Take the time to say something witty or sweet or just plain nice, put the missive in an envelope, stamp it and let the United States Post Office take it from there.
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Sugar Paper 
225 26th St., Number 27
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 451-7870

Inside the Brentwood Country Mart, Sugar Paper operates for discerning correspondents who appreciate a highly curated selection of cards and stationary. If you go, expect to find bespoke letterpress stationery courtesy of co-owners Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker who “believe that personal stationery makes a deep, lasting impression.” Indeed. The proof is in their Santa Monica shop where simplicity is key and a highly regarded design aesthetic is expected.

o 13 Best Stores For Stationary And Cards In Los Angeles

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5028 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 642-9039

Shorthand, a small tiny store in the heart of Highland Park specializes in offering great supplies for your desk. If you have a love for all things relating to lettering, this is your place. From great pens, desk goods, notebooks, pencils, and greeting cards to letters, envelopes, and much more, they have a honed collection of goods that won’t disappoint.

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537 N Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91206 
(626) 304-9996

Glendale’s family-owned Swain’s primarily trumpets itself as an art supply store, but this iconic shop is your best bet in this part of town if you are seeking top rate stationary and such, especially pieces in that category that lend an artistic slant. The 17,000-sqaure-foot store is stocked with nifty writing supplies ready to mailed after you express yourself further with your pen. Besides the typical pre-conceived note cards, consider picking up a few sheets of hand made paper to craft a product of your own to take to the post office to be sent on its way to its very cherished recipient.

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3204 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 644-2828

Cool gifts are easily found within this keen Silver Lake gem of a shop. The stationary section is unique and filled with whimsical ways on which to write your thoughts to friends and family. For instance, the unusual Kitty Coles line carried at this pretty East side outpost uses hand tracings to celebrate sentiments of love and flowers.

o 32 Best Stores For Stationary And Cards In Los Angeles

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Shout And About
1547 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 482-7682

This compact Echo Park facility gives letter writing enthusiasts the opportunity to send simple blank cards that use quality stock to explain the reason for each missive. Whether you are aiming to let someone know you are thinking about him or her or you are aiming to send a classy congratulations wish for one achievement or another, this East side establishment has you covered with marvelous materials that matter. They stock a great selection of cards, stationary products, and other home items!

o 22 Best Stores For Stationary And Cards In Los Angeles

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Flax Pen to Paper 
1078 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-3529

Prepare to be amazed at the collection of amazing stationary related items this Westwood locale offers to patrons who walk through the door. From a shelf of Moleskine Notebooks to hundreds of pens of all types, you can find anything you need here. And, with a friendly staff, you’ll feel right at home. Whether you’re obsessed with stationary items or just looking for the perfect pen, pencil, notebook or other item for a project, this is the place to go.

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Paper Source
175 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-4791

Paper Source rarely disappoints when you want to find great stationary items. From notebooks, to great gifts, pens, and pencils, to notecard sets, greeting cards and more, Paper Source has undoubtedly become a leader in the market.

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Urbanic Paper Boutique
1644 Abbott Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 401-0427

If you’re familiar with the city and vibe of Venice, it should come as no surprise that Urbanic Paper Boutique offers one of the best selections of cards, gifts, and other stationary items. While parking can be a bit difficult since it’s on Abbot Kinney, it’s more than worth the visit. Browse for specialty paper goods, find a greeting card for a friend or a loved one and find much more here.

By Jane Lasky

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