Thursday, July 26, 2012

July Etsy Favorites // Paper Goods

There seems to be no shortage of beautifully designed and printed paper goods on Etsy, and I honestly think I could put together a post on pretty paper goods every week. Hand-pressed cards (and more!) feel like such novelties to me, and for a number of reasons:

1. My sister and I were at Target getting cards for my dad's and grandfather's birthdays and my parents and grandparent's anniversaries and had the hardest time finding quality cards, which for me, consists of two things- well placed design/typography and an appropriate or meaningful message. Perhaps design takes a slight level of importance over the message, because I know can write something meaningful inside. 

2. I'm not going to get on a soapbox and preach about how technology is taking over our social lives, because when I'm being honest with myself, I can't imagine life without my MacBook or iPhone or Kindle or Facebook or email. A handwritten note, whether it be a thank-you or birthday, mailed or hand-delivered, has so much sentimental value in a world where it's free, fast, and easy to type an impersonal message and hit send.

Anyone who denies the small rush of excitement when getting a card in the mail has either never gotten one or has only ever received the unrealistically cute and mass-produced kitten kind. Remember that.

Hope you enjoy these picks! My personal favorite? The calling card. So very Regency England. 


  1. I'm LOVING your picks! The calling card + washi tape are gorgeous!

  2. The happy birthday card is adorbs! I love the cards that are not bought from Hallmark. The ones with the personal touches are always the best!


  3. These are all such cute picks! Looks like I'll need to order some for myself!

  4. Oh. my. goodness. Def just became my favorite blog post of the day - paper products are my absolute favorite! That coaster is to die for!

  5. Hi Elizabeth! I'm so happy to finally get over to your blog. I absolutely love finding new etsy items and have to say the calling card is one of my favorites too. Adding you to my reader now!

  6. Those are all adorable. And you're right, there is something special about receiving paper mail!

  7. love this round up! can't get enough pretty paper goods and love etsy!


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