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In a world of email

In a world of email, text messaging, instant messaging and Google chat, a handwritten note has become a rare, and thereby precious, gesture. When an occasion calls for such a demonstration of gratitude or affection—hooking you up with free tickets to see U2, helping you move across town on a humid 90° day, listening to you for four hours on the phone as you recount over and over what he said to you when you caught him holding the hand of his ex—the card should enhance the encomium. Grace Ann Studios makes cards whose handmade baubles and embellishments justify taking the time to write out a handwritten note. As an exclusive discount, use the code “Papierdoll” at checkout to get free shipping on your order.
—Ali