December 23, 2008

Tuesday Trends: A Trend for the New Year

One of my favorite things about the Holiday season is finding a brightly-colored envelope in my mailbox. It's such a relief to see a greeting card amid the bland, business sized envelopes which hold the promise of yet another credit card offer or bill. It seems like such a small thing-- just 41 cents and a simple handwritten note, but the excitement of receiving a card and the anticipation of seeing who it is from and the design they hand-selected is a simple pleasure that never fails to bring a smile to my face.

If I could start a trend for the new year, it would be to practice the tradition of sending greeting cards all year though. After all, why reserve this simple pleasure for Holidays and birthdays when you could brighten someone's day when it's least expected. Here are a few exquisite cards with especially eye-catching and unique envelopes for the year ahead.

Tuesday Trend: Unique Envelopes

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* All cards available from FineStationery.com