All it takes is one “Hppy hldaze 2 u!” text to lament the written word’s slow, painful death. Do your part to save it. Visit locally owned online boutique Butterfly Paperie to find a curated selection of artisan stationery on which to compose real, actual messages. Holiday options include retro-inspired postcards from Rifle Paper Co., a letterpress tree design on cotton rag from Dee & Lala, and Mr. Boddington’s Studio’s punchy “sweet tooth” motif printed on heavy eggshell. You can also cross names off your gift list with handcrafted soaps, a 2011 letterpress calendar-slash-postcard set, and cutesy organizational knickknacks (ecofriendly sticky notes, fabric-covered thumbtacks). So get your pen ready. It’s the write thing to do. Available online at butterflypaperie.com. Photo: Courtesy of Butterfly Paperie Play Santa (without the overhead) by stuffing their stockings with sneaky-cheap gifts that look like big bucks. Find sparkly shoe clips, polka-dot sunnies, and boozy popcorn on our holiday site.