The Prettiest Notecards For Staying In Touch

Some lovely notecards for keeping in touch with friends and relatives...

To address the elephant in the room, it's been a very, very strange and unusual week for everybody, everywhere.

Many people – if not most people – have been advised to limit social interaction with friends and family, and to adopt social distancing.

But it's not all doom and gloom. We know it's not the same as face-to-face contact, but sending someone a little notecard in the post has got to be one of the loveliest ways of staying in touch for the time being.

We've been sending our families postcards, photographs and doodles – mostly unwanted "artworks" by our children, drawings and scribbles that no longer fit onto our busy fridges – and if you're looking to give the kids something to do to keep them busy, it's never too early to teach them letter writing skills.

We've updated our address books to include teachers, neighbours, friends and even distant relatives, and we've scanned the web for the prettiest notecards we can find. Because we could all use with a little cheering up right now.

Here are a few of a our favourites...

1. MATILDA GOAD

Matilda Goad's wonky wobbles have squiggled their way onto these Scallop Trim blank writing cards.

£20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

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2. ELEPHANT STRIPE

We love Portico's elephant stripe notecard sets, perfect for sending a big thank you.

Portico Elephant Thank You notecards, £12 for 10 from JohnLewis.com (opens in new tab)

3. PRETTY PLAINS

This Smythson design features a studded border motif printed in shades of blue and engraved in silver. The ten correspondence cards come with matching tissue-lined envelopes.

Studded border correspondence cards, £25 for 10 from Smythson.com (opens in new tab)

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For something more feminine, we're big fans of this simple blush scallop design too.

Blush scallop notecard set, £20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

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4. LUKE EDWARD HALL

It turns out you don't need to be sitting on pots of money to afford Luke Edward Hall's fun and fancy designs. We love his dotty Ludo note card design, available in pink or blue.

£20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

He also features his signature doodle-style in his stationery collaboration with Papier, including this Elvis design.

£20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

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5. BOTANICAL BEAUTIES

What could be lovelier than a leafy, botanical design?

£20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

Toasted Crumpet Designs' box of botanical themed cards includes eight different designs.

'Greenery' Boxed Set Of Eight Mixed Notecards, £10 for 8 from Notonthehighstreet.com (opens in new tab)

Meanwhile Brie Harrison's Lingonberry design is a riot of cheerful colour.

£20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

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6. BUMBLE BEE

Portico does it again with this simple bee design. Simple, but oh so lovely.

Bee Notecards, £12 for 10 from Anthropologie.com (opens in new tab) (also available from JohnLewis.com)

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7. AYNHOE PARK

Our social media feeds have been littered with whimsical imagery of Aynhoe Park over the years, most notably of their taxidermy floating giraffe. It was only a matter of time before the surreal snaps made their way onto stationery...

Aynhoe Park Celebration Animals Notecard Set, £20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

The collaboration with Papier includes illustrations of Aynhoe Park's statues too.

Aynhoe Park Angel Statue Notecard Set, £20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

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8. DOG LOVERS

There's plenty out there for dog lovers too.

Smythson's Spaniels design features a spaniel dogs motif engraved in black and gold, and comes with matching fully tissue-lined envelopes.

Spaniels Correspondance Cards, £37 for 10, Smythson.com (opens in new tab)

They also do a fun dog with Fez hat design.

Dog with fez hat Correspondance Cards, £37 for 10 from Smythson.com (opens in new tab)

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And over at Papier you'll find more dog covered prints and patterns.

Pups Notecard Set by Hello!Lucky, £20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

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9. WELLNESS

Encouraging health, fitness and wellbeing, Danielle Kroll's illustrations feature bendy yoga ladies.

Yoga Ladies Notecard Set, £20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)

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10. BLOW A KISS

Renowned illustrator and watercolour artist Susannah Garrod lends her signature style to a love-themed collaboration with Papier, which includes this notecard set called Lips, Lips, Lips.

£20 for 10 from Papier.com (opens in new tab)