Other than a scribbled “Toilet paper!” on a Post-It, it’s been a while since we’ve put our penmanship skills to use. But a new stationery collection from two Chicago women with great taste has us shutting down our laptops in favor of back-to-basics communication.
Friends Jenna DeBord, the fashion stylist behind The Garmenteur, and Kimberly FitzSimons, who owns a local boutique stationery company, used their weekly coffee meetings to dream up a line of note cards that are snappy and stylish.
The just-launched black-and-white collection includes cards for saying thank-you--you can even choose whether you’re thanking someone for a gift or a gesture--as well as all-purpose cards. We’re besotted with one that shouts “Love It” at the top; we’re also ordering up business-card-sized notes printed with mini bows that are perfect for enclosing with gifts.
A variety box set of 12 cards with envelopes in arrow, bow, stripe or polka-dot patterns costs $36, and individual note cards go for $3.75. You can opt for a personalized version of the “Love It” theme--add whatever verbiage you want to spice up the heading.
We’re stealing the best line from one of our favorite movies ever: “LOVE IT. Love the bag, love the shoes, love everything.”