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Tom Johns: “Mr. Whatever it Takes!”

Sometimes, life catches us off guard!  Hummm, sounds like something a basketball coach might say.

Tom was just that, a great coach!  He gave 150% of himself whether it was coaching high school basketball or his teammates here at Envelopments.

How crazy is it…a guy who never gets sick, gets the flu and the next thing ya know he is on life support.  Then not here.

We are very saddened by this loss of a great man. A teammate, a coach, a mentor, a father, a husband, a brother, a son, a friend.

In the last five years, since you joined our team…our Envelopments family, we have worked together to build a top notch company.  Your spirit and vitality will live on as we honor you and the time we have had together.

Tom, we will all miss your smiling face!

One of Tom’s favorite quotes:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


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A Conversation with Mark Smith of Envelopments

It’s always an honor to be asked by our respected colleagues in the industry to share our story.

Liene of ThinkSplendid.com recently invited me to do just that…share where we came from, who we are, and how’d we do it…

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Font Men Film…Font-tastic!

Font Men – SXSW 2014 Official Selection from dress code on Vimeo.

Our world is full of messages battling for your attention. We are all affected by fonts.  Where ever we look, from A to Z, we rely on typography to help clarify the message, enable legibility, and emote a sense of what is.

The Font Men, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, are featured in this short film shedding light on their unexpected path to working together and becoming one of the most successful and well respected type design studios in the world.

At Envelopments we are font-oholics and just can’t get enough. You’ll see how much we love to play with type in our invitation, web, marketing designs…and even some of the custom tattoos worn by our crew.

So for us, it was a joy to have Font Men show up as an official selection for the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.

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Wishing you the very best in 2014

Envelopments Ecosystem

Happy New Year! We hope 2014 will be full of exciting opportunities, joyous occasions, success in your endeavors, and full of warm hearted friends. Here at Envelopments we are doing everything we possibly can to help nurture a stellar 2014 for you.

Envelopments: Ever Evolving

Heading into 2014, Envelopments will celebrate our 20th anniversary since we introduced our first products and established a unique business model that was geared towards custom ordering and serving the Dealer/Designer market. We are very proud of where we are today and what the future holds for all of us.

Years of pioneering and establishing the market segment of providing ideas, tools and products for creating custom designed invitations and announcements, setting industry trends and enabling businesses to leverage our products and services, has led us to create a very powerful ecosystem know as Envelopments.

Our goal is to recognize the “power tools” we can develop to help make you better at what you do to serve your customer.

Whether it’s how we build our infrastructure to process your orders faster, or how we develop our web presence to enable you to inspire your customers, get referrals to you, create great design, or get printing done on our incredible range of paper products…that’s how we have ended up creating Envelopments ecosystem. Solving the challenges that face us all…getting the customer what they want, when they need it.

For 2014 we hope you dive in and explore our deep pool of incredible offerings, and that you stay tuned as we shed more light on the power of Envelopments at your fingertips.

We are here for you, the Dealer/Designer who loves paper, who loves creating that unique communique for their customer, and who loves working with an established company who has their back.

Cheers…and thank you!

Mark Smith
Co-founder & President

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Li Hongbo creates Out Of Paper

Once again my eyes deceive me. What I see is actually not what it is.  I love when that happens! In this video showing the paper art of Lu Hongbo you too will be amazed at how he has taken the concept of the age old Chinese paper lantern and created works of art beyond belief.

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  • Envelopments - originator of the mix and match custom invitation system. Offering the widest selection of colors, shapes and sizes including: Pocket Folds, Portable Pockets, Envelofolds enclosures; folded cards; card stocks and papers; envelope liners and envelopes.

    Your access to paper creativity... locate an Envelopments Dealer/Designer to create custom wedding invitations, announcements, business communiqués and anything else deserving special attention.

    Deb Head

    About The Envelopments Blog

    Envelopments has always shared. That’s who we are as people and as a business… willing to share the last tasty tidbit that will put a smile on your face. We have had many defining moments in our lives that make us who we are. Our blog will serve up appetizing morsels you can chew on to help you define your special moments. Bon appetite!