The Art of the Handwritten Note

The Art of the Handwritten Note

1. Books to Inspire

Mr. Boddington's Etiquette shares basic etiquette one needs to know. It covers weddings, gift-giving, social guests, hosting, mail correspondences, etc. The Art of the Personal Letter is a good reminder of why handwritten notes are so important. It also challenges you to do more creative writing.

2. Ink It

I am very particular with my pens and these Muji gel ink ball point pens in 0.38mm are my go-to. They're not too thick and not too thin, and they glide perfectly on paper. Love, love, love!

3. Stock up on your Stationery

Thank-you cards and birthday cards are the two types of cards we always recommend stocking up on. There will always be birthdays and always a reason to say thank you. If you're reading this, take 15% off our paper goods with this code: ARTOFWRITING (expires: 2/20/21)

4. Clutter-free Letter Writing

A letter holder is useful to corral your outgoing mail and other important papers. Most importantly, it helps you stay organized and serves as a visual reminder to get your cards mailed out on-time. 

5. Card Writing To-Go

If you're on the go, stash a couple of cards and writing tools in this sturdy leather pouch

6. Pretty Stamps

I love browsing Etsy for unique postage stamps, and it's much easier than waiting in line at the post office. A stamp adds that final touch before you mail out your cards. 

7. Bright Pencil Cup

The base of this desk lamp has a pencil cup to store your pens and office supplies. 

8. Addressing Envelopes

This stencil makes envelope addressing a breeze. Perfect to keep your writing centered, straight, and evenly spaced. 

9. Return Address

blind embosser makes an impression into paper, which raises an image without any color and without needing ink. It's a great tool to stamp your return address, and let your recipient's address stand out.


That's it! What do you think of this list? Do you already use any of these tools? Anything we should try adding? Hope these tools inspire you to write more handwritten notes this year xo

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