I was raised in a formal household where we were expected from a very young age to correspond with others on a regular basis. Thank you notes, invitations and letters to relatives overseas were a part of our daily lives. We've always used this stationery for most of our correspondence.
Smythson of Bond Street offers a big variety of stationery for both the home or office. The paper has this solid hefty feel to it that seems to impart an air of elegance to every word you write. Each sheet bears their watermark, lending even more to its overall air of quiet distinction. Good stationery speaks volumes about the writer using it. One friend of mine saves every letter I've ever written her, since our days in school, because she loves the feeling of it so much.
The plain paper comes in 50 sheet packs. You have 10 colors to choose from. The quality never changes with each order. In this day of instant communication a pack would easily last a year or more. But when you do need to write to someone, why not do it in such a way, the recipient knows you care enough to use the best there is.
The matching weighted envelopes are $20.00 for 25, and are well worth the price. If you want something unique in a world where many products are cheaply made and offer very little value for the money, give Smithson of Bond Street a try.