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Personalized Stationery Basics

Discovering personalized stationery has been a revelation. It feels wonderful to pull out a piece and make that first penstroke on the smooth paper topped with my name or monogram. Personalized stationery elevates the experience of letter writing.

personalized stationery

For some people, owning personalized stationery is like owning a pair of really good, dark-rinse blue jeans or a string of pearls. It’s something you use often and looks great with everything. But for other people, it’s a bit of a mystery…it’s something you might have heard about or seen in an old photograph of a famous writer at his or her desk, but not anything you or your friends have ever actually owned.

To this point, I was 45 years old when I discovered the idea of personalized stationery. I grew up and live in a northern city in a squarely middle class neighborhood. My friends and family had always sent me notes on plain stationery. When I was younger, we used notebook paper or sometimes plain letter sheets. When I got older, we used greeting cards, or boxed cards from the grocery store. Later, we used email and now texting.

Personalized stationery options

At first, I considered each piece precious; I wanted to save it for “special” occasions. But soon I realized that — at $45 for a box of 25, or $70 for a box of 50 — it cost less to use my stationery than it did to buy a greeting card at the store….way less!

Now, when I want to sit down and write a letter or a thank-you, the first thing I do is to pull out my boxes of personalized stationery and decide which style to use: my white flat card with silver lettering, or my ivory folded note with an embossed monogram or my monogrammed ivory letter sheets.

Henley Monogram Wardrobe from Giftsin24.com
The Henley Monogram Wardrobe is a classic in embossing and ivory paper with hand-inserted opal linings.

There are two main methods of personalization: your initials (otherwise known as a monogram) or your name. For the longest time, I owned simple monogrammed stationery — a flat card with a navy monogram and a matching navy border. Simple. Classic. I wanted my first personalized stationery to be traditional like that. When my blue monogram stationery ran out, I tried an embossed monogram. I love that it is 100% recyclable and even compostable, so it is eco-friendly. At the same time, it’s also very classic.

Recently I discovered an intriguing lettering style and decided to try my name as the personalization. I love that one too!

The Luna Card features a modern, flowing lettering style.

A smart investment

My investment in personalized stationery has paid off. Writing notes and letters has become a pleasure. I delight in running my fingers over the raised lettering or embossing. I feel like my stationery expresses myself beautifully. And when my box runs low, I feel excited about making a decision: Do I reorder a favorite or select a new design?

Personalized stationery options can feel endless. To simplify your decision, go with your gut. What style speaks to you? Look in your closet: do you tend toward the traditional or the trendy? Perhaps take a cue there. Good luck with your decision!

Best Personalized Stationery Tips When You’re on a Budget

It pays to be choosy. Many of our products offer you exciting choices to help you create personalized notes and correspondence cards that are not only pretty but totally, uniquely you.

The thing is, you don’t actually have to pay a lot to create stationery that looks like you paid a lot. By selecting a few special touches, you can create gorgeous effects. But shhhhhh…. no one will know that you spent as little as you did for a high-end look.

Love borders? We’ll add them. Embossing? Done. Or maybe you’re a raised ink type of person? Perfect, we’ve got that too. Whatever you desire, you can create a style that’s all your own. Follow these tips to take your stationery from “does the job” to “a taste of luxury” — without breaking the bank.

Tip #1: Choose a Monogram

Classic monogram from giftsin24.com

Delavan Monogram Note. A monogram is the quickest way to add classic flair to your stationery. Choose a lettering style that speaks to you. The Delavan Monogram Note offers you a range of edgy, of-the-moment monograms, as well as perennial favorites. The end result is sure to impress. If there’s room in your budget, opt for the hand-inserted lining to invoke a high rolling style.

Tip #2: Try a flat card

Customize the Highland Card from Giftsin24.com

Highland Card. A flat card or correspondence card is a time-tested way to stand out from the crowd. In use for centuries, this style of stationery is simple and elegant. Dispense with the fluff and make the Highland Card into what you want it to be: bold, brainy, traditional or sweet. Craft two lines of personalization and find a lettering style and thermography ink color. Comes with 25 Pinnacle pointed-flap envelopes. Add a border for a quick, inexpensive way to add another dimension.

Tip #3: Use a foil design or other “bling”

Create personalized stationery that expresses the true you at giftsin24.com

Infinity Note  Shine and shimmer on beautiful paper will make your correspondence stand out. A treat for the senses, the Infinity Note features a distinctive diamond pattern in a gold or silver foil tone. The triple-thick paper is also embellished with a shimmery raised-ink personalization in your choice of color. Opt for a return address on your envelopes for even more luxury.

You’re an original, so let your stationery be, too. Create your new favorite stationery today.

Occasions for Which Personalized Stationery Makes a Perfect Gift

Choosing a gift can be difficult for certain situations. This is especially the case when you need to select a gift for someone you don’t know well, such as your child’s teacher, or you’re searching for a hostess gift. Not sure what to choose? It’s always appropriate to consider personalized stationery.

Stationery includes decorative paper, notepads or cards — along with the envelopes for sending the notes. You can customize the stationery to fit the occasion and show that you put thought and care into your gift.

A personalized flat card, or correspondence card, is a traditional gift that anyone would appreciate.

When to Give Stationery

Stationery is ideal for specific occasions. You can help people thank their guests for a shower, wedding or other event by giving thank you stationery. This will make the couple’s life easier when they are ready to send thank you notes. A wedding is also an opportune time for personalized stationery, because you can start the newlyweds off right.

You can give stationery to a host or hostess of a party — whether you give it by itself or along with a larger gift. For this occasion, the stationery could help the hosts thank their guests or could simply provide notes for whenever your recipient feels like writing throughout the year.

When someone is going on a trip or moving, stationery is an excellent gift. You can add a return address to celebrate your friend’s new home. Stationery is also ideal for someone young who is going to camp or college.

Couples stationery is perfect for newlyweds, as well as those who are celebrating an anniversary or moving to a new home.

How to Personalize Your Gift

By personalizing the stationery, you make it a thoughtful, unique gift. Stationery can be individualized in a variety of ways. First, you can choose designs and paper that fit the occasion. Select colors that match a bride’s wedding theme, choose a design with the recipient’s favorite flower, or pick cards decorated with different countries for a traveler. Once you have chosen the stationery, you are able to customize it with the person’s name and even a greeting. For example, you could give paper with letterhead that says, “From the [ ] family.” Or you could tailor the stationery to an event. For instance, help a couple thank people for their wedding gifts by customizing cards with a saying such as, “We were so happy to share our special day with you.”

What could be better than the gift of personalized stationery when you attend an event or want to encourage someone to keep in touch? Fine stationery makes an impression, while personalizing it shows you put the extra time and attention into your gift.

See our collection of personalized stationery for all occasions:

Personalized Cards

Personalized Notes

5 Reasons Personalized Stationery Makes A Great Gift

Order personalized stationery gifts from Giftsin24.comNo matter the occasion, personalized stationery is a gift that’s always in style. Why? Simply put, it’s thoughtful and useful. When someone opens a box of custom cards, notes or notepads, he or she gains a tool for correspondence with a little luxury, to boot.

Whether you’re shopping for birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary, hostess or some other sort of gifts, you can’t go wrong with this choice. To demonstrate that even further, here are five reasons why personalized stationery is always the perfect choice:

1. It’s unique

Because they feature a person’s name, monogram or messaging, no two personalized stationery gifts are alike. That’s why custom notecards are a one-of-a-kind present. You won’t worry that the recipient gets duplicates. Personalized paper or notecards won’t get lost in the shuffle. Each set is as unique as the person who receives it.

2. It’s thoughtful

When designing personalized stationery for a loved one, you communicate that the person matters to you. How? By creating personalized paper, you not only took time and energy to choose a style, but you also input the recipient’s name or monogram. It shows you care.

3. It’s economical

The age-old saying that “it’s the thought that counts” rings true with personalized stationery gifts. They’re proof that you don’t have to spend a bundle to provide someone with a meaningful present. Opening custom-made stationery is always a treat — regardless of its cost.

4. It’s memorable

Unlike many generic gifts, custom-designed stationery makes a meaningful impression. It’s not a mass-produced product, but rather a gift tailored to the recipient. That’s why, for as long as the paper lasts, your recipient is sure to think of you. With every handwritten note, he or she has a fresh reminder of your care. Custom-made stationery is hard to forget.

Great gift ideas in personalized stationery from giftsin24.com5. It’s sure to delight

Last but not least, getting a custom gift is fun. Who wouldn’t love to open a box of personalized notecards or papers, knowing they were designed with you in mind? When you surprise someone with custom stationery, the gift recipient will cherish it for a long time. Personalized notes are something special in a world of digital interaction.

From business colleagues to family members, everyone appreciates being thought of with a personalized gift. To learn more about our tailored stationery options at Giftsin24, browse our website. Think about your recipient’s style and find a design that matches it beautifully. From elegant monograms to colorful borders, we have a wide range of options. Place your order today!