If I may be so bold, might I suggest a surefire way to create some sunshine in your life? Sit down with pen and paper and write a note to someone you care about, telling them why you like them so much. Then put that note in an envelope and affix a real live stamp to it and stick it in the post. The feeling of sending a note full of love and joy to someone is incomparable. Who knows, you might even get something in return! While I’ll admit any old paper will do (it’s the thought, right?), nothing can compare to the exquisite touch of beautifully crafted letterpress when it comes to handwritten correspondence. Trust.
Aloha Letterpress combines two loves of mine in one perfect marriage: my love for Hawaii (I used to live there) and my love for beautiful stationary. To be perfectly honest, in all of my years living in paradise, I didn’t find anything as beautiful as the creations from Linda Akiyama Coleon. Coleon creates each and every piece from hand, start to finish. It is the fine attention to detail that sets this letterpress apart from the rest. The Bamboo Cards and Sunny Hibiscus Cards remind me of warm ocean breezes and salt drying on my arms in the sunshine. Perhaps if I write love notes on these cards, some of that sunshine will linger. It’s worth a shot.