Win the "Thank You" Game

The only proper way to say thank you is with a handwritten note. Personalized stationery makes the impact that much stronger. Over the years I have collected special correspondence in a linen box. There's something so intimate about each person's choice of card, ink and actual handwriting. Here are some of my favorite bespoke stationers. Tiffany & Co and Cartier both offer engraved note cards and stationery. Custom monogram and letterhead designs are also available. Inquire in store.

Half inch thick steel die hand engraved with bespoke monogram. Hand made, 15% linen/85% cotton fold-over note, 100% cotton calling cards, 100% Italian linen dinner napkins, and custom, die cut and engraved address label.

Half inch thick steel die hand engraved with bespoke monogram. Hand made, 15% linen/85% cotton fold-over note, 100% cotton calling cards, 100% Italian linen dinner napkins, and custom, die cut and engraved address label.

Nancy Sharon Collins

Nancy Sharon Collins is the country’s leading expert on engraved social stationery and principle in her company, Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer LLC, overseeing the creation of exquisite, bespoke, hand engraved writing papers, note cards, monograms, ciphers, and ephemera. Collins authored The Complete Engraver, a guide to monograms, crests, ciphers, seals, and the etiquette and history of social stationery.

Mrs. John L. Strong

Mrs. John L. Strong was founded eighty-five years ago as a premiere source for wedding invitations and social stationery. Mrs. John L. Strong remains committed to preserving the craft of letter writing; hand engraving each motif and letter to ensure each piece is the finest quality. Clients can choose from a selection of “house dies," or motifs that have been in the brand’s collection for 85 years or create something unique; including family crests, monograms, or simple lettering as well as personally designed logos.

Bernard Maisner

Since every commission is custom, the range of styles, designs, and imagery is endless. Bernard can create something entirely new; you can select or modify existing Bernard Maisner imagery, or have Bernard create new calligraphy of your name or monogram as a one-of-a-kind work of art. Your missives will never look better and will be remembered by the recipient.

You might find yourself lusting after something like this to store all of your fancy new stationary.

You might find yourself lusting after something like this to store all of your fancy new stationary.

Smythson

Visit one of Smythson's Stationary salons and have your design acid or hand-engraved onto copper plates and then stamped onto Smythson’s specially milled watermarked paper, or a paper of your choosing. The printing is distinguished by its raised finish, remarkable sharpness of line and intense depth of color. Envelopes are hand tissue- lined.