In our fast-paced, technologically inundated society, it seems that paper has gone by the wayside. Although it is easier to type a quick “Thanks” on your phone and hit “send,” there is something to be said for a handwritten note. Be it a job interview, a wedding, a baby shower or any other instance in which you’d like to drop a line, handwritten notes show that you’ve put time and thought into the note. It’s always a good idea to have a box of blank cards and some stationery around if you need them. Before you compose your next note, stop by one of these stores.
The Stationery Company
2818 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
What started in 1970 as a one-man print operation has developed into a retail shop with everything you need to create a message with a personal touch. A popular shop for invitations, this store is dedicated to customer service and helping patrons pick their perfect product. In the shop, you will find quality products from brands such as Kate Spade, Crane & Co. and Elum, among others. The Stationery Company also offers personalized products, so if you want something custom printed, embossed or anything else you can think of, give this spot a call.
728 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80209
Featuring fine stationery from Vera Wang, William Arthur and more, this shop is a great place to find something that speaks to you. Along with customizable stationery, it also offers invitations, cards by local artists and a lot of little gifts. A small shop, The Papery is known for everything that small businesses are known for – helpful staff, a homey environment and a diverse and interesting selection. Many of its greeting cards are hand-painted, which offers an even more personal touch. Whether you need a box of blank cards or custom invitations, this store is perfect.
3180 Meade St.
Denver, CO 80211
The stationery shop with a quirky sense of humor, Wordshop is dedicated to all things paper. Carrying cards, invitations and stationery for any personality, this shop is a staple for people who like writing letters, cards or collecting. In addition to more traditional invites and card options, Wordsmith also offers cards for other occasions for which Hallmark may not be appropriate. If you are the type of person who prefers more modern designs and doesn’t want cards and stationery written in Edwardian Script or Olde English lettering, check Wordshop out for some sleek, modern designs.
200 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80230
From letterhead to business cards to personalized baby gifts, The Watermark has anything you need to send a personal gift or to leave a lasting impression. Stand out with personalized calling cards or professional, elegant business cards. Offering a wide range of stationery and card brands, there are many options from which to choose. Located in the Lowry neighborhood, this store doesn’t have the parking issues that can plague other neighborhoods. Browse at your leisure and take advantage of the customer service and in-house printing.
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589 Fillmore St.
Denver, CO 80206
With friendly employees and a wide array of gifts, Swoozie’s is an excellent one-stop shop for all of your party-planning needs. Offering invitations, cards and stationery for any occasion, along with gifts, stickers and pre-printed invitations, this shop will help you maximize your time while finding something to match your tastes. As a bonus, it carries thank you notes in several languages, so you can send them to your friends abroad if need be. Whether you are in a hurry and appreciate the variety of merchandise or you are free for an afternoon and simply want to peruse the selection, Swoozie’s is the place for you.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.