Stationary or Stationery...
Stationary with an
A means fixed in one place or standing still. Stationery with an
E stems from the term stationer, which refers to a person who sells the materials used in writing, such as paper, pens, pencils, and ink.
Think of the
stationary that describes standing still as being spelled with an
A for Attention, and the
stationery that describes paper products as being spelled with an E for Envelope.
If you’re feeling a bit stationary, pick up some stationery to keep yourself occupied!
At the James Monroe Museum Store we have everything you need to make someone’s day a bit more special with a handwritten note. It’s so nice to send something other than a bill and receive something other than junk mail!
Come by and pick up a set of eight note cards ($6.00) featuring four sites related to James Monroe:
The James Monroe Museum – located on property owned by James Monroe while living and practicing law in Fredericksburg.
Highland- residence of the Monroe family in Albemarle County, Virginia, purchased in 1793.
The White House – the family’s home during James Monroe's’ two terms as president 1817-1825.
Oak Hill - residence of James and Elizabeth Monroe after his retirement from the presidency. Located near Leesburg, Virginia.
Each of these sites are depicted by the beautiful watercolor images of artist David Hughes. The sets include two of each card and 8 envelopes.
We also stock many writing sets with feather quills in an array of colors. They make the perfect way to enhance your correspondence with friends and family!
We look forward to seeing you in the James Monroe Museum Store!