A question for you (about notecards)

I must confess, I’m really not much of a letter writer (something which I’m sure will be readily confirmed by anybody who has corresponded with me in the past).  It’s a little odd, you might think, because my zines are generally pretty wordy; but for some reason I just don’t seem to have many words left over when it comes to actual personal communication.  I can usually fill a postcard, but not much more.  If I’m sending somebody a zine (etc), usually a mini card (/business card) has more than enough space for what I have to say.  Thus, my latest range of postage stamp stationery consists of flat notecards (/blank postcards) and mini notecards.  Because these are the sizes I’m most likely to use myself.

My question is…actually a series of questions…  I’ll list them instead!  So, are you ready?  When it comes to correspondence:

  • What kind of cards do you prefer?
  • Are you a full-on letter writer and would prefer notepaper, instead?
  • Do you ever/often use notepaper & notecard combined, or would it usually be one or the other?
  • If you use notecards, do you prefer a flat, single-sided notecard or a single-fold notecard with more space to write inside?
  • If you prefer a folded notecard, do you prefer a design printed on the back as well as the front, or do you prefer the back to be left blank so that you can continue your note?
  • Do you have any other thoughts about notecard design which might be relevant?

You might gather, I’m thinking of adding a blank-inside single-fold notecard to the range in the future, so I’m just trying to establish what would be the most practical, attractive-to-a-buyer/notewriter option.  But I’m also genuinely interested in your correspondence habits & preferences, so please do share.  And browse the current range, too. 😉

Real mail

I just received a fantastic envelope of postal goodness from Marguerite of Piccadilly Post, who is also a member of the Post Post Post Club.  In a little glassine packet, I found a strip of beautiful faux postage, which are based on handmade postcards sent by Marguerite on PostCrossing.  What I love is that each artistamp includes the date & destination of the original postcards, which I think is a lovely touch – alongside the Piccadilly Post ‘real mail’ postmark stamp.  Marguerite’s letter (written in tiny handwriting on lined & embellished luggage tags) explained how ‘real mail’ came to be part & parcel of her life when she went away to college, and she still stays in touch with her mother by real mail now – sweet!  Thank you for such a wonderfully unexpected treat – some real mail will be heading your way soon, in return. 🙂