The Dandelion Patch

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shop Early and Save!

Receive 20% off custom holiday cards and invitations now through October 15th. And don't forget that we do custom corporate cards too! Don't shop out of a catalog, shop local!

Shop now and save. Sale ends, October 15th.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Vera Bradley "Choose Your Gift Promotion" - Through October 4th

The new Vera Bradley colors have arrived! Introducing Versailles, Twirly Birds Pink, Baroque, Buttercup and Twirly Birds Navy!

And, our "Choose your gift" promotion runs through October 4th. You may select a FREE large cosmetic, wristlet or perfect match pen and pencil set with any store purchase of $75 or more!*

*Please note: Restrictions apply. Quantities are limited. Limit one gift per customer. No rain checks. May not be combined with other promotions.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Look, Up in the Sky! It's a Bird, A Plane, It's a Small Business Champion!

Network Solutions (a leading provider of information technology hosting services) has just recognized our very own Heidi Kallett as a Small Business Champion!

Heidi recently was interviewed on camera by Susan Wade, Network Solutions' Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications. In the interview, Heidi talks about some of the things that make The Dandelion Patch special, and how she uses Internet technology to grow and build her business.

You can see the entire interview of Heidi here on YouTube.

And for the record Heidi - you totally rock!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's that Time of Year! Book Your Holiday Portrait Session Today!


We're presenting a great opportunity to have professional portraits for the holidays. For one weekend in October, The Dandelion Patch is hosting Simply Create Photography to photograph you and yours at our stores.

We will use the beautiful setting of old town Vienna at our Vienna store. At our Reston location, we will shoot around the Town Center and the green area on the east side of the shops. Up to four people may be photographed for these outdoor sessions.

These will be quick 20-minute sessions designed to give you portraits for your holiday cards and gift-giving.


Reston - Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 10AM - 4PM
Vienna - Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 12PM - 5PM


Please call our stores to sign up or send an email to:


The price for the session is $50. Space is limited so book your spot today. Prepayment is required. Check in for your appointment at the appropriate store location.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Where in the world is "the Patch?" - Outtakes!

Although our summer contest has ended, we just received a few pictures of The Dandelion Patch gift bag on vacation! Our first picture is from Christine who took the 'Patch' on a visit to Miami.

The picture above comes from Elizabeth at a birthday celebration with her gal pals Sheryl and Carolyn. According to Elizabeth, "Each year, the dinner must include only three things: the same three girls, a giant lobster dinner, and birthday gifts from The Dandelion Patch."

And this picture comes from Jamie, who was in the Bahamas with his friends for his bachelor party! It seems that the 'Patch' gift bag really enjoyed the clear water, cool ocean breeze and several Bahama Mamas!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Receive 25% off your corporate holiday card purchase

It's always a good idea to show your appreciation to your clients and customers. Now, we've made it a little more affordable for you to express your thanks by sending a holiday card.
Receive 25% off any corporate holiday card purchase over $750*.

* Offer expires 9/30/2010. You must present the coupon above at the time of purchase. This offer may not be combined with any other promotions or discounts.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Making Sparks Fly!

The Dandelion Patch was the featured retailer recently on the Spark Stationary Blog!

We chose to carry the Spark's line because it's fun and different from many of the other products we carry. Why don't you stop by our Reston or Vienna store this weekend and you can see for yourself!

Check out our profile on the Spark Stationary blog!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Latest entries in our "Where in the world is the 'Patch Contest?"

We have some terrific last-minute entries in our "Where in the world is the 'Patch'?" contest. Our first entry comes from longtime 'Patch' customer Lisa. Lisa has just returned from Kure Beach, North Carolina where she enjoyed time with her gift bag from The Dandelion Patch.

Our dear friend Nicole took The Dandelion Patch with her on a recent trip to the West Coast where she visited the San Diego Zoo. One of the most popular attractions in California, the San Diego Zoo is home to more than 4000 species of wildlife.

The Dandelion Patch has made several trips to Europe this summer. In this photo, our customer Barbara is on the Island of Capri, which is located in the Gulf of Naples. Capri has been a resort destination since Roman times!
And finally, Dandelion Patch customer Stacey and her children were definitely reaching for the stars this summer. This picture shows them (and their bag from the 'Patch!') at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
There is still time to enter our contest! Send us a picture of you on vacation holding a gift bag from The Dandelion Patch, and you'll receive a Vera Bradley tote for FREE!

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