Love to an Old Friend

Hand Written

There is something lovely about sending, and receiving, a hand-written card or note. In this day and age (I sound OLD!), it’s all to easy to send a quick text, or email, or even just “like” a Facebook post, to let someone know you are thinking of them. I think that actually sitting down to make the effort to write something speaks volumes.

The prompt for today’s #encouragebeauty post has made me think about friends that I don’t see as often as I should, or contact as often as I can. As a working Mum, time is precious, and the spare time we have, I like to spend as a family unit of three. Now in that time, we do see friends, old and new, but becoming a parent also means a bigger circle of friends and you end up spreading yourselves even more thinly. Contact is therefore important, and I see nothing nicer than the odd hand-written note once in a while to remind someone you are thinking of them.

On that note, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite notecards that I buy when wanting to do this. Hubby HATES card shopping me with, as I take hours choosing something that is right for the individual. Recently though I’ve taken to buying packs of “notelets” so I have cards at home when I need them – ideal when you have a Bubba in tow!

Archivist have a gorgeous variety of letterpress cards, both for occassions and blanks for note-writing. I love their London range, and also the Zoo animals are stunning, especially the Lion. Gorgeous.

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Paperchase is a good go-to for some pretty card designs, and this box set is perfect. A great challenge would be trying to use up all the letters!

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Bluebell 33 cards are lovely as they feature clean text and great messages. Taking inspiration from the Keep Calm poster, there is something for all occassions. I find you can locate these at most card stores. This thank you card was used for Calum’s first birthday party

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Lollipop Designs offer some wonderful things, from cards to wallplanners, but I especially love these Origami notes. Loving the cat and the fox designs especially.

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One stationary outlet I WISH we had here in the UK is Kikki K. Discovered whilst at Melbourne airport on our way to the Gold Coast a couple of years ago, I literally thought I’d died and gone to heaven in this store. Such beautiful things. They do deliver worldwide though, although you’d need to place a pretty heft order to make it worth it!

Do you think hand-written notes are important?

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X