Taylor Swift- Girl With Cat Card

If ever an industry needed a cheerleader, it’s stationery … and it’s found one in Taylor Swift. The pop star not only has transformed a walk-in closet in her Manhattan apartment into a greeting card writing room, she even carries a stash of birthday cards on her. “You never know when …

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I love seeing stationery ranges evolve — and Yeppie Paper is definitely in full bloom mode! Based in LA, the beguiling stationery range, populated by carefully hand-painted animals, is a true family effort. Co-founded by siblings Jennifer Lee Gregoire and Jim Lee, Jen carefully paints all the imagery, while Jim …

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unicorns

Feeling blue? You won’t be for long … just check out Ushi. This quirky, illustrated range is populated by hip cats to color in, neon unicorns and some very happy fruit, all with a side of washi tape thrown in. Art prints and confetti round out the range. Shop it all here …

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 Meet Eighty Seventh ST., a Toronto range from fashion illustrator and stationery designer Monica Smiley out of Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2009 with 10 cards, the stylish range — full of “heart, humor and haute couture” — has gained a large following across Canada with the help of small boutique paperies, gift shops …

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It is nearly 20 years (!) since I started covering the gift industry, and during that time it’s pretty safe to say I’ve seen several product categories come and go with much sound and fury. Anyone remember collectibles, that resin-populated, signed-and-numbered category of giftware that was SO hot in the …

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