These Elegant, Easy-to-Customize Note Cards Add an Artful Touch to Letter Writing
People have been bemoaning the decline of penmanship since the earliest days of typewriters, the once-newfangled, speedy writing machines seen as the cause of increasing illegibility among adults’ handwriting. And yet, even in today’s tech-heavy world, that skill is defying obsolescence, as the lost art of letter writing finds new footing in the current generation of snail-mailers, now stuck at home and probably sick of screens. These elegant note card and stationery sets from the Canadian startup Maurèle add an artful, personal touch to the analog communiqué, with a range of customizable designs and distinctive typefaces to choose from, each inspired by the personal letterhead of a famous cultural figure, from Hannah Arendt to Leonard Cohen. In this era of social distancing, a handwritten note can feel infinitely more intimate than a knee-jerk text—and the delayed gratification of sending and receiving a letter in the post offers a small antidote for these extremely online times. Siri, add classy stationery to the wish list of “sparks joy” indulgences.