Burns has a new website burnsmp.com. Watch to have a chance to win a Starbucks gift card.

April 18, 2019

I am pleased to announce that Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. has a new website.  Same domain, just new and improved.  The new website has videos that show what each department does at Burns.  It has been said that one picture if worth a 1000 words.  For the first 20 people who visit our website and email me that you have visited our website, will get a $5.00 gift certificate for Starbucks. Only one per person.  Email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com. 

What are you waiting for…get that Starbucks card.

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Mother Nature Has Had Us Confused This Year

April 11, 2019

It seems like spring is finally here and I love the beauty of this year.  However, it was confusing as to whether it was winter or spring.  One thing that we are not confused about is that it is time for our non-profit friends to get those newsletters, appeal, post cards and invitations in the mail.

Email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com or call 865 584-2265

 


25 Years in our current building…Time Flies, If You Are Designing, Printing & Mailing

April 10, 2019

This marks 25 year of being at our location at 6131 Industrial Heights Dr, Knoxville, TN.  We purchased the property in 1994 and built on to the existing building to make a total of 8400 square feet.  A lot has happened in those 25 years.  We lost our founder, Ken Burns, in 2014.  We have had some new employees and some move on or retired.  The only thing that does not change is that we have a great team of employees and we appreciate our customers.  In 2018 we were selected as the AAF Big Wig Award winner for the best fulfillment/direct mail company in Knoxville.

If you would like a free estimate for design, printing or mailing please contact me at phyllis@burnsmp.com or call 865 584-2265.


Summer For Me Starts With Making Strawberry Preserves

May 31, 2018

Last weekend, my daughter, Joy Burns Day and I made 41 half pints of strawberry preserves.  This is had become a tradition for us to make preserves every summer.  We make strawberry, plum, peach and I make apple butter.  It all started when one of my former employees, Nancy,  brought me a jar of peach preserves and my daughter tasted it on a biscuit and declared that it was the best thing she had ever eaten out of a jar.  We bought peaches for Nancy as an incentive to come over and teach us her method of making peach preserves.  We have been making various preserves now for about 10 years.  Ken, my late husband, enjoyed it as well and so he bought us the big copper pot in the picture.  Copper cooks so much faster than stainless steel.  We each have our own chore in the process.  I prepare the fruit and chop it in a food processor.  Joy does the cooking.  Kate, my 10 year old granddaughter labels the jars.  This years batch turned out beautiful.  Joy said “the preserves are so red that it looks like we added food color”.

I don’t know which I enjoy the most, eating the preserves or the family time together making them.  Come to think of it, I love both.

 


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words – Watch Burns Mailing & Printing’s Video .. From Concept To The Mailbox

May 7, 2018


Snowed In Last Week In Brentwood

January 22, 2018

I had an appointment in Nashville last week and so I thought I would combine it with a visit to my daughter.  I had the appointment on Monday and this is what I woke up to on Tuesday.  It was beautiful but made it impossible to come back to Knoxville that day.  I actually stayed until Thursday and enjoyed time with my family and especially my 10 year old granddaughter, Kate. She completely amazes me with some of the things that she says such as “you still wear makeup?” and “I will not lose to a Grandma”  when playing UNO, and “I can’t believe that a Grandma is beating me at UNO”. I told her that old age and treachery will get you every time. LOL We had a great time playing and she beat me several time as she is a good UNO player.

A few day off is fun but I was glad to get back into the office this morning and see all of my work family.  We are all trying to avoid the flu but some have already had it.  Come on spring we are ready for you.

If you are over the holidays and have started planning your next printing and mailing project, give me a call at 865 584-2265 or email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com.

 


I was Born A Coal Miner’s Daughter, But I Could Not Sing So I Went Into Printing

January 9, 2018

This is a picture of my Dad, Odes Robinette in Lynch KY.  He is the first one on the left.  I was born in 1943 during the war, and coal was essential to the war effort.  My Dad got injured and was released from the mines. Oak Ridge TN (the secret city) had become a boom town because they were building the Atomic Bomb, although no one knew what they were working on.  When my Dad was released from the mines, he got a job at Oak Ridge working for K-25.  None of the workers had any idea of what they were doing but just knew that it was a very closely held secret and if questions were asked you would not have a job.  After we moved from the secret city, we moved to a little community in West Knoxville called Ball Camp.  I attended Ball Camp Elementary and  then Karns High School where I met the love of my life, Ken Burns. We were married 52 years until he passed away in 2014.  Ken started our business Burns Mailing & Printing, in the garage and then moved it to commercial locations until we purchased our present site at 6131 Industrial Heights Dr. in Knoxville.  In 1991 we started offering graphic design and direct mail services. This year marks the 28th year that I have been in printing and mailing. I have a fantastic staff of experienced pressman, trade binders, graphic designers, mailing staff, estimator/planning and accounting.  Because we are operating three businesses in one (graphic design, printing and mailing) each department must know exactly what is required and execute it flawlessly.

Too bad I can not sing, but I do know the printing/mailing business.  Give me a call today at 865 584-2265 or email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com for a free quote. I promise I will not sing to you, unless its your birthday and then I will make an exception.