Recently Emily picked up a gift for me of several of those fancy notepads with the magnetic cover that closes, and Blue got me one last year as a surprise. Exactly the sort of thing that I would not have used even a couple of years ago.
I'm using the heck out of them because they're pretty and durnit, they're meant to be used and seen and enjoyed and not stuffed in a box in a closet! I've taken the first sheet from each and saved in the same place I put the BPAL postcards, but the rest of the paper is getting used. I think I may be growing up a bit and getting able to let go a bit more.