The Art Of Correspondence

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I recently got engaged – YAY! – so the crickets for the past few weeks are justified. I’ve been basking in the glow, gabbing with all my girlfriends and trying to keep Mom calm, cool and collected amongst all her lists and charts. The fiance and I are beyond thrilled, and while the diamond and wedding planning is fun, we’re most looking forward to starting our life together.

So with an engagement comes so many kind words and well wishes, many in the form of beautiful stationary with matching envelope. While I love using my iPhone – publicist problems – I’ve always been a huge fan of communicating the old-fashioned way, i.e. correspondence that requires a stamp. Call me crazy, but there’s much to be said for receiving a sweet, handwritten note at just the right time and hey, who doesn’t enjoy checking the mail to find something other than a bill?  I also find something therapeutic about writing notes to friends or co-workers just because, whether it be a note of thanks or something on the silly side simply because the card made you giggle for two minutes too long. BONUS: Writing a note takes you about 2-3 minutes and will more than likely make the recipient’s entire day!

Need some inspiration to get you in the corresponding sort of mood? Here are some of my favorite places to find great stationary for any and every occasion:

Inslee 

The Paper Source 

Scarlet & Gold

Etsy 

XOXO,

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