What To Write in a Thank You Note

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  1. Always hand write it.
  2. Create outline to organize your thoughts.
  3. Use ink pen (not pencil) and Easton Publishing’s Thankful Hearts card.
  4. Write an opening phrase that communicates the purpose of the thank you card.
  5. Add an additional phrase that further expresses how thankful you are for gift or service.
  6. Finally, build towards future connection and then close.

Potential Phrases to Use

  • With special thanks and much appreciation.
  • Your hard work inspired others to reach higher.
  • Sincere thanks for your extra efforts.
  • You always put so much thought into everything you do…words cannot express my appreciation.
  • With sincere gratitude for all you have done.
  • You’re the best!
  • You made my day!
  • It was a pleasure to work with you.
  •  Thank you for thinking of us.
  •  Many thanks for all you do.

The Birthday Card They’ll Keep Forever

So you’ve chosen that special birthday card and now it’s time to write something profound, clever, heartfelt, etc.

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Did you know, the average person takes up to 20 minutes to decide what to pen in that special card?

card21lg1.jpgYou want it to be memorable, convey how you feel about them and above all, make them smile.

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Here are some helpful phrases from the famous.

  1. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
  2. Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty.- Joan Rivers
  3. Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.-Helen Hayes
  4. A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. - Erma Bombeck
  5. May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. - Frank Sinatra
  6. At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement. -Benjamin Franklin
  7. We turn not older with years, but newer every day. - Emily Dickinson
  8. Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.- Pope John XXIII
  9. People ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit. - George Burns
  10. All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. - George Harrison
  11. Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo
  12. Like many women my age, I am 28 years old. – Mary Schmich
  13. May you live all the days of your life. - Jonathan Swift
  14. An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have because the older she gets the more interested he becomes.Agatha Christie
  15. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. - Oprah Winfrey
  16. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball
  17. Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last. – Marcus Aurelius
  18. Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Jack Benny
  19. You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’ - Jerry Seinfeld
  20. We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be. - Lauren Hutton

Keep plenty of special birthday cards on hand order them here.  Then remember to add one of the quotes above among your personal sentiments.  They’ll keep it forever…

Have a wonderful day and make it count!

 

The Art of Sending a Card

Part I.  Organize Your Greeting Card Station

Somewhere in your home is a special chair, desk or sitting area that you use at least once a day.  To prepare for your regular practice of sending good cheer to others on a regular basis, you first need to organize your Greeting Card Box.

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  1. Different colored pens
  2. Special postage stamps – keep a variety for different occasions
  3. Stickers and envelope seals
  4. Healthy array of special greeting cards
  5. Your special lists, i.e., Christmas card, office directory, etc.
  6. Your top 10 List of favorite quotes, phrases, jokes, stories to share.

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Get in the habit of at least once a week, pulling out your Greeting Card Box and sending at least one person a special note.  Check back for Part II Your Top 10 Lists of Things to Say.  Sending someone a card will raise their spirits and yours too.

From your friends at Easton Publishing.  Make it a great day!!

The Heart and Soul of a True Artist

ozarksSome of the most interesting people are artists.  Those gifted people among us who express themselves by virtue of imagination, talent and skill through a particular medium/aesthetic.

shellyShelly Reeves Smith is an award winning watercolor artist from southern Missouri, and currently lives in Branson. Her illustrations of home and garden can be found on calendars, books, greeting cards and gifts.  The artwork on Easton Publishings cards was produced by Shelly and are a wonderful reflection of her beautiful spirit. Shelly has a blog and shares more about her and her art there.  She says, “I have a wonderful husband and son, and we make our home in the Ozarks in Southern Missouri along with our beloved setters. We prefer life in the country, where I can find plenty of inspiration for my work – among God’s beautiful creation or in homey objects that remind me of family or friends.” 

Lonesome Road

Her creative vein doesn’t stop with her watercolor paintings though, Shelly is also an accomplished musician.  She says when she isn’t spending time with her family or painting, she can be found playing with her blue grass band, “Lonesome Road.”  
Easton Publishing felt there was no one better that could express what they wanted to provide on their collection of special cards for life’s extraordinary moments…check them out here.  www.eastonpublishing.com.

Ways To Help A New Mom Feel Great

  1. Fold the laundry.

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  2. Make a dish for dinner.
  3. Leave immediately when the baby falls asleep so Mom can nap.
  4. Take the older kids to the park or a movie.
  5. Tell her she’s awesome.
  6. Let her know that she will sleep again.
  7. Take some pictures of her with her baby.
  8. Bring diapers when you visit
  9. Set a reminder and continue to text her encouraging messages over time.
  10. Run the vacuum for her.
  11. Leave her some fresh baked bread in a basket with some bibs and other items for her new baby.  Then finish it off with a special card from Easton Publishing.

I Missed A Funeral…What To Do???

magnoliaSomeone close to you has passed away.  You weren’t able to make it to the funeral.  What to do?

Write a letter to the person who is closest to your friend/loved one. Share your happy memories, funny stories, old pictures (one or two that you don’t mind giving up).  Tell them how much you will miss the person, and how thankful and grateful you are that they were part of your life. This doesn’t only help you – it will help the one it’s hitting the hardest.  Just imagine how wonderful it would be to receive such a letter.

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These are the kinds of things many people keep – looking at again and again years later.

Then place that heartfelt letter in a special card that is different from others.  One that is wrapped in a care package envelope.

A card that they will want to keep forever…sent by you who cared so much that the ordinary card just wouldn’t do.

You hold the key to lifting the spirits of others…go for it!

History of “The Birthday” Tradition

Happy_Birthday_wishes_12769Early man did not celebrate birthdays until after they began to understand lunar cycles then subsequently established calendars.

Before the rise of Christianity, birthday celebrations were a form of protection. It was a common belief that evil spirits were more dangerous to a person when he or she experienced a change in their daily life, such as turning a year older. To protect them from harm, friends and family would gather around the birthday person and bring good cheers, thoughts and wishes. Giving gifts brought even more good cheer to ward off the evil spirits.

In todays culture, we see it as just a way of honoring our friends and family.  When you need something to make it just a little more special, go to www.eastonpublishing.com.  Let them know how much they mean to you with one of our unique cards. :) It will brighten their day and yours as well.

 

Birthday Wishes…What to Write in That Special Card

They mean so much to you.  Enough, that you want them to know you remembered their birthday.  Get one of our “special cards” that are wrapped in the  special “care package” envelope.  Then, here’s some ideas of what to write in that special card…

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  • This is your special day…celebrate!
  • Wishing you a wonderful day.
  • Sincere good wishes on your special day.
  • Best wishes on your birthday for good health and happiness throughout the year.
  • Warmest greetings on your birthday with every good wish for the coming year.
  • With friendly thoughts and best wishes for your birthday.
  • Sending you sincere wishes for good health and happiness on your birthday.
  • All the best to you for a very special birthday.
  • May you have an unforgettable day filled with happiness.
  • Wishing you life’s best!
  • May this day and every day be filled with joy.
  • Wishing you every happiness today and always.
  • Have a sensational day!
  • May all of your dreams come true.
  • Warm wishes on your birthday and always.

Spread Some Sunshine On A Cloudy Day…Send a Card

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Need a reason to send a special card?  Here you go:

1.You are in my thoughts.

2.You are so special, everyday is your birthday.

3. Remembered a special time we had.

4. Just thinking of you and had to let you know.  

5. The 5 best things I like about you.  

6. Congratulations (even if it’s something really small).

7. I’ve always wanted to tell you this… 

8.You inspire me.

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What better way to say “you are important to me,” than to send a special multi-page card with original artwork, poetry and wrapped in an envelope that resembles a care package…simply beautiful.  Be someone’s inspiration.

Click on the card to go to our website or scan the QR code above.

Then go out and have an amazing day!