I am a huge sucker for nice stationary, even though I never manage to write as many letters as I intend to. There's something so lovely about heavy card stock, and pretty inks, and substantial envelopes...it all feels really thoughtful and ladylike in a way that an email or an e-card can't entirely replicate.
The very fanciest, old-school company is Dempsey & Carroll, and despite their fanciness they have an incredible sale every year, with really great stuff at almost 75 percent off.
A ton of it is very baby-oriented -- perfect for thank-you notes or handwritten invites -- and there are even some beautiful baby shower invitations.
Given that the average greeting card runs around $3, getting a box of 10 gorgeous engraved notecards for $10 is a massive deal. The stuff goes fast, though, so click through now.
Here are some of my favorites:
Baby-carriage cards (they come in pink or blue seen above).
These choo-choo notecards, perfect for a boy.
Angel baby shower invitations -- so pretty! These are a bit more...$20.
And tons of teddy-bear cards, in all different colors....
Michele also did a round-up of super cute baby shower invites -- pre-printed -- in case you are looking for more choices.
Do you ever send letters? Thank you cards? Handwritten invites?