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G. Lalo Coreale Notecards And A Giveaway

05/17/2014

According to The New York Times, “the handwritten gratitude intervention seems to be experiencing a moment of vogue.” What a stuffy way to say note cards are making a comeback! Regardless, from Jimmy Fallon to Ralph Lauren, this form of person to person connection is on the upswing and a welcome counter to the mechanical means of communication to which we have become all too accustomed.

Want to participate? Regardless of the tool with which you choose to write, quality counts so use a heavy card stock like G. Lalo Coreale Notecards. The paper is 250g card stock and features deckle edges. Coreale comes in Lagoon (blue), Taupe, Lilac, Fuchsia, Ivory and Grey in packets of ten cards with tissue-lined envelopes. The stock performs beautifully with fountain pen ink so no limits in that regard.

With five colors to express any sentiment and a few well chosen words, you can make a memorable impression, soothe a troubled friend, acknowledge a job well done, share a quote, make someone feel truly special or be a bit cheeky and really stand out.

Exaclair, U.S. distributor of G. Lalo products, is offering a giveaway to five Inkophile readers who want to try Coreale Notecards in Lagoon. To enter just post a comment and a sentence or two about how you would use them. This offer is open to residents of the U.S. only. One entry per person with five random winners to be selected on 5/31/2014 at 6pm PDT. Each winner will have until 6/15/2014 to respond. If not, a replacement winner will be selected.

Thanks, Karen, for the opportunity to try Coreale cards and sponsoring the giveaway. You’ve been a good friend to my blog. More reviews and giveaways to come.

72 comments

  1. Oooh, I would totally love to send these out to friends and family. I am constantly on the lookout for fountain-pen friendly stationary!

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  2. I love the colors! So distinctive.

    I’d use them to let everyone know I’ve moved. They’re the perfect size for a gracious note.

    That blue positively screams for a stub nib loaded with dark ink. Whereas the gray would allow something with shading…

    Oh dear. I think I need to hit Goulet Pens and look at more colors.

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  3. I’d send them to family and friends baxk at home! 🙂 My friends and I send each other postcards since we live far apart now. This would be a great new twist in variety!

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  4. These notecards look like a fantastic compliment or alternative to email. We are also ‘constantly on the lookout’ for fountain pen friendly paper. The best we have found so far, which we use in all our notebooks, is a calender finished paper from a Scottish paper mill. It’s not cheap but we haven’t discovered anything better yet. Anyone know of a more fountain pen friendly paper?

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    • These have a faint texture that does well with ball nibs, but not cursive italics or some sharper-cornered stubs. Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, & a non-Exaclair brand called Cavallini are all wonderful.

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  5. Found the most luscious raspberry color at European Paper Company. Which led me to the apricot stationery. You are EVIL showing all these luscious goodies right when I need to stock my new office!

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    • Beth, aren’t the colors lovely? Hard to pick just one. 🙂

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      • Which is how I ended up with three: Apricot, Raspberry & Graphite. There goes the budget!

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        • Dang, you pulled the trigger fast. Lots of writing ahead.

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          • I would’ve gone for this lovely blue, too, if they’d had it in stock. Now after this article gets seen, there’ll be a feeding frenzy, so I got my order in while they had the colors I craved.

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            • Wonder which inks you’ll use.

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              • Won’t know until they’re in front of me. Only have 3 shelves of bottles to choose from.

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                • Well, then, we’ll have to get you some ink, too. Three shelves is way too few bottles. I have some J. Herbin reviews in the works. Perhaps one of them will entice you.

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                  • Herbin is always tempting. Heard on FPN that their 100ml bottles are being discontinued? Hope not. That’s the only usable sized bottle for big pens.

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                    • I’ll have to query that as it is news to me.

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  6. The colors are wonderful! I would use them to send thank you notes to all those who have helped my family while my father has been in the hospital. AND to justify a new ink color to match the notecard.

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  7. I send cards to friends and family just to remind them that the actual written word has not gone the way of the dodo bird. This stationery would be like a graceful swan, so no “chicken scratches” allowed 🙂

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  8. Oooh! These are fantastically lovely & I am gaga for this colour lately. I would add some washi tape or a bit of gouache and use them as notes to send to pen pals, friends I haven’t kept up with or as notes to my family. I’m an inveterate card-sender and always love blank notes for those thinking of you moments. (I hope this posts only once. I got an error on my first try)

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  9. I would keep half the box and send the other half to one of my grandsons. He is interested in penpals and sending notes and letters to his Nana. The color is great for me and for a ten year old little boy.

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  10. It’s my favorite color of blue. When my husband who is overseas sees the envelope he will know that it’s from me!

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  11. I’m not a huge fan of card and envelope sets that are the same color, so I’d love to split them up with other colors!

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    • Sounds gorgeous!

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  12. I’ve made a commitment this year to write a letter/note a week — not exactly back-breaking, but a bit of a stretch for me. What a splash my notes would make on Lagoon cards (pun totally intended)!

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  13. I would love to use the beautiful G. Lalo Coreale Notecards to write to my penpals.

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  14. Such a lovely shade of blue, and I am always a big fan of the rougher edges. It gives a more home made look. I would love to leave these cards randomly around the house for my wife to find. A little token of my appreciation for her and calligraphy practice to boot!

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  15. These are lovely! I would use them to revive my lax correspondence with old friends. =)

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  16. I write every day. I am always looking for beautiful stationary. I would like to try the G. Lalo Coreale Correspondence Cards. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest.

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  17. Oooh that’s one of my favorite colors. And it was just my birthday so I have lots of thank you cards to write 😉

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  18. I write letters to our grandparents that dont have internet access to send them photos of the grandkids. G. Lalo is excellent for fountain pens as you know. thanks for the chance to get a few sheets.

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  19. WOW! I would use these awesome colors for corresponding with friends and family. G.Lalo is great stationary.

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  20. I would use these excellent cards to thank members of the board for the performing arts group I am blessed to lead.

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  21. What lovely colors! 🙂 I have recently been trying to send more cards because I live 8 hours from the rest of my family (and soon my manfriend as well) and I know how much I love getting mail from them, so I have to assume it works the same way on their end.

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  22. These are beautiful! I’d use them to continue my InCoWriMo notes and letters:)

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  23. I would love these beautiful cards for writing pen pals.

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  24. These would definitely be useful. However, they would also make a nice gift for daughter as she heads out to college and the real world.

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  25. I’d love to have these attractive and high-quality cards for notes to friends and family. It’s so much nicer to use actual paper and ink vs. an impersonal email or text message!

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  26. uff, i can almost feel the weight of these gorgeous note cards. would love to impress my long-time pen pal and brighten her day when she receives correspondence from me on these.

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  27. Just give me a chance . I would love to have these to send to people I have missed at our church gatherings. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  28. I would use them to send out thank you cards for graduation this August,

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  29. I handwrite and send thank you and thinking of you notes to my friends and family all the time on pretty paper so it would be nice to have more pretty paper on hand. I’m sure all colors these come in are super cute.

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  30. These cards are lovely, and I’d use them for hand-written notes to my extended family.

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  31. Thank you notes for my favorite teachers.

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  32. […] G. Lalo Coreale Notecards And A Giveaway […]

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  33. I think I would use them to send notes of appreciation to some good friends.

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  34. These notecards are in my favorite color! I would probably send thank yous to my best friend, my grandma, my therapist, and my career counselor. Saying “thank you” is a very important part of being a kind person. Plus my Waterman fountain pen would appreciate the luxury of this stock.

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  35. I love the teal color!

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  36. I love exaclair paper. Writing letters on good paper to good friends is one of life’s true pleasures.

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  37. I would totally send a thank you note to my accountant. She got me a terrific refund this year. Thanks

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  38. These are quite lovely! I love to write letters to my sisters, and these correspondence cards would make a pretty pairing with my J. Herbin Vert Réséda ink, amongst others, in notes to my sisters.

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  39. I am always looking for new stationary. I would of course use this like most of the other stationary I have, writing my friends abroad and family. I usually include a photo in my cards and notes as well. Cheers.

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  40. […] for giveaways over the summer. Consider the G. Lalo one in progress to be only the […]

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  41. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d use these to write a really nice congratulatory card for my friend’s one-year anniversary. I’m merely an amateur calligrapher, but I can pull off a decent looking copperplate which would look even better on these note-cards.

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  42. Beautiful colors and I really like the bit of texture. Would be quite fun searching the ink cabinet and pen chest for just the right combination. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. thanks for the giveaway! i would use them to send my friends who are far and close to communicate with them. There’s something special about receiving hand written notes in the mail as opposed to generic script typed on the computer. Hand writing is more personal as well.

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  44. I would take my fattest nib and thank the next 10 people I think of!

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  45. With that wonderful colour, I would use them for personal letters …

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  46. Thanks for the opportunity–and I had not seen this color from GL before! I would use these as thank you notes for Christmas gifts! Yes, I’d be writing them in June but the color is so pretty maybe people won’t mind the 6 month delay. I hope. 😉

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  47. That is my favorite color! I’d love to use that! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Oh these are lovely. I would use this for my correspondence to my friend who I always send letters. And I always use a fountain pen. We’ve been sending each other letters for over ten years now and we both love really pretty paper.

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  49. Wow, I love the color! Had some G Lalo lavender note cards once and used them all up. Very nice to write on!

    If I won the giveaway, I’d use these for sending follow-up notes after interviews. (Currently job hunting…) they’d certainly make a good impression!

    Thanks for posting this!

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  50. I would use these to write letters to my wife.

    And…I would either use the 40s-era Eversharp fountain pen that her father gave me, or I would use my italic-nibbed Safari, since that makes my handwriting look better. 🙂

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  51. Every year I solicit five people on social media ask for their addresses and send them a handwritten letter unannounced some time later that same year. This is my third year doing so and the G. Lalo Stationary would bring that extra little piece of class to the endeavor.

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  52. I’ve heard great things about G. Lalo paper, but never tried it. It should spur me to improve my correspondence.

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  53. I have just returned from Ireland and meeting my favourite author, JP Donleavy, I booked my first night in Dublin and just around the corner from my temporary abode, The Blooms Hotel, was the glorious shop The Pen Corner, on College Green. I bought a whole box of G. Lalo cards and envelopes. And I used the first one as a thank you note for agreeing to see me at his home.

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  54. I live across the country from many of my friends and family. I would love to be able to send them notes with these cards in broadband calligraphy! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  55. I would use the cards to send illustrated notes of my travels this summer in the US West. They look like the perfect toned paper for pen and ink sketches and messages. Thank you for the opportunity and your consideration!

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  56. Love the colors. I am late sending out my birthday thank you notes. I have been looking for just the right stationery and now I have found it. I just need to win a package of these. Thanks for the great giveaway…

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  57. I am in for some pen doodles!! Still owe someone.

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  58. G. Lalo is a big favorite — I’d love to use these to send notes to my favorite aunts.

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  59. I have never tried the G. Lalo line but would like to, especially after seeing paper in this lovely shade of teal.

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  60. The G. Lalo products have such nice paper and especially colors that it makes thank you cards doubley nice to write.

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  61. Today I mailed five hand written notes. I love to send handwritten correspondence. I write only with fountain pens so paper choice is important. I love quality paper. Also I want the USPS to be around forever.

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