DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR OUR FREE LUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE ON JUNE 29TH 2017

June 21, 2017

If you are a non-profit organization, please register for our FREE non-profit seminar starting at 10:30 AM and then stay for our FREE lunch and tour.

For more information call CJ Mitchell at 865 584-2265.


Open House At Burns Mailing & Printing On June 29th

June 13, 2017

Join us for a tour, lunch and door prizes on June 29th.  For our non-profit friends we are having a seminar on non-profit direct mail starting at 10:30 AM.  Email graphics@burnsmp.com to register.  Seating is limited.


Free Rocking Chairs For Non-Profit Organizations

June 8, 2017

A good friend just sent me this email about free rocking chairs.  Hope this might benefit some of our local charities.

There is a company in Nashville that received 500 rocking chairs from Cracker Barrel and they want to give them away. I thought you might know some nonprofits that might be able to use them for silent auction or live auction items at your event(s) or at their locations. They go and pick them up and they have a contact number and name I believe to reserve them.

Here is the website to go to and get information about it:

https://t.e2ma.net/message/2en4p/yzokmm


Why I Went Blonde And Why I Planted Tomatoes

June 7, 2017

I went to the dentist last week and he had not seen me since I went blonde.  I told him that I did it because I heard blonde’s have more fun. It brought back what I heard Dolly Parton once say when someone asked her if she minded being called a dumb blonde.  In typical Dolly fashion she responded “no because I am not dumb and I am not blonde”. When this picture was made for some promotional reasons,  my friend Bob Longmire a graphic artist and wonderful illustrator saw it and sent me an email. He said “I have worked on the color and softened it up some” hope you don’t mind. Not only did I not mind, I loved it and  I can use all the help that I can get.

On to the tomato story.  After last years drought, I said that I was not planting anything that had to be watered but what was I doing last weekend?  You guessed it, I was planting tomatoes.  A family friend, Chuck, grows the most tasty heirloom tomatoes. He plants hundreds of tomatoes just because he loves doing it.  Some times my sister will open her door and there will be a big tub of tomatoes sitting on her door step. Chuck had given my brother-in-law quite a few tomato plants.  When I was at my brother-in-laws house last weekend he said “don’t you want some of the heirloom tomato plants”? At first I said no and then I thought about bologna and home grown tomatoes out of the back yard and I relented. I planted 5 plants so I should have enough for family and friends. Hope to have bologna and tomato sandwiches in July.

 

 

 

 


Everybody Likes To See Their Name In Print

May 19, 2017

Everyone likes to see their name in print, with the exception of bills.  When you receive a letter from a non-profit, it is nice to know that the letter is  personalized with your name. Burns can insert/match the letter into a closed (non-window) envelope, making the mailing have a more personal look.  Dear friend is not quite as effective as Dear Phyllis for example.  I think most folks are familiar with laser personalization on letters but variable date is not limited to letters. A post card can be personalized with  variable data on the card including the recipients name, a message such as happy birthday or other tag lines.  You have to admit that it catches you eye when your name is on the post card or flyer.

At Burns we can print a four color post card on both sides with variable data, such as “Phyllis we have a good deal” and address for mailing all on one pass of the press.  With our print shop mail software and our digital press we can sometimes, if the press is not booked, print and mail in one day.

Call me, Phyllis Burns,  for your next direct mail project and see what all is possible using variable data. 865 584-2265.

 

 

 


Burns Mailing & Printing Is In Your Neighborhood

May 8, 2017


Boating, I Have Not Been A Fan Until Now

May 4, 2017

Joy Ride II

My son-in-law, John Day and daughter Joy Day have a cabin on the Tim’s Ford lake.  They love to go out on the boat but I have not been much of a fan of boating,  until now.  Recently, they purchased a 25 ft. pontoon boat and that has made boating a lot more fun for me.   It is more like being on a cruise, it is smooth and wakes from other boats do not rock the boat like being in a ski boat.   This is a picture of John and my granddaughter Kate Day and Lincoln, their sweet dog, on the inaugural champagne cruise. We had a great weekend with family and  some  friends who wanted to check out the new boat.  Looking forward to many more weekends on the Tim’s Ford lake.