Stationery Shops in the Upper West Side
New York City is such a fast paced environment, and sometimes it can be tough to take a few minutes to communicate with friends and family who live across the state, across the country, and even across the world. Sure, phone calls and emails are the most common way to say “hello,” but why not get creative with a more personal message?
It just so happens that the Upper West Side is filled with crafty stationery shops that have the perfect notes to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or to say “thank you” after a wonderful dinner party. From colorful paper, eye catching envelopes, and seasonal stamps, we guarantee sending a hand-written note will make the receiver’s day!
Located on 309 Columbus Avenue, Paper Source believes in “doing something creative every day.” Their store encourages exactly that with their collections:
- Gift wrap
- Party supplies
- Calendars and planners
- Craft supplies
- Plenty of stationery
They also offer a packed calendar of workshops and events, such as the cutest Indigo Card Making Workshop (perfect for creating summertime correspondence!), and a DIY Personal Stationary Workshop, which is ideal for stocking your stationery kit with your own monogrammed cards!
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Gold Leaf Stationers
Gold Leaf Stationers leads with the motto of being your, “one-stop-shop!” for all office and art supplies. Locally owned, which is aways a plus, Gold Leaf carries painting supplies, printer ink, kids’ toys and games, and even does on-site framing. It’s safe to say you can knock out several errands at Gold Leaf when swinging by to pick up your new stationery!
With two locations on the Upper West Side, 209 Columbus Avenue and 2157 Broadway, Papyrus is an excellent place to buy stunning cards that are sure to wow the recipient.
Their motto is “life is a celebration”, and with cards sparkling with glitter, it feels like one every time you walk in! In addition to stationery, Papyrus is famous for their custom printing for weddings, graduations, new babies, personalized collections, and basically anything else you can think of.
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By Invitation Only Designs
When it comes to unique, one-of-a-kind stationery and card designs, By Invitation Only Designs is one of the few places where clients individually with Phyllis Roth, the owner and designer. Talk about one on one attention! This guarantees specialized attention to each and every stationery or custom invitation project.
She brings over twenty years of experience to the table in design, typography, copy writing and printing techniques, which can truly help your vision come to life!
For all of my fellow DIYers out there, Michael’s is the spot to shop for stationery if you feel like, drum roll please, making your own!
It’s a superstore in terms of craft supplies, and here are just a few of my go-to items when card creativity is on the brain:
- Unique card stock and designer paper
- Fun seasonal, animal, and lifestyle stickers
- Bright paint pens and pastel markers
- Colorful ribbons of all sizes
- SO much glitter
- Differently shaped hole punchers
They also offer lots of fun classes, such as the Make A Card for Dad class, which allows you to custom make your own card for Father’s Day – for free!