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About Danielle Directo-Meston

By Danielle Directo-Meston, a copywriter and blogger with a background in both print and online journalism. She has experience in publication and web design, and was a red carpet reporter in a past life. L.A.-born-and-raised, she likes blogging about her city’s hidden gems, traveling, eating Pocky, and exercising her right to unnecessary hyphens.

“It’s Gotta Be Right” – Sweetheart Shout Out Delivers Perfect Wedding Invitation Designs With The Help of a Trusted Print Partner

June 10, 2013

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Sweetheart Shout Out

We recently spoke to Phillip Ethington, co-founder of Sweetheart Shout Out and asked him about how NextDayFlyers helps his business by being the perfectionist print partner that he can trust.

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Real Estate Marketing Tips for the Hot Sellers Market

March 29, 2013

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Confidence in the housing market is coming back. Take L.A. and Orange County areas as examples: although housing inventories are relatively low, the demand for homes are running high. And home prices around the country have been on a steady increase. If you’re a realtor, it’s the perfect time to seize the opportunity and make sure all your marketing materials are in tip-top shape.
Here are ways to give your business a boost while the market is hot.

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Easter Marketing Tips for Churches and Church Groups

March 5, 2013

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Church marketing during Easter is difficult for many traditional church groups. Being the most popular and reverent time in the calendar, it’s often difficult to balance the significance of this somber occasion with any sense of celebration or happiness. However, for a modern church, Easter should not be such an earnest occasion and churches shouldn’t hesitate to create events that celebrate our families, communities, and our love of God and each other.

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21 Cool Holiday Greeting Card Designs

December 11, 2012

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Buddhist New Year Holiday Card

Whether you observe Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus or the Pastafarian Holiday, don’t forget to celebrate the season with good food, good times, and good design! Here are 21 holiday cards to inspire your own paper (or digital) greetings for loved ones this winter.

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Customer Q&A: Artist and Photographer Liz Huston

November 12, 2012

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Catch And Release by Liz Huston

When the postcards of artist and photographer Liz Huston caught our eyes coming off the presses, we here at NextDayFlyers wanted to find out more. The self-taught artist printed her beautifully haunting photo montages on Art Deco-inspired postcards to use as giveaways for fans at events. We interviewed the born-and-raised Los Angeles artist/photographer about her work, what inspires her, and more.

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31 Spooky Halloween Posters, Flyers, and Prints

October 30, 2012

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It’s finally Halloween time – the day when kids won’t get grounded for eating five pounds of chocolate, and adults can wear their most bizarre or questionable outfits without anyone blinking an eye (most of the time)! Here’s some graphic design eye candy to get into the scary holiday spirit.

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Up at Bat: Vintage Programs of Memorable World Series Games

October 16, 2012

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1948 World Series Baseball Program

In just over a week, the two leagues will face off in the 2012 Major League Baseball World Series games Wednesday, Oct. 24. The NL has the home-field advantage this season, but in this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at seasons past with vintage programs that commemorate some of MLB’s most historic games.

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Classic and Quirky Vintage Letterhead Designs That Take the Creativity Crown

September 18, 2012

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Gene Autry vintage letterhead

When it comes to letterhead design, there are some who see it as a simple sheet of letter paper with a name, address and phone number typed at the top. For others, it’s a piece of stationery whose header is an opportunity to add personality into otherwise boring and routine letter. Here are some examples of beautiful vintage letterhead, along with a few names you may even recognize.

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Get Inspired With These Creative Wedding Invitation Designs

August 28, 2012

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When it came to paper products, wedding invitations were more commonly used by privileged members of society who could afford fancy engraved stationery. Shortly after World War II, affordable mass-produced wedding stationery allowed everyone to incorporate high-society etiquette into their events. Today, invitations are the No. 1 wedding item shopped for online by brides, and they account for just under one third of online wedding-related purchases.

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Is Instagram A Legitimate Photo Source for Printed Images?

August 8, 2012

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NextDayFlyers - Is Instagram A Good Photo Source?

So long as the image is your own, Instagram photos can be a great source of artwork if you’re a designer, photographer, stylist or other creative professional who loves to take behind-the-scenes shots. You can try using one of your images as a pocket-sized portfolio snapshot on a business card.

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Six Ways Creative Professionals Promote Themselves with Pinterest

July 10, 2012

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Interact with other pinners! Comment on content you find interesting.

By now, you’re probably well aware of Pinterest. If you’re in need of a quick primer, then here’s how it works: Pinterest allows users to “collect” their favorite things – everything from recipes to cars to design inspiration. They can then organize these favorite things using image-based pinboards. Other users can re-pin or “Like” these [...]

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