Although most of us spend a great deal of time emailing, blogging, and surfing the internet, we still seem to be a pretty traditional group of people. And I know that most of us own proper stationery and follow social etiquette (there are times when an email just won't do!).
One young woman who believes in the power of a handwritten note is Hanna Nation. Nation is a senior at Wofford College in South Carolina, and she recently decided to pursue her passion and create a line of stationery. (How impressive is that? When I was her age, I was worried about completing my honors thesis and planning a graduation party. A career seemed a blip way out on the horizon!) Hanna has actually created two lines: Gadabout is geared towards those of us who like design, fashion, and decorative motifs, while Gallivant stationery is more for the outdoorsy person. Obviously, I'm more of a Gadabout customer!
Hanna prints her hand drawn designs on thick 5 X 7 card stock in either white or ivory, and each set of 25 personalized cards and envelopes sells for $35. Custom design is also an option. Some of Hanna's designs can be printed with your name, while others can be personalized with your monogram (and who doesn't love a monogram!). I'm including some of my favorite selections here, but please check out Hanna's website for other options as well as information on how to order. You see, just because we may spend more time on the internet than we should, it doesn't mean we should forget our manners!
Thissur Pooram, initials placed inside print
Life Starts All Over Again When It Gets Crisp in the Fall, full name printed alongside
Fina, initials in the third lamp
Chuxi, full name printed alongside
Mahendi, intials inside the print
Initials placed inside print
Image at top: A Horse of a Different Color, initials inside the print