Wednesday, 23 June 2010

No matter what happens - use great stationery

One of my greatest weakness is my desire to communicate to the world on beautiful paper. With an expensive ink fountain pen. And preferably an original letterhead design.

I can't walk past a stationery shop. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I discovered Papyrus in the Pacific Place Mall in Seattle. You must remember, America dwellers, that the rest of the world is still discovering stationery.

So, you can imagine that one of my greatest decision, my biggest burdens, in our preparations to emigrate to America has been - what shall I use to notify our change of address?

Should it be a postcard? In fact providence would have it that The Executive Homemaker has free change of address printables this very morning. While these are cute, and probable great for a local move, I didn't think they had the punch, the originality, the clout needed for a final "I'm leaving the country forever".

I had to do some research. I had bought myself a pack of 50 white pressed notecards ready for this project. I needed a printable that inspired me.

What a blessing Google Reader is. I just typed in "printable" and it searched the archives of all my favourite blogs for inspiration. And that is where I found the treasure!

Indiefixx has some gorgeous printable art and it's all free! I chose these two gorgeous little artworks, with birds as the theme. Paste them into word, and plan two cards per A6 postcard note, with a note on the back saying "We're flying away...".

My plan is to have them in my bag to give to family and friends that I see regularly, and pop one into any written correspondence I send. Then I will go through my contact list and post out to anyone left.

Cute, no?

I am looking forward to something else I can design use the Indiefixx art. I am sure there will be some thank you cards coming out of my printer soon...


Yenta Mary said...

Good morning! Anyone who knows how to write letters, and the importance of beautiful stationery, is someone I just have to follow ... :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Following from Welcome Wednesday! Please stop by and say hi! I have lots of awesome GIVEAWAYS ending today! :)


Design it Chic said...

They're so cute! I've seen them before printed for wall frames but never on a card! Good job! Oh and I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday and it would be nice if you could share back the love here and maybe see what I've learned about blogs!
Happy Welcome Wednesday!

ParaJunkee said...

Hi, Rachel from I’m following you from Welcome Wednesday.

It would be great if you came by and visited me!

XOXO - Rachel @ Anya’s Room

anne maskell said...

Hi! I'm visiting from the pj party! This is such a lovely idea. Much better than quickly scribbled addresses on scrap paper! Thanks for the great idea, and the link! I hope you visit me too!

KdBuggie Boutique said...

Cute stationary! Following from WW. Would love if you stopped by my site.

Melissa said...

New follower from Welcome Wednesday.

Have a great day!


Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

I love cute stationery! :D Writing is something that not many people do anymore.

Have a great day!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is what I love about blogging...learn something new every day. So not only am I new to "Welcome Wednesday" which is how I found your blog, but I also didn't know about indiefixx so that's two things I learned today.

Crystal said...

Dropping by via Welcome Wednesdays
I'm now following you so where are we going?
Hope you can visit my blog at and follow me back

Tracy F. said...

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Chara Lynn said...

Following you now from Welcome Wenesdays! Great looking blog!
Stay Fabulous

Living on Love and Cents said...

HEllo! I am a new follower from Wobble Wed. I like your blog! I hope you will visit my blog and follow me. Check out all the giveaways while you are there. Have a great day! Heather

Felissa Hadas said...

Stopping by to say hello with Welcome Wednesday. Hope you are having an amazing week! Would love to have you visit my blogs.

Felissa (Davinia & Indiana too)

Mr Monkey said...

I'm a new follower of Welcome Wednesday follow, please follow me back.
Thanks, Mr. Monkey

Slipstitches said...

Hey there,
I'm now following you via Welcome Wednesday...You would love it here in the UAE (especially Dubai)they have great stationary shops!

Amy said...

Love your blog layout!

Following you from Welcome Wednesday! Please follow me back!

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Andrea said...

Great to be joining up WW! I'm a new follower! And I DEFINITELY can appreciate a beautifully written note, but the stationary makes it or breaks it! :o)

Laura said...

These are beautiful. And I agree...I love beautiful stationary. I have lots of it but I hardly use it. It's just too pretty.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your comment made my day!

Danielle Renee said...

The older I get the more I realize I want to have more beautiful stationary!

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VERY cute!
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