Finding the motivation to send a proper thank you note is almost impossible–unless I have a stack of beautiful thank you notes sitting on my desk, in which case I’m so excited to use them that I start thanking everyone for everything. Thank you, 5th grade teacher, for believing in me! Thank you, best friend, for being my best friend! And so on and so forth. Now I want to buy a pack of these gorgeous flowery postcards, and send one to the artist to thank her for designing them. [$10 for 10 cards, Rifle Paper Co.]
We’re sure you recognize the face of Mickey Mouse’s famous girlfriend Minnie, but something else is different about her. Has Minnie gone fashionable? Why, yes, as Forever 21 and Disney have teamed up for a special holiday collection featuring the stylish Minnie Muse. Minnie has traded in her chunky pumps and polka dots for strappy YSL-esque platform sandals, a chic red peacoat, and two It-bags. But, of course, her signature, oversized bow is still present. We’ve fallen hard for the Minnie Muse Note Pad, but the rest of the collection shouldn’t be missed either, especially at Forever 21 prices.
It’s easy to send an email or a tweet, but it’s difficult for the recipient to hold on to that message. A friend or colleague can, however, tack a hand-written note onto their bulletin board. Show your style and recognize your friend’s fabulousness by sending her a note written on Effie’s Paper, a line of stationery designed by lifestyle blogger and author Kalyn Johnson Chandler. Although there are several designs, we’re partial to the “Daarhling, The Heels Can Never Be High Enough!” note cards because what could be more fab than your name in pretty script and a pair of sky-high leopard-print heels?
We all know we’re supposed to send fancy-schmancy invitations for those moments that really count, like engagements parties, weddings, and baby showers. But what about BBQs? Don’t they deserve more than word-of-mouth attention? This summer stock up on quaint invitations from Flowers in May, so all your friends will know you mean business when it comes to your secret BBQ sauce. And if playing hostess isn’t your vibe, then send your friends handwritten notes on Flowers in May stationery to catch up.
In our digital age, it’s easy enough to sext or send naughty digital pics. However, we’d hardly call that way of communicating romantic. Instead, try these cute Poketo capsule letters, which let you write something sweet on a tiny piece of paper, roll it up, and put it in a plastic pill-like container for your love to find. Just hope your object of affection doesn’t swallow it by mistake.
Show how much you appreciate the gifts you unwrapped this season by putting a pretty card from the recently opened Rifle Paper Co. in the mail. The hand-drawn letters, colorful flowers, and papaya-colored envelopes are the perfect antidote to the holiday reds and greens that have flooded everyone’s mailbox for the past month. Plus, a physical thank-you note reminds people how very classy you are, which could result in even better gifts next year. [$16 for 8, Rifle Paper Co.] Keep reading »
The inevitable nostalgic itch to start buying school supplies–even if you graduated long ago–is starting right about now. Then again, you’re probably not going to become enamored by the offerings at Office Max. These notebooks from Etsy seller Wonting NYC are the perfect compromise. Simple yet cute designs adorn the kraft paper covers. Inside, you’ll find blank perforated pages and a pocket for keeping receipts and scrap paper. If you love the designer’s style, check out the stationery, featuring seals on the front of cards, or the selection of affordable graphic prints of kiddie-like animals and trees done up in hip colors and shapes. [$15, Etsy.com] Keep reading »
Sure, e-mail is convenient, but there is something to be said for a hand-written note. They’re classy, meaningful, and come on, who doesn’t like getting real mail?Just remember, the stationery you use sends a message. This lemon-patterned paper by Retta Le Ritz looks like it’s made from beautiful, vintage wallpaper and is so gorgeous, you almost don’t want to write on it. [$20, Retta Le Ritz] Keep reading »
Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty? The only problem is once you get to a certain age Hello Kitty can seem a little juvenile. But this stationery, with its design of Hello Kitty and colorful mosaic patterns on a black background, is adult and chic, which is actually the name of the design. Forget email. Your friends will really love to receive a personal missive written on this fun stationery. [$6, Sanrio] Keep reading »