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September 2011

US Stationery company closes

I posted on facebook this morning - Devastating news! One of the biggest stationery companies in the US has had to close it's doors. They were renowned for excellence, quality, cutting edge designs, customer service and reputation. Lots of staff have lost their jobs and maybe quite a few orders incomplete! It is so sad. They were inspirational in our industry. This is now the 7th major stationery company in the states to cease trading. Just what is happening out there? So so sad. Our thoughts and wishes go out to all their lovely staff, the president and directors, it must be tough.

More news is now coming out and apparently this has left many retailers and brides to be and Barmitzvah mum's without their stationery orders.  A nightmare it must be, all round.

Retailers are up in arms about the so sudden demise, doors closed, emails un responded to and no word of warning to anyone, but would they really have had time to actually contact all their dealers/retailers. I think realistically if e.g. they have been a victim of foreclosure then whoever that person is who instructs it then it's a rapid thing, keys taken off them etc etc so there wouldn' really be the calmness and time to contact everyone.

I totally understand how these poor retailers and dealers must feel but I think we must give a second and think about the man at the top of the company and his staff below him and what a terrible situation to be faced with - telling his loyal staff of 30 years that the doors are closed and that his and their world has come crashing down. 

It really is such a shame.

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Great response to the new collection of stationery by Linda Abrahams & Co shown at the Mansion Experience in Leeds this weekend.  Already had lots of enquiries.

Don't forget BIG party coming up soon sometime in October!  By Invitation only, make sure your name is on the list to receive your VIP invitations to join us at the Wedding and Event Store for wine and nibbles to celebrate the stores first birthday hosted by Linda Abrahams & Co.

What a week!

 



Where do we begin.... last weekend we were with Radio Aire at their wedding event, had loads of enquiries and we are now packing up and getting ready for this weekend!

Join us this Sunday 25th September at the Mansion, Leeds for their fabulous wedding experience, doors open 11am to 4pm and we will be showcasing stunning stationery designs by Linda Abrahams & Co.,

A fabulous new collection of vintage venue styling, crockery and party wear has just arrived TODAY!!!! It looks fantastic. 

We also had a new delivery of exquisite bespoke dressings for tables and chairs including embellished organza runners and luxury, made to order, table cloths.  Also to add that extra something special to chair covers, beautiful diamante brooches and tie backs.

The Event Showroom has had its winter make over and is now themed, set and ready as a winter wonderland with stunning centre pieces.

Details of our anniversary party will be announced very shortly.  The party will be by invitation only so if you would like to have a VIP invitation to join us, please contact us at the Wedding and Event Store.