Fine Stationary and Invitations
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Traditional Notes and Cards

Social Stationery and Thank You Notes.

Traditionally each person in a household would have his or her own social stationery. As writing notes becomes more of a special occasion than a common occurrence, the traditional standards of etiquette are changing. For those who choose to maintain traditional stationery etiquette, women should use a folded note and a man should use a card. However, we are seeing more combined names or monograms on each of the different types of stationery. For the truly unique stationery, consider hand calligraphy for the names on an informal note, correspondence card or calling card.


Birth Announcements

Reaves is pleased to offer several traditional birth announcements to celebrate your blessed event. Please click the link below for details.


Sympathy Acknowledgments

Originally, sympathy acknowledgements were handwritten notes of appreciation sent to family, friends and business associates who expressed condolences, sent flowers, made memorials, etc. when someone died.  Printed or engraved acknowledgements were sent to those whom the family did not know personally and even then, only when there was a large number of acknowledgements to be made.  Today, however, acknowledgements are sent to everyone to whom thanks for kindnesses are owed.  Typically, sympathy acknowledgements are done on plain or paneled white or off-white cards or folded notes, with notes being the more common since they allow room to write a personal message on the inside.  The traditional black border (the thickness of which symbolized the closeness of the sender to the deceased) is rarely used today.