I have most recently decided, that I am going to begin corresponding with friends/family via stationery, rather than e-cards. Although e-cards are ecologically friendly and the odds of me having your e-mail address rather than your home address is highly likely, I nonetheless have some beef with internet greetings.
There is just something special about a solid object one can hold, smell and feel.
Recently I walked down one of my favorite streets to window shop in San Francisco, and I came across 4 different paper and stationery supply stores within blocks of one another. I found these stores to be overwhelmingly pleasant, as if I had walked into estrogen heaven and decided upon myself that I must make a reason to own these perfectly adorable stamps, pencils, pens, cards and cleverly designed stationery sets!