“In a world where a handwritten letter is an anomaly, attention to different forms of text has changed dramatically in the last decade.”
Because a thank you note, or any handwritten letter is an exquisite modern-day luxury.
Because quality stationery adds a weight of sincerity to your words.
Because actually taking the time to pick the perfect stationary, write a personal message and actually mail it out is a rare sight nowadays….
Please don’t let good manners vanish; create a distinct long-lasting impression.
We need a mandatory break from tweeting, facebooking and emailing for important occasions.
A sympathy note, a thank you card, a letter of congratulations, you don’t want to send such meaningful musings on paper you tore out of your spiral notebook.
Say it in style!
Wise decision: have your stationary customized, monogrammed, personalized. If you want to give your stationery the utter distinctive look, be willing to pay top dollars – but the results will leave you speechless.
Always keep it simple and classic: white or ecru paper, black, blue, or gray ink. Having a few sets at hand will ready you for the writing of any kind of letter.
Tip: why not try sending off shorter notes more frequently?
As with all stationery, the first page can be embellished with a monogram or a design while additional sheets should be plain. And tip #2, hellloooo, do not EVER write on the back of these sheets. It’d be like drinking a 1982 Chassagne-Montrachet out of your plastic protein shaker. Major faux pas!
Here’s a secret for you, quality writing paper is held up to the light to see the maker’s name in the watermark. Some recipients rub a finger over the sender’s name to see if it is engraved or merely printed.
Make your mark with the following picks:
Smythson of Bond Street, paper supplier of the Royal Family….
John L. Strong, a NYC high-society favorite…
Dempsey & Carroll – over 125 years of spotless reputation as the finest purveyor of engraved social stationery.
Smythson of Bond Street,
John L. Strong,
Dempsey & Carroll,