Next Monday, like most of the nation, the Gotcha Covered team will celebrate Memorial Day. While the holiday marks the unofficial start to summer fun with barbeques and parties, Memorial Day is also a time for reflection. On this day, we celebrate the servicemen and women who have passed courageously fighting to keep our nation free.
As a small business, we are thankful for that freedom and the ability to create and sell a product that we love however we choose. We are incredibly proud that our notebooks are all handmade, one at a time in our printing production facility in the thriving small town of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Before we had even launched, we donated over 1,000 notebooks to our local community and we’re always looking for ways to support American families. Our goal is to give children the tools to be creative and brainstorm ideas so that they can one day live their own American Dream and have endless opportunities for success through hard work and dedication.
What does it mean to be sustainable?
There are 3 factors that go in to a sustainable business. The first on the list is people. An organization must have a social responsibility or an obligation to benefit society at large. The second factor would be economic value or profits. The third factor that truly makes a business sustainable is environmental protection and conservation.
It goes without saying that being environmentally conscious these days is very important. At Gotcha Covered Notebooks, we are proud to say that our printing facility is certified by the SGP, or the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. SGP promotes “best practices, networking, and innovation among raw material manufacturers, converters, printers, finishing facilities, trade association, and print buyers." 
Along with the obvious environmental advantage of a certified facility, there is also the personal consumer benefit. With more sustainable practices, efficiency in operations increases. This leads to decreased costs for the company and ultimately a lower price for our products!
Please visit the SGP website to learn more.
 SGP Partnership. Retrieved March 17, 2015, from http://sgppartnership.org/index.html
Aside from delivering our customers quality products that the entire family can find useful and enjoyable, we have a deeper mission in mind. One of our goals is to help spark creativity in children. Creative activities help to acknowledge children’s uniqueness. They foster mental growth in children. We know as well as you do that your child is a creative flower ready to blossom.
The process of self-expression is very important in developing minds. At Gotcha Covered Notebooks, we hope to be another outlet where your children can express their interests, hobbies, and favorite activities visibly on to a product that is useful to them. As parents, this is a great way to help empower our child’s imagination, which we all know is very important.
Your children will love assisting you in navigating through our easy-to-use website as you both find the perfect notebook that will match your child’s personality. We hope that this, in turn, will spark an interest in using this notebook to create, study, and learn, in a fun environment.
What do you think? Is creativity and self-expression a direct link to a positive learning environment? Does something as simple as a unique notebook help to foster growth and spark interest in learning and creativity? Please tell us your thoughts.
Before we started Gotcha Covered Notebooks we did a lot of research in the personalized notebook market place. While gathering information one thing we quickly noticed was that most spiral notebooks had very few options. That didn’t make any sense to us, why wouldn’t you want to offer as may options as possible to allow someone to make their notebook unique? That being said, we decided it was imperative for us to offer you the most possible choices in the market today including:
These options along with our world class customer service are just some of the things that we believe set GotchaCoveredNotebooks.com apart.
Gotcha Covered Notebooks is proud to announce the official launch of our first animated storybook app for all Apple devices entitled, “Journey of a Notebook”. This digital storybook tells the story of a young boy and his notebook and has a number of great features:
To access this free app, simply go to the app store on any Apple device (phone or tablet) and search for “Journey of a Notebook”.
From time to time we hope to use our blog to show upcoming notebook products or to answer our most talked about FAQs. Today I am going to take a couple of minutes to talk about one the most common questions I get, what sets Gotcha Covered Notebooks apart?