Paper Goods for Giving Thanks

How will you show your gratitude this year? Let us know in the comments below for a chance to win a free copy of your favorite pick from this season’s stationery (giveaway good in the US and Canada only).

It’s that time of year again—when we take a pause from the daily hustle and bustle to gather together with family and friends, break some bread, and raise a glass to give thanks for all the awesomeness of the past year. Here at Chronicle we can’t help but be struck by all that we have to be grateful for: amazingly talented authors and artists, creative coworkers, and of course, our fantastically dedicated readers that make it possible year after year.

With so many festivities around the corner and so many people to thank, I’m constantly on the lookout this time of year for special ways to show my gratitude. As someone who rather shamelessly keeps little thank-you notes posted around my desk at all times (evidence below), I know there’s nothing I appreciate more than a handwritten note.

A little snapshot of the thoughtful thank-you notes currently on display at my desk.

I’m not the only one—a bunch of us here at the office hold on to the thank-you’s we receive from authors, artists, and coworkers as a little uplifting desk décor. It’s a sweet (and pretty!) reminder of all the great folks that make our day-to-day totally worth it.

On the hunt for paper goodies to send to gracious hosts, family, and friends this Thanksgiving, I hopped around the office and rounded up some of our latest stationery offerings perfect for just this occasion.

What better way to say thanks than with a little good luck charm? These adorable Lucky Cat Notecards fold into figurines that make perfect desktop accessories.

Thank folks that love the look of vintage ephemera with the The Art of Instruction Postcards.

Send a cheerful thank-you with the nice bright colors of Kodachrome Notes.

This Liberty Floral Notecard Set will lend thank-you’s a touch of elegance.

Or pen a lengthier letter with one of these elegant stationery collections.

John Robshaw Stationery Collection

Theatre of Dreams Stationery Collection

PANTONE® Stationery Set

Thanks to Kate Woodrow, Bridget Watson Payne, Meghan Nowell, and Kristen Hewitt for sharing their desk displays above!

Caitlin Kirkpatrick
Editorial Assistant

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  • Kelly November 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I'll say thanks in person to whoever I can. These cool cards would make a good stand in to thank whoever I can't see this holiday!


  • Janel November 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I love giving people small gifts or baked goods as a way of saying thank-you. Including a nice card like the ones here make the gift all the more special.


  • Olivia November 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    My mom gave me a lot of her old stationary when I started a letter-writing blog, but now that she's getting back into writing letters, she doesn't have much writing paper left. I want to thank her for sharing her wonderful paper with me, as well as just for being a great mom, so I was thinking of buying her some new stationary. It's so hard to choose!


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