Don’t be surprised if the latest designs from Bay Area letterpresses render you speechless.

Dear Hunter


The warm color scheme and silhouette graphics in Twig & Fig’s Flora and Fauna collection evoke a certain animal magnetism. $5 each; twignfig.com


True Blue


Anything written on this aqua-colored Blossom Card from Carrot & Stick—printed on ecru for added warmth—will surely bloom in the eyes of the reader. $16/set of 8; carrotandstickpress.com

Haute Press


You’re a fashion plate right down to your stationery—Cat Seto’s fabulous, hand-drawn Fashion Illustration Occasional Cards, of course. $6 each; catseto.com

Heart Smart


For times when those three simple words just won’t come out, Eieio has created the Love Beyond Your Means boxed set. Included are 15 cards that say just the right thing. $24.00/set; eieiostudio.com



Let’s Get Digital


Yellow Owl’s LCD card is printed on 100 percent recycled paper and comes with an alphabet reference guide so the recipient won’t get an error message. $5 each; yellowowlworkshop.com




Doubly Dutch


Here’s hoping that Dutch Door Press’s folksy Mother’s Day card, which features a charmingly symmetrical design, has a balancing effect on the frazzled mom. $4 each; dutchdoorpress.com


Flower Power

Reducing your carbon footprint is the best excuse we can think of to say thanks on the Blossoms note card from Good on Paper Design. Since it’s printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks, you’ll appear refined and socially responsible. $4.75 each; goodonpaperdesign.com