Previously, I wrote about the challenge of finding time for etiquette. One easy way to stay on top of thank you notes, birthday cards , and get well wishes is to have a well-stocked stationery supply. I’m not talking about just keeping stamps and return address labels at your disposal. Having the right kind of card on hand is half the correspondence battle. For me, finding the time to pick up cards every time an occasion presents itself is difficult. As much as I try to plan ahead, it just doesn’t happen sometimes. Then, there are the unexpected events that deserve recognition, and no amount of planning can account for those.
So, imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the Kate Spade All Occasion Gift Set stationery collection. This set of miniature cards includes thank you notes, get well, congratulatory, and birthday cards, as well as thinking-of-you messages, all nestled in a chic chocolate brown caddy. In keeping with the Kate Spade style, each card features a classic, colorful message to the recipient written in traditional script. Simple dividers separate each occasion of this stationery set. But my favorite part of this caddy is the envelopes! Each envelope is lined in a cheerful coordinating color that lets your special someone just how special you think she is. Small details like heavy paper and lined envelopes make all the difference, whether you are addressing wedding invitations or a single birthday card. Having this gift set on hand makes it easy to keep on top of your correspondence. (Don’t you find that when you have fun stationery, you’re so much more likely to find that time?!) This set would make a fantastic hostess gift for the etiquette (or stationery) lover in your life.
What are some of your tips for staying on top of your etiquette game?