Another Year Has Passed, What's Worth Noting?

As 2017 turns into 2018 we find ourselves reflecting on the past year, thinking about the good and the bad, the progress and the roadblocks. We think about the ways in which we've been able to connect with others and the ways in which we've fallen short. We remind ourselves that there is no time like the present to reach out and appreciate. 

Join us in reflecting. What has happened in the past 360 days that is worth noting? Remind yourself or someone else with a handwritten note. 

 Something on which to reminisce?

Something on which to reminisce?

 Someone for which to be grateful?

Someone for which to be grateful?

 Something that made you laugh? 

Something that made you laugh? 

 Someone to thank? 

Someone to thank? 

 Someone to encourage? 

Someone to encourage? 

 Something to celebrate? 

Something to celebrate? 

Among many, we are grateful for Mallory, our first packing and shipping assistant and  social media contributor who is, sadly for us, moving away. Thank you Mal for helping us get all our orders out the door, for keeping us smiling, for being the brains behind this blog post, and for so much more! 

Happy almost New Year!

Kate and Isabel 

Embellish your Envelopes with Letter Writing Accent Stamps

During the 2016 Write On challenge Kate used her Dymo label maker to adorn the envelopes she was sending out the door. This inspiration led to the creation of our collection of Letter Writing Accent Stamps designed to embellish the envelope and excite the recipient. The messages are simple, but meaningful. We like to think they inspire the recipient to open the note slowly and carefully, and enjoy each part of the letter reading process that much more. 

With this question, how are you?, we aren't seeking the go to answer that you give when passing someone quickly on the street. In the slower format of letter writing, we really want to know the good and the bad.

Use this stamp to let the recipient know you care.  Pairs wonderfully with our first ever Of Note design

This may be the start of a series for us. Inspired by our #loveletteraweek challenge we designed this stamp to tease the recipients as to the contents inside. It's Isabel's favorite and pairs beautifully with our wedding cards

Letters have the power to preserve memories, the power to, with a few simple words, transport you to an earlier time in your life. With this stamp we encourage you to use letters as a vessel to share memories with loved ones. Pairs seamlessly with this card or this one. 

A kind affirmation that with this note you are genuinely hoping that you and the recipient will keep in touch. Pairs cleverly with our newest snail mail inspired design. 

Until the next note,

Kate and Isabel

P.S. Excited to personalize your correspondence? Looking for more ideas? Try this.

 

Photography: Paul Rutherford Photography

Styling: Of Note Stationers

Notes for your Wedding Day: Jacky & Natalie

This spring Amy of Amy Emily Photography traveled to the South of France to photograph Jacky and Natalie's stunning wedding in Grignan. The theme for the wedding was “Meet Me at the Tree” signifying the importance trees have had in human history, from the beginning of time, and the importance they will have until the end.

Before departing for this magical union, Amy reached out and asked if we could collaborate in some way. Our timeline for custom work was too short, but we were smitten and excitedly sent along some of our letterpress printed cards.

And man oh man are glad we did because the photos are tear-jerkingly magnificent!

Notes for your Wedding Day | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
Note writing on your wedding day | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
By Your Side Always | Wedding Day Notes | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography

On the morning of the wedding, Natalie and Jacky each picked out one of our cards to write a message in. When it came time for their first look, they read the notes, with their backs up against each other, before turning around to see each other for the first time...and the emotion was palpable.

Letter Reading First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
First Look Letter Reading | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
Meaningful First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
Emotional First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
Letter Reading for the First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography
Meaningful First Look | Of Note Stationers | Amy Emily Photography

Jacky and Natalie, what a truly special way to honor and commemorate your commitment to each other. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your day!

And Amy, thank you for including us and for capturing these stunning moments.

First Look in the South of France | Amy Emily Photography

You can see more photos from their wedding right here and here.

Curious which cards they used? See Natalie's pick right here and Jacky's here.

First Look, South of France | Amy Emily Photography

Photography: Amy Emily Photography

Stationery: Of Note Stationers