My mother was always on us about writing thank you notes immediately after the receipt of a gift. It’s a lesson she engrained so deeply in me that I even now feel her peering over my shoulder if I’ve not written a thank you note within a few days! I’m hoping to instill the same urgency around thank you etiquette in my own children, and having cute stationery on hand helps. Pro tip: order a few sets with all of your children’s names across the top, or with your family name across the top (“The Shoop Children” or “The Shoop Family”), as there are a number of instances where the note should come from more than just one!
A few favorites:
SAFETY PIN (GREAT FOR BABY SHOWER / NEWBORN GIFTS)
RACE CAR (LOVE THE STRIPED LINING ON THE ENVELOPES!)
BUGS (MINI WOULD LOVE THIS)
For personalized name stickers and tags (for gear at school / playground), these are great for backpacks or strollers (there was “stroller parking” at mini’s NYC school so we could leave the Yoyo there during the day!) and for everything else: these gingham, these rainbow plaid, and these trucks.
On a separate but related note — I am loving this little “It’s a Girl / It’s a Boy” sign for bringing home baby, and if you are looking for chic letterpress birth announcements, I have worked with both Sweetly Said Press and Dinglewood Design and they put out the loveliest letterpress pieces at a reasonable price. For non-letterpress styles (more affordable), check out Erin Wallace’s new selection! How sweet is this Herend-inspired one? I love the script she uses at the bottom. I have sent out birth announcements sans photo for both of my children, but most Etsy vendors will work with you to alter the design upon request.
And — I find these 13 x 8 x 4 sterilite bins ideal for storing stationery.
P.S. Affordable personalized stationery for adults here.
P.P.S. Pouches are a key to organized life as a mom.
P.P.P.S. All of the mixed emotions on the final day of mini’s school up here in NYC. Still feeling all of the feels.