Getting Inspired to Write with Papyrus

I’ve collected stationery and greeting cards ever since I was a little girl. I have a whole drawer full of blank cards waiting to be written on. I’m one of those people who pick up a set of cards just because they’re cute… does anyone else do that? Ever since writing our Thank You cards for our wedding, I’ve been all about handwritten messages. With so much noise in the digital space, handwritten notes have never been more meaningful. I love the idea of writing little notes to friends and family. Whether it’s to reminisce on an old memory or to just say hi. With that being said, I’ve actually struggled with writing my whole life. I have this little space on the Internet where I write everyday, but the truth is, it doesn’t come easy.

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I’ve struggled with the writing process ever since I can remember. I have all these feelings in my head and a clear message I want to convey, but when I go to write it down, my thoughts are all over the place. It has actually prevented me from sharing more about myself and my experiences with you. It takes so much time to write a well thought out post for me, I tend to put them off. But, I want to change that. I know one of the ways to get better is to do it more often. Write as much as possible. Lately, I’ve been trying to set time apart from the hustle and bustle of the work week to sit and write in silence with no distractions. Getting the time to do that is a struggle in itself… but I know I want this process to become easier for me and I want to be able to share more with you, so I’m making it a priority.

papyrus-greeting-cardscrystalin-marie-at-homecrystalin-marie-fall-home-decor crystalin-marie-and-papyrusThis partnership with Papyrus and Zang Toi could not have come at a better time. What better way to get inspired to write than to send a few hand-written notes on some of the most beautifully crafted cards. As a nod to this past Fashion Week, Papyrus and Zang Toi launched one of the very first designer partnerships in the greeting card industry. Not only can you send someone you love a meaningful message, but you can now do so with the most coveted one-of-a-kind cards from iconic fashion designers. If you’re a stationery person, like me, you will love these!

If anyone else struggles with writing or just has any tips on how to get better at it, I’d love to hear from you. I often find the writing process calming and therapeutic, so I know doing more of it will not only help take this blog further, but will help with balance in my everyday life.

Created in collaboration with Papyrus



  1. October 5, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Your new space looks so cozy, so quickly! I moved a year ago, and I’m still waiting to be inspired…I’m loving that coffee table tray too!

  2. cat
    October 5, 2016 / 10:26 am

    loved this post! (fun to get to see a sneak peek at your new living space ;)

    may i ask where your jeans are from & what size? they look like the gap ones you linked up a few days ago- i just can’t tell!

    have an awesome day!!

  3. October 6, 2016 / 4:32 am

    This stationary is beyond perfect for any gal with a passion for style! I love it. Also, I’m loving your living room decor, especially those fabulous pillows (which I can’t have bc one of my pups eats throw pillows). Great outfit as always. Until I read otherwise, I was thinking your jeans were the Levis icon wedgie fit which I am currently obsessed with. If you haven’t tried them out, you may love them bc Levis run pretty small, and this fit looks fabulous cut off at the hem. You might love them;)
    This is such a great post, Crystalin! Sorry…I’m babbling.
    XO! Gina

    • Crystalin
      October 17, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks, lady! I actually just ordered a pair of Levis wedgie fit (such a weird name for them lol) in black. I will definitely let you know how they fit.

  4. Jess
    October 10, 2016 / 8:04 am

    Can you tell me where you got your couch from? We are looking for a new one in that style and yours looks really comfortable.

    • Crystalin
      October 17, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      We got the couch as a gift and I don’t recall the brand name. If I figure it out, I’ll let you know.

  5. January 29, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I love the sweater you’re wearing in this post! Where is it from?

    • Crystalin
      January 30, 2017 / 7:43 am

      Aww, thanks! It’s old Banana Republic.

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