Our Editors' Favorite Places To Order Stationery

Be prepared to write a thank-you note with these stylish picks.

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Southern Living What's In Store Stationery

Robbie Caponetto; Styling: PAGE MULLINS

From thank you notes to birthday cards or just happy snail mail, having the just-right stationery is something Southerners pride themselves on. The art of handwritten letters has been a skill ingrained in us by our family members since a young age. When it comes to thank you notes, a good Southerner often has the pen poised ready to express gratitude before the gift is even out of the box. There are ample opportunities to pull out our personalized stationery all year long and while we love beautiful, monogrammed sets—it’s also fun to have pretty cards primed for any occasion as well. Love it or hate it, meaningful thank you notes are a Southern standard. So whether you’re writing a thoughtful note to include with a gift or are on the receiving end and sending a letter of gratitude, here are some of our favorite brands to order beautiful cards and personalized stationery from.

Paper Eliza

Paper Eliza Custom Stationery Set

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Favored by many Southern Living editors, including editorial producer Ivy Odom, handmade stationery from Birmingham, Alabama, based Eliza Bishop is well worth the splurge. Design a completely personalized set together to convey your personality or select from one of her semi-custom designs that allows you to choose a crest or icon of your choice paired with customized lettering for initials or names. For a ready-to-purchase option, homes editor Cameron Beall's favorite is the Thank You Crest card set.

Jerry and Julep

Jerry and Julep stationery set

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This mother-daughter owned and operated brand celebrates the spirit of the South with their paper goods. “A friend gifted me some stationery from here and I thought the cards were lovely,” says senior digital food editor Kimberly Holland. Personalized sets with recycled and lined envelopes start at $28.50 or select from a variety of their Southern-inspired designs starting at $12.


Papier Stationery

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Select from a variety of customizable designs to curate your own stationery collection. “I love the simple Tonal Border set,” says Beall, “It has a classic but fun feel to it!”

May Designs

May Designs Stationery

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This female founded brand based in Austin, Texas, is where Holland shops for fun and colorful, any-occasion style cards. Plus, you can easily personalize any set from inspiring messages and patterns to solid colors for just $5.

Rifle Paper Co.

Floral personalized stationery
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“I’ve always loved receiving cheerful Rifle Paper Co. cards from friends,” says Beall. From the mix-and-match personalized flat notes to the assorted stationery essentials set that has a card for any occasion, you can’t go wrong.

Julie King Studio

Julie King Studio personalized stationery

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“Julie King Studio does semi-custom stationery that looks super custom and is so artful and pretty,” says homes and features editor Betsy Cribb. Just select a font style, color, and illustration from Julie’s collection to create your own personalized note cards. Or opt for a set of beautiful designed, floral-inspired cards on their signature double thick stock paper.

Weezie B. & Sally C. designs

Weezie B. & Sally C. designs stationery

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This Southern-based and women run company is one of Odom’s go-to’s. They have festive and fun paper goods for any occasion from invites and announcements to every day stationery sets. Shop their flat or folded note card collections of over 100 semi-custom products.


Personalized Stationery

From simple lettering to floral designs, you can find the perfect card for your handwritten notes. There are endless options for personalizing any style with your monogram or shop their general thank you greeting cards.

Embossed Graphics

Embossed Graphics monogramed stationery

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“Embossed Graphics does a nice job with simple, personalized stationery and they turn it around in a couple days,” says Cribb. Select from a variety of embossed, bordered, raised ink, and monogrammed styles.

Stovall Collection

Stovall Collection stationery

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As a trusted Memphis, Tennessee, fine-stationery store for 30+ years, this creative female team offers beautiful collections of personalized stationery for men and women, wedding invitations, and more. Photo assistant Turner Spottswood is drawn to their products’ simple elegance.

Dogwood Hill

Dogwood Hill Stationery

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From wrapping paper and gift tags to greeting cards, Dogwood Hill has it all. This Southern, female founded brand offers fairly-priced, semi-custom stationery and wedding paper from various artists. We love the Neoclassic Notecard with matching notecard liners.


crane stationery

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We love Crane’s paper products that come in all weights, sizes, and forms including over 100 personalizable stationery options with various design elements, fonts, and details.


Etsy Kaila Ann Art stationery

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You’ll find endless options on Etsy, but some staff favorites include the Green Botanical Pattern Stationery from Southern-based Kaila Ann Art and the Virko Oval Monogram cards from Pomegranate Press.

Paper Source

Paper Source personalized stationery

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If you’re not sure what type of stationery you want, Paper Source is the perfect place to start. They have hundreds of personalized options to choose from no matter your style.

Perfect Settings

Perfect Settings Stationary

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“I love Perfect Settings. They specialize in wedding paper, but also invitation and stationery,” says Odom of the small town, Valdosta, Georgia brand.

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