A re you ready to see the most charming stationary? I’m not exaggerating. This may be the best stationary to ever be produced (and will likely continue to hold that distinction until my best-selling line of folk-art notecards come into fruition…wink).

Earlier this week, I posted about some mail art that I sent out and ended with a package that I sent to my friend, Lauren. I’m sure you’ve been waiting on pins and needles to see the contents of that package…so without further ado…

Is that not the best notecard you’ve ever seen?!!?!?!?!??!?!

“Wait,” I can hear you say. “You stole a vintage library card from the Library of Congress and made it into stationary?!?!?!?”

I know. It’s such a shockingly good replica that it indeed appears that I snuck these into my purse while on a trip to D.C. Rest assured, this is far from the truth. They’re just that good! That adorable!

There are a total of 30 different cards, straight from the collections of the Library of Congress, all featuring beloved classics. To top it all off, they came packaged in this little card catalog with 5 tabbed dividers and 30 cute envelopes. It sounds like the company is paying me to say this, but they’re definitely not. I just love them that much. (With that said, I’m not opposed to putting up affiliate links to things that I adore – so if you’d like to purchase your own box of library card joy, you can find the notecards here!)

I have the box sitting on my crafting desk. Even though it’s just a plastic/cardboard type material and not real wood, it still makes me happy just to look at it.

I practically swooned over each card. I want to keep them all – hoard them forever. As such, I’m pretty sure I deserve a standing ovation for forcing myself to start sending them to people. I felt very Buddhist – practicing the art of detachment. (Although, don’t tell anyone – but I’m considering buying a second set of these cards so I CAN hoard them. I obviously have a long ways to go when it comes to enlightenment.)

I slipped each card into one of the charming blue envelopes and dressed them up with some more calligraphy.

Graham gave the go-ahead that they were ready to hop in the mailbox!

Stationary.
Libraries.
People who appreciate mail.
Some of the best things this world has to offer, wouldn’t you agree?