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There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter. Whether it’s a birthday card, thank you note, or even just a sentiment of encouragement—knowing someone took the time to take their hands off the keyboard and onto a pen can have true meaning in today’s world.
And if you’re admittedly not the most sentimental person, that’s okay. You simply never know when the occasion will come up and you’ll want to write a note.
But impressions are everything, so even if you don’t have the best handwriting, it’s still important to have a great set of stationery. Whether you prefer a modern monogram, a vintage style card personalized with your name or other information, or a charming illustration that will bring a smile to someone’s face— there are so many choices (almost too many) when it comes to stationery.
So, we’ve curated some of the best options out there. Whether you want to express your love or simply to thank your neighbor for that loaf of homemade banana bread, here is the best stationery sets to choose from.
Stock up on stamps and pens because you never know when you’ll need to write someone a note. Luckily, Rifle Paper Company has you covered in style. The Botanical Social Stationery Set features the brand’s iconic flower illustrations. Each set comes with 12 cover-weight flat pages that fold into cards. There are four cards of three different flower/butterfly designs along with matching envelopes.
These are simply great cards to have on hand appropriate for a multitude of purposes from thank you notes to birthdays and even those unfortunate expressions of sympathy. Packaged in a matching cardboard box, stash them in your desk at home or work. These cards are so charming you’re likely to find new reasons to send them.
Whether you're sending love notes or a "thinking of you" note to a close friend, anyone who receives a note on Papier’s Lip, Lips, Lips cards will appreciate this paper equivalent of a smooch. With an adorably illustrated lip design on one side, the other side has plenty of space to write out your greeting.
Like most Papier products, these cards have several options for personalization and upgrades. Add your name or monogram for a truly special touch.
These cards are made from high quality stock (no need to worry about a felt tip pen bleeding through) with your choice of single or double thickness. The warm-white Mohawk paper has an eggshell finish, which makes the design pop.
While you’ll definitely want this set for yourself, keep in mind that it also makes a very thoughtful gift.
Can’t decide between having stationery printed with your full name or just your monogram? This pick from Minted checks both those boxes with a design that features your full name in black ink along with one large bold initial letter set right behind it.
But the customization doesn’t stop there. Six color themes are available to choose from including Sunshine (yellow), Military (grey-green), Spring (pink), and Marine (light blue).
Want to give a flat card some extra pizazz? In addition to a classic rectangle, flat edges, round edges, and a vintage-style scalloped are also available. No matter what shape you go with, it’s impossible to make the wrong choice.
This card will also appeal to anyone who strives to live an eco-friendly lifestyle because it is printed standard on C-certified, 100 percent post-consumer waste and manufactured with wind power.
While you're probably out of the summer camp stage, that doesn’t mean you can’t partake in camp activities from home like arts and crafts, making s’mores, and even writing a letter to someone you miss dearly.
Robyn Blair Davidson’s Instagram-famous candy art sells for thousands, but this collaboration is just as sweet and way more budget-friendly. Inspired by her experience at summer camp, there are five different themes to choose from: Sweet News From Home (candy buttons), Happy Camper (sprinkles), Happiest Here (gumballs), Eat Sleep Camp Repeat (lollypops), and Camp Vibes (sour gummies). Each set comes with eight sheets and envelopes in a resalable holographic pouch.
Are you a dog lover who likes to keep plenty of blank stationery on hand to write everything from thank you cards to birthday notes? Then Best In Shore’s Dachshund Note Card Set is the perfect thing to treat yourself to. Created by Jillian Clemmons, the very talented artist gives back to dog rescues with every purchase.
The front of the card features a hand-stamped dog illustration, while the back features the hindquarters. There are two styles available: a blue bow on white paper or a red bow on brown kraft paper.
You can buy singles of these cards (perfect for sending personalized notes to your favorite dog owners) or sets up to 60 cards, if you love celebrating your pup in every note you send.
Don’t fancy a wiener dog? That won’t be a problem. Clemmons’ cards are available for a variety of breeds from poodles to French bulldogs, as well as cats.
Do you like to surprise your friends and family with cards or fun news? Then you will absolutely love these cheeky Telegram Scratch-off Greeting Cards.
Use your best handwriting to create your own greeting like “I love you,” or “You’re a Boss.” Then, cover it up with the included heart-shaped scratch-off sticker. The receiver just needs to gently scratch it off to reveal your kind sentiment. The vintage-inspired fonts and design accents exude charm and are guaranteed to make someone smile.
Another great thing about this set is that it’s eco-friendly. It includes six flat cards printed with soy ink on sustainably made paper along with 100 percent recycled kraft envelopes.
If you just want beautiful paper to write your letters on—no monograms, heavyweight paper, or personalizations necessary—then opt for the Watercolor Sunset Stationery Set by Paper Chase.
Each sheet has a top to bottom sorbet-hued design reminiscent of a lovely tropical sunset against a white background. Think of it as ombre meets tie-dye. The colors meld in a bright cheerful way, but won't distract from or make it difficult to read your writing.
While this set is value-priced, it looks anything but inexpensive. The same splashy design is also printed on the matching envelopes. Packaged in a matching box, it also makes a thoughtful gift.
A sister company to Pottery Barn, Mark & Graham has one of the best selections of upscale personalized gifts you’ll find anywhere. Available in a set of 50, their Letterpress Stripped Stationery is the ideal combination of classic and fun, with seven colors to choose from including pink, tangerine, navy, and lime. The color is coordinated throughout the card lettering and border as well as the boldly striped envelope liner. Think of it as the paper equivalent of a chilled summer cocktail.
You can personalize the card with either a monogram or your full name. Mark & Graham has several choices of monogram styles and fonts, so you can easily find a style that reflects your personal taste.
If you prefer a more modern approach to the monogram, you’ll truly appreciate Paper Culture Monogram Pro Stationery. Equally luxurious and professional, this stationery truly stands out, winning points for uniqueness. Because it can be personalized not just with a name but also an address and other contact information, it’s a fitting choice for businesses to send to clients.
This design comes in a choice of three colors: pink, navy blue, and grey. Regular card stock is standard but you can upgrade to double and triple card stock if you like a more solid feel. Each card comes standard in a rectangle shape, but rounded edges are available for an additional cost.
Purchasing Paper Culture stationery is also a good way to give back—a tree is planted with every order. In addition to that, the paper is 100 percent recycled to help offset carbon emissions created in the manufacturing process.