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A Case for Snail Mail: Pineider Stationery (Oh, And It’s on Sale at Forty Five Ten)

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A Case for Snail Mail: Pineider Stationery (Oh, And It’s on Sale at Forty Five Ten)

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I promise I’m not going to go all Andy Rooney on you here, but I miss letters — I miss writing them; I miss receiving them; I miss going back and reading old ones… I miss it all. But life is hectic; e-mail and texting is just so easy. I need incentive to get my letter writing mojo back. Like, say, some really special, really luxurious stationery…

Enter Pineider.

The 240(!)-year-old Italian company was the stationer of choice for authors and poets the likes of Lord Byron, Percy B. Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Charles Dickens. (Special, check.) Their minimal, heavy-stock note cards feature hand-painted borders. Their envelopes are tissue-lined in the same colour as the hand-painted borders. They are seriously gorgeous. (Luxurious, check.)

Of course all of this special luxury comes with a price (as most special, luxurious things do), but there happens to be a small cache of Pineider goodness sitting on a table in the home section of Forty Five Ten marked, wait for it, 75% off, just waiting to be snapped up.

Letter writing, here I come.