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Stamp of Approval
Reclaim the timeless charm of a handwritten note. The newest stationery options will have you putting down your smartphone and reaching for a pen.
Vermont artist Katharine Watson block prints each card and envelope with her lovely hand-carved designs, inspired by vintage textiles. $24 for 6, katharinewatson.com.
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The New Aged
Using centuries-old Spanish techniques, Arpa Handmade produces cotton and linen paper with a deckle edge. Correspondence sheet set, $26 for 6; and square-sheet set, $18 for 6; orangeartstore.com.
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A menagerie of eight animals -- each printed in a different hue -- graces these 3 1/2-by-5-inch letterpress notes. $20 for a set of 8, enormouschampion.com.
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Feast for the Eyes
Each card features a recipe from chef Sung Uni Lee, illustrated by Claudia Pearson (written instructions are on the back). $24 for a set of 12, claudiapearson.com.
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These colorful Iowa-made letterpress sets slip easily into a tote bag -- perfect for jotting a letter while on the go. $24 for a bound set of 12, moglea.com.
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Style maven -- and this month's Tastemaker -- Garance Dore has launched a line of note cards featuring her tres chic drawings. $18 for a set of 8, riflepaperco.com.
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Gilded details add luxe and stylish touches to kraft paper envelopes and simple white note cards. Arrow Mail, $18 for a set of 6, hautepapier.com.
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As sweet as a freshly picked bouquet (that won't wilt), this screen-printed beauty was designed by illustrator Sarah Edmonds. $18 for 6, banquetworkshop.com.