I was recently introduced to a website called Paperless Post, which allows users to send both online and paper stationary for special events or just because. You have the option to upload your own design, or you can use one of their pre-made designs and customize anything from font face and color, text, logos (if only I had one for Books & Tea!), envelope linings, and “stamps”. I mean, just look at all the invitations you have to choose from! There are hundreds of templates to browse though for events like weddings, birthday parties, holidays, fundraisers, and…Book Clubs! Check out this charming Library Card invitation! Naturally, I began imagining hosting my own book club– a Very Cozy Book Club.
Fall is right around the corner, so I couldn’t resist this invitation with a simple orange bow. Plus, I customized the lining of the envelope with a sweet acorn print.
For our first meeting, we would start off with a classic– Murder on the Orient Express by the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie. I’ve wanted to read one of her books for a while now, but I have such a poor track record with “classics”. I think the book club would definitely keep me on track though. Runner-ups included: the Hound of the Baskervilles by Sherlock Holmes, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. What can I say? I was starting to get hungry…
Autumn is a perfect season for hot tea (although admittedly, I drink hot tea all year round, even when it’s 90 degrees outside). To make the occasion extra cozy, I chose a spicy masala chai, although a simple mug of breakfast tea with a splash of milk and sugar is also an Autumn staple for me. What kind of tea do you like to drink when the temperature drops and the leaves change colors?
I hope one day the Very Cozy Book Club will come to fruition, but for now it’s just a dream. In the mean time, check out the Paperless Post, and gaze upon the beautiful stationary. Then sign up! Because you’ll get 25 free coins, which is plenty to get you started as you plan and organize your next event. And, if it happens to be a book club, please invite me!
Do you participate in a book club? How did you get involved, and what kind of books do you read?
P.S. The candle featured in my photograph is maple bourbon scented. So. Much. Yes.