Learn Your Letters: How to bring kids into your note-writing rituals

With a few simple shifts, we can begin to invite our kids into our note-writing process, at once checking off our to-do list and giving them purpose and pleasure. Here’s how to invite your kid — however old they are — into the letter writing club. 

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You, Me, Après Ski: The ultimate guide for a snowy-chic getaway—actual skiing not required. 

It’s late January, dear Dear Annabelle friends. Which means we’re probably all feeling a little cooped up and ready to switch things up with a getaway of sorts. Our vote? A good old fashioned ski trip. 

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Business or Pleasure? Outfit your stationery collection for both.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we’re big advocates of having a stationery collection. Like a great clothing wardrobe, your stationery collection should include essentials for every occasion — social and professional.

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Yep, it's engraved.
Notes on one of our very favorite printing techniques.

Have you ever received a letter or invitation and thought to yourself: wow, this just feels good? The paper is thick and soft to the touch, and the lettering has a satisfying texture to it, giving it an elegant reverence. At Dear Annabelle, we love how engraving takes a notecard or invitation to the next level, turning a bit of mail into a work of art in itself.

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What does R.S.V.P. actually mean? 
Let’s Ask Annabelle

Welcome to Ask Annabelle, our in-house snail mail advice column. This week, Annabelle fields questions about the age old custom of R.S.V.P.ing — a social norm that is prone to leaving many of us guessing. Do you have a question for Annabelle? Email us at info@dearannabelle.com

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