Every month or so I send notes, short letters and cards - handwritten - to a handful of family and friends around the world. I love the concept of the postal mail. How a simple letter will need to pass through many hands to reach its final destination; a small 'army' of helpers to convey a lovely message.
Whenever we are in New York or London or Hamburg or Venice (and quite a few other places) we spend hours in stationary shops, exploring the endless options of printed or letterpress designs. The creativity is inspiring. The inspiration is almost overwhelming and we leave each boutique feeling happy with a card (or ten) that will hopefully bring a smile to its recipient.
Letterpress cards are my favorites. Their texture, the process of producing them, the vintage experience they bring along; it is a marvel. I recently 'discovered' a wonderful letterpress in Australia (not exactly around the corner, but luckily they ship to Curacao as well). Have a look at Bespoke Letterpress when you have a chance.