The art of the postage stamp, the feel of the paper, the graphic quirks of a friend’s handwriting: There is simply nothing as personal as a handwritten note.
— Dan Post Senning

Stationery, like fashion, makes a unique statement of our personality and sense of style. The written wardrobe we assemble says something about us; just as our clothing communicates to the world who we are, so too does our correspondence. Behold, the power of the handwritten note.

It is in this spirit that Mail Models celebrates paper fashion, beautiful design and the art of letter-writing. On these pages, you are invited to meet an amazing array of designers, fall in love with their stylish stationery, and most importantly, be inspired to write more handwritten notes. Preserving the lost art of keeping in touch is a mission Mail Models is passionate about, and we firmly believe that going the extra mile to send a heartfelt letter, when you could have express-delivered your message digitally, is a gesture of kindness and class that will never, ever go out of style. 



Meet Erika


Mail Models was founded by Erika Burho in 2013. A passionate writer and inviter with a long-standing love of letterpress and a particular affection for all things gold foil, Erika has been enchanted by beautiful paper since childhood. 

A delighter in the good life and proud New Yorker, Erika can frequently be found with a champagne glass in hand and is perpetually planning her next five star getaway. Her cat, Monkey, sports a hot pink collar, she counts brunching among her most favorite of pastimes, and she is forever smitten with the charms of her Tribeca neighborhood. After acting as the Head of Event Marketing at the New York Stock Exchange for six years, where she partnered with the world's best brands to bring to life one-of-a-kind events on the biggest stage in business, Erika is now the Executive Director of ForbesWoman at Forbes Media. 


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