Merry Mailings At Local Shops

Holiday cards are one kind of snail mail we hope never goes out of style. And whether handwriting n

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Swee Swee Paperie and Studio
4218 SW Alaska St.; 206.937.7933
Visit this West Seattle shop or their Web site for a variety of pretty boxed sets (such as the one pictured.)  For those designing their own, the Swee Swee site directs customers to Paper + Cup’s new environmentally-friendly holiday line, manufactured entirely by wind power, and 100% post consumer waste.

Real Card Company
2814 E Madison St.; 206.325.1854
With around 100 styles of single holiday cards, boxed sets, and gift tags, this Madison Park shop has plenty of off-the-shelf options.  But their specialty is custom cards, which they help shoppers to design from the ground up, with no minimum order. 

Paper Source
700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 105, Bellevue; 425.646.0100
Not only does this Eastside spot offer 70 types of boxed holiday cards and 37 digitally customized styles, but with wrapping paper, decorations, and gifts it just might be your one-stop holiday shop.

Paper Delights
2205 North 45th St. Suite B; 206.547.1002
Browse this Wallingford stationery shop’s selection of single holiday cards, or ask mom-and-daughter owners Kathy and Alicia to help you customize your own (no minimum order.)

Little q Designs
5628 Airport Way S #10; 206.763.5205
No, you can’t browse or order Little q’s holiday cards online, you actually have to go out and find them.  It’s worth it: your extra effort will be met with an array of beautiful, unique, and eco-friendly options. Insider tip: Head to the studio open houses Dec. 6 and 7 from 11a.m. to 5 p.m, and again on Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Getting everyone to smile for the annual holiday picture was enough work—time to curl up on the couch and do the rest with a couple clicks of the mouse.  Spokane-based offers more than 100 customizable holiday designs, all printed on recycled paper.