Thursday, March 19, 2009

We really are making a difference!!

We are so excited at MyGoodGreetings!! We just received our EcoAudit from New Leaf Paper Company- our paper supplier. This is our official eco-audit-- since opening our business in September, our wonderful customers- by choosing to order their custom cards with us on 100% Recycled Paper- have saved the following resources:

Congratulations to all of our customers-- You really are making a difference!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm Twitter-pated!!

Is anyone else out there on Twitter yet??? You really need to check it out. I know, I know, it sounds nuts. I thought the same thing. But I was so wrong. It's SO FUN!!! It's much easier than a blog or facebook entry- quick and easy. Just give a quick one liner update of what you're doing right now- that's it! It's a quick, easy and FUN way to stay connected to anyone- even some celebrities! I'm following Sherri Shepherd from the View and it's so fun to read her updates. She even gives updates right as she's walking out on stage. It really gives you the inside scoop. Jimmy Fallon too-

Want to follow me? I'm @reneregal

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hippity Hoppity... Easter's on it's way!

The birdies are foraging the hill in our backyard and you know what that means.... spring is not that far away!! Forget that groundhog- the birds really know what's up! We went for a long drive over the weekend and though there were still snow patches here and there we saw the first grass buds popping up in the wheat fields! Oh how I'm longing for spring... speaking of spring, there's a new batch of springtime Easter Photo Cards up on My Good Greetings! They're so cute- you must take a peak!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hello Canada and UK!!

Good News-- I'm so excited to announce that MyGoodGreetings has gone international! Last night we opened up the website to include orders from Canada and the UK. We had a lot of requests from these areas during the holidays so I'm so thrilled to be able to ship to these areas. We will still use the USPS for our international shipping, which takes 6-10 days. Exciting!!!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ooo Baby Baby! -- Or not!

We have a few new baby birth announcements up at MyGoodGreetings. I love the earthy feeling to these and the fact that they are gender neutral- perfect for mommies who aren't crazy about the traditional pink or blue. You can check them out here- Earth Baby Announcements. Also, did you realize that all of the text on our cards are fully customizable online. So these don't even have to be Baby Announcements necessarily-- How about loading up photos of the new graduate!! Or using one of these gorgeous cards for a 50th Birthday Invitation?! Now that's an Aha moment!!

Feeling good about being a (reusable) Bag Lady!

I'm a little proud of myself today and had to share-- We took the family to Wal-Mart today. When it's 30 degrees again outside, Wal-Mart becomes a family outing- LOL! We had various things in our cart from a new wine opener to hot dogs. We got to the checkout line and I realized I forgot my reusable bags AGAIN! I own the reusable bags- have for a long, long time, but I cannot seem to remember to use them!! Arg!! It think it's because my multi-tasking brain is rarely in the moment. I'm usually thinking four steps ahead while driving to the store, getting the kids out of the car, walking to the store etc. My brain could be anywhere from what are we having for dinner to making a mental note that I need to call the mechanic to get the headlight fixed. My brain is never on the task at hand- ergo my reusable bags always get left behind in the car.

So since we were all together- including hubby- I ran back to the car as fast as I could and got the reusable bag. I say bag because there was only one in the car- the rest were back in the house waiting for the day I would remember to get them into the car. I rushed back with it and asked the checkout lady to stuff it full with as much as she could. So she did, but then she would try to grab a plastic bag and I'd have to tell her to keep stuffing it in. We got it all in exept the large mound of paper towels- which came in there own lovely plastic protector. We went to leave and she handed me one plastic bag- which contained hubby's 6 pack of beer (a must for today's big game). I asked her to remove it from the plastic bag and she couldn't. Did you know that alcohol has to leave the store in a bag? I had no idea. So- not to be dismayed- the second we were out the door I took the beer out of the bag and ran the plastic bag back to the Wal-Mart plastic bag turnabout.

After all that, I'm proud to say that no plastic bags made it home to our house today!! Yahoo!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Sweetest Cards are the Greenest Cards!!

Whew! We made it through our first holiday season at! What a rush it was!! It was busy, exciting and so FUN!! I loved seeing everyone's holiday cards. I feel like I "met" so many wonderful families. Our customers are truly wonderful! It's so great to know that so many families out there are choosing to make small green choices where they can.

And now on to one of my favorite holidays-- Valentine's Day! I know that probably most men out there would probably be fine if Valentine's Day somehow just fell off the calendar. But I LOVE it - pardon the pun- I love the flood of pink in the stores. And hey- any excuse for more chocolate is fine by me.

Some of our new Valentine's Cards are shown above. You can check out the rest of the Valentine Collection here.