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NYC–themed stationery and greeting cards

Share your love for New York by corresponding with NYC-themed stationery and greeting cards.


Everyone knows that New York pizza is tops, so wish your nearest and dearest a superlative birthday with this recycled-paper card, based on a hand-cut collage made by Illinois painter and printmaker Mollie Green. Your purchase will be making more than one soul’s day: Ten percent of each sale benefits no-kill animal shelters in Chicago. La Familia Green NYC Pizza birthday card, $4, at Exit 9, 57 Ave A between 3rd and 4th Sts (212-228-0145)


Keep in touch with far-flung friends by jotting down the latest news inside this blank letterpress card, whose retro design is a riff on Mad Men–era postcards. Hello!Lucky Visit New York note card, $5 each or six for $14, at Posman Books, 75 Ninth Ave between 15th and 16th Sts (212-627-0304)


City moms will adore receiving this sweet salute to bringing up baby in the urban jungle. The whimsical design is one of Canadian artist Gloria Wall’s hand-drawn illustrations, which is printed on recycled paper using vegetable-based inks. Kate & Birdie Paper Co. Teal Pram baby card, $4, at Mxyplyzyk, 125 Greenwich Ave between Horatio and Jane Sts (212-989-4300)


Proud Upper East Siders can declare their neighborhood love by scribbling messages and to-do lists on these oversize note pads, emblazoned with their area’s elite postal codes. Black Ink Zip Code pads, $38 each, at Monograms off Madison, 29 E 93rd St between Fifth and Madison Aves (646-546-5993)


Singularly named New York artist JillAnne first started hand-painting cards 14 years ago in Midtown West’s Worldwide Plaza, and her designs have since been sold in gift shops at cultural institutions across the country. Her creations, including this rendering of Grand Army Plaza, appropriately have an Impressionist quality that your recipient is bound to appreciate. JillAnne NYC Statue thank-you card, $4 each or eight for $13, at Working Class, 168 Duane St between Hudson and Greenwich Sts (212-941-1199)

 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

Similar to how Leslie Buck’s iconic Grecian-style coffee cup has withstood the test of time in New York’s ever-changing landscape, this silk-screened blank card transcends occasions. We especially love the way its jagged edges hint at the handmade quality—Brooklynite Jesse Levison crafted it in his Williamsburg home studio. Gold Teeth Brooklyn New York Coffee Cup note card, $5, at WORD, 126 Franklin St at Milton St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-383-0096)


Show newly engaged couples that you’re on board with their commitment to one another by giving them this made-in-Manhattan, subway-themed card. Tastement E for Engagement card, $4, at Memories of New York, 206 Fifth Ave between 25th and 26th Sts (212-252-0030)

 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

You’re less likely to get twisted over having to handwrite a letter when the canvas is as charming as this. It’s the handiwork of sisters (and third-generation printers) Amy Swanson and Beth Salvini, who letterpress all of their designs in their West Village shop. Greenwich Letterpress NYC Pretzel letterpress note card, $5, at Greenwich Letterpress, 39 Christopher St between Seventh Ave South and Waverly Pl (212-989-7464, greenwichletterpress.com)

 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

Sometimes, an act of generosity can be so overwhelming, you want to show your gratitude in an equally grand manner. While blaring your thanks across several billboards is probably not an option, this vibrant card from Brooklyn graphic designer Andy Pratt is the next best thing. Andy Pratt Design Thank You Times Square card, $4, at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts (212-274-1160)

 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

You don’t have to be a Park Avenue princess to appreciate Brooklyn illustrator Nicole Block’s simple sketch of a vintage-style lamppost. The juxtaposition of old-school charm with modern street signs perfectly encapsulates what we’ve come to love about this forward-marching city. Nic Notes Street Lamp and Signs note card, $4, at thenicstudio.etsy.com

 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

Family-run Portland, Oregon, company Allport Editions takes gallery artists’ work and transfers them to sustainably produced greeting cards. This particular one from local painter and musician Edie Pijpers (edieart.com), whose interior declares today you rule the empire city! wishing you a royal birthday!, is ideal for making a birthday boy or girl feel as if he or she is on top of the world. Allport Editions Brooklyn Bridge birthday card, $3 each or eight for $15, at the Brooklyn Museum Store, 200 Eastern Pkwy at Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-638-5000)

These New York City–themed note cards and greeting cards from NYC stationery stores and local artists depict iconic New York attractions and artifacts, such as pizza, the skyline, the subway, pretzels, Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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