Thanks to modern technology, we are able to fire off texts and emails to convey any message we may need to send. In today’s society, we have gotten used to modern conveniences as the main methods of communication. Instead of walking to the next office over, we quickly write and send (usually without a second glance) an email to our coworkers. After house warming parties or bridal showers, it is not unlikely that the host might want to send a mass thank you text to all the guests. Plus, in the business world, it is not only the norm, but also expected for someone to send an email after meeting with a potential client or after a networking event to further the relationship or send thanks. To update our friends, we might send a tweet, make a Facebook status, or post an image to our Instagram feed about achievements and milestones that happen in our lives. It is easy to get lost in the sea of instant communication, but some situations call for the simplistic beauty of a handwritten note. Think of how much better you will be perceived, in all of those situations, if you send a handwritten note...Read More
In our hyper-connected world, with its text messaging, the good, old-fashioned handwritten letter has nearly become extinct. Which is a shame because when it comes to sharing one’s true thoughts, sincere sympathies, and deepest gratitude, words traveling along the invisible digital superhighway will never suffice. Sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationery, your fingers touch the paper, and you seal the envelope. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox. The recipient handles the paper that you handled and they see your personality and individuality conveyed in your handwriting. If you are writing a casual letter to a friend or family member, quality stationery is a nice touch, but definitely not necessary. Your friend is not likely to take note of the excellent texture of your paper. But for some kinds of correspondence, only real stationery will do. If you are writing a love letter, a sympathy note, a thank you card, or a letter of congratulations, you don’t want to send such meaningful musings on paper you tore out of your spiral notebook. Quality stationery adds...Read More
Spur of the moment situations Invitations aren’t just for dinner parties and formal events. Impress your friends by sending invitations to everyday events. You never know, a hand written invitation might encourage them to come, which will encourage you to entertain more. Here are a few everyday spur of the moment events for which blank note cards would make the perfect invitations. Ladies day out Our Pastel Border Note Assortment is the perfect note card to use when organizing a Ladies’ Day. Father/son go if outing Your guys will be the talk of the green when you use our “Hole in One” Correspondence Cards to announce tee time. Dinner with extended family members Why not invite the family over for dinner, you have to cook any way right? They’ll be happy to come when they receive your invitation in the mail when it’s written on our Favorite Hand Bordered Notes. Children ‘s play dates Our Swizzle Notes are the perfect way to invite friends to a day at the park. Movie Night For an invitation to movie night any blank note card will do, but why not do it with style and use our Jet Black Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards....Read More
Everyone should have at least one set of blank note cards. A blank note card is perfect for a variety of uses. Having a set of blank notes in your stationery collection will keep you prepared for any occasion. Here are a few situations when a blank note card will be perfect. Last minute dinner invitations Just because the dinner party is last minute doesn’t mean you should call people to invite them. Phone calls not only take up a lot of time, but it also makes your friends feel obligated to make a decision right then. Sending invitations frees up some time for you and it gives your friends some time to decide. Don’t send emails either. Put your blank note cards to use and write a quick “invitation”. Here are some tips to help you turn your note cards into inviting invitations: Casual and simple “Stop by next Saturday for a cookout. Burgers, drinks, and games are on us. Plan on eating around 6:30 and feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Be sure to bring big appetites, music, and good sports!” A more formal event “Please join us for a Sunday morning brunch complete with...Read More
Correspondence cards are one-sided stationery notes that can serve any purpose.  Use them for short notes, thank you notes, informal invitations and more.  Because correspondence cards are so functional, it makes sense to have plenty on hand.  The correspondence cards you select will depend on what they will be used for, your budget and your own personal style. Hand bordered correspondence cards in any hue are always appropriate.  They are a timeless option for both men and women.  American Stationery offers these classic cards in an array of stunning colors, such as: black, wine, sage, navy, espresso, aqua, hot pink, tangerine, lemon, hunter green, silver and many more. Looking for stationery with a more contemporary flair?  Here are a few of our favorites: The Avenue Cards set comes with a mint green and chocolate border and pink and chocolate border.  These embossed bevel edge cards feature a stylish border and paired with matching double lined envelopes. The Chocolate and Aqua Double Hand Bordered Correspondence Cards are smoothly coordinated cards and desk accessories that will enhance any office space.  The correspondence cards are hand bordered in Chocolate and Aqua.  An optional Palm Tree icon is available above your name. The Gala Border Cards are the...Read More
If you have spent any time on our site or curled up with our catalog, you no doubt have noticed there are a lot of stationery styles to choose from. We sell correspondence cards, fold notes, letter sheets, memos, postcards and ensembles. We have had many people ask us over the years why we need so many different types of paper and how are you supposed to use it all. Well, we’ll tell you… Correspondence Cards are designed to be used as a quick note for business or personal reasons. We’ve been told that the heavy weight of the stock and the 4 ½ x 6 ¼ size make them perfect for mailing photos. We offer a selection of correspondence cards that have a colored hand-bordered edge. Whether prim and proper or spunky and creative, there’s bound to be a correspondence card that fits your personal style. Fold Notes are used for a longer note. Like a card, they also can be used for business or personal purposes, with styles ranging from the more formal embossed note to some very creative printed designs. Embossed notes are very popular as thank you notes. Our wide variety of printed designs range from...Read More
I know everyone reading this loves to write their own personalized letters. At times you just like to write an informal letter to a friend or family member. Other times you just need some stationery for a quick note at work. Should you use just any stationery for a more formal occasion such as a condolence letter, a note to your boss, a thank you note, or any one of the many serious matters that occur in life? I thought you would say no. There are those times that you need a more sophisticated, elegant or formal looking stationery. Usually letter sheets are more formal then your standard correspondence card but using sheets is a waste of stationery if you do not need the full length. Luckily for you embossed correspondence cards are a good way to go. Embossed correspondence cards are roughly the same size as a normal correspondence card with a much more elegant and formal appearance. Finding the right embossed correspondence card is a task in and of itself. Good thing American Stationery has a few good choices in their line of beautiful personalized stationery. EMBOSSED CORRESPONDENCE CARDS Elegant, formal, sophisticated. . . everything you would need...Read More
Nothing is more elegant than embossed correspondence cards. These cards should be a part of everyone’s stationery wardrobe. These card generally measure 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and are usually available in ivory or white heavy weight paper. They can be embossed with your name, monogram or motif at the top. For a masculine appearance a block font is usually selected and for a more feminine look a script font is typically used for your name. Block or script monograms are also usually offered as an option. Most printers have a large variety of motifs available. Depending on the printer they may offer anything from animals, beach themes, special occasions and even holiday designs. There are so many available that making a choice may not be an easy decision. However, the motifs available should cover any taste or style. For the ultimate in elegance make sure you have your return address embossed onto the envelopes. This is an option usually available for an additional charge. But, it is certainly worth the extra money. The beautiful embossing on the envelopes only adds to the elegance of your stationery. Plus, it saves you from spending all the extra time it takes to hand...Read More
Single-panel correspondence cards are the ultimate in versatile stationery. They can be used for informal notes, thank you cards, invitations and so much more. When you give the gift of personalized correspondence cards, you give the gift of style. Here is just a sampling of the types of everyday and special events that the gift of correspondence cards can make even more memorable: Back to School Gifts Perfectly Preppy Correspondence Cards send your favorite students back to school in style.   Housewarming Gifts Customized address labels make the perfect "welcome to your new home" gift. For an even more timeless present, try this stylish and reusable address stamp.      Any Occasion Gifts. . . Literally Luxurious, plain white correspondence cards paired with your favorite pattern are both simple and chic for your loved ones of all ages and styles.   Anniversary Gifts A simple, versatile set of stationery that works for both him and her is the perfect way to congratulate them on their years together. Consider our indulgent correspondence gift set.   Hostess Gifts Next time you are invited to dinner or to a party, do not show up with the standard bottle of wine. Opt instead for a festive set of...Read More
The Correspondence Card has become one of the most versatile items among the many stationery items available.  Correspondence cards can be used for short notes, informal invitations, thank you notes and several other occasions that may arise.  These cards are available in several different styles such as: hand bordered, embossed, embossed bordered and even plain with your personalization at the top.  Correspondence cards allow for writing on the front only, you should never write on the back.  If you need more space you may want to consider using a different form of stationery such as letter sheets.  Correspondence Cards can be used by both men and women; it just depends on style and design you choose.  For a masculine appeal, you may choose a card hand bordered in the color of your choice with your name or monogram printed or embossed at the top.  For a feminine look you may choose an ivory paper with your name or monogram printed or embossed at the top.  You may or may not choose to embellish your stationery with the return address on the envelopes for an extra charge.  Correspondence cards can even be used for corporate purposes.  Your company’s logo and name can be printed or embossed on...Read More
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