The quality of the paper we provide allows your hand to glide across fluidly as your thoughts are transferred through ink.
“It’s distinctive yet not showy.” , agrees that “you never can go wrong picking out something from Crane,” but that doesn’t mean the stationery has to feel stiff.
Schwartz notes that Crane is under new ownership as of last year and says, “They’re sort of reinvigorating their brand.
The color palettes are beautiful and there are lots of options to choose from to suit your style.” As her own mother was a florist, Atwell says, “Sending a note on Rifle personalized stationery makes me feel like I’m sending a little part of myself,” whether it’s with their bright blooms or their darker botanicals.
If your name and monogram isn’t enough personalization for you, Rifle Paper Co.
And if you’re going to invest in stationery, you might as well personalize it with your name, monogram, or even a custom, illustrated portrait.
To find the best stationery for expressing yourself, we asked six designers, authors, and paper connoisseurs for their favorites.
Adrian Gilling, associate creative director at Zero Studios, calls the brand “a staple that’s spanned generations,” and says, “I’m always confident they’ll have what I need to make a great impression.” Sarah Schwartz, editor-in-chief of magazine and editor at the Paper Chronicles, likes their flat, ecru correspondence cards, which she finds to have the right mix of the traditional and the casual.
“If you think about how it’s going to look in the mail, it’s going to be smaller than a business envelope but bigger than a traditional card so it just kind of stands out,” she says.
If you’re looking for a gift for a recent grad, a friend starting a new job, or even just for yourself, Schwartz loves Haute Papier’s briefcase-style “stationery wardrobes” which can be customized with different paper sizes, envelopes, and business cards.
They also come with pencils (in your choice of color), and Schwartz says the set has “everything you could possibly need,” for elegant, personalized writing.