- Earth Child / Eco-Chic
If you live for a cause and that cause is saving the planet, do not think you cannot respect the earth and use stationery at the same time. Today’s stationers offer more choices than ever of recycled papers and earth-friendly, soy-based inks. Some papers have partial recycled content while others utilize 100% post-consumer waste. Select natural fiber, unbleached paper for a chemical free alternative. Another way to achieve ecological balance is by choosing a supplier close to your home or who is certified as a carbon-neutral enterprise. (See our Eco-Friendly Stationery)
- A Formal Affair
Have you always dreamed of growing up to be Emily Post? Showcase your excellent etiquette with formal personalized stationery. Formal designs include monogrammed style with three scripted initials standing as the only personalization on your stationery, as well as fine embossing, foil engraving, or raised ink styles. A nice finishing touch to your formal communication is a real wax seal. You can use a seal with an iconic symbol such as a flower or trefoil, or make it ultra personal with a family shield or custom initial design. If you are not quite ready for the hot wax gun, a personalized gold or silver foil sticker will serve as very nice substitute for the wax seal.
- Glamour Girl
Dreaming of the glamorous life? Go glam’ with fun and girly personalized stationery designs. Choose designs depicting Hollywood-style sunglasses and hats, or how about a pretty pooch design? Any combination of black and pink or pink and leopard print makes a glamorous statement. Think Elle Woods from "Legally Blonde". A modern twist on the glamorous style is the use of large floral designs in bold and bright colors such as fuchsia, chartreuse, turquoise and chocolate. These floral designs can be accented with a personal or pet caricature or fashion accessories
- Hopeless Romantic
Not to be overlooked is the Romeo-and-Juliet hopeless romantic. If you think about rose petals, flowing ribbons and flying doves when you think about writing stationery, then this is probably your type. Romantic choices include foil hearts motifs, soft pastel floral patterns, embossed flowers, watercolor landscapes and romantic "couples" portraits. A nice alternative to consider is finishing off your personalized stationery with a satin ribbon or lace bow. Consider a scripted or calligraphy-style text for your personalization.
The variety of statements you can make with your own personalized stationery goes on and on. Remember, your actions speak louder than words! Let your paper and envelopes do some talking as well. Make sure they are saying saying what you want them to say about you. Select a style that speaks to your own personal image.
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