The handwritten note… It’s a lost art, and such a treat to receive one. Truly, with email, texts, instant messaging, Facebook, and cell phones, it’s a rare gift to receive a handwritten note. My friend Stephanie sent me a beautiful note, hand-written, and it made such a lovely impression I decided to dedicate a blog to it! I’ve kept her note in my purse (along with one from my Dad, that means the world to me), and it makes me smile each time I see it… Heck, I’ll probably ask that it be buried with me …but hopefully not for a very long time!
These are some notecards and stationery that I have either received, or own, and love them all… Pick note cards and stationary that reflect who you are, or chosen especially for the person you are writing the note to…not ones that are necessarily reflective of moi, as these denote. :)
Dempsey and Carroll: The Simon Doonan Collection, with these snappy sayings:
$50 at TT Patton in Barrington (a truly Fabulous store specializing in the art of fine writing).
Dare to be Fabulous:
Shoe Girl: this was a poster, that I copied off the internet, and had note cards made from it:
Leopard Stationary – $10.95 – Papyrus
Simple with a twist…I love cupcakes, but hear ”cupcakes are sooooo 2010″. I mean, who knew (unless you are a regular reader of this blog, then you already hear it)? What I do know is I adore these note cards…and would adore them even more with a “T”! www.myexpression.com 10/$10.95
Kate Spade Note set – $10 at TJ Maxx. I find fantastic notecards, invitations and stationary here, and always at great prices.
I remember reading that Princess Diana used to write personal notes to people, all the time. In fact, when she would arrive home from a dinner or engagement, she used to pen a personal note that very evening. What a lovely legacy to leave and hopefully the recipients kept them. Priceless.
Trust me, a hand written note, even on a napkin, will make a lovely impression on the recipient. My friend Kathy and I were at a bar (I know, shocking), and she wrote me a note on a napkin that said, “The first one is on the house”…and I did one for her as well, and we both have kept those napkins! And don’t ask what it means, for I’m not sure we even remember…what I do remember, is I have a keepsake, from a wonderful afternoon with a dear friend. So order some note cards, stationary, or post it notes, and keep a supply of stamps on hand…next time you think of someone, put pen to paper, (or stick to parchment as my Uncle used to say), and make someone’s day!
And for everyone who comments on this blog, I will send You a hand-written note. The first one is on the house. :)
PS – Many of my friends and family are great at writing beautiful hand-written notes. Sadly, I lack in such social graces. However, a new resolution for the year…let’s call it my post St. Patrick’s Day resolution, is to write more hand-written notes. I will touch base mid year and let you know how it’s going.