Today I was surprised with two beautifully handwritten notes. One was a belated valentine from my amazing mom and the other a note thanked me for my work on a website. These gorgeous little luxuries made me realize just how much I have forgotten my manners in today’s society. With emails, e-cards, Twitter, and Facebook communication is simple; short, sweet, and to the point. Handwritten, snail mail, notes are a long lost art form that is under appreciated.
When I see letter-pressed cards, eco-friendly stationary, or even a stunning ink pen I always think about how pretty they are or I buy them with every intention of using them. But then I put them away and completely forget to use them. Or I don’t have pretty paper and I feel that a note written on notebook paper does not do my thoughts justice. So I just don’t write.
From this point forward I am going to try to find reasons to share little pieces of love in the form of written notes. With this new goal in mind, I compiled a few things that can help spice up my notes.
Finding the perfect stationary can always inspire you to write, so be sure to find some that are fun colored or have a hidden pattern in the envelope like these from Mr. Boddington’s Studio. Using fun stamps can always add character to a boring envelope. Ordering them online through Zazzle can allow you to get just the right splash of pattern. Find a fun pen that you love writing with. This pink gel pen will make even a sheet of boring notebook paper fun to write. Finally, adding a sticker to outside of an envelope or on a blank piece of paper will add interest and a personal touch. Tiffani Taylor has beautiful vinyl poppy stickers that are big and detailed. I have one on the outside of my computer and I just love it!
I hope these ideas will persuade you to write someone a pretty note. – Ciao