I recall the first time that I stumbled across Gingiber‘s booth at National Stationery Show, either in 2014 or 2015. Founder Stacie Bloomfield’s adorable, distinctive animal illustrations caught my eye, tugged at my heartstrings — and still have not let go. Over the years, as her children have grown, Stacie has …

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You’d have to be hiding out from any and all media to have missed the onslaught of “news” regarding Black Friday, and to a lesser extent, Small Business Saturday. Most readers know I’m a fool for British design; well, those brilliant denizens of that island across the pond have outdone …

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Lord Byron said that letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company — but he may have modified that truism had LetterBoxes been around in the 19th century! What sets LetterBox apart from other subscription boxes is that rather than throwing in this and that and hoping …

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This Gen Xer never feels more like a citizen of a brave new world than when I hear about a new collaboration. As far as I can tell, these mini-alliances are a completely 21st-century invention — and they tend to put each party at the top of their design game. And …

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I always refer to envelopes as humble, but really they are deceptively simple items holding endless potential and promise. They can be lined, adorned with vintage stamps, addressed in a beautiful brush script — the possibilities are only limited by the imagination (and occasionally the USPS). With that said, envelopes …

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There’s so much about National Stationery Show that sets it apart from any other trade show, and even after attending for so many years, it’s hard to articulate these qualities to anyone who’s never attended. For four days in February, its aisles offer a dynamic haven for those who love …

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