We always encourage our wonderful couples to order letterpress thank you notes with their wedding invitation suites. Its one less thing to think about post-wedding, when you’re ready to write your thank you notes. A heartfelt and handwritten note shows your guests that you truly appreciate their presence (and present) at your wedding. We can print a simple card featuring your names and an element from your invitation design, like these examples below.
Sticking with our “March Monogram” theme, we’ve added a couple new note card designs to our collection. We always love an elegant script monogram but for many people, this may feel too formal for their style of letter writing. A card with custom printed initials is going to get much more use.
If you’re inspired to order some monogramed stationery of your own, visit our note card collection here: Sesame Note Card Collection
The simplicity of crisp, letterpressed initials always looks elegant. Monograms have been used for centuries from Roman era coins to modern era royal wedding invitations. We started looking into the history of monograms and here are some of the interesting things we learned:
Initials/monograms symbols have been used for centuries, dating back to 350 BC.
Currency during Roman times featured the initials of the Greek and Roman rulers to mark their reign
In the Middle ages, artisans used initials to sign or brand their work
Early monograms consisted of just two initials. Around the 17th Century, it became more common to use the three letters. In the early 1600’s, Rembrandt signed his early paintings with “R” or “RH” but later added a third initial (and eventually moved on to signing his name).
British Royals use the 2 letters and these are intertwined to form a cipher, which is a monogram design for the reigning sovereign.
In the Victorian era, monograms were associated with the aristocracy and therefore, were perceived as a sign of prestige.
If initials feel too minimalist, a small illustration can be added to personalize the stationery a bit more. Here are a couple we’ve printed and love this month!
We’re excited to announce our collaboration this fall with the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg. To celebrate the new location, the Hoxton invited a selection of Brooklyn artists to create a limited edition product inspired by and made in the neighborhood. The collection, “Best of Brooklyn” celebrates the creative spirit and makers in our borough.
We love collaborations as they’re an opportunity to push ourselves creatively. We decided to print sets of note cards highlighting some our favorite spots in the neighborhood for drinks, music, sightseeing. Traditional hotel stationery was used by guests while staying in hotel rooms. We’ve designed our set to match the colors of the hotel’s interior but function like a scavenger hunt, sending guests outside. Each card features an image cross-streets in the surrounding area, encouraging people to walk around to discover each site. We hope people will find their own favorite Williamsburg spots in the process!
We’re really honored to be included in this collection and definitely recommend visiting the hotel for a drink or dinner and to pick up a couple special, locally-made products, especially with the holidays on the horizon! You can also visit the Hoxton’s site to shop the collection and learn more about the other makers.
These custom note cards were a wonderful gift for a chic lady! We love the simplicity of the monogram printed in rich black ink.
Just though we could share some photos of some recent stationery! These sets feel very cool with their blue on blue color palette. We're also adding wax seals to our finishing options, in case you're feeling like you need another special touch to your letterpress stationery.
We recently updated some of our letterpress stationery designs, to give them a fresh look! These note cards come in a traditional and modern style, for personal note writing or business stationery. We love these bright yellow sunglasses for someone young at heart.