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The Holiday Letter… Should you or Should you Not?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Now that you have your holiday photo taken (hint, hint… get on it), it’s time to think about the holiday note to include. Let’s be honest here, not everyone loves to receive the holiday note, that is often a letter, and can even be… gasp… single spaced.sph_coneflowerbasketpad_coneflowerbasket_text 

If you include one of these, just know that some find them annoying.

Do I? It depends. I like to get an update on my friends, but I don’t really like reading a stuffed update.

I do want to hear what your everyday life is like and what makes you tick these days. I don’t want to hear about your fancy new car, all the A’s your kids get, and how many trophies each one of your children has added to their collection. It’s sort of bragging really.

Do tell me who you are sharing Christmas with or that you have a new garden full of hydrangeas that were more beautiful this year than last or that you’ve taken up the unicycle. You can even tell me about how you have done silly things in 2009 like leaving the sprinkler on in the garden for 17 hours straight… it will make me feel more normal since I made the same mistake! Sshhhh.

Tell me on pretty paper too. It’s a shame when someone sends a beautiful card and then they stick in a white piece of printer paper.  Many of these letters rub off on the pretty holiday card making it even worse.

Have no fear, Letters from Lilly has their stationery sheets that fit nicely inside all of our holiday cards. You can run them through your own printer, fold them once, and put them inside your card. The greatest part, besides the fact that the match in color, texture and design, is that they are a pleasant size to read. They aren’t the 8 1/2″ x 11″ notebook paper, they are  a fashionable stationery sheet.

So like the family photo that I am unable to help with, I can’t help write the family update for the year. Here are some tips though. Keep it short, double space it and … don’t brag. Just share happy things that make you smile throughout your everyday life.

There’s a Swing of Spring in your Step

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

On your arm should be a nice, small, fabric perhaps, handbag. There are so many options today of handbags that I admire and I’m not sure the one on the notepad shown even exists.  I might want one if it did.

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You can get it on all our stationery products, as you know.  This is our notepad, which also comes in individual sheets.  Either way you order it, you can get envelopes to match. This is nice when you want to send a letter, rather than a short note. There are some times I have more to say and a correspondence card isn’t enough.  One of my tricks is putting these sheets through my printer with a fun typestyle that looks a little like handwriting, but a lot straighter than I can write.  I find as the years go on, my handwriting gets worse.

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This Waterford Roller ball pen writes so nicely, it might even improve my own handwriting.Write it yourself or have your printer do it for you, but send someone an update about your plans for summer.  Think light thoughts, empty that heavy handbag and pack it away. Break out the cute, light weight bags.  Just lightening that strap on your shoulder is sure to put a swing in your step this spring.