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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer of 2015 Hours Greetings from Geralyn

Summer of 2015 Hours for Greetings from Geralyn:  Sunday-Thursday 11am-7pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm.   We are located in Convention Hall on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Main Street Mission.......Staying Alive

 I met a nice customer who recently moved to Asbury Park from Greenwich Village.  He was looking for a card for family who live in Manasquan.  He picked out one of the handmade handbag cards that was all white for a Communion.  He was thrilled to have a greeting card store in the area.  He told me of a store called "House of Cards" in the village.  The name itself was intriguing.  I went to the Stationery show that was nearby and decided to check it out.  Well, wouldn't you know it after I looked it I up I found out it has been open for at least twenty years and it is closing THIS year at the end of May.  Then I walked down the street and saw this store: "House of Oldies". Love the signs, especially the one on the door that boasts they have the biggest selection of Xmas records in the city.  I can't help but, think how I love main street business, especially ones  that are iconic and stand still as the world whizzes by. Both of these stores you couldn't even move in because they were so full of inventory.

So, this time of year has
been challenging since we started our business.  I usually invest in some inventory we don't have to make.  We would eagerly buy record players from Crosley.   I would buy a lot of letterpress cards, journals, gift books and scrapbooks.  But, this year, like the last few since recovering from Sandy is different.  Since, it is a seasonal business the cash flow just isn't what it used to be like.  It is not what a business owner really wants to share.  But, to get to where we used to be we need to be optimistic and confident for our future.  This year it has been especially challenging.  So, I approached the Stationery Show to see what was out there and new.  I took catalogues in the hope some how I would have unlimited funds to buy product for the store.  So, this is where you come in.  Could you help us?  It is just a click of a button.  And for all of you Bruce Springsteen fans:  This is our Book Of Dreams.....we are Working on a Dream in Our Hometown...Please don't Bring more Death to this Hometown.....We Take Care of Our Own and we want to continue our Dream......baby dream.  Please HELP us and click the button on the right Mission Main Street and SHARE if you CARE.     THANK YOU!!!!   https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/b/21857

Friday, May 8, 2015

Paper Roses

April Showers brings May Flowers.  Wow....what a winter.  Mother's Day is here and it going to be sunny and in the 80's.  A beach day......Yay!  I have been working on these flowers for awhile.  Good thing I wanted to have them in the store for Mother's Day and I finally finished four.   They are flowers cut from record album covers and sleeves.  There is Carole King's Tapestry, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, The Police's Synchronicity, and Bruce Springsteen page from the boxed live set.  They are one of a kind and available at the store only for $24.99 each.  Sorry no special orders, holding or shipping.  Come see us at Greetings from Geralyn open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays noon-5 until mid June when we will be open seven days a week.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rocking around the clock to Rock around the Christmas tree!

 Covers is ready for the holidays and open from noon to 6pm on weekends until Christmas.
Framed Elvis Presley covers are priced from $30-$50 and available for holiday giving.  Can't wait to share where our trees will be for the holidays.  Glen has filled a couple of orders already with a few more to be completed in the next few weeks.
Lights are on the stores with the huge live 30' tree arriving in the Grand Arcade today.  The tree lighting is next Saturday, November 29th.  The Billy Lawlor band will be playing.

The tree is made of all Bruce Springsteen records and available for $375.  It is counter height.  You can also see Glen has been busy making plenty of clocks and bookends ready for giving.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Kaylyn Gray has been busy painting on vinyl.  We are very excited Kaylyn will be joining us this summer.  She will be at the store Greetings from Geralyn and also at the fundraisers at Yappy Hour.  Love each and everyone she paints......can't wait to see more.  We will post the hours as soon as we know more.  Saturday, May 3rd we will be open noon until 3:30pm.  There will be a craft show in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Greetings from Geralyn: Support the Billy Walton Band

Greetings from Geralyn: Support the Billy Walton Band: Only a few more days to make this happen! Support a band on the verge of something BIG and YOU get something in return....check it out!!...