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The Art of a Handwritten Note

LivingDeanne CapotostoComment

Make someone’s day.  Send a handwritten note.  You may even receive one in return.

I have been sending notes since I could sign my name.  When I first started sending notes, my mother would write them for me, and I would sign them. Once I learned how to spell, I was on my own.

At a young age, my brothers and I would send thank you notes and birthday cards to friends and family.  To this day, my brother Michael and I still practice what our mother taught us. 

It is not a chore, but a joy to send these notes.  Michael, the artist, has even sent me a piece of cardboard that he drew on, addressed and mailed.  My sister-in-law has taught my niece and nephew to send thank you notes.  Nothing brings me more joy than to receive a hand-drawn card and note from Luca and August.  I display and enjoy these cards until I date and save them in a designated bin.  I will share all their masterpieces with them when they are older. 

There is nothing like that personalized note, handwritten on a card or piece of stationery specifically chosen for the recipient.

 Here's my favorite Italian stationary, Florentia. You can find it  here .

Here's my favorite Italian stationary, Florentia. You can find it here.

It doesn’t matter whether the purpose of the note is a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary or just to let someone know that you are thinking of them.  They are all wonderful.

I am a loyal customer of Hallmark, who offers all types of styles for every occasion.  For very special celebrations or my annual Christmas cards, I shop at Papyrus.  Their cards and stationery are worth every penny.  I enjoy finding unique and beautiful stationery and always have a few options on hand at all times. 

 Send a card with a little humor, and put a smile one someone's face! This one is from  Hallmark .

Send a card with a little humor, and put a smile one someone's face! This one is from Hallmark.

Think of someone you would love to receive a card from and send him or her one today.  A simple, thoughtful message is perfect, even if you don’t have the time or want to put the pressure on yourself of writing a long note.

Simply Written,