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Beautiful Blooms

gentleman's birthday floral arrangements by beautiful blooms

These refined floral arrangements for a Gentleman’s birthday are creative and unique. In fact, I am not familiar with several flowers they used for those.

beautiful blooms wedding flowers

The brides and grooms of Beautiful Blooms are not afraid to select bold colors floral arrangements for their weddings. At least Elisa and Jesse weren’t. I like their choice of flowers: the shape and the color palette. For good reasons, Beautiful Blooms was a pick of the Best of Weddings 2008 by The Knot.

+ Beautiful Bloomsget directions p 215.925.9300
1011 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19123

+ A Gentleman’s birthday: photography by Marie Labbancz
+ Elisa and Jesse wedding: photography by Michael Branscom 
+ Via Style Me Pretty

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Thoughtful Gent made masculine and casual note cards

mancards by thoughtful gent

I like to stock greeting cards and note cards so I do not have to rush to the store when I need them.

A few months ago, I noticed that most cards I buy are suited for women. Since then I try to find more cards suitable for men. But the choices of amazing masculine cards are scarce. That is why I was happy when Kara Magrin of Thoughtful Gent introduced me to her latest venture, ManCards.

The Concept

Kara launched Thoughtful Gent because she saw the same hole in the card market as she searched for note cards for her husband. I received my sample box. It is well done and beautifully presented. If you are in a hurry, you can simply tie a ribbon with a tag instead of gift-wrapping the box.

The tin box packaging extends the man touch. It is also practical since the tin box makes a catchall afterwards. I recommend ManCards for the men in your life: lovers, brothers, fathers, and colleagues. The note cards would make unique gift stuffers this Christmas.

Card Etiquette

ManCards strives to encourage thoughtful notes written by men. They are ideal for women to send to men. My rule of thumb is to select a card that fits the recipient for birthdays, anniversaries and other life events. Otherwise, the cards should reflect the person who writes it.

What is Inside the Box?

Each box includes ten folded note cards and envelopes. The standard note cards exhibit a brown background with blue stripe, green stripe or orange stripe. The variety box contains the three colored stripes.

A special edition box is edited every year. The series reproduced a painting or an illustration by Michael Magrin, Kara’s husband. This year design would be wonderful as a Holiday card and during the winter season.

+ blue note cards, green note cards, orange note cards, variety note cards – $12.95 for 10 cards + envelops, $84 for set of 100 (tins not included)
+ special edition note cards – $14.95 for 10 cards + envelops, $84 for set of 100 (tins not included)