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Send Season’s Greetings & Thanks With These Shadyside Stationery Shops

Sending holiday greeting cards is a timeless tradition, and during the 2020 holiday season finding creative ways to stay connected is more important than ever. Elevate your correspondence this year by sending handwritten cards or unique gifts your friends and family will surely cherish. Everything you need to get started is available from local stationery retailers right within Shadyside. 

Kards Unlimited, 5522 Walnut Street

Whether you’re looking for the perfect witty card for the comedian in your family or a new journal to jot down your goals for the new year, Kards Unlimited on Walnut Street has you covered. This store has been a family-owned Shadyside staple for more than 50 years; it’s a one-stop-shop for all your holiday gift needs. You’ll find an assortment of cards, books, games, mugs, puzzles, and more.

Cards from Cards Unlimited on Instagram

Image from Kards Unlimited on Instagram

Kards Unlimited is open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup from 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Sunday. Double-check hours on their website for any updates before visiting.

Scribe Fine Papers, 731 ½  Filbert Street

For the artists and calligraphy lovers, Scribe Fine Papers on Filbert Street carries letterpress goods, stationery, and printing products from various designers and local artists. This stationery shop fulfills custom orders and also sells beautiful calendars, journals, ribbons, and calligraphy pens. In addition to finding quality cards for your friends and family, this is the perfect spot to pick up any supplies you’ll need for your next rainy day weekend project.

Scribe Fine Papers Instagram post featuring Christmas card and pen

Image from Scribe Fine Papers on Instagram

Scribe Fine Papers is open from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday – Saturday, and 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Sunday. Look to their website for any updates to these hours of operation.

Pennhollows, 244 S. Highland Avenue

This local shop has been a Shadyside favorite since it opened in 2007. Come for the selection of beautiful cards suiting various occasions, and stay for the assortment of rare books and unique home decor. Your card recipients will love a warm message enclosed in one of Pennhollows’ delightful illustrations.

Pennhollows gift shop in Shadyside from Instagram

Image from Pennhollows on Instagram

Pennhollows is open from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday, and 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday & Monday. Refer to their website for updates to hours of operation.

Kawaii Gifts, 738 Copeland Street

Kawaii means “cute” in Japanese, and cute is exactly what you’ll find at Kawaii Gifts on Copeland Street. This shop sells Japanese letter sets, notebooks, pens, and other items adorned with animals and charming illustrations. The items here provide a lighthearted tranquility people can appreciate in this challenging year. A gift from Kawaii is sure to spread cheer.

Kawaii Gifts Shadyside shop with cards and toys from Instagram

Image from Kawaii Gifts on Instagram

Kawaii Gifts is open every day from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Visit their website for any updates or to schedule a private shopping appointment.

Bring some cheer and a personal touch into this holiday season. No need to stray far; all these Shadyside shops are easily walkable. Whether you send a simple, handwritten thank you note or your annual batch of Christmas cards, your loved ones will appreciate you thinking of them.