About a week ago I started a Facebook thread about thank you notes. I'm still putting together my thoughts for the post but the cliff notes version is they are important. In addition to thank you notes I also keep a few other types of stationary on hand.
Sadly, sympathy cards:
Wedding and Baby cards, which I haven't had to use in a few months so I didn't have handy for a picture. And then of course, generic multipurpose cards:
Monogrammed of course! These have a linen finish for an extra touch of polished prep. I get these 10 or 20 of each at a time and I reorder throughout the year.
As much as I love to send cards I'm far from perfect so please don't think I'm being preachy here on perfect card sending etiquette. I have about 20 written sitting on my desk now to be addressed and stamped this week. Ideally cards for all occasions would go out promptly but hey, life gets in the way. I operate under better late than never.
Although I do very much like etiquette and formality I refuse to address any correspondence to Mrs. Husband Name; I know some older southerners prefer it but I'm just not doing it. I always address mail to couples as her name and his name last name, for the longest time I thought this was just my personal way of address using the ladies first mentality but apparently it is proper to not separate a man from his last name. It's also more proper to list the return address on the back of the card vs the front. I had an issue with the post office once sending me 1/2 of my Christmas cards because the scanner read the wrong side but I recently got an embosser that should take care of that. I'll share a picture in my next stationary post - it's fancy y'all!