Get the Best Spot on the Fridge This Year With These 7 Made-in-Philly Holiday Cards

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You think the holidays are all about the gifts. Think again. What really stands out—literally, for at least a month, stuck to refrigerator doors, lined up on counters, tacked to bulletin boards—are the cards.

This year, I challenge you to forgo the Shutterstock photo option for the (letterpressed) road less taken. And it’s easy! Philly-based stationers are turning out cards that will win you top billing on fridges everywhere. Here, my favorite picks from seven local companies.

Click here to see them all.

Buy Every Single One Of Your Holiday Cards At Wayne’s New Stationery Store

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Better than Papyrus. (Yes, seriously.) | Photos via Two Paperdolls.

Brides and letterpress fanatics have long known of the wonders of Two Paperdolls, the Main Line’s most cult-followed letterpress and design house. While they’ve always had a design studio in Wayne, it wasn’t open to the public. (Fans would have to shop the collection online; you still can do this, but it’s a drop in the bucket of all of TPD’s offerings.)

Now, just in time for holiday gifting (and those holiday cards which, REMINDER!, you need start thinking about!), they’ve opened a bigger, better studio in Wayne—with an attached brick-and-mortar shop.

More details here!

Nicole Miller Teams up with Philly Illustrator for Ultra-Fashionable (Free!) Stationery

Photos via The Atelier.

Photos via The Atelier.

We at Shoppist HQ are positively gushing over local illustrator and designer Melissa Noucas’s stationery collaboration with Nicole Miller. Using NM’s fall ’14 collection as inspiration, Noucas used watercolor and gouache to paint the leather, studded and feather-bedecked runway looks.

The best part? You can download your own set of notecards for free. Just print files on an 8.5 x 11 inch cover weight card stock and cut along the lines. Cards fit in an A6 envelope.

Now, go grab a fountain pen, stat.