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3 Tips for National Letter Writing Month

31 Mar

April is National Card & Letter Writing Month

April is National Letter Writing Month

Did you know the United States Postal Service designated April as National Letter Writing Month in 2001? They want to raise awareness of the importance of writing cards and handwritten letters. We think it’s a great time to refresh your stationery, update your address book, get out your favorite pen(s) and a few sheets of stamps to encourage you to write some handwritten notes. Here are our Top 3 tips to getting ready for National Letter Writing Month!

1. Make your list

Thinking about who to write? Try thinking of people you can write a letter to and why. Maybe you had a wonderful professor in college who you still appreciate to this day. How about your favorite aunt from childhood who would love to hear from you? Or maybe your best friend who you lost touch with but would love to connect with again. You can write and let them know how much they mean to you and how you’d love to stay in touch.

2. Get your supplies together

Writing letters isn’t too complicated, but let’s make sure you have what you need to get started! First you’ll need stationery to write your letters. We have personalized stationery that you can use not only for National Letter Writing Month but for any time of year. I would recommend a good writing pen to make writing letters easier. Next, you’ll need stamps and while at the USPS, ask for their current stamp selections to pick the prettiest ones. You may want to consider an address stamper to make it easier for addressing. Or, you can choose return address on your envelopes or address labels.

3. Write!

Now comes the fun part! Once you have your list and your supplies, it’s time to truly celebrate National Letter Writing Month with actual handwritten letters. For some of us, we’ve gotten so used to emails and texts that it may feel weird to write an actual letter. That’s ok! Try practicing on some scrap paper first to get back in the swing of things. You may be stumped on what to write, but here are some letter-writing prompts to help you get started:

  • What reminded you of this person recently?
  • Talk about your favorite memory with this person and go into a few details of why it’s your favorite memory
  • List things you love about this person
  • Thank them for something they did for you
  • Tell them how they’ve shaped who you are today

I am sure reading these will help you get the idea of what to write. Whether your letter is short or longer, it’s the thought that counts!  We all love getting a handwritten letter in the mail!

Happy Letter Writing!

xo,
Jennifer

2022 Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri

1 Feb

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 is Very Peri.  Here at The Stationery Studio, we’ve hand-selected personalized items inspired by this new color to keep you on-trend. Very Peri, a beautiful new shade of blue with a violet-red undertone, is the first new color Pantone created specifically for the Color of the Year.  It was created to reflect a time of gratitude and a world of possibilities.  “We are living in transformative times. PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through,” according to Pantone.com.

Modern Chinoiserie Folded Note Cards

A fresh and modern take on a classic, our Modern Chinoiserie Folded Note Cards feature gorgeous shades of purple with cues taken from Very Peri.  These make a beautiful statement with every note you write!


Our Vintage Leopard Folded Note Cards are perfect for someone who loves to be on-trend.  The chic and simple design feature a gorgeous shade of Very Peri with optional liners to complete the look.


Modern Floral Folded Note Cards

A fresh pop of floral in tones of Very Peri make our Modern Floral Folded Note Cards a vibrant and fun way to send notes.  Add the matching liner to really WOW your recipients when they open your note!


Bright Periwinkle Notepads

Take note of our Bright Periwinkle Notepads sure to brighten up any desk.  With their gorgeous shade of periwinkle, they make to-do lists look good!


Purple Tiger Folded Note CardsWant to really keep up with the trends of 2022?  Our Purple Tiger Folded Note Cards feature a bold and whimsical purple tiger which honor the Year of the Tiger (Lunar New Year) and the Color of the Year, Very Peri.

 

We hope you’ve been inspired by some of our favorite new picks!

XO,

Jennifer

What’s Your Stationery Style?

9 Nov

A fresh new box of stationery is always fun to write notes on!  Do you always order the same “tried and true” stationery that’s been your go-to?  Or do you switch it up and try new styles each time?  I personally like using different styles of stationery that reflect my note, the recipient or just my mood.  I try to order different stationery each time as I tend to write a lot of handwritten notes.

If you’re looking for something new, here are a few ideas no matter your stationery style that hopefully inspire you!

Classic

Classic, by definition, means “a work of art of recognized and established value,” (Oxford).  If you lean more towards things that are traditional and timeless, sending notes on classic stationery reflects your appreciation for fine things.  Classic stationery features simple yet elegant designs that can be used for any type of note from business to every day.

Triple Thick Isaac Bordered Flat Note Card

This classic set of stationery is so popular for a reason!  The Triple Thick Isaac Bordered Flat Note Card is a great go-to note card that can be used for any type of correspondence.

“Very happy with this purchase! Classic notecards with a wonderful thickness!” ~ Pam 

 

Circle Initials Folded Note Cards

Our circle initials folded note card is modern and classic.  It’s stylish yet simple design instantly makes it a classic note card!

“So classic looking and a great gift for a friend who is hard to buy for.” ~ Donna S.

Elegant

Do you opt for stationery that is more Elegant?  If you wish to portray a dignified and discerning look then these are the types of notecards for you. Notes on elegant stationery exude a sense of formality and provide a subtle message that the user is someone of classic grace. This reflects on the user and their message.  For both social and business notes, consider elegant stationery for a style that’s always appropriate and will always be “in-style”.

Your Initial and Text Metallic Bordered Flat Note Cards The Your Initial and Text Metallic Bordered Flat Note Cards  features a metallic sheen that adds a drop of elegance.

“2nd time i’ve ordered the silver bordered note cards. Classy and elegant. Perfect note cards for business.” ~  Nadin C.

Black and Gold Flat Correspondence Cards

This elegant set of Black and Gold stationery from Anna Griffin has a beautiful border design that will make an impression on any recipient.


Floral

If your favorite thing is a bouquet of fresh flowers, you’ll probably love our floral stationery.  If you love all things nature and anticipate the arrival of spring blossoms, floral stationery is a good choice.  You can send washes of beautiful color year round with floral stationery (no need to wait for spring!).

Rose Bunch Folded Note Cards

 

Our Rose Bunch Folded Note Cards feature a fresh watercolor wash of color that’s absolutely beautiful.

“Loved the floral element and the classic simplicity!” ~ Amy P.

Cherry Blossoms Folded Note Cards

Our cherry blossoms folded note cards add a gorgeous touch to your handwritten notes.

Easy to personalize and beautiful design” ~ Kathleen L.


Preppy

If you have an affection for tweed blazers, boat shoes and argyle sweaters, your style is probably preppy.  You love traditional pieces that are also timeless.  Bold stripes, icons and bold colors often define the preppy look.  Sending notes on preppy stationery reflects your traditional yet confident style.

This stripe monogram folded note card is the epitome of preppy! The bright green stripes and shocking pink monogram is so fun to write notes on.

“My daughter-in-law loved these when I gave them to her a few years ago. She begged me for more this year!
~ Carol G.

Alligator Pink Border Flat Note Cards

This alligator pink folded note cards are so fun and the alligator is the unofficial preppy icon!


Monogrammed

If you love being bold and the center of attention, monogrammed stationery is perfect for you.  A monogram is classy, elegant and on-trend.  Sending monogrammed notes shows your unique style and is appropriate for all of your correspondence.  You can even chose one initial, a two initials or the classic three initials.

These classic monogram border flat note cards are one of our best sellers for a reason!  They feature a large monogram with a border for a simple yet bold note card.

“Paper stock is substantial. The printing is flawless and elegant. I’ve been buying from The Stationery Studio for almost 12 years and I love the quality.” ~ Susan

 

Duogram Folded Note Cards

Our duogram folded note cards are a modern take on the classic monogram.

“This was a reorder by me to replenish a gift I had previously received, having used up my first box and not wanting to do without. It is elegant, stylish, sharp engraving and the paper quality is a beautiful, sturdy stock. I am an elderly, established, professional woman and this stationery allows me to be stylish and come off, hopefully, as less stodgy.” ~ Sarah


Colorful

Are you often referred to as the life of the party?  Do you absolutely love bold, bright colors?  Colorful stationery is like a reflection of your personality.  You can send a burst of color with each note you write!  Colorful stationery is perfect for everyday correspondence and always a good choice to keep on hand for writing quick notes.


Just Saying Hello Flat Note Cards

The Just Saying Hello Flat Note Card collection features a variety of colorful greetings in different sizes so you can use them for all types of occasions.

“My granddaughter’s teacher sent me a note on this card. I loved it, so I ordered my own and some for a friend.” ~ Kay

Grand Collection of Colorful Flat Correspondence Note Cards

This popular set of colorful stationery is like sending a bright and happy greeting with every note you write!  The Grand Collection of Colorful Flat Correspondence Note Cards are sure to brighten your day.

“I love personalized note cards and these did not disappoint! Such a great pop of color, I can’t wait to send one!” ~  Stacey

I hope I’ve inspired you with some ideas whether you’re buying a new set for yourself or looking for a gift!

XO,

Jennifer