Livingetc's edits the prettiest for putting pen to paper
Call us old fashioned but there’s something wonderfully personal about receiving a hand written letter. Be it personalised stationery or a card that conjures up an old memory, the pen still holds its own in a text message saturated world so we’ve rounded up our favourite summer stationery buys for you to brighten someone’s day.
Illustrated elegance – we love these Pagodas boxed notecards from Architectural Watercolours (£15), bringing a little ‘Mystic East’ to your writing desk and no doubt bound to make pride of place on a mantelpiece.
Ahoy! This Anchor Notecard Set from Quill London (£22 fr a set of 6) screams nautical chic, conjuring up memories of seaside jaunts and trips across the pond. We’re particularly fond of decorative envelopes – making opening the letter all the more enjoyable.
Londoners, make a statement and send a metal postcard – yes metal! The Bookworm Postcard from Tom Dixon (£15) can be written on like a normal postcard and doubles up as a bookmark that the recipient can keep – stylish and useful!
Know someone that’s always got their head in the clouds? The cloud shaped notecards from Cath Kidston (£14 for a set) are cute and quirky with a decorative envelope that’ll stand out no matter how large the pile of post.
Romance is not dead and we have the proof. Unique & Unity‘s Parisian Couple Notecards set (£15 for set of 9) are simple and endearing. J’adore!
Shake it up with a tropical twist. The Mercato Soft Tie Notecards Box from Paperchase (£5 for a set) is fun and fruity – guaranteeing you’ll brighten someone’s day.
Flamingos are all the rage this summer but Smythson know just how to make them classy. We love these chic Flamingo Correspondence Cards (£26 for a box of 10) that could even be used as invitations to a fabulous summer garden party.
Switch your usual white background for some colour with these Ombré Flat Notecards (Rifle Paper Co, from £55 for 25 notes). Choose from pink or blue and personalise with your name at the top of every note you send.
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Who said putting pen to paper can’t be fun? Get creative with Urban Outfitter‘s Lollipop Fruit Origami Note Paper Set (£7 for 10 sheets). Each sheet folds includes a guide for you to fold your note into something fun and fruity to open.
One for the fashionistas. Designers Guild nail it again with the Haute Couture Notecards Set (£16 for a set of 8). Each with a different fashion illustration and neon colour scheme, these are bound to make a statement and bring a smile to a catwalk fashion coveter.
Take a look at other stationary posts for more ideas.