Tuesday, March 09, 2010

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010!

Thank you for your orders, from the bottom of my heart! The holiday season was better than expected, and I so enjoyed seeing all your photos and working with you. It is rewarding to see families come back year after year, and to meet all the new families who I hope to see again. Thank you for continuing to trust in the work we do for you, and for recognizing the effort I put in to making sure you receive the personal attention and great design you deserve when you order custom photo announcements from Chouette Design.

I've posted several holiday photo card designs from 2009 on our Facebook page - become a fan, and write a review if you're so inclined! You can also upload your proof to share it with others. I would be honored, and thank you in advance! By becoming a fan, you will receive notice when I have specials & contests...just for Facebook fans!

2010 will bring the completion of our new website that will give you the functionality of the 'big' sites, but will still allow you to get the true customization and the photo enhancement work you love. When you order your birth announcements, adoption announcements, holiday announcements, or any other photo announcements from us, be assured that you will always be among a discerning crowd! No automation here. Ever! You'll always receive personal communication, exclusive designs, and the photo enhancement service you love. If we don't knock your socks off, we just aren't satisfied!

I hope 2010 brings you joy, health, & everything you desire.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Photo Cards - New Designs!

The rest of summer flew by, and here we are getting ready for Christmas. Orders are coming in --- and I've been reminded I am past due for a blog update! Here are some favorite holiday photo card designs --- five of the 35 available for 2009! And of course there is always the custom option if you'd like something created just for you. Holiday cards are available in the flat, 1-sided photo paper option, the flat, 2-sided thicker coverstock option as well as a folded holiday card option.

Check out all your holiday photo card design options for 2009! And the best news? Holiday cards are ON SALE! You'll get 20% off your photo paper orders, and 10% off your coverstock orders! The sale will last through the season, but make sure you order early (you can send photos later if you'd like). This will ensure your place on our proofing schedule. If we need to cut off orders at any time, we will announce this on our site.

We will accept orders through 12/20, but we will suggest at some point that orders are "Happy New Year" cards instead of Christmas cards when it would be impossible for you to mail your cards in time for 12/25 arrival. And we love creating Happy New Year photo cards ---- and because we created our exclusive Chouette designs, we can change the wording and colors to suit a New Year theme. So you can still choose your favorite design!

We look forward to working with you --- whether it's your first time ordering holiday photo cards through us, or your seventh! (In business for seven years, we have seen babies grow up into 2nd graders!) I am so grateful for your business.

Happy Holidays! :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Free Photo Paper Announcement Summer Giveaway!

I'm having a summer announcement giveaway! You can win 50 4.5" x 6" custom-designed archival photo paper photo announcement just by becoming a fan of Chouette Design Group on Facebook and posting a comment.

•To Enter, find 'Chouette Design Group' on Facebook.
•Become a fan if you aren't already.
•Post a comment - any comment, perhaps 'I want to win announcements'!

There will be one winner, and there is only one comment allowed per fan for the purposes of the contest. The first comment from each fan will be considered their entry if a fan posts more than one comment. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator based on the total number of unique fans who comment. Contest ends at midnight on August 22, 2009 and the winner will be posted August 23, 2009 and has until December 15, 2009 to order their FREE announcements!

Win? Use your announcements for a birth or adoption announcement, a holiday announcement, a moving announcement, a save-the-date announcement....whatever you'd like!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Birth announcements...oh my!?

I have been remiss posting designs to the blog this year --- buying a new business downtown has driven me to forgetfulness...and I've found myself spending free time getting signage up in the store, learning how to run the printer/processor, developing film, training employees, etc. My to-do list is ridiculously long and I feel like I'm running an uphill marathon! But I won't complain about my list; I am lucky to have work and to have customers.

I've designed lovely (if I do say so myself!) birth announcements & adoption announcements this year, as well as birthday invitations and wedding thank you notecards. I'll get some examples up in the next few weeks.

What's coming up? Hopefully things will settle down into a routine this year. For now, we're busy getting things ready for our trip. We'll leave for France at the end of June. My husband has a grant for summer research travel, so I'll design from Dijon (see my Dijon site at www.lisasdotcom.com but it is quite outdated at this point!), plus will work on updating my Dijon website! My employees at the store will run PhotoSynthesis (my new storefront)...I have complete confidence in them. Plus they will ship Chouette Design orders for me! It's a little different than the last time I worked from France five years ago....this time my apartment in Dijon has wireless! Last time I was running back and forth between our cottage and the internet cafe. Ah how time heals technology deficiencies! I will still expect hiccups; I haven't lost my *entire* mind. And I thought I'd take this opportunity to check out Skype. I'll check in via webcam with the store once a week for some face-time. Ah, another thing to add to my list: get info on Skype!

Monday, April 27, 2009

birth announcement for heather

guatemala adoption announcement for mario