motivation monday: handwrite a note of encouragement, love, or thank you

by Barb on February 11, 2013

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Handwrite Notes of Love and Encouragement

Dale Carnegie once wrote the sweetest sound in the English language is the sound of someone’s name. Thank you, I love you, and you did a great job can be equally sweet.

In this day of rapid fire emails, one of my favorite things to do is write notes. I found a cute set of note cards for $1 in the dollar bins at Michaels Craft Store. I keep them in the kitchen in my Command Central. Whenever I need to write a note for a teacher or I want to thank someone for great service, I can pull a note out and quickly write it.

I also like to pick up $.99 cards at Hallmark and Target in case I need to send a note of congratulations for a new baby or sympathy for the loss of a loved one.

I challenge you to pick up a set of cards and write a few notes for Valentine’s day.

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After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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renee February 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

barb–I can’t see your link up button? or is it just too early in the morning? :-)

Be blessed.


Barb February 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Monday morning blues! I fixed it. Let me know if you have any other issues. :)


Diane Balch February 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

I don’t even get as many Christmas cards never mind hand written notes. It is becoming a lost art.
You link is scheduled for 2/17 let me know when you get a chance to change it to today’s date.


Barb February 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

It’s fixed. I just needed extra coffee, I guess.

We didn’t get many Christmas cards last year. It’s definitely becoming a dying art. :(


Stacy Uncorked February 11, 2013 at 10:06 am

Like Diane said, it seems that hand-written notes have become a lost art! I think I’ll accept your challenge and send out some hand-written notes this week. ;)
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Carrie February 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

I just joined a “Card Club” – where we make cards and then meet monthly to trade. I’m hoping all of these homemade cards will make me more likely to write notes.
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Ronni February 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

I love the handwritten notes.. I try to do a few every month also :)


Melanie S February 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

I definitely rely on facebook and the internet too much. I don’t ever send cards anymore and I used to do so great at that. Thanks for the motivation to send notes. I know I love to get them, I need to start sending out more! I think I will get my kids a card for Valentines day this year!


Krystyna @ Spring Mountain Living February 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

Great post! I am so glad to see something done by hand too !
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Mrs H February 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Barb, thanks for hosting this for all of us to get together :)

I shared 66 awesome things you can do with your Vitamix … save money, save energy, time, space – do more, live more, enjoy more!!! Leave me a comment if you know of other great uses that I didn’t include in the list!!
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Shai Smith February 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I love handwritten notes! I never thought to keep a stash of cards, though. Good idea!
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Mrs H February 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Hand-written notes and thank yous are so meaningful! They are a regular habit in my home: I keep a small box on my dresser which has stationery of different types (thank yous, love, simple pictures, postcards from around my local area), as well as a vintage address book I picked up at an estate sale, and an envelope of stamps, stickers and address labels. Every few days I jot out a few notes, and I love getting replies!! Many of my friends and I exchange fun recipes and amusing clips from magazines; it’s wonderful!
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Barb February 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

How wonderful! I love hearing about your habit!


Leigh February 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I agree handwritten notes are so important in our digital world. I love that fact that we still send valentines to our friends and family and that has not been replaced by email.
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Lauryn February 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm

We love handwritten notes…both giving and receiving! There is just something so special about them:)
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Kelly Moran February 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I taught my kids as early as they could color to make “thank you” cards for every gift they receive – or just to say “thank you” to someone who did something special for them. I love the idea of a homemade card – it makes it that much more personal. Thanks for the tip for looking for $1 ote cards at Michaels – they are always great to keep on hand
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Barb February 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I love those $1 packs at Michaels! There’s always so many cute designs to choose from. Our head volunteer mom always says something about my notes to her because of the cards.


Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} December 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I love this! It’s truly a shame that handwritten notes are such a lost art.


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