Well, I’ve finally broken my stationery fast of 2012.
Well, to be truthful, I broke my fast just a teensy bit on February 29th. I felt a bit guilty, but it was a postal emergency! I realized in the middle of the day that it would be fun to send Leap Day-cancelled letters to my parents, my sister and myself. But I was out running errands and didn’t have any of my stationery stash with me. Knowing I couldn’t get home, write notes, and get back to the post office by the end of the day, I stopped by the post office to see what they had on hand. I found this lovely bonsai card set–10 cards, 10 envelopes and 10 matching stamps!:
The set is available here at The Postal Store or in your local P.O. if they carry them.
Preston at the counter agreed to hand cancel the cards, so I sat in the post office and wrote out three. Preston gave them a beautiful cancel:
But I really broke my stationery fast on my most recent trip to Nest Paper Studio in Oxford, MS. I just had to have these two snail-themed card sets.
This first one is from Lark Press. Look at that lovely snail!
I also picked up this Greek-inspired snail design from Sharp & Sally.
I love the detail:
The lovely snail theme continues this set I got for Christmas from Orange Tabby Press.
How cute! I know the term “snail mail” isn’t exactly appreciated by the USPS, but I just love these snail designs. It seems the stationery world is “embracing the snail” of handwritten correspondence and recognizing it isn’t a derogatory term. It’s more a part of the slow movement–good things come to those who wait and savor!
What stationery have you picked up lately?