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Stamp of Approval
Reclaim the timeless charm of a handwritten note. The newest stationery options will have you quickly 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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This screen-printed beauty designed by illustrator Sarah Edmonds is as sweet as a freshly picked bouquet (plus, it won’t wilt).
$18 for 6, banquetworkshop.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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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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Feast for the Eyes
Each card features an illustrated recipe by Claudia Pearson and chef Sung Uni Lee (written instructions are on the back).
$24 for a set of 12, claudiapearson.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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Using centuries-old Spanish techniques, Arpa Handmade produces deckle-edged cotton-and-linen paper.
Correspondence-sheet set, $26 for 6; and square-sheet set, $18 for 6; orangeartstore.com