I’m a big believer in handwritten notes. Whether it’s a birthday card, a thank-you letter, or just a thinking-of-you note, I love putting pen to paper. This means that I go through a lot of stationery – and quickly, too. I always keep a stock of my engraved notes (Arzberger from Ellis Hill in Highland Park Village), I also like to have a stash of less formal stationery sets for quick notes and what not. For this type of correspondence, online is my favorite way to go. The online options are endless, of course, but I’ve managed to nail down a solid list of go-to sources for both personal stationery and greeting cards. Here, a look at a few of my favorites.
Whenever I’m shopping at Barneys in NYC, I make a point to stop in the home section just so I can check out the latest from Connor. I’m obsessed with this line. They manage to put a playful touch (emojis!) on the most elegant designs. I love the whimsical details added to hand-stamped notecards like their newest hashtag set. Tip: they also have the best place cards for dinner parties.
For beautiful greeting cards that you won’t see everywhere else, this Etsy shop is the ticket. The letterpress designs have a unique vintage charm that I really love. You’ll find greeting cards for every occasion – from birthdays to new babies.
Another excellent Etsy find! This shop offers a variety of greeting cards that are super simple, but chic. The designs are minimal and straightforward. (This sympathy card is a perfect example.) Using just a few words, these cards sum up exactly what you want to say.
It’s hard not to smile when you look through the stationery at Parker Thatch. Featuring whimsical illustrations (cocktail monkeys!) in bright colors, these cards are just plain happy. The personalization process is super easy, making these a no-brainer for monograms. Bonus: with each set ringing in at under under $100, these make a great gift!