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Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties Reader Testimonials

“I just received my copy of SGN Magazine, and I was delighted to see [Natalie Hope McDonald’s] article about us. Thank you for featuring my shop in such a lovely way. It means a lot to me as a small business owner.”
Heather Mohorn,
Momo’s Tree House
Philadelphia, Pa.

“The March/April 2017 issue just arrived and it really made our day! Thank you for featuring the LA Maritime Museum’s Sea Chest Gift Shop. The article was very well-written, and our assistant buyer is thrilled to see her photo included!”
Marifrances Trivelli,
director and store buyer,
Los Angeles Maritime Museum,
San Pedro, Calif.







Merchandise engagingly displayed at a Tender Loving Empire location. “We have a great merchandiser who comes in regularly and gives the store a nice facelift to present different artists, and we put a lot of time into window displays,” a manager said. Photo by Jaclyn Campanaro.


hen today’s customers choose to put sentiments on paper rather than sending a text or email, that paper matters. It’s a deliberate expression that calls for more personalized, distinctive stationery.

“The demand these days is for custom products,” affirmed Princy Agrawal, who sells made-to-order cards, journals and other paper crafts at her recently opened Bellevue, Wash., business, Kraftgali. “People want something with their name on it, with the kid’s or the friend’s name on it.”

From cards to calendars to wedding invitations, personalized papers are also what sell best for Katie & Co., a Houston stationer. “People like to have their name printed on stuff,” said Owner Katie Hackedorn, whose 1,000-square-foot store generates annual revenue upwards of $250,000. “It doesn’t have to be something expensive, but it shows you put some thought into it if you put someone’s name on it.”

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