As my birthday approaches my family continually asks, "What do you want?" For some reason they think I am hard to buy for. I think I am easy but perception is reality.
The one thing I always love to receive and never seem to have enough of is,
I love stationary. Big cards, small cards, sheets, note cards, floral, geometric, seasonal, nature, sketched, photographs, all colors, all prints - if I own it I will write on it! I write at least ten notes a week, for a variety of reasons. As you can imagine, my stock depletes quite quickly. And when I say I love stationery I mean it! I have to avoid stores like Papyrus (drool) because I can easily walk out with 15 new sets of gorgeous, smooth-as-silk, just-waiting-to-be-used stationary that I would have to give up eating for two weeks to cover the expense! And don't even get me started on perfect pens, decorative stamps and ...
Here is how you can help: point me to your favorite places for stationery! Everyone sells it - clothing stores, designers, coffee houses, museums, discount stores - it is everywhere! But my groom and my sons need your help. Where do they go? Where can they find fun, retro, classic, girlie, beautiful, crazy options that do not require a loan to purchase?
I have had an obsession with paper since I was a little girl - even office supplies make me giddy! But stationery is in a class all by itself. As much as I love receiving it and purchasing it, what I love even more is sending it! Hundreds of gorgeous note cards sitting in a drawer are not fulfilling their purpose. They need to be used, written on, prayed over and sent to someone who needs a word of encouragement, a ray of hope, a smile or simply an "I love you." I will always have a drawer that overflows with stationery and I will always have a box filled with the cards that have been given to me. How I love sitting down to read through the thoughtful, lovely, God inspired words sent to me by others ... it makes my heart sing!
So - are you ready? Send me your favorite places. Your favorite artists and designers. I am ready to replenish my stock with blank pages just waiting to be filled with ink. I can't wait to see what you have for me!