Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Just a quick reminder to join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 27th for our "Spring Fling" Sale from 10-6. There will be lots of great specials and even special guests! Celebrate spring with us, shop for some great Easter basket finds and enjoy our Spring Fling event!
Easter Egg Mystery Sale - Pick an Easter Egg from our Easter Basket and inside will be a special sale offer or discount just for you! Everyone gets their own special sale. There will also be a few VERY LUCKY eggs, so choose wisely!
Prize Drawings - Spring Fling wouldn't be a fling without a few special surprises! We will have drawings all day for various prizes and gift certificates, such as:
$50 Gift Certificate to Dream Dinners
2 Tickets to Theatre IV
2 Tickets to the Barksdale Theatre
Goody Bag & $25 Gift Certificate to Utopia Spa
Lunch for two at The Brickhouse Run
One Portrait Session Gift Certificate from Anne Hwang Photography
Set of Snack Taxis
Boxed Note Cards from S. E. Hagarman
One Personalized Gift from Paper & Ink Designs
Handmade Clutch from Katie Lemon Designs
$100 Gift Certificate to Michelle Kuzmick Photography
$25 Gift Certificate for Silpada Jewelry
2 Pairs of tickets to Swift Creek Mill Theatre
1 Pink Stripe Crayon Apron from Princess Linens
Gibson Lane Studio Trunk Show Event - Designer Mary Davenport Williams from Gibson Lane Studio will be joining us at our Spring Fling event by appointment only from 10-6. She creates beautiful custom silhouettes of your children and even your pets! Call ahead to book an appointment for Mary to take your child's or pet's silhouette photo and take your custom order. All orders placed at this special event will receive FREE shipping and will be ready for pick up at our store in time for Mother's Day gift giving. This is a very special and creative way to capture the essence of your child or pet! We know there are a lot of pet lovers out there with special family pets they may want to bring in for a custom silhouette appointment as well, and they are welcome to come in for our event.
Girl Scout Cookie Sale - We are thrilled to have a local Girl Scout troop joining us for our Spring Fling too! They will be selling Girl Scout cookies on our patio from 10-1 on Saturday, so come help support their troop goals and stock up your pantry with yummy Girl Scout cookies!
We're really looking forward to welcoming Spring this Saturday with our special activities and "Spring Fling" Sale. We have lots of great new spring merchandise and invitations we are "Egg"cited to show off!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Here at The Cordial Cricket, we truly do believe that Nice Matters, and in an effort to share that enthusiasm and belief with others we are pleased to announce our new series of seminars related to just that topic. Whether it be a young child whose mother wants to raise to know the importance of a nice handwritten thank you note, the mother of a bride who wants to be sure she knows all the proper etiquette for her daughter's wedding correspondence, or those looking for jobs who want to brush up on their interview and business etiquette skills, we are here to help.
Because we work in an industry that is guided by of the world of etiquette, the matters of proper etiquette and being nice, are very close to our hearts. The owner of The Cordial Cricket, Elizabeth Howard, has years of experience on the subject and often does research to find the most current answers to some age old questions. Please join us on our journey of exploring Because Nice Matters by registering for one of our upcoming courses below. Share this information with a friend or two and contact us to keep us informed of the types of classes that you would like us to offer.
We are also happy to bring our classes to you, your business, school or organization of any type and can meet with you to create a custom class/seminar that will best meet the needs of your group. Because after all, Nice Matters, in any group, business, home, school or company. Click here to contact Elizabeth Howard directly for scheduling classes or speaking engagements for your organization. Elizabeth is also happy to provide etiquette related articles or content for your company's publications and newsletters.
Upcoming Nice Matters classes:
Correspondence Etiquette for Kids - Sunday, March 21st - 2:00-3:30
Who should attend: Girls and Boys ages 9-12, Class is limited to 10 students.
No child’s education is complete without this class! Join Elizabeth Howard, owner of The Cordial Cricket, as you study and practice this important life skill. The following lessons will be covered in this course: types and history of correspondence; writing thank you notes, apology notes, and letters; correspondence styles; selecting the proper stationery for correspondence; electronic correspondence; properly accepting and declining invitations and more.
All attendees will receive a box of 10 note cards.
Attendees must pre-register for this seminar. Registration fee: $20
Click here to register for Correspondence Etiquette for Kids.
Wedding Correspondence Etiquette - Friday, April 23rd - 6:00-7:30
Who should attend: Brides and/or Mothers of the Bride, class is limited to 20 attendees.
Brides-to-be and/or mothers of the bride will learn the proper etiquette for wedding correspondence such as:
Selecting your wedding stationery; proper invitation wording; invitation addressing and assembly guidelines; handling guest RSVPs; table cards, place cards and other reception stationery; overview of wedding programs
tips on writing bridal shower and wedding gift thank you notes
All attendees will receive a copy of the Crane & Co. "The Wedding Blue Book" - The Definitive Guide to Wedding Correspondence.
Attendees must pre-register for this seminar. Registration fee: $40
Click here to register for Wedding Correspondence Etiquette.