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.

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!

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!