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Say It With a Card

Local stationers and gift shops share their Mother’s Day picks.

Dabney Lee
45 Washington St., nr Water St., Brooklyn; 718-596-4169
“Egg Press” Card, $7.

“I love her colors. I love her details, like the cutout windows, the shape of the card. I have 5-year-old triplets, two girls and a boy. I know my daughters would pick that card out in two seconds.” —Dabney Lee Woglom, founder

Red Pearl
202 Bedford Ave., nr. N. 6th St., Brooklyn; 718-599-0023
“One Canoe Two” Card, $5.

“I’ve seen so many Mother’s Day cards. This one catches my eye so much. It’s a three-dimensional book, and it shows how much you love your mom.” —Aya Kiriyama, owner

Greenwich Letterpress
39 Christopher St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-989-7464
“Mummy” Card, $4.75.

“My mom signs her emails ‘Mummy,’ and we thought, ‘Oh this might be a cute Mother’s Day card.’ It’s one of our best sellers, and it’s new this year.” —Amy Swanson, co-owner and designer with sister Beth Salvini

Pink Olive
439 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-780-0036
“French Mommy” Card, $5.50.

“I just love the beautiful illustration of this design and the French influence. It’s very whimsical. This is definitely a frame-worthy piece that the moms can save as a little piece of artwork.” —Grace Kang, founder and chief buyer

Suite Paperie
373 Broadway, Ste. B07, nr. Franklin St.; 646-535-6240. Studio open by appointment only; contact for purchase.
“I Got It From My Mama” Card, $7.50.

“Aside from loving the song, I am so proud of all the traits I got from my mama. Also, this is my first Mother’s Day as a mom, and I hope my daughter is proud to say she ‘got it from her mama’ when she’s older.” —Becca Goldberg, owner

Bowne & Co., Stationers
South Street Seaport Museum, 211 Water St., nr. Beekman St.; 646-315-4478
“Medallion” Card, $10.

“My personal inspiration is always from antiques and old materials. This card has French silk ribbon from Tinsel Trading Company that was originally made for antique medallions.” —Wendy Addison, “Medallion” card artist/designer

Sesame Letterpress
55 Washington St., Ste. 706, nr. Front St., Brooklyn; 347-768-8177. Studio open by appointment only; contact for purchase.
“Bird & Nest” Card, $5.

“We’re trying to think about spring and birds and nests and also just about how hard mother birds have to work to take care of their eggs and build this home. This symbol of a bird and a nest really exemplifies the love a mother has for her children.” —Breck Hostetter, owner

Stationery and Toy
125 W. 72nd St., nr Columbus Ave.; 212-580-3922
“For You, Mommy” Card, $2.95.

“We’ve been here 30 years and we’re family-run. It’s my dad Larry Gomez and me. He comes in on the weekends so I can spend time with my children.” —Donna Schofield, owner

147 W. 25th St., 8th fl., nr. Seventh Ave.; 646-652-6922. Studio open by appointment only; contact for purchase.
“Love Notes for Mom” Card, $5.50.

“My childhood was painted with a world of lively imagination, fun hands-on projects, and quirky turns of phrases that were all engineered by my mom. Our 'Love Notes for Mom' cards are letterpress-printed by hand with fun phrases and lively colors as a tribute to the original artist in my life.” —Meredith Kurosko, founder and creative director