When it comes to keeping in contact with old friends, sending an email, text, or facebook message is one of the easiest and most convenient ways of staying in touch. Yet there’s something so undeniably sentimental, romantic, and heartfelt about receiving a handwritten letter in the mail when all you’re expecting is another bill. This Wednesday, January 23rd marks National Handwriting Day. National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23rd in honor of John Hancock’s birthday. John Hancock was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and is famous for his large and bold signature. This National Handwriting Day, take John Hancock as inspiration to add your signature to a personalized note for a friend or loved one.
Pick out some personalized stationery that matches your style; whether featuring a monogram, photo, or floral details, there’s a stationery design to fit you. Handwriting is said to be a window into the soul, so why not put your handwriting on display? Thanks to this article on scribd, I’ve learned that those who write with a right slant have a response to communication, those with upright handwriting are independent, and if there is a left slant the writer tends to be reserved. People who write with a large print tend to be extroverts and outgoing, while those with small writing can be thinkers or academics. Do you think your handwriting represents who you are?
This National Handwriting Day, I’m planning on reclaiming the lost art of handwriting by sending personalized stationery to someone special. Once you’ve found the perfect personalized stationery though, there’s no better excuse to send handwritten notes throughout the year. Who will you send a letter to this month and for the rest of the year?
Featured Cards: Gray Paint Stationery, Colored Circle Stationery, Yellow Mosaic Thanks Stationery
Traveling during the holidays can be hectic, but it doesn’t always have to be. Remember to book flights in advance and try to take afternoon flights to avoid long lines and delays. To ensure a smooth flight, also check out some of my travel necessities I always bring along when I go home for the holidays.
- Make sure to write down everything so you don’t forget anything important before you go. Here’s a great personal organizer from Kate Spade for all of your last minute thoughts.
- Since it’s a hassle to check bags, I always try to get small gifts like these great earrings at Bloomingdales to save space.
- Another light and cute gift can be a set of personalized stationary, like these cute airplane cards from Cardstore.com.
- Look for a good travel bag that isn’t too big for carry-on and can fit under the seat by your feet (in case they run out of room in the cabin). Here are just some of the many travel bags in different colors and prints at Longchamp.
- Pack blouses that can work for both dressy and casual occasions, like this festive top from Anthropologie.
- Finally, for ear pressure, don’t forget a pack of gum, a bottle of water, and straws to drink out of to equalize the pressure.
I’ve been all about subtle natural details lately, and the tree branch motif that I’ve been seeing everywhere is no exception. Perfect as a silhouette or a 3D item, the delicate lines of a tree branch add a complex, interesting element to any room.
Cardstore.com Personalized Stationery by Delphine
Twig Necklace from Jewelry Revelations
Tree Branch Pillow from Etsy shop suchprettycolors
Tree Branch Wall Decal from Flickr user byrdiegraphics
Tree Branch hat rack from Apartment Therapy
As summer is starting to draw to a close, I’m desperately clinging to anything carefree and whimsical–pretty much the definition of pinwheels. I love the idea of pinwheels thrown in with a bright bouquet or a jar of pens and pencils. Pinwheels are a great way to bring the fun feeling of summer into your autumn!
Cardstore.com Pinwheel Personalized Stationery by Simple Te
Pinwheel Altar Photo from Ashley Rose Photography
Pinwheel Wedding Party Photo from Alyssa Alig Photography
Button Pinwheel from kojodesigns blog
Pinwheel box invitation from Hostess With the Mostess Blog
This week’s letter inspiration is a little bit out of the ordinary in that it deals more with notes. It comes from a blog I stumbled upon last week called thx thx thx: a thank you note a day. Based on the premise that writing a little thank you note to yourself about the things you’re thankful for, be it a smile, a birthday, wood floors, or anything, it provides you with a little pick me up. The author of the blog, Leah Dietrich, does this everyday, and her notes are funny, sweet, kind, and downright hysterical sometimes! I love this idea, but would make mine a little more special by writing it on stationery just for me. There’s something about pretty, personalized stationery that would make this concept even better. So next time you’re upset about anything, or needing something new to think about, why not pull out a piece of stationery and jot down a letter to yourself, saying what you’re thankful for. And trust me, it can be anything!
Picture via thxthxthx
With this gorgeous summer weather, one can’t help but think of the beach and sailing through some warm summer wind. When I came across this Marine Blue stationery from Delphine, I was immediately transported to scenes of stunning blue water, crisp white clothes, and perfectly paired tan accents. All these images floating in my mind were just begging to be made into an Inspiration Board post, so of course I obliged! If you’re dreaming of an ocean escape, here are some ideas to make that dream a reality.
Marine Blue Stationery from Cardstore.com
Cotton Soya Wrap from Banana Republic
Lynx & Leo Dress from Anthropologie
Wedge Sandal from Sperry Topsiders
I’ll go Sailing no More image from Flickr
Roxy Sun Hat from Nordstrom
‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ is definitely one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Imagine my surprise when we received this adorable Delphine personalized stationery with a nice note from Bethenny Frankel in the mail the other day! Aren’t Bethenny and her daughter Bryn just too cute?
Last weekend, Cardstore.com stationary was featured in Jewels and Pinstripes’ VIP Celebrity Gift Bags at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Event honoring Matt Damon. Held each year at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, the extravagant event was attended by such A-list celebrities as Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Jimmy Kimmel, Don Cheadle, Sarah Silvernman, Greg Kinnear, Robin Williams, and many more. The bags, worth more than $5,900 each, were filled with an amazing assortment of gifts including two sets of our personalized cards! OK! Magazine is extending the chance for one lucky winner to receive one of the American Cinematheque Award Gift Bags for themselves! Make sure to enter before April 16th, 2010 and good luck!
Last week, Cardstore.com stationery was selected for the VIP Celebrity Bags at the Grammy’s MusiCares Charity event. Musicians such as Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, and Elton John performed in honor of the MusiCares person of the year, Neil Young. Each VIP Celebrity Bag, provided by Jewels and Pinstripes, features the trendiest items in the parenting world, including our own personalized cards! One lucky winner has the opportunity to win one of Jewel’s and Pinstripes Celebrity Girl 2-5 Birthday Bag full of goodies for their little one. Don’t forget to enter and good luck!
I’m a huge dog-lover, that’s why I’m crazy about our february 13 creative line of pup-inspired personal cards and personalized thank you cards. The personal cards are great for swapping info with fellow canine owners at doggy daycare or at the dog park. Breed-specific thank you cards are perfect when your pup needs to show appreciation. From Beagles and Basset Hounds to Yorkies and Pugs, we’ve got you covered!
Personalized Stationery for Pets