the-art-of-the-thank-you-card-Erika Brechtel

There’s such value in the often forgotten handwritten thank you note. Taking five minutes out of your day to send off a quick one not only brightens the day of the recipient, but also allows you to step back and think beyond your immediate bubble. Reflecting on who has made an impact in your life and why, keeps you grounded in a fast-paced, hyper-trending world. My picks for stylish stationery that will make anyone take note:


No. 1 Garance Doré Assorted Gift Card Set / No. 2 Garance Doré ‘Bonjour’ Notecard / No. 3 Kate Spade ‘Rose’ Notecards / No. 4 Kelly Wearstler for Paperless Post ‘Elope II’ Notecard / No. 5 Garance Doré Assorted Gift Card Set / No. 6 Fantastic’ Notecard Set / No. 7 Lark Press ‘Feather’ Notecard / No. 8 ‘Zodiac’ Gfit Card Set / No. 9 Andy Warhol ‘Greatest Hits’ Notecard Set

Most of us are sprinting through life — isn’t it nice to stop every once in a while, and with a pretty piece of paper?


Top photo by Erika Brechtel; stationery from Kelly Wearstler for Paperless Post

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. I really enjoyed this post. Many employers prefer applicants send a hand written note after an office interview. It shows the level of effort a candidate is willing to put forth.