In the day and age of lightning-fast emails and abbreviated text messages, there’s something special about snail mail. If you’re nostalgic for the art of letter-writing, here’s some good news: it’s making a comeback, and not just for brides.
Burst of colour
For stationery that makes you smile every time you pull it out, you can’t go past this offering from When it Rains, Shop. As the designer says, “if your current stationery isn’t personalised, then it’s not good enough” — and we couldn’t agree more. This custom stationery set includes 10 fold-over yellow and white note cards and bright blue envelopes. The spade motif is different, but it’s so kitschy that it works. If you’re interested in a different colour scheme or if you want to keep the custom theme going with notepads and paperweights, have a browse through this shop — we bet you’ll find something you love.
Tied with a bow
If you’re a fan of old movies, thrift shops and markets, then this vintage-style stationery set is for you. Designed by the custom geniuses at PinwheelStudio, the set is made up of 24 white notes and matching envelopes, which come in either white or brown. The authentic twine rounds off the simple yet elegant feel of the stationery. Since this set is so classic, it’s also versatile and would be fitting for anything from a bride’s or professional’s thank you note to a gift for someone special. If you love the style but prefer a more contemporary look, check out the designer’s shop.
Do you wish the art of the handwritten note never faded? Are you a stickler for quality and all things pretty? Well, you’ll be pleased to find this personalised stationery set, which is chic and classic. Designed by the lovely team at DotsAndDahlias, the set is made up of 12 note sheets that can be folded in half to fit in 12 A2-size envelopes. When it comes to customisation, the possibilities seem endless. You can choose the colour of the paper (cream and white are popular) and envelopes (white, cream and coloured hues all work well), the stock and the font. Though if you ask us, the sample given is pretty slick as it is.
There comes a time in life when every woman needs a ladylike stationery set. Weddings, baby showers and housewarmings spring to mind. When that time comes, hop onto Etsy and get yourself some monogrammed note cards from hedoepaper’s shop. These blossom-themed flat note cards are bright, cheery and seriously sophisticated at the same time. You can choose to have the edges rounded or straight. Printed on fairly thick cardstock with the monogram of your choice at the top, these are the type of cards that are packaged so beautifully that you almost won’t want to write on them.