Best of Lei Chic 2010: Take Note

As we get set to ring in 2011, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2010. Enjoy and see you next year!
Originally published January 5, 2010

Over the holidays, you raked in the gifts. Some were great (La‘akea Jewelry from your bestie), others, not so much (crocheted cat sweater from Aunt Hilda). But either way, you’ve gotta say thank you like you mean it. This year, pen your words of gratitude on unique, locally-made stationery, and send them off with customized address labels and stamps.

Talk about making your mark.

Lei ChicFit to Print
Designed by architecture student/graphic designer Raquel Gushi, Socialite Paperworks are downloadable images that you can use on stationery, websites, scrapbooks, business cards, and more. Gushi emails you the digital files within 24 hours of purchasing, so you can start decorating anything you like with her modern, swirling florals, cute cupcakes, and more. You can also request custom colors. Available online here

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Note Worthy
Put pen to paper on note cards from DBK designs. Designer Darlene B. Kraan handcrafts the stationery from her home in Honolulu, adorning them with feminine florals, polka dots, stripes, butterflies, paisley, and paw prints. Custom orders welcomed. Available online here

Lei ChicLady and the Stamp
For all those thank-you cards you’ll be sending, ditch your boring, ugly address stickers. For a unique, personal touch, order a custom address stamp from Foryoo. The locally-designed, adorably chic designs (think: modern nature motifs and simple monograms) will make a fresh upgrade for all your correspondence. Available online here

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The Write Moves
Take note: perhaps the Islands’ most gorgeous paper products are from Simply Embellish, made on Kaua‘i. The handcrafted note cards, gift tags and address labels range from modern Hawaiiana prints to simply elegant monograms. Custom orders are welcomed, and they make trendy designs for every occasion. Available online here