Bookstr’s Stationery Gift Guide for the Most Beautiful Handwritten Letters

Nothing gives gifts a more personal touch than handwritten cards to go along with them! Check out this stationery gift guide to elevate your holiday presents this season.

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Whenever I receive a gift — whether it be for my birthday, a holiday, or some other occasion — I always get especially excited to read the card. Handwritten cards are such a touching and meaningful way to show someone how much you care. I often cherish these cards more than the actual gift, and I keep them to look back on later. If you want your holiday gifts to be especially memorable this year, write letters to accompany your presents using some of the stationery below. Or, if someone in your life likes to write notes, these stationery items will make the ideal gift for them!

Greeting Cards

Bookish Greeting Cards

There are so many different kinds of bookish greeting cards, from birthday cards to holiday cards and more. Some of these cards are more generic, while others are specific to a particular book or author, such as these greeting cards based on Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. The first card depicts the book’s titular character, Anne Shirley, while the second card contains one of the most famous quotes from the book: “True friends are always together in spirit.” This shop also sells a bookmark with a matching design!

Four different greeting cards, each with a different bookish design. The first card says "I love you like Hermione loves books." The second card says "Books over people." The third card says "Proclamation: Happy Birthday! You are my favorite muggle." The forth card says "You + me + books + cake."

If you have more than one bookworm in your life, you can make your life easier by getting a set of assorted greeting cards, each adorned with an adorable, bookish design. For example, this set of four bookish greeting cards on Etsy is great for any occasion.

If you’re looking for birthday cards, Etsy has an amazing selection, including this bookshelf greeting card, this bookcase card, and this bookish birthday cake card.

Literary Postcards

For a slightly different style, check out these postcards, inspired by various books and authors: this postcard is based on Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own; this postcard is based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland; and this postcard is based on an Oscar Wilde quote from De Profundis. Check out even more postcards and other bookish stationery from Literary Emporium here, as well as this gorgeous set of 12 literary postcards from Bookishly.

Postcard with a black and white image of Alice from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland looking up at the Cheshire cat sitting in a tree beside a quote that reads, "'We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.' 'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice. 'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here.'"

P.S. These companies are based in the United Kingdom, so if you live outside of the UK, you should place your order as soon as possible so that it will arrive in time for the holidays!

Christmas-Themed Greeting Cards

Christmas is the perfect time to show the bookish people in your life that you’re thinking of them. There are so many incredible Christmas greeting cards with a bookish twist on Etsy, such as this set of two Bookmas cards, this Christmas card pack with three different bookish designs, and this set of six Christmas cards for book lovers.

Three bookish Christmas cards. The first card says "Wishing you stacks of Christmas joy." The second card says "Have your shelf a merry little Christmas." The third card says "Eat, read, and be merry."

On Redbubble, you can purchase this bookish Christmas tree card and this “Dear Santa, don’t check my Kindle history” card. Plus, shop other bookish greeting cards on Redbubble here.

Additionally, you can buy customizable bookish Christmas cards like this “Booked for the Holidays” card at Zazzle.

Other Bookish Stationery Items

If you’re looking for other kinds of bookish stationery, check out these selections:

This year, add a special touch to your holiday gifts with a handwritten note penned on a book-themed card! The reader in your life will certainly appreciate it.

Check out some of our other holiday gift guides here and here.

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