Having a few sets of the following types at hand will ready you for the writing of any kind of letter, both formal and long and short and casual.
Correspondence Cards Men have traditionally used the correspondence card over folded note cards or letter sheets for their communications.
Letter writing need not always involve the writing of long tomes; the task of filling a large sheet of paper may seem too daunting and keep you from ever getting started.
Instead, try sending off shorter notes more frequently.
Each box of designer stationery contains 30 sheets and 24 envelopes.
Since quality stationery forms the foundation of a man’s letter writing arsenal, investing in quality, personalized/monogrammed cards, papers, and envelopes is a wise decision.Monarch Sheets Monarch sheets, which are also known as executive stationery, typically measure around 7×10 and are used for longer correspondences.You can embellish them similarly to the social sheets, keeping in mind that adding one’s address makes the stationery appear more formal and business-like.Once you purchase your own plate, re-ordering the stationery becomes less expensive.Thermography For those who cannot afford engraving but desire something nicer than digital printing, adding thermography to the a conventional wet-ink printing process is a welcome option.It can’t quite touch the look and feel of engraving, but it certainly approaches it. There are many companies out there that produce high-quality stationery.Here’s a video from Crane’s explaining the difference between engraving and thermography and giving you a look at the complex process that makes engraving so expensive: Update: We now offer our own line of quality, Art of Manliness letterpress stationery. Be sure to check out examples of their work and get a feel for their reputation before investing in your new stationery.If you want to buy the cream of the crop, and you’ve got some cash to burn, check out Crane and Co., Dempsey and Carroll, and Piccolo Press (for those in the UK). If you’re looking for letterpress stationery, there are lots of small companies out there that make graphically interesting designs like Page Stationery.If you’re on a budget and just want some stationery to get started, American Stationery has some options that are not too shabby.When purchasing embellished monarch sheets, also order blank sheets for letters than go beyond the first page.When purchasing stationery you will likely wish to embellish it with your name, address, family coat of arms, or some combination of these things.