Twenty-four years ago, in the Summer of 1994, Socially Yours was “born” at the Los Angeles Gift Show by exhibiting just nine designs. Socially Yours was first to incorporate photography into an invitation. A professional photographer who was a dear friend took photos of our very own children to create the early designs. As young mothers we approached creating the invitations as if they were our own “babies” – after all our children were the stars of the early invitation line.
It was rewarding to grow the company from those initial nine designs to over two hundred at the height of our business. Socially Yours received several national awards for design, thermography printing and participated in the National Stationery Show in New York for many years. As the market changed, so did our emphasis, selling not only blank wholesale stock but to offer imprinting for retail and wholesale clients. Socially Yours also licensed designs to influential industry members that translated our designs into various stationery products; calendars, greeting cards, computer software, wrapping gift products and more.
It has been a wonderful journey and I am personally grateful to all our customers and wholesale partners for the years of loyalty to the Socially Yours brand. It is heart warming to think of all the special occasions in which Socially Yours has had the privilege to play a small role.
Invitations and Social Stationery will always be a love of mine however I am looking forward to retirement; a little travel, volunteer work and precious time with my husband, sons, extended family and friends.
Thank you again for your business over the years.
Mary Lou Granite-Meyer