A Catalog . . . by Popular Demand

We always knew that we would need a catalog to display our many items but had no idea it would be in such demand once word finally got out about our products. After a nod from the syndicated bridge column Goren on Bridge that appeared in 175+ newspapers across the country and abroad this week, the phone at Bridget central has been ringing off the hook and mostly with inquiries about a catalog.

We have a completely functional e-commerce site BridgetLovesBridge.com that accepts Visa, Mastercard and Paypal but it’s no surprise that a sizable percentage of the bridge-playing market looks for more traditional means of purchasing products. Well I’m writing to tell Bridget fans everywhere that our catalog is at the printer and will be mailed out to the ever-growing list of bridge fans in the next 1 to 2 weeks. In the meantime, give us a call at 877-497-3298. We’re always ready and willing to chat up our products.

Thanks so much to the many folks that have taken a few moments to talk, lend advice and share their wishes for what a bridge supply company should offer. You’re feedback is appreciated and your suggestions will be put on the table during our next round of purchasing. Now, go play some bridge!

Signed by The Resident Bridge Blogger,


5 Reasons to Play bridge

There are several reasons why a person or couple may choose to play bridge. Maybe your grandparents or parents played back in the day, or maybe you have been one of the many who learned bridge in college or public schools. Whatever the case, bridge is once again sweeping the nation and thanks to the hard efforts and substantial contributions of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, it has found its place in American homes once again.

Here’s five reasons why you should play bridge or have a bridge party in your home.

1) Bridge has been one of the most popular card games in the world second only to poker, thereby it must be fun and challenging, right?

2) It is a great basis for which to host a party in your home and since the economy has made it more challenging for couples to go out on the town, it’s also an economical choice for entertaining.

3) Reusable tallies help keep costs down. Now bridge players have the option of using reusable tallies that can be used over and over again without additional costs.

4) Bridge challenges the brain, helps combat dementia and is proven to help youngsters score better on test scores.

5) Finally there is a source for high-designed bridge supplies that offer everything you need to host a bridge party in your home or at a club.

Visit www.bridgetlovesbridge.com to learn more about how to play bridge . . . and look good doing it.

Made in the USA – The Better Way to Go

When we first started researching the idea of creating our Bridget boutique-designed party and gift set for bridge players we explored every possibility in creating and producing packaging right here in St. Louis.  We also relied on our long-standing relationships with local printers when producing the reusable bridge tallies, invitations and score pads featured on our website www.bridgetlovesbridge.com

Everything seemed to be coming together quite nicely until we decided to introduce a fabric travel bag as part of our product offerings, hopeful that bridge players that often take bridge cruises would find the bag useful.  We searched high and low in the United States until our search took us to China.  Reluctant, we had all of our products estimated by printers, seamstresses and more in China only to discover that after shipping, our costs would be only slightly less and we wouldn’t have the opportunity to keep business in the States.

While we still don’t have a travel bag, we were able to produce our gift box packaging and all of our accessories in the United States, and mostly in the St. Louis region.   We have taken our dedication to locally produced items one step further and are working with a local (Glen Carbon, Ill.) seamstress in the production of our custom handbags, our alternative to the travel bag.

Lessons learned?  Yes, we can do it all here in the United States.  There is no reason to look beyond our borders when the talent and resources we needed to launch a product were right at our doorstep.  Now, we can proudly display our Made in the USA symbol on everything we sell and for that, we are very grateful.