While going through the fantastic site Letters of Note last week, I found a letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Sammy Davis, Jr. thanking Sammy for his active support in the Civil Rights Movement. It is full of beautiful language and speaks to me in such an incredible way. It really reminded me of how nice it is to receive a thank you note from someone really thanking you from the bottom of their heart. Finally, how incredible is this sentence? “Art can move and alter people in subtle ways because, like love, it speaks through and to the heart.” What a beautiful way to show how grateful you really are.
Posts from the ‘Thank You Cards’ Category
I have always thought Japanese Cherry Blossoms are the most beautiful blossoms out there. There is something about the subtle mix of pale pink and white, along with the brighter burst of color in the center, that gives this plant such a romantic feel. When I saw this Asian Blossom Box stationery, I was inspired to put images together that contained that faded, whimsical romance of the Cherry Blossoms. Hope you enjoy!
Japanese Cherry Blossom Print from Princeton.edu
Japanese Cherry Blossom Photo from Fototime
I had one of those three-day weekends where I just curled up with my favorite short story collection (The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis–read it, she’s lovely), nestled into my down comforter, put on some Edith Piaf, and relaxed. I think memories of my soft Monday have permeated my subconscious; I keep drifting toward the same soft and elegant color palette, white and pale pink, and black, and longing for that easy morning which stretched into afternoon.
Cameo photo here
Pale Pink sweater from Jcrew
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis available here
Peony photo here
I love the look of masses of mismatched frames all crammed together on one wall. It works best, I think, when the interiors of the frames vaguely match one another, like the collection of framed embroidery below. After visiting the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin–which has the most beautiful maroon room stuffed from top to bottom with a huge array of portraits–I was inspired to create a similar wall, jam-packed with amateur portraits. I’m building my collection now, hunting in antique stores, flea markets and street fairs, and will be sure to eventually post the final result!
Wallpaper by Lisa Bengtsson available here
Cork Board Frame from Confessions of a Chronic Crafter
This week we celebrated National Teacher’s Day, a small tribute to the tremendous men and women who dedicate themselves to educating our youth. This, among a million other reasons, is why I believe teachers deserve the highest accolades for their work. I thought it’d be a great idea to show a special teacher appreciation by sending a thoughtful note. Whether it’s one of your child’s teachers, an old college professor, or a friend who is a teacher—Cardstore.com has the perfect card for that special educator. One of my favorites is the Number Patchwork stationery. Any teacher would fall in love with the quilt patchwork numbers and the wooden background designed by Rubbergob.
Earth Day is a great opportunity to realize how important it is to maintain our gorgeous planet. For information about different events in your area or ways you can help celebrate this special day, visit Earth Day’s official website.
In the meantime, everyone can certainly start thinking of ways in which to contribute to sustainability efforts. From changing to CFL bulbs, turning off and unplugging electronic devices at night, using both sides of the paper, getting a reusable water bottle, and shortening shower time, everyone can easily make a difference. For more of these tips, along with instructions for carrying them out, visit this great blog post at Simple Mom.
Green is one of our favorite colors at Cardstore.com! We’ve worked hard to ensure our products are not only stylish, but also eco-conscious. We’re concerned about minimizing our impact to the earth. From using 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and eco-friendly digital printing, to maintaining FSC certified printing facilities and partnering with carbonfund.org to offset our carbon footprint, we do our part to protect the environment. Read more about our sustainability efforts here.
You can thank the Earth, along with family and friends for any occasion by sending one of these gorgeous and eco-friendly thank you cards from Cardstore.com. To inspire some Earth-saving efforts, here are some stunning pictures of our planet. Happy Earth Day from Cardstore.com!
Actresses Amy Ryan and Poppy Montgomery, singer Drew Lacey, and celebrity wife Natalie Hanson recently sent out thank you notes from our kids’ stationery collection. They all received gift sets provided by Jewels and Pinstripes, which featured our stationery. Ryan used one of our most popular sets, the Pink and Gray Elephant stationery, to thank Jewels and Pinstripes for their gift to her new baby girl. Others used our Light Blue Sand Dollar Thank You Card by Tori Higa, the Superhero Boy Thanks by Persnickety Pear, and the Flying Biplane Thanks by Amy Adele. We’re always so delighted to hear when our celebrity fans send out greeting cards!
Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving. And while days are filled to the brim with last minute shopping, holiday parties and shuttling the family from one relative’s house to the other, it’s still no time to forget your manners. Nothing can quite replace thank you cards for the lovely party your colleague hosted, or the exquisite bracelet with which your best friend surprised you. So to keep the daunting task of writing thank yous to a minimum, here’s a few tips to help you stay polite during the busy holiday season:
- Stock Up! Make sure you have plenty of stamps and thank you cards during the holiday season so you have no excuse not to send one.
- Plan Ahead! Before attending a family gathering that you know will involve presents or a holiday party, address and stamp the thank you cards before you go so you can quickly jot a thank you card as soon as you get home.
- Make it Memorable! Use Holiday Photo Thank You Cards to add a special photo to the front of the card, either of you and the gift giver or of you using/wearing the gift.
Just remember, as G.B. Stern said, “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
A big thanks to Bonggamom who co-hosted a fantastic Twitter Party last night. If you weren’t lucky enough to win any of the great prizes given away during the party, you’ve still got a chance! There are a bunch of giveaways going on around the web where you can increase your chances of winning great prizes from the Cardstore.com Holiday Collection. Here are the details:
- Designing Moms: Click here to enter to win a set of Holiday Cards, giveaway ends on Wed., Nov. 25th
- Mom Finds: Click here to enter to win a Boxed Stationery Set, giveaway ends on Wed., Nov. 25th
- Holiday Blog Hop: Click here to enter to win a Holiday Thank You Cards set, giveaway ends on Mon., Nov. 23rd
- Oh So Beautiful Paper: Click here to enter to win a set of Holiday Cards, ends Thursday (tonight), Nov. 19th at midnight
Cardstore.com is thrilled to introduce its new Boxed Stationery Cards. Each set comes with 12 personalized thank you cards and envelopes, and are packaged in a stylish keepsake box. The personalized gift is not only gorgeous but also easy on your wallet, with a price tag of only $21. With the holidays just around the corner, give a stationery box set to a colleague, friend or someone you love…or keep it as an ideal gift for yourself to help write thank you notes for all those holiday gifts you’re bound to receive.