Thursday, 31 December 2009

Always Say Thank You




I have been holed up here, protecting my sensitive skin from the cold winter air and after the many dinners, drinks and parties we have recently attended it was time to sit and write my thank you notes. Being polite and courteous is very high up on my list of correct behaviour, along with an agreeable standard of personal hygiene, it is so easy to write a simple missive of gratitude. If people have been kind enough to invite myself and handsome husband to an event it is only good form for me to write and thank our hosts. I am aware that many people like to send emails or texts, however, I prefer the personal touch and always send a handwritten note.
I sit at my desk with pen in hand and wait for the appropriate words to flow, but today I encountered an obstacle and not of the word variety but of the stationery kind. I had made the terrible error of not re-ordering my note cards when I had used the second from last, and had only one left.
As it is still cold outside I felt the pull of my warm computer beckoning me to explore the many possibilities of stationery choices, so naturally I caved in to the call and began surfing. I knew that I would be safe with Smythsons, and indeed The Wren Press (both by appointment from Her Majesty), then there is the Walton Street Stationery Company which can also be relied upon, but although of the highest quality they are not exactly exciting or fun and I want to emulate my frame of mind for this New Year, in fact, this new decade which I am quite certain will be exciting and I intend to make fun for myself and loved ones, I've had quite enough of the previous years doom and gloom, and a positive outlook is predicted in my world.
Following some relaxing browsing I stumbled upon some fabulous notelets and cards which are witty, elegant, beautiful and offer me a delightful assortment of choice. Prudence Loves has a very fine selection of suitably amusing worded cards to bring a smile to the receivers face, and Fraser and Parsley offers bespoke cards (and gift tags if required) which will brighten any ones day should they open this little envelope over breakfast. I have made my purchases and await their arrival so I can begin my new year as I mean to continue, exuding the highest standards at all times. Happy New Year.....

10 comments:

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

a happy 2010 to you too!

Susu Paris Chic said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my fashion blog. I came over to see yours... looks nice!

Happy and chic New Year from Paris!

CC said...

Love the way you write. :)
Xx

Metropolitan Mum said...

I am always a sucker for beautiful cards and handwritten notes. It's just a bit sad when the favour never gets returned. :-(
For my last birthday Big M got me personalised cards & envelopes with little red ballet flat on them from Smythons. Now we will never be able to move - I am not giving up that Smythons' plate that has my name etched in!!

I have tagged you over at mine - hope you don't mind.

Tights Lover said...

I hadn't been to either of these sites before. I'll definitely check there next time I need to write notes!

Anonymous said...

I love the Fraser and Parsley selection - I will be making a purchase. Thanks

Josie Parsley said...

Thank you so much for mentioning us! We love your blog too ;-). To any potential F&P customers we have a whole new range of notelets & correspondence cards launching at the end of this month! Do get in touch to go on our mailing list!

Shopgirl said...

I think thank you notes are such a sign of good manners. So many people these days use email or text but everyone knows they love getting cards in the post and it is so easy. Off to check out those new sites! xx

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