With texting, emails and Skype, letter writing (and stationary) have become things of the past. Most of what you receive in the mail is bills, spam or possibly something you ordered. I’ve always been a lover of stationary and all things office supply. As a matter of fact, the tooth fairy brought me my first set of personalized stationary. On that note, I wanted to bring you some items that will make you WANT to write letters again, use stickers and send some love to someone the old fashioned way, with a stamp!
Okay, I’ve seen a lot of products over the years and I’ve recently done posts on some amazing subscription boxes. However, Pipsticks is one of my favorites. Every month they deliver an envelope of unique stickers to your door! This is an amazing clutter free gift for a child who loves to collect stickers or an adult who loves to use them. I was amazed at the variety in the package. There were even some speciality stickers….3D ones. I loved using many of these on my agenda and calendar. Super cute, affordable and so unique!
Need some inspiration to send some amazing cards to your friends and family? Nicely Noted delivers three stunning cards to your mailbox every month. The cards are something special, not what you’d find at your local card shop. The subscription even comes with stamps so you’re ready to sit down and write! If getting beautiful cards in the mail isn’t enough to inspire you to write to your friends and family, I don’t know what is! (Unless of course you want to keep the cards for yourself!)
Even grown ups need a place to keep their pencils. The Color Love Pencil Pouch by Cool Pencil Case is just what you need to keep things together and tidy. With all the traveling we do most of us work on the go now. I find there is nothing more irritating than needing something, like a stamp, and not having it with me. The Color Love Pencil Pouch has a big compartment for larger items, like markers, highlighters and an eraser. It also has elastics to hold your favorite pens and pencils in place. There are also two small pouches for your small items. I tucked in some stamps, paper clips and even some mini clothes pins that I use in my planner. The bright colors are great for kids, but sophisticated enough for adults.
Need an adorable desk accessory that looks good and keeps you organized? Check out Pickett’s Press and their adorable monogrammed Memo Notes. They come in an on trend clear acrylic holder and there’s 150 sheets, each marked with your initial. Sitting on my desk this makes me happy to look at and when I have to write a quick note, it looks adorable and professional at the same time. Use your first OR last initial. This makes a great grad gift too!
If you want to do good at the same time you’re sending cards, check out Food For Thoughts Cards. For every card purchased, a sandwich is donated to those in need. There are cards for every occasion and they are ADORABLE. I love sending a little happiness, good will and celebration in the mail. This is the best of everything in one amazing card.
Want to send something a little less sweet? Maybe even sarcastic? Cult Paper has a number of options that will be find fun and will delight the recipient. I love the bold statements and fun sayings. These cards are what you can send your teenage niece and still remain cool 🙂
These next note cards are the most unique ones you’re going to see this year. The High Five cards have a fun, retro appearance on the outside. Open the card up and two animals are “high fiving” each other. The popup books you loved as a kid come to grown up note cards. These will delight you and anyone you send them to. Get yourself two boxes, because you’re going to want to keep a set for yourself!
Need a cool notebook? Chronicle books has a set of vintage McCall’s patterns notebooks. Featuring 1960’s and 70’s pattern designs, these are cute and functional. They even come wrapped in twine 🙂 I can’t get enough of these unique notebooks. They are slim so they fit in your purse easily too 🙂 Love these? They sell notecards too!
Three Designing Women make some amazing office supply products. My favorite is their embosser. Designed for ease of use and customized with your name, address or initials, it allows you to personalize anything you can dream up. I love using it on envelopes, books (instead of book plates) and office supplies, like notebooks. It’s easy to use and makes an amazing gift. You can even use this for wedding invitations!
So I found this site called UniikStuff and they have some amazing items that you’re going to want on your desk immediately. Their fabric tape is just darling. Use it to color code your planner, label items in the pantry or wrap gifts. It’s thin enough to easily work with but think enough to do its job. The set of soft floral sticky notes is just what I needed to mark off days on my calendar, items on my to do list or to leave little notes to myself. They come on a cardboard sheet so they are easy to transport too! I love an adorable pen. Using one just brightens up any day. Oh and these adorable pens are super affordable!
WritefullyHis is a stationary site that sells some amazing, unique and just plain stunning greeting cards for every occasion you can imagine. As if the beautiful cards aren’t enough, let me tell you how their business works. For every purchase you make 20% of the profits go to support schools and their students in Africa. You need to buy cards, so why not make a difference at the same time. Take care of others, and the Earth with every purchase.
If you’re looking for an amazing gift for a Mom, grad or teacher, take a peek at Dena Design’s custom notecards at Expressionary.com. They are beautiful, can be personalized and the card stock feels amazing. Fellow paper dorks will understand what I’m saying. These make great thank you notes for showers, weddings and the arrival of a baby. Get them for a new mom and take one thing of her plate. They have some amazing patterns besides these as well.