I remember twenty years ago Mom bought herself some embossed monogrammed stationery, and did the same for me as a birthday gift. She made no comment on what it cost.
I hoarded the last piece for twenty years, until the other day I used it for a thank-you note. I tried to buy some more, and GOOD GOD is embossed stationery expensive.
And it is strange, because there is no longer such a call for nice stationery -- and frankly, though mine was lovely, I am sure there is special elite stationery that has even higher status. I'm sure my Old Guard New England stationery would be superseded by QEII royal warrant stationery.
[minutes later after researching even better brands]
Jesus and all the heavenly host, seven hundred and fifteen dollars for a box of 50 notecards? And it isn't even royal warrant stationery; it's from Gwyneth Paltrow Goop endorsed paper maker Sugar.
Lord. That put me off. Made me realize that wanting the best is a fool's game. I will stick with the non-customized Amazon thank you cards I have in the drawer.