Saturday, January 3, 2015
The Importance of the Handwritten Note
Hello, friends! Thank you for stopping by today.
As Christmastime comes to its inevitable end, I usually use the first week of January for taking down the winter décor and writing thank-you notes.
In our fast-paced, modern, ever-technical world, it seems like writing a note has become passé. There is even an ongoing debate over whether or not penmanship (or cursive) should continue to be taught in schools. I stand staunchly on the ideal that this form of classicism should not die! I feel it needs to be preserved, especially when old records and doctrines are written solely in longhand. Also, I love the romantic idea of receiving something that has been hand-written! Ok, ok, enough from the pulpit, lol. In today's post, I am sharing a couple of ideas to add a tiny bit of fun and charm for those of us who still appreciate this (perhaps now considered archaic) form of communicating. I hope you enjoy the post!
During a recent trip to my local HomeGoods, I stumbled upon these adorable little notecards. These little cards are empty inside, and perfect for jotting down a little heart-felt thank-you. At $4 for the box of twelve (and tartan!!), I thought it was a great deal!
First, I sprayed a tiny square of paper and each notecard generously with my one of favorite scents of the season, Ralph Lauren's Holiday Stroll. The box reads, "A blend of warm baked apple with cinnamon, clove and vanilla." Yum! Allow time for drying.
Next, I wrote my thank-yous and enclosed the bits of paper in the notecard. After writing, I decided to make each card look like a little individual present. This also ensures that the scented paper stays put when the card is removed from the envelope. To do that, I simply adorned each little card with a bit of ribbon, double-bow-tied.
After closing, I stamped the envelope with my monogram stamper. All set to be mailed! Hopefully they will still smell lovely when they reach their destination!
Where do you stand on the cursive/no cursive in schools debate?
1/4/2015 1:44 P.M. Update to post: As I finished up the rest of my cards, I thought it would be an even cuter idea to enclose patterned plaid scrapbook paper cut into fun shapes rather than plain paper. Shown here.
In closing, a bit of writing from me to you! :)
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