May 29, 2018
I was born in the middle of World War II. I shudder to think what would have happened if we had not won that war. We were living behind the fence when my Dad was called up to serve in the Army but when they found out that he was working at Oak Ridge they sent him home. He did not even know what he was working on until he heard it on the radio.
May 15, 2018
It is one thing for us to say that we are really good at helping non-profit organizations with their appeals, annual reports, newsletters and more but it is another thing when a non-profit customers tells us about results.
“Thank you for your great work on our Annual Appeal Letter in November/December. It went phenomenally and raised 10x what it had the year before!”
I am glad when our non-profit customers get good results because it means that we have done our part to help and also because when our non-profit customers raise money, it is good for the community as well.
If you aren’t using Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. for your non-profit organization, call me today for a free consultation. Phyllis Burns 865 584-2265 or email me at email@example.com. We are the experts in non-profit direct mail.
May 8, 2018
My mailing Manager, Amy Motsinger brought me this lovely bouquet of Peonies. I mentioned that these were my Mother’s favorite flowers so she wanted me to have this beautiful arrangement that she picked from her yard.
My family, as did many other families, in my childhood had decoration day at the cemetery and then usually a dinner outside at a relative’s house. I loved it because I got to play with all my cousins. Mother grew the Peonies to put on the graves of her parents and other loved ones. She called them “Pineys”. It was not until I was an adult that I knew that they were called Peony. I can remember her say “I sure hope my Pineys are in bloom by decoration day”. The flowers were picked and put into big tubs of water to later be put in vases at the cemetery. My brother-in-law, Delmar Haynes, joked that his job was to carry the tub on decoration day. It is strange how just a flower can invoke memories of childhood. My sisters and I have carried on the tradition of putting the flowers on the graves at Asbury Cemetery but we don’t grow the flowers we buy them from a green house. I wonder if the tradition will continue after we are gone?
Thank you Amy for the lovely flowers and the lovely memory that came with them.
April 6, 2018
We ran our first jobs on the new digital press yesterday after they finished the installation and the color and registration is EXCELLENT. We also have finishing capabilities such as booklet making and stitching. The thing that we did not have before was the banner capabilities. I am not talking about banners that you hang with grommets, but the ability to print much longer sheets of paper and other substrates.
We would love to have you schedule a visit and see for yourself the quality of color.
A reminder that Burns Mailing & Printing offers graphic design, offset printing, digital printing (we now have two digital presses) and direct mail service. Why run all over town when we can do the entire project from the concept to the mailbox. Call me, Phyllis Burns, at 865 584-2265 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are a 100% women owned and certified by the State of TN as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE).
April 4, 2018
When some folks heard that we were going to Puerto Rico, they were surprised because they thought that the whole island would be bad because of the recent hurricane. I have included a few pictures to show you that yes, there is still damage to San Juan but not enough to disrupt everyday life. The people in Puerto Rico are so friendly and very much appreciative of tourist coming back to the island. We used Ubber a lot and almost every one thanked us for coming. One driver described the night of the hurricane and how they had to move from room to room because it was so bad. However, the people of Puerto Rico are resilient and they will continue to live on the island that they love. We found a restaurant that we liked and we ate there three nights. We had the same waitress and every time we came she hugged each one of us. We all loved the people that we came in contact and the friendly welcome that they gave us.
The food was uniquely Puerto Rico style and it was good. I have included a picture of a Burger King with a sign that said “La Casa Del Whopper”. We thought that was funny but we skipped that restaurant.
If you have considered going to Puerto Rico, I recommend that San Juan is a great place to visit and apparently the cruise folks agree because there were cruise ships docking in Old San Juan. We were proud to see about 30 men from Arizona Power Service on the plane when we were leaving. They have been working to restore power to the areas that are still affected. They told us that other power companies were sending workers as well. I hope that our government and our people will help the people of Puerto Rico. They are our own.
The photographs are of my daughter Joy Day, my granddaughters Sarah Day and Kate Day. A wonderful girls trip.
March 22, 2018
Just a reminder to our political customers that April 23rd is the cut off date for the post office to guarantee delivery of political mail. April 23rd political mailings will have to submit a signed waiver stating that their mail may not be delivered before the election.