With technology ever on the rise, texts, tweets and emails seem to be pushing aside traditional printed notes, cards and letters.
While I love efficiency (and trees) as much as anyone, I still believe in the enduring impact of a thick, luxurious card. The simple act of putting handwritten sentiment to paper has become almost exotic, a snapshot from a more gracious era.
Happily, I think personal stationery will prevail among those who prefer to express themselves in style. Far from old-fashioned, today’s letterpress and printing houses offer a dazzling array of beautiful custom designs. I often turn to The Stationer shop in Washington, CT, and love the personal, bespoke experience of working with owner Matt Lynn.
‘ve also spotted some chic new note cards that offer a modern take on the handwritten note:
Native Southwest Flat-Printed Personal Note Card from Delphine Press
Bright Streamers: Sky Martini Thank You Card from Tiny Prints
Chevron Flat-Printed Personal Note Card from Delphine Press
Anchor 4bar Letterpress Stationery from Paper Source
Petal Clusters: Paradise Thank You Card from Tiny Prints
In this electronic age, these note cards have a luxurious appeal that trumps even the most well-turned text.
Image credits as linked above