Thursday, January 10, 2013
A Silvery Start to 2013
I bought these two items separately, and weeks apart, and it wasn’t until I got them both out at the start of the month that I realized they look like a matching set. For over 10 years I’ve had a Manhattan Diary made by Per Annum (they make them for other cities as well: Boston, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, and a “Metropolitan” diary) and get a different color every year. It’s my datebook—if I write it down in this book there is a 99.9% chance of me doing it, taking care of it, seeing it, buying it, etc. The Manhattan Diary also has helpful things like a mini subway map, names and numbers of department stores, museums and restaurants, as well as information like a vintage wine table and the Dow Jones Industrial Stock Average for every year dating back to 1924.
The thank you cards are by Wendy MacFarlane from Peter Pauper Press and I just liked the silvery look of them and the muted tones of gray, cream and periwinkle.
I’m sure so many people now have their schedules on their computers or smart phones and I’ve had people tell me they don’t send thank you notes at all anymore! The more technical and electronic the world becomes, the more I cling to my Manhattan Diary and my thank you cards, no matter how old-fashioned.
Do you still use a traditional datebook or send thank you cards?