Stationery might seem like a bit of a lost art. After all not many people send letters anymore. Still, there is a place for stationery – particularly when you have an event to which you want to invite people. If you have an occasion that requires invitations, try these places that can make unique and memorable invitations.

M. Lovewell
305-104 E. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(657) 245-3553

This is a great little shop that’s easy to miss among the restaurants and other attractions in downtown Santa Ana. Here you’ll find cards for every occasion. The wedding cards are especially good, whether you’re looking for a card for the happy couple or bridesmaids. The good thing about this place is that the cards are unlike what you’ll find anywhere else. You’ll also find a variety of notebooks here. Regular workshops are hosted here so you can learn a new artistic skill like calligraphy.

Papel Amor 
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 389-5575

This isn’t a brick-and-mortar store, but this custom printer can provide cards for any occasion. If you’re getting married anytime soon, you can have everything done here from Save the Date cards to Thank You Cards. Cards for corporate events is another specialty here. You can get perfect name tags and programs for your corporate event from Papel Amor. The folks here are quick to respond, and even invite personal meetings so clients can see samples and catalogs.

The Littlest Print Shop
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 492-3975

The Littlest Print Shop is an excellent place to shop for stationery – particularly if you are getting married anytime soon. This shop can take care of all your print needs for the big day from Save the Date cards to menus for the reception. Three wedding packages are offered here – as well as the option to create your own package. Plenty of add-ons are available to make your invitations unique. In addition to wedding stationery, you can get cards done for any occasion.

Sugar Press
145 W 1st St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 505-1505

It’s true that you can buy wedding invitations anywhere. However, if you’re looking for unique wedding stationery, Sugar Press is as good a place as you’ll find. This place does custom invitations (as well as Save the Date cards and RSVP cards for your guests) so not only will you get exactly what you want, but also so you can have invitations that are as unique as you and your mate. Call Sugar Press to schedule a consultation for your wedding or other event.

Tange Design
2915 Red Hill Ave., Ste C107
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 751-7278

When you have a special occasion like a wedding, you want everyone involved to remember all aspects from the the invitation to the actual event. Tange Design is great at designing invitations that your guests are sure to remember. When you see samples of the work from this studio, you can’t help but realize that it is beautiful. This studio also does invitations for showers, mitzvahs, and corporate events among others. Call for an appointment no matter what your occasion is. 

By Gary Schwind

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