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There’s a Science Behind Why You Love Stationery So Much

Whether you’re in love with notecards and calligraphy or still remember the rush you got when cracking open that fresh Lisa Frank binder before your first day of middle school, one thing seems to be true: Most creatives seem smitten with stationery. Our favorite British site, The Pool, started a conversation about why, in this digital day and age, so many people are still attached to the written word when it comes to correspondence. They consulted an expert and discovered we feel liberated by having choice and are nostalgic about those choices, which include physical cards and pens and notebooks. So in celebration, here are a few of our favorite cards, notebooks, tutorials and Brit Kits to help you get your stationery fix.

1. Holy Guacamole Birthday Card ($4): Break out this card to drop a birthday note to your favorite friend who talks about nothing but avocado toast and chips and guac. But don’t get her started on peas, okay?

2. Wedding Arbor Pop-Up Card ($8): We can’t with how sweet and intricate this cutout card is. The bride and groom will be super thankful for your thoughtfulness.

3. You’re My Main Squeeze Card ($5): Summa, summa, summatime is here, and we love this card as a pick-me-up for someone who might have a case of the summer blues. How could you not smile at pretty limes and cute lettering?

4. Blooms Card ($4): Brighten someone’s day with this colorful, happy card. We especially love the hand-painted flowers.

5. Hipster Glasses Rubber Stamp ($13): How cute would this be as your signature stamp over your return address, or as an all-over pattern on a DIY notecard to a friend? We also love it as a gift tag.

6. Letterpress Starter Kit ($170): If you’re ready to take it to the next level, try our letterpress starter kit. It’s got everything you need to create your own little letterpress factory. Don’t say we didn’t warn you — this is addictive.

7. Calligraphy 101 Class ($20): In just 40 minutes, we can teach you how to get the lettering of your dreams down pat with our calligraphy class, so you can begin writing beautiful, hand-written notes to all those you love.

8. Pocketo Gridded Pen ($5): Pretty is as pretty writes, right? Take these stylish and graphic pens with you so you can jot off a postcard or note the next time you see one on your daily — or faraway — travels.

What else do you like to have when writing a note to a friend? Tell us in the comments!

(h/t The Pool)

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)