From playful greetings to personalized picks to modern, stylish options, we've rounded up the best holiday cards from our favorite stationery spots. Planning to wish your loved ones a happy holiday this year? Whether you are looking for classic Christmas cards, Hanukkah cards, or more general options, we found something for you. Get ahead of the holiday rush, and shop standout cards now!
Although we hate to admit it, if Goop tells us to jump, our first question is "how high?" The team behind Gwyneth Paltrow's growing lifestyle empire always has wonderful tips on how to live better, cleaner, smarter, chicer — basically, how to be more like Gwyneth. Its latest venture is a collection of stationery for Paperless Post, and no surprise, we kind of love it. It's causally elegant and tasteful, as to be expected, but still irreverent and fun. Which pattern will you be using this holiday season?
There's a new reason to be sweet on Sugar Paper — the LA-based stationery brand designed an exclusive collection available at Target stores, and it doesn't disappoint! The Sugar Paper at Target collection includes newbies like wall and desk calendars, date books, and desk blotters — all bedecked with the brand's signature pattern and color combinations (think stripes, polka dots, kraft paper, and shimmering gold details). With prices that range from $5 to $15, even the biggest procrastinators will be tempted to start restocking for 2014 — trust us!
Except for the occasional birthday card or wedding invitation, our mail boxes don't see much action these days. Nicely Noted, a newly launched stationery subscription service, is looking to change that. Founded by an unapologetic snail mail enthusiast, Nicely Noted sends out three handpicked letterpress cards — and stamps! — to subscribers each month for just $18. Imagine not having to scramble next time you realize that you need a card to accompany the baby shower gift or being able to follow through on your impulse to actually put pen to paper instead of just texting. If you love the idea but believe that email was invented to avoid ever licking stamps again, you can gift the subscription service ($36 for two months) for a friend who still enjoys the art of letter writing.
Planning a cocktail party? Set the tone with Kelly Wearstler-designed invites — no postage necessary! The interiors guru and Paperless Post have teamed up for an exclusive collection of digital invites and cards. The assortment is chic enough to frame, and with the option to order them in paper, you might be tempted to do just that! Choose from 50 different designs inspired by human anatomy and patterns found in nature — think loads of snakeskin, marble, and lips. Check out our favorites from the new collaboration, and visit Paperless Post to see the entire collection!
Sure, there's no free candy, but you have to admit, celebrating Halloween as an adult is still pretty sweet. There are the parties with great food, costumes you can proudly proclaim you made yourself, and — our favorite — uberfun cards to send to friends and family. Ahead, check out some playful designs featuring all the holiday regulars (candy corn, witches, ghosts, and more) for spooky, even pretty season's greetings. Pick your favorite and get to mailing, because Halloween will be here before you know it!
Celebrating Summer just got more groovy, thanks to Jonathan Adler's new line for Paperless Post. With 50 original designs announcing everything from beach parties to baby births, choosing a favorite may take a while. Still, you'll save time and trees by foregoing the snail-mail route — a lifesaver when it comes to spontaneous shindigs. Tip: your loved ones will appreciate the humorous selections (think die-cut invitation in the shape of men's bikini briefs) that are perfect for stirring up a mundane Monday.
Here's a reason to celebrate: fashion mogul Oscar de la Renta, is now translating his iconic prints onto paper for our parties! Teaming up with Paperless Post, his new line of stationery showcases everything we've come to love about the designer's signature prints and extraordinary embroideries. His delicate Chantilly laces are now elegant wedding invitations, while bold patterns from his 2013 ready-to-wear line will inspire your next Summer soiree. It's almost impossible to settle on a favorite, but here are a few of the best — available on paper or digitally — that caught our eye.
Mother's Day is almost here, and in case you don't live near enough to throw her a Mother's Day brunch (ahem), you should absolutely be sending her a card. Don't know where to start? No worries. We've found 12 cards that will let your mom know just how much you love and appreciate her, no matter the distance.