The nostalgic prints at Pickett’s Press make writing thank-you notes even more en vogue.
The hydrangea lavender correspondence card ($36 for a set of 10).
When Kate Pickett was a little girl, the first thing she would do after returning home from a party would be write a thank-you note. Years later, after a stint as an investment banker, Pickett attended Harvard Business School, where she came up with the business plan for Pickett’s Press—a way to combine her business savvy with her artist’s sensibility and lifelong passion for stationery.
“Since each piece is run by hand through our presses, there are small variations to the ink and density in each card, which create these delicate one-of-a-kind pieces,” explains Pickett, whose favorite part is adding hand-painted borders, beveling, corner rounding, and tissue liner embellishments.
At Pickett’s Press, Kate combines traditional letterpress with unexpected colors and designs: “I’ll put a frog motif above a name engraved in the most traditional Open Roman font, and suddenly a formal social stationery is fresh.” This summer, she’s offering custom printing appointments in her Southampton home.