To the 82 million households that watched Netflix's new romance series Bridgerton, Lady Whistledown's Society Papers can only mean one thing: scandal is afoot. If Dame Julie Andrews's voice suddenly popped into your head when thinking about the famous gossip columnist, we have a treat for you. Instead of waiting for the next season of the show or binge-reading all the Julia Quinn books, you can try your hand at reporting about the ton with these customizable Lady Whistledown's Society Papers products from Etsy.
This year, wish your Bridgerton-obsessed friend a Regency-era “Happy Birthday” with a card filled with intrigue. TheMerryGiraffe on Etsy has customizable Lady Whistledown's Society Paper birthday cards, so your friend can be reported on by the most notorious writer in the land. The cards' prices range from $4 to $5.50 depending on the size and whether you want it personalized or not. Simply choose the size card and send in the recipient's name and their birthday. You can even get the card sent directly to the recipient in an envelope from the Royal Mail.
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Those who are ready to start writing their own gossip columns will need the right tools to make them authentic. Put down your quills and stopper your ink pots because MacaronsForBreakfast has created an online template you can use to craft your own society papers. Available for instant download for just $3, you'll get three editable PDFs where you can write all the salacious findings.
To enjoy these templates, you'll need to have the latest Adobe PDF reader. The PDFs included are all different in their own ways; one even features Lady Whistledown's first lines from episode one. Since you'll get all three PDFs, you'll be able to play around with which format suits your reporting needs.
Fans of the 19th-century gossip writer might find this "Spill the Tea" shirt for $26 a rather marvelous fashion statement. It comes in three different colors—ivory, mustard, and blossom—and perfectly evokes Lady Whistledown's regal vibe. While you browse the products, find out more about Netflix's Bridgerton here.