Stationery

New York Times File Folders

Perhaps the Grey Lady will inspire you to organize those few important papers lying about your desk. This set of 6 file folders features three historic front pages of the New York Times. The two red folders show the front page of February 17, 1923, King Tut’s Tomb Discovered. The two blue feature the front page of May 22, 1937, Charles Lindberg Crosses the Atlantic. The green, May 8, 1945, WWII in Europe is Over!

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Price: $12.00
Available from: Paper Trail

Nicely Noted

If you’re a little obsessed with stationery, you might want to check out Nicely Noted. It’s a subscription service that provides a batch of very decently designed letterpress cards (plus stamps!) every month. It could be just the thing to keep you on top of your snail-mail correspondence.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: Nicely Noted

Hay’s Tower Blocks Paper Notes

If you’re going to keep track of your to-do’s and odd notes on paper, you might as well make that paper nice to look at. HAY Denmark has all sorts of lovely offerings in the way of home furnishings and accessories, and we’ll just be thankful that they took the time to apply some great graphics to stacks of note paper.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: A+R Store

Save The Date Cards

You know there are classier ways to send out a ‘save the date’ request than through email, right? And I’m talking about actual cards, those paper invites that the post office may still bring to our doors, if we’re lucky. Each card in this set is designed like a ticket, giving adequate space to note the date and event. Envelopes aren’t included, but that just means you can pick your own color scheme. Maybe liven things up a bit with a bright color?
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Price: £12.50
Available from: Cox & Cox

Postalco Encyclopedia Series Postcards

Hey, what better way to blow your disposable income than with some beautiful postcards? Don’t freak out, it’s not $100 for 6 postcards, it’s $100 for six sets of seven postcards, with each set featuring seven different kinds of Shells, Butterflies, Apples, Mineral Rocks, Grapes, and Bugs. If you want your correspondence to be top notch, this is the way to go.

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Price: $105.00
Available from: Creatures of Comfort

FieldNotes Archival Wooden Box

Keep those dozens of exhausted memo books lying around with this archival wooden box. Made specifically for FieldNotes memo book (though it will fit other brands), it features cabinet-grade birch construction and includes twelve letter-pressed tabs for organization. Holds up to 60 notebooks. Perhaps would also work well as a recipe box?
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Price: $34.95
Available from: FieldNotes

Source: Hypebeast

Woodcut Notecards

Not all of us can afford the Tree Prints by Bryan Nash Gill, but thankfully most of us can shell out $16 for a collection of notecards based on Gill’s book Woodcut. Need it be mentioned that either the notecards or the book could be a nice gift for someone on your list?

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Price: $15.95
Available from: Princeton Architectural Press

Source: T Magazine

Small Bird Card Set by Fanny Shorter

While you could use these cards for correspondence, you might also consider framing a few for a special spot somewhere in your home. Each illustration is a small bird drawn to scale 1:1 by artist Fanny Shorter and the set includes some of the tiniest birds in the world. Which one is the smallest? Apparently the Bee Hummingbird at 5.5 cm long- that’s 2.1653543 inches. Tiny!
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Price: $37.00
Available from: Lin Morris

Vote Cards

See those tiny red letters and what they spell out? Early voting begins in several states this week, and now’s the time to motivate yourself and others to participate in this year’s elections. Maybe you could hand them out around the office, or post one in a conspicuous place on the bulletin board at your local dry cleaners or favorite lunch place. Sometimes it only takes the tiniest push to get someone to the polls (and other times it takes a bull horn).

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Price: $16.00
Available from: Cooper Hewitt Shop

Fill-in-the-Blanks Bookplates

Bookplates! Maybe not that exciting if you’ve fully abandoned paper pages, but if you still harbor a love for the old fashioned tome, you might just like to have a few blank bookplates on hand. Keep track of the place/date you bought the book, inscribe a special sentiment before giving as a gift, or, as I might do, write in your name so the book will eventually find its way back to you if it’s ever borrowed.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: BOOK / SHOP

Geometric Birthday Card

Just think, some people pick up cards at the supermarket. Pfft. Not you, of course. You have more of discerning nature and require a card that shows your stylish restraint and superb taste, maybe a card along the lines of these geometric beauties. Choose the Oval or Cube shape in black or metallic gold; the recipient will find a debossed black or gold “Happy Birthday” inside.
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Price: $6.00
Available from: Poketo

Monthly Sticky Note

For us visual planners, a small overview of the month is pretty necessary, and these sticky notes seem like they would accompany our weekly planner or notebook quite well. Each pad has 15 sheets showing an empty grid; quickly jot down the current month’s dates and you’ll have your calendar wherever you want it. (The price is almost negligible, so maybe you can add some other fun sticky notes to your order; perhaps full moon, small maple leaf, or tetris?)

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Price: $1.95
Available from: mochithings

‘From the desk of’ Card Set

Do you tend to like things elegant and slightly old fashioned? Then you might like this set of correspondence cards. Uncap your fountain pen and jot down your sentiments, then send each card in its dark brown envelope to the awaiting recipient.
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Price: $12.00
Available from: the Curiosity Shoppe

Make Tea Not War Postcard

A sentiment well worth remembering in times of stress, this postcard will be sure to get your message across… and then perhaps end up pinned to a bulletin board (or even put in a frame?). That’s what I would do with it.
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Price: $1.75
Available from: Paper Trail

Little Thank You Notes

This is such a nice way to express your appreciation. This set of 25 individual thank you notes are small enough to carry around and leave about wherever you want. Maybe your server or salesperson was prompt and courteous, or maybe your coworker did something that made your day easier; it’d be easy to leave a note and let them know you noticed. It’s not specified what all the cards say, but two photos show two cards with ‘Thank you for your lovely hospitality’ and ‘Thank you for the superb service.’

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Price: $14.00
Available from: Fifiduvie