Nowadays, we rarely pick up pen and paper to communicate with each other, but with the new year comes a renewed opportunity to practice one of our favorite pastimes: writing cards and letters. Before you begin penning well wishes to friends and family, browse our favorite stationery finds. Each selection is both pretty and practical, and dare we say it — they trump digital convenience.
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Violet Floral Everyday Stationery
There are two things that make us swoon for this stationery set. First, the color: Ultra violet is the color of the year. And how can one go wrong with spring florals? This set of twelve assorted flat notes and envelopes comes in four bold, beautiful designs.
$22, set of 12, riflepaperco.com
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Plants Note Cards
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"My Post to Yours" Scallop Notes
Who can resist a sweet note written on these notecards? The feminine pink hue, gold-foil lettering, and scalloped edge evokes a sentiment of love that reaches across miles.
$24, set of 6, sugarpaper.com
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The art of writing a thank you note hasn't died. In fact, this notecard set — with its pop of color and demure monogram — gives every correspondence a personalized touch.
$20, set of 10, katespade.com
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Monogram Notecards in Lemonade Print
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Frank Lloyd Wright Designs Greeting Assortment
Eye-catching design can go a long way in stationery, and this one hits all the right notes with a geometric design, bright colors. and gold foil stamp. And did we mention that it's inspired by one of our all-time favorite designers?
$17, set of 16 cards and 17 envelopes, chroniclebooks.com
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Everyday Essentials Note Cards
This stationery only proves what we already know to be true: There's always an occasion to send a handwritten card. Each note card in this set is illustrated with custom chalk-art by Valerie McKeehan.
$20, set of 8, lilyandval.com
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Deliver a true work of art into the hands of your recipient. The geometric patterns in gold foil — courtesy of Danish designer Kristina Krogh — are inspired by beautiful old iron entrances in Italy.
$28, set of 6, kkrogh.dk
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Shape Set Colorparty
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Vintage Cocktails Boxed Notes
It's happy hour somewhere, right? This boxed set presents a mixed batch of notecards in vintage illustrations of your favorite boozy drinks including the classic martini, the Bloody Mary, the Side Car, and a Manhattan.
$18, set of 20, papyrusonline.com
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