbed?" But our American friends loved it. And I guess our Irish friends forgave us. A couple of them do their own photo cards now too!

  • Louise
    Louise
    11/21/2008 2:48 PM

    I love holiday cards and the more unique and creative they are the better! I like Marmalade Ink's design sense- such a great departure from the usual offerings. Bravo! Great company name too :-)

    Now for those holiday newsletters... I enjoy reading them but don't usually get around to reading them until January when the holiday whirlwind is over. Writing one is way beyond what I'd ever have time or patience for that's for sure! A photo card however seems to be the perfect thing especially when they are as neat as these are.

  • Alicia Johnson
    Alicia Johnson
    11/21/2008 3:20 PM

    We can't thank you enough for the wonderful video and kind words about Marmalade Ink. Both myself and my business partner Pascale loved the video. FYI - Pascale is a co-founder and fabulous graphic designer at Marmalade Ink. We will tell everyone about The Daily Grommet! They Rock!! Spread the word!!

    By the way, we just added the cutest circle shaped return address labels. They match our holiday cards and are the perfect accesory to your holiday cards. Check them out at www.marmaladeink.com

  • Colleen
    Colleen
    11/21/2008 4:32 PM

    These look beautiful, and there's an impressive array of layouts, and total flexibility.

  • Maria
    Maria
    11/22/2008 12:20 PM

    Hey, in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, how about offering some info on how to buy holiday cards AND contribute to a charitable cause at the same time.

    Americans purchase nearly 7 billion greeting cards each year, generating nearly $7.5 billion in retail sales. If it were easy for individuals and businesses to buy their greeting cards from non-profit organizations, card sales could generate millions of dollars for worthy causes. I found a great non-profit site that lists non-profit organizations who offer holiday cards—it’s www.CardsThatGive.org, and I thought that it is the kind of thing you might want to make your subscribers aware of. It's an easy way to support a charity especially in today's economy when charitable donations will be down across the board.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/22/2008 2:05 PM

    Someone just wondered if I was unhappy with Maria's comment above. Actually, I asked Maria if she would mind posting it...she had sent it in an email to us. I thought her suggestion was very worthy. I know we recommended a non-charity card and some people will want to stick with that recommendation and make their charitable contributions in another form. But for people who might be thinking of getting holiday cards from a non-profit, I thought Maria's suggestion would be timely and welcome. There is room for all approaches at the table.

  • Claire
    Claire
    11/22/2008 6:45 PM

    I checked out the Marmalade Ink website. The cards are great. I usually write some verse that summarizes our year, and not sure that their cards allow that (I just emailed them to ask). Also (like many sites!) there is such a wealth of offerings and so many choices, that I got overwhelmed. This is perfect for someone who takes a lot of photos, or has better planning than I have. In my case, I had one photo in mind - possibly a second that could work, but no current photos to fit those little spots. Would be great to search by the number of photos required...I may just jump in and "pick one" anyway as I like the designs a lot. I have all weekend, right?

  • Jules
    Jules
    11/22/2008 9:41 PM

    Claire--I think the code will extend beyond the weekend. Alicia--can you clarify? (I know I need a few days to get my act together to order too--waiting for the college boy to come home so we can get a photo organized. I looked and we do not have a single family photo for the whole year. Not even a bad one!)

  • Kim
    Kim
    11/23/2008 6:45 AM

    Wow -- this are really nice cards, thanks for highlighting them for us. I normally MAKE all my own cards, but with 150+ on the mailing list, and a 6 month old -- not going to happen this year. These look like a wonderful alternative. Thanks!

  • Jen
    Jen
    11/23/2008 8:44 AM

    To answer the question above about the expiration on the code. The code Grommet2708 expires on January 1. I know it is so hard to find just the right mix of photos. I ordered mine on Saturday morning and found just the perfect card. The front has my two sons and the back has a picture of the puppy. I always write Peace on Earth and could. Remember you can email Marmalade Ink and customize wording, pictures. So if you like a particular design but want a photo on the back just ask. The turn around is 3 business days. I already feel the relief of having this done. I just need to get the stamps now.

  • Alicia Johnson
    Alicia Johnson
    11/23/2008 2:38 PM

    A message from Marmalade Ink co-founder Alicia Johnson

    Thank you for all of your comments. As Jen mentioned we are extending our 15% off code until January 1st.


    As for some of the fore mentioned questions, Marmalade Ink offers cards that allow for 1 picture up to nine pictures. We apologize that the search tool does not work for selecting cards with the number of pictures that you desire. This will be added to our site shortly. As mentioned by Jen and Jules, our company is just 11 months old and we are adding tools daily that make our site more user friendly. Last week we added the crop tool. A few days ago we added the ability to change your photo to a black and white, sepia tone or an aged look. We are currently working on a project cart so that you can create a card and come back to it later to order. These things take time and we hope to address all of the issues and have them rectified in the order that they come up.

    If you are looking to add text to a card such as Claire please feel free to email us with your selection and your images along with the customization that you would prefer and we will send you a proof right away.

    Claire mentioned above that we have an overwhelming selection of cards. It is not our intention to overwhelm our customers. We have learned through experience that the likes and dislikes of our customers run the gamut. We try very hard to make a variety of designs in order to make a little something for everyone.

    I hope this email helps with some of the questions that might be out there. Please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will gladly address any of your concerns. Thank you!

  • Kristine
    Kristine
    11/23/2008 11:05 PM

    Wow - beautiful cards! thanks for sharing these!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    11/24/2008 7:09 AM

    I was with lots of women over the weekend, and we all agreed that seeing photos of our friends' children is one of the greatest joys of the holiday season. So many of us have moved around and do not get to regularly see families who are important to us. Thanks, Alicia and Marmalade Ink, for these beautiful and innovative cards! I love that senders can add more than one photo (hint, hint friends! I want to see lots of photos of your people!).

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne
    11/25/2008 4:00 PM

    We talked about Alicia in our video, but would like to introduce you to Marmalade Ink co-founder, Pascale Pace (on the left in these photos)...

    Marmalade Ink co-founders

    Since shooting our video, we've learned even more about these creative women. Pascale Pace, who ran a Chicago-based graphic design firm and had turned stay-at-home mom, was continuously being asked to design birth announcements and invitations for friends and family. She was looking for a way to combine her artistic abilities and desire to work from home when she teamed up with Alicia Johnson, professional photographer and graphic designer. But it doesn't stop there -- both of their husbands are helping to build the business too. Daniel Johnson, the company’s CIO, created the company’s website with its personalization capabilities, powerful preview engine and easy-to-use shopping tools. Louis Pace rounds out the team, establishing systems and processes to support their explosive growth!

    It's been a pleasure working with you, Alicia and Pascale -- Marmalade Ink is definitely Daily Grommet's custom printer of choice this holiday season!

  • Helen
    Helen
    12/3/2008 2:58 PM

    Love the look, but not so crazy about the process. Couple of bugs in the program that need attention. Changes are difficult to make after adding to your cart. Tried to change one of the photos from black & white to full color and the photo was gone. Had to go back and re-download. Also, cropping is a crap shoot. I will still place an order because of the time I have invested in this project but this has been a very labor intensive process.

  • Alicia Johnson
    Alicia Johnson
    8/11/2009 5:53 PM

    Helen, I am so sorry that you had difficulty with our ordering process. We are a fairly new company and we strive to constantly better ourselves. The process in which you describe was a very new process in December and all problems have been ironed out. Thank you for your imput! Constructive criticism is the only way that we know what our customers yearn for!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.