December 1, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Bike Angel Boxed Set

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Bike Angel.” This Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (December 1st, 2009) to receive the second boxed set for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on Etsy.com.



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November 30, 2009

CYBER SALE!


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November 13, 2009

Trimming the Tree the Bike Lover's Way


It might be a little early to be thinking about your Christmas Tree, but here's a little tip for its decorations.


Before the craziness of the holiday season finds you, how 'bout collecting some bike parts you no longer need and reuse them as ornaments. You can use cogs or pieces of chain. You can also use race medals and race numbers to make your tree look great and reflect your cycling lifestyle. So don't trash those things -Bicycle Re-Cycle them!


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November 10, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Jolly Holly Boxed Set

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Jolly Holly.” This Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (November 10th, 2009) to receive the second boxed set for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on Etsy.com.



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November 3, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Warm Wishes Boxed Set

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Warm Wishes.” This Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (November 3rd, 2009) to receive the second boxed set for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on Etsy.com.



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October 27, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Snowflake Boxed Set

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Snowflake.” This Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (October 27th, 2009) to receive the second boxed set for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on Etsy.com.



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October 20, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Spider Boxed Set

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Spider” This Halloween Card Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (October 20th, 2009) to receive the second boxed set for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website.



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September 29, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Poinsettia Boxed Set - Blank

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Poinsettia - Blank Inside.” This Christmas Card Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (September 29th, 2009) to receive the second boxed set for free. This is for the Blank Inside version only. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.



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September 22, 2009

Two For Tuesday: JOY Boxed Set

Today’s featured card is “JOY.” This Christmas Card Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (September 22nd, 2009) to receive the second one for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.

This Two for Tuesday will last until Wednesday night at 11:59 CST.



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September 21, 2009

Hotter N Hell 100 Expo

For the past 28 years, Wichita Falls, TX has played host to one of the largest bike rides in the US - Hotter N Hell 100. Part of the festivities surrounding the ride is the biggest consumer bike trade show in the state. All near-by bike shops attend, as do many other vendors including Clif Bar, Bicycle-Gifts.com, SpiBelt, REI, Koobi Saddles, Pearl Izumi, and this year Skeese Greets!

Working an expo can be difficult and tiring, especially when you're there alone, but I still love doing it. Since I know many people in the industry, they offered me the chance to take a few short breaks over the three day period. One stranger even brought me BBQ because he knew I couldn't leave the booth (& it was probably the best BBQ I've ever had!) I had the opportunity to introduce many new people to the product and also talk to those who are familiar with and love the cards.

Will I make the 5 hour trek again for HH100 2010? I don't know. But I will be at two other expos coming up the weekend of October 23-25 - Longhorn Ironman 70.3 and at the LiveStrong Challenge. Stop by and say, "Hi!"




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September 16, 2009

Diez y Seis!


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September 15, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Festive Boxed Set

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Festive.” This Christmas Card Boxed Set of 10 must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (September 15th, 2009) to receive the second one for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.



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September 4, 2009

Etsy Bike Treasury

If you're not an Esty.com shopper yet, then I'm thinking you should be. It's an awesome place to shop for anything from art to clothes to soap and jewelry and of course greeting cards. I'm constantly amazed by the unique and creative items that people sell on the site.

Because there are over 200,000 vendors, a "Treasury" is one way to expose a few of those vendors and their work. My cards have been listed in several treasuries, and I have failed to save all of them (they disappear after a few days.) Below is the most recent one in which a Skeese Greets card was listed. The Treasury is titled, "Bike Gallery: A Few of My Favorites" and consists of bike themed items from 12 Etsy.com shops. The creator of the Treasury chose the Skeese Greets "Poinsettia" bicycle chain Christmas card.

When there are millions of items from which to choose, it's pretty cool to be hand selected for Treasuries. I'm flattered and very appreciative each time.

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Quote of the Day: "There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." Mother Teresa
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September 3, 2009

Halloween Boxed Set


Inside reads:
Cleats on my feet,
Give me some gel &
a new carbon seat!

Happy Halloween!

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September 1, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Wish Chain

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “Wish Chain.” This birthday card must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (September 1st, 2009) to receive the second one for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.



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August 31, 2009

Google Checkout at Skeese Greets

To make shopping a little easier for some of you, I've added a Google Checkout option at Skeese.com. In addition to Google, the Skeese Greets secure online store also accepts PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.


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Quote of the Day: "Don't look back. Something may be gaining on you." Satchel Paige


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August 24, 2009

Two For Tuesday: "Thank You" Boxed Set

Today’s featured card is the “Thank You” Boxed Set of 10. These thank you cards must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (August 25, 2009) to receive the second set of 10 for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.



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August 18, 2009

Two For Tuesday: Stars & Stripes Boxed Set

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is the “Stars & Stripes” Boxed Set of 10. These thank you cards must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (August 11, 2009) to receive the second set of 10 for free. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.


Quote of the Day: "Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." ~G.B. Stern
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August 11, 2009

Two For Tuesday: You Rock

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we’ll feature a “Two For Tuesday” sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today’s featured card is “You Rock.” This popular card must be purchased online by 11:59PM CST today (August 11, 2009) to receive the free card. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.

Quote of the Day: "Courage without conscience is a wild beast." Robert Green Ingersoll


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August 4, 2009

Two For Tuesday: XOXO

Each Tuesday for the rest of the year, we'll feature a "Two For Tuesday" sale. This means that here on the Skeese Greets Blog, whatever card you see featured for that Tuesday, you can purchase it online and get a second one of the same design for free.

Today's featured card is "XOXO." You must purchase it online by 11:59PM CST today (August 4, 2009) to receive the free card. It is available on the main Skeese Greets website and on the Skeese Etsy.com store.

Quote of the Day: “Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.” Ray Kroc


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July 20, 2009

Obama White House Greetings

After recently celebrating an anniversary, I remembered that we can ask the President of the United States to send signed greeting cards for special events and accomplishments. For instance, if you wanted Granny to get a b-day card from the Prez for her 80th birthday, then you'd just have to request one.

Under the Bush Administration there was an easy online form to submit the request. Now, however, it's a little more laborious. Although the Obama White House website is pretty cool and relevant (it has links for Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, YouTube, etc.) it lacks the easy request process. There's not even any information about the White House Greetings Office.

Until they update the "Greetings" portion of the website, this is what you'll need to do to request a card for:

- Birthday greetings to those 80 years and older.

- Anniversary greetings to couples celebrating 50, 60, 70 or more years of marriage.

- Weddings (after the event)

- Baby's birth or adoption (baby born or adopted during the Obama administration)

- Eagle Scout Award or Girl Scout Gold Award

- Bar or bat mitzvah or the equivalent, such as a confirmation

- Condolence

- Serious illness

- Retirement (30 years or more)

REQUIRED INFORMATION

- Name and home address of honoree(s); include form of address such as Mr., Miss, Dr., etc.

- Exact date of the occasion (month, day, year)

- Age (for birthdays)

- Number of years married (anniversaries)

- Number of years worked at retirement. Also include where the person is retiring from.

- Wedding (include couple's married name and address)

- Baby's birth or adoption (include baby's date of birth and full names and addresses of baby and parents)

- Your name and phone number

- Any specific mailing instructions, if other than to honoree's address

ADVANCED NOTICE

- Requests need to be received at the White House six weeks prior to the event.

- Greetings will be mailed from the White House about 10 days before the event. (Wedding and baby acknowledgments are sent after the event).

SUBMIT REQUESTS

- Online HERE (which is just a Contact page). Type "Greetings request" in the message box. Give the required details for the greeting.

- U.S. mail:

The White House

Attn: Greetings Office,

Washington, DC 20500

or you can fax it to: 1 (202) 456-2461




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July 17, 2009

Birthday Postcards



"Inspiration comes of working every day." Charles Baudelaire
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July 16, 2009

Thank You Postcards

Recently only available to bike shops and at expos - Skeese Greets bike chain postcards! You get 5 to a pack and here are the three Thank You styles currently available on Etsy.com. Soon they'll be listed at Skeese.com.



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