Friday, September 21, 2012

Gratitude Project: Thank You Cards

After my 30 Days of Gratitude project in August, I found myself looking for another project that would help me focus on the blessings in my life. The 30 days was fun but I did find it difficult to find a picture for the emotions I felt each day. As a result, there were lots of pictures of food, drinks and nature. If not, I was posting quotes using twee-gram.

This month, I decided on a different way to express gratitude. Enter the "Note a Day" project. I was inspired to do it after sending a card to a friend who thanked me and noted how much she loved getting mail that wasn’t a bill. I'm the same way and think most people probably appreciate a little "out of the blue" mail every now and then. With that in mind, I decided to send a note to a different friend or family member for each day of the month.

I came up with only one rule for myself: the note can be long or short but must be actually written. I think it makes it more special. All I needed were some cute note cards (I got these for $1.00 for each pack of 6 at Michael's), postage ($13.50 for 30 $0.45 stamps) and time to bring some sunshine to a loved one’s life. Already brainstorming for next month. Stay tuned.

Love the paisley print and monogram window on these cards. Can you believe they were only $1.00?!

I got a variety of cards in bright, colorful prints. That way they bring cheer even
before the recipient gets to the message.

It took a little over an hour to write out all the cards but it flew by and it was fun to focus on how much I love and appreciate my friends and family instead of focusing on work related stress. Now all I have to do is send them out!

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