Photography by Tarin Frantz Photography.
There’s no question 2020 has been a year for the books, but we believe that garners even more reason to keep traditions alive and reach out to family and friends with an annual holiday card. We’ve rounded up a collection of bespoke stationery designers who can deliver the exact sentiment you’re hoping to send this year. And their abilities go way beyond cards, with letterpress coasters, custom thank you notes, and so much more. Here, our editors across the country recommend their top picks for local stationers that will perfectly convey your greetings of goodwill and cheer.
SHOP: Missing Q Press
LOCATION: Dallas, Texas
THEIR SPECIALITY: Owner and creative director Jason McDaniel uses antique letterpresses, engraving presses, and finishing machines to hand-print beautiful paper products of the highest quality.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Jason is a true paper aficionado and master of his craft. Each hand-printed card, tag, and coaster are a work of art,” says Ginna Willbanks, editor of The Scout Guide Dallas.
COVETED ITEM: Clicquot Coasters
Image courtesy of Cheree Berry Paper.
SHOP: Cheree Berry Paper
LOCATION: Saint Louis, Missouri
THEIR SPECIALITY: Custom holiday cards along with invitations and stationery.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Cheree Berry Paper is an amazing local business that’s a valuable part of our community. The clever and unexpected designs in their cards and stationery make you excited about the upcoming event or holiday,” shares Stacey Goltermann, editor of The Scout Guide Saint Louis.
COVETED ITEM: “Hang in There” Holiday Card
Image courtesy of Paper Twist.
SHOP: Paper Twist
LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina
THEIR SPECIALITY: Paper Twist designs bespoke holiday cards, invitations, stationery, gifts, and more.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “As a long time TSG Charlotte member, Paper Twist has always been our go-to resource for holiday cards, event invitations, gift tags, wrapping, and all things paper,” shares Lisa Sherrill, editor of The Scout Guide Charlotte.
COVETED ITEM: Letterpress Grand Silk Stationery
Image courtesy of The Cottage Paperie & Gifts.
SHOP: The Cottage Paperie & Gifts
LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio
THEIR SPECIALITY: A new spin on custom invitations and gifts.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Lori and Lou Ann are extremely friendly and helpful, as is the rest of the staff,” shares McKenna Brooks, editor of The Scout Guide Cincinnati. “They help you make your events extra-special.”
COVETED ITEM: Custom Holiday Invitations
Image courtesy of The Dotted Line.
SHOP: The Dotted Line
LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee
THEIR SPECIALITY: Custom paper for life’s celebrations, whether it’s a wedding suite, stationery, holiday card, or party invitation. Their priority is understanding their clients personal style so they can design your “paper wardrobe” to perfection.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “In the modern era, paper creations are seen on a larger platform and often mimicked time and time again. The Dotted Line specializes in customization and creativity, so every paper good is novel,” says Sara Garner, editor of The Scout Guide Nashville and Franklin.
COVETED PRODUCTS: Bespoke Holiday Cards
Image courtesy of The Keeping Room.
SHOP: The Keeping Room
LOCATION: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
THEIR SPECIALITY: A full-service printing and design boutique for custom invitations, stationery, and weddings.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “The Keeping Room has long been my go-to shop for all my paper needs. Their exemplary customer service, creative design team, and in-house printing capabilities are just a few of the many reasons I keep coming back to The Keeping Room,” says Kaleigh Porcelli, editor of The Scout Guide Baton Rouge.
COVETED PRODUCT: Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards
Image courtesy of Soireé Signatures Invitation Studio & Calligraphy.
SHOP: Soireé Signatures Invitation Studio & Calligraphy
LOCATION: Mobile Bay, Alabama
THEIR SPECIALITY: Designer and owner Lindsey and her team create unique upscale invitations and printables incorporating high-end paper in a modern aesthetic with handwritten calligraphy. Lindsey, a Mobile native, has a special talent for assisting all clients from brides to corporate events in translating their style and message to each piece of their stationery wardrobe.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Everything Lindsey and her team create at Soireé Signatures is unique, elevated and sophisticated. They are creative, efficient and passionate about the products they create and always go above and beyond to bring your vision to life,” shares Jamie Conger, co-editor of The Scout Guide Mobile Bay.
COVETED PRODUCT: Customizable Holiday Cards
Photography by Sélavie Photography.
SHOP: Stovall Collection
LOCATION: Memphis, Tennesse
THEIR SPECIALITY: Stovall Collection offers personalized printing services and invitations, such as wedding invitations, save-the-dates, birth announcements, personal stationery, and party invitations.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “The owner Jody and the entire Stovall Team know how to create a one-of-a-kind experience for each customer who walks into the shop,” shares Stephanie Stephens, editor of The Scout Guide Memphis & Oxford. “They will bring a new creative aspect to your stationery or card shopping experience and will only give you the highest quality paper products.”
COVETED PRODUCT: Foil Letter Press Gift Tags