I think custom stationery is one of those fun indulgences worth partaking in once in a while, either for yourself or as a gift. And Ashley Woodman of Simply Put in Atlanta, makes the decision really easy.
Ashley has been designing and creating custom stationery since 1999. As she shares, "Personalized stationery reflects the letter writer's personality. If a person is cheerful and bright, the colors seem to be bright as well. Same if a person is more laid back and subtle, the stationery usually takes on more of a neutral palette."
Ashley has a modern aesthetic with a dose of colorful whimsy. As she explains it, "We like to think of ourselves and our line as being fresh and clean but with a slight sense of humor. We are traditionalists at heart but are loving designing in this millennium."
As the US Post Office nears bankruptcy, the hand written note lies threatened with extinction, or at the very least, the endangered list. Yet there is nothing like a hand written note. Because of its unique personality, I believe it will endure. As Ashley shares, "Letter writing is one of the easiest things to do to make someone feel special and appreciated."
At Simply Put, Ashley and her team can create all manner of goods. Ashley explains, "We letterpress, engrave and flat print wedding invitations, birth announcements, invitations for showers, birthdays, milestone events, mitzvahs and anything else you can think to announce." And Ashley can create a cohesive look for any event, from the glassware and tablecloths to the books of matches...but that's another blog post.
Custom stationery can be as traditional or untraditional as you like. But in the end, having a note with your name on it that reflects a bit of you is a note others will treasure and keep close to their heart. So in partaking in this indulgence, be sure you're ready for the task at hand...
Peruse the bevy of pretty designs at the Simply Put store or site when you get a moment. And just remember, you're worth it...
Photos and Content: Sweet Peach