May 21-24, 2017 Javits Center, NYC
Stationery, Distinctive gifts & creative pursuits

LIVE @ NSS

Clever Gift Wrapping Hacks

Sunday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 23 @ 10:30 AM

Join designers from The Gift Wrap Company Studio as they present creative ways to dress any package for a spectacular presentation. They’ll share ideas to impress customers and tips to boost sales with unique package toppers and add-ons.  They’ll also explore fun ways to display accessories and finishes to make the most of your gift wrap offerings.

Presenters: Nancy Dickson, Creative Director; Sarah Hartford, Assistant Art Director; Aimee Logan, Creative Coordinator; Julie Madden, Senior Designer

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Envelope Decorating Ideas to Increase Card Sales

Sunday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 23 @ 1:30 PM

Want to differentiate the greeting cards sold in your store?  Help your customers create a unique card-sending experience by embellishing the envelopes to showcase the sender’s thoughtfulness.  Join artists from Hallmark’s creative team for a hands-on workshop and learn how to add simple design flourishes to cards and envelopes as well as tips to help your customers craft personal, meaningful messages.

Presenters: Tobe Reed, Managing Editor of Hallmark’s Thing Make Share Blog; Lynn Giunta, Master Artist; Lindsay Tippett, Senior Designer, Trends Studio

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Retailers’ Daily Trend Picks

Sunday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 23 @ 3:30 PM

Each afternoon, a different pair of independent gift-and-stationery retailers will share and show their favorite new trends and innovative products that they’ve discovered on the Show floor that day.  These savvy shop owners will also discuss what’s selling well in their stores.

Presenters: Barbara Mooney, Owner, Daisy’s, Alameda, CA; Tanja von Kulaita Winn, Owner, RSVP, Plymouth, MI; Melinda Morris, C0-Owner, Lion in the Sun, Brooklyn, NY; Lisa Mattison Roberts, Owner, Rock Paper Scissors, Ann Arbor MI; Gentry O’Neil, President, Paper on the Avenue, Richmond, VA; Kate Strzok, Owner, Broadway Paper, Milwaukee, WI

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