Sad fact: Our computerized generation has forgotten how to write. Yet, nothing beats the pleasure and mystery of opening up a paper letter, particularly one wishing you well after all the holiday festivities. Enters Billy Reid's collection of stationery, a line of correspondence sets with poise and personality, made in partnership with Terrapin Stationers & Engraving Co., a traditional printer based in New York. From magnolias to pigs, there's a letterhead for each type out there, each beautifully printed on a century-old press with somptuous embossing and gold leaf details. Whether you're more into hawks or spiders, stick with the designer's motto to "make cornbread, not war", pick up a pen (remember those?), and send that special someone your love, physically.
Stationery by Billy Reid, $28 each set of six cards (and six enveloppes), at BillyReid.com