The stationery kit
In a time where communication is vital and easily processed throughout several media channels (tv, radio, phone, internet, etc..), I find it all the more appealing to express the important things in writing. Mailing a hand written old fashioned letter to someone shows your character, by imbuing your message with a personal stamp and uniqueness.
It’s so much more special to receive a handwritten document specifically endorsed to you, feel its texture and scent, get lost between the lines while observing the writer’s calligraphy…than opening another email which may have been forwarded to a dozen other people; it shows you put your thought and added effort into it. Obviously, I’m not suggesting you should write down all of your everyday messages, there’s a time and place for everything, but those which are truly important should be sent by letter. I’m talking meaningful people’s birthdays, marriages or on sadder occasions, funerals; important decisions to business associates or a heart felt message to that special someone.
This is why I was so excited to find out about this Letterpress kit at Neiman Marcus. A possession worthy of a true gentleman, it comes encased in a hardwood box containing cards and envelopes for 12 different occasions, a copy of ” A Forgetful Gentleman’s Guide to Articulate Writing” and 4 envelopes with postage included.
Next time you have something important to say, go the extra mile and put it in writing, people will appreciate it for sure.