Anchor No. 160, $4.50 by Pancake & Franks, Camping Circa 1960s, $8 by Old School Stationers, 'A note' set, $12 for 10, at Paper Source
Thank you notes go a long way with people. You, of course, already knew this. But when was the last time you sent one? (No, not one of those snarky e-cards—an old-fashioned paper note.) Probably not since your mom or girlfriend or wife forced you, right? We don't blame you. For years, it's been hearts and flowers and puppies all up and down the card aisle. That's changing, though, as small boutique stationers take man-friendly wares to the masses. Companies like Old School Stationers and Pancakes & Franks offer edgy, stylish, masculine note cards you'll be proud to send. Get yourself a box and keep it at work—you'll be more likely to actually write one if it's sitting in front of you for ten hours a day.
What should I pack for my first business trip?
- Matt, OH
With nearly every airline imposing a baggage fee nowadays, if you can get away with flying with just a carry-on, do it.
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