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What to Write in a Love Letter for Him – Free Printable!

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As that sentimental, love-filled holiday we call Valentine’s Day approaches, you’re probably thinking of how to best express your romantic affection for that very special someone. How about putting your feelings into words by writing a beautiful love letter just for him? If you find your thoughts don’t always flow quite as easily as you’d like, you may find it really difficult to come up with just the right words to convey exactly how you feel. No worries. Blue Mountain is here for you!

Our lovebird experts have compiled the following steps that will help you write that perfect love letter exclusively for him. We’re also offering a FREE printable love quote that is made for printing and framing! When you combine this framed quote and your love letter on coordinating Love Letter Stationery from BlueMountain.com, you’ll have the perfect Valentine’s Day present ready to go!

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  • Find the right spot.
    You’ll want to find a nice quiet space in which to write, away from all phones, computers, and other distractions. If you’re comfortable and unhurried, your letter-writing process will be much more relaxing, enjoyable, and productive.
  • Gather your thoughts first.
    Before you put pen to paper, take your time and go over your feelings and emotions for him. Remember key moments and events you’ve shared. What makes him stand out from the others? Focus on his best qualities and some of the kind (and maybe even unexpected) things he’s done for you, like helping with the dishes or fixing a flat tire.
  • Use your own voice.
    Don’t try to imitate anyone or use words you wouldn’t ordinarily use in real life. Be conversational and write exactly what comes to mind, just the way you would say it out loud. Your own voice is the sweetest voice of all—and he knows it.
  • Choose special stationery.
    A personally handwritten letter is the best of all. No emails or texts will do this time, sorry. As luck would have it, our designers have created some FREE stationery templates you can print right from home.
  • Don’t worry about length.
    Your letter doesn’t have to be long to be better. Short and sweet is just as good as any novella.
  • Write from the heart.
    Now that you’re set, let your heart guide you. Start with the reason you decided to write him a love letter. (Use your best penmanship!) Then you can talk about:
    – How you felt the day you met him
    – How your life has changed since you met him
    – Why you fell in love with him
    – How you feel when you’re together
    – How you feel when you’re apart
    – What makes him so special
  • Sign, seal, deliver.
    Conclude with a sentimental closing, such as “With all my love,” “Forever yours,” or “Your one and only.” You can even put on your brightest red lipstick and plant a kiss next to your signature. Or lightly spritz the letter with your favorite perfume. Tuck into an envelope. Consider adding your photo, a few heart-shaped confetti, or some dried rose petals before sealing. Add a candle wax seal using a heart-shaped stamp for a nice finishing touch. Hand-address and mail in plenty of time for him to receive—and enjoy—by Valentine’s Day.

 

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Valentine’s Day Birthday Wishes

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A birthday is a really special occasion. Valentine’s Day is also a pretty special occasion. But when someone’s got a birthday that’s also on or near Valentine’s Day, now that’s an EXTRA special occasion!

So when it comes time to writing something meaningful and appropriate in a greeting to that unique Valentine baby—whether it’s a general birthday eCard or a specific Valentine’s Day eCard—you may find yourself at a slight loss for words.

No longer.

The editors at Blue Mountain offer their suggestions for sentiments that will help convey your feelings exactly. Whether you’re searching for a message that’s fun and lighthearted, or something a bit more serious and conventional, we’ve got just the right Valentine’s Day birthday wishes for you. How sweet is that!

Cute & Sweet

  • From delicate lace to candy and cakes, nothing is finer or sweeter than you. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Hope your special day is just as sweet as you. Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • Hugs and kisses x2 on your Valentine’s birthday!
  • Sending you a double dose of sweet joy and happiness on your Valentine’s Day birthday!
  • Your heart is always filled with so much love, which explains why you were born on Valentine’s Day! Hope your special day is extra happy.
  • May your birthday be filled with all the sweetness in the world. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Only special people are born on the day the world celebrates love. Happy Valentine’s Birthday to special you!
  • Wishing you a valentine birthday sprinkled with happiness, laughter, and love!
  • Two of the sweetest days rolled into one: your birthday and Valentine’s Day. Happy happy!
  • Wishing you a doubly love-filled day! Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • How sweet that your birthday falls on Valentine’s Day. You get cake, ice cream, presents AND chocolate!  Happy birthday!

Traditional & Heartfelt

  • Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day birthday filled with lots of love and laughter!
  • Sending extra love on your Valentine’s birthday!
  • February 14 is a special day for a special person: you! Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • Wishing you a double joyous celebration. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • May your special day bring you twice as much happiness in every way. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Heartfelt wishes for a magical double celebration. Happy Birthday! Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Hope your Valentine’s Day birthday is filled with lots of love and happiness.
  • Enjoy every moment of your double-special day. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Sending you wishes for a fun-filled day with those you care for the most. Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • May today be just the start of a year filled with every happiness your heart could dream of. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
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What to Write in a Love Letter for Her – Free Printable!

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How do you love her? Are you counting all the ways? When it comes to writing a love letter for that sweet lady in your life, don’t worry about trying to sound like Shakespeare. That’s not who she loves—it’s you. Your way of looking at the world, your feelings, your emotions…you. But if you’re asking yourself, “Where do I even begin?” the answer is right here. The romance experts at Blue Mountain have compiled a list of suggestions that will help you compose the perfect Valentine’s Day love letter just for her. (Psst, don’t be surprised if she treasures it forever!)

We’re also offering a FREE printable love quote that is made for printing and framing! When you combine this framed quote and your love letter on coordinating Love Letter Stationery from BlueMountain.com, you’ll have the perfect Valentine’s Day present ready to go!

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  • Start with a piece of paper. No computer-generated letter, email, or text will do this time. For maximum impact, your love letter should really be handwritten with a pen on a piece of paper, preferably some nice stationery. (Download beautiful Love Letter Stationery for FREE right on BlueMountain.com!) Use your best penmanship and even try to add a personal touch, such as drawing a heart at the end of every line or adding a special doodle at the end of the letter.
  • Take your time. Don’t be in any rush to finish this letter. Choose a quiet spot and collect your thoughts. Picture her in your mind and think of all her endearing qualities. What makes her so special to you? Think of details rather than just a general impression.
  • Be authentic. Write simply and from the heart. Don’t use fancy words or steal a quote from a famous writer. You also don’t want to write in a voice that is different from how you ordinarily speak. (If you do, it will end up sounding forced, corny, and unoriginal.) However, it would really touch her heart if you tried to reveal a little more about the depth of your feelings for her than you have in the past.
  • Use details. This is key. You want to show more than you tell. This means, don’t just tell her how wonderful she is and that you can’t stop thinking about her. Instead, describe a situation that revealed her kind, generous nature and made you fall in love with her. (For example, when she cared for her grandmother or took in a lost puppy.)
  • Focus on her. Remember, this letter is about the things you love about her and your memories of her, not about your own qualities or romantic history. What is it about her that makes her beautiful in your eyes? What is it specifically that you love about her? How does she make you feel complete? What qualities set her apart from everyone else?
  • Don’t fret about length. A love letter does not have to be long to be meaningful. In fact, some of the sweetest love letters have been short and spontaneous. What really counts is quality, not quantity.
  • Sum it up nicely. After all is said and done, you will want to end your letter with a line that sums up your love sincerely. It’s okay to slant towards cheesiness as long as you’re completely authentic. Some closing examples include:
    • “I will love you until the end of time.”
    • “You’re my best friend and soul mate.”
    • “I can’t wait to grow old with you.”
    • “My love for you will never end.”
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February 2016 Desktop Background & Letter from the Editor

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It’s February in a Leap Year!  If you’re deep in the doldrums of winter, what a great time to take a leap and try something new.  February 29th is Leap Day, which only happens every 4 years.  Here at Blue Mountain we’ve created a special birthday card just for the “leaplings” who had a 1 in 1,461 chance of being born on that day.  So it’s a perfect day to take a chance on a new relationship,  a new venture, or a new pasttime.  Get out your seed catalogs and plan a new garden.  Pick a new hairstyle for spring.  Go on an impromtu winter escape. It’s time to shake it up.

February kicks off with Groundhog Day on the 2nd.  Maybe our furry weatherman won’t see his shadow and we can expect an early spring.  Chinese New Year celebrations begin on the 9th for the Year of the Monkey, which according to the Chinese Zodiac, is an unpredictable year when anything can happen.  On that same day is Mardi Gras, which is aptly named, because in French it means “Fat Tuesday,” a day to eat, drink and be merry before fasting for the Lenten season.

With Valentine’s Day at its center, February is certainly a month of love.  If you are in a new relationship, or in a lasting one, we have new Valentines to celebrate that love.

As Shakespeare wrote: “They do not love that do not show their love.”  Be sure you’re loved ones know how special they are to you, on Valentine’s Day and every day.

Happy February!

Caroline Martlew, Senior Editor
Caroline

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Printable Quote – Smile!

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It’s important to remember that no matter how cold it may get outside, smiling has the power to warm every soul!

This month’s free printable quote is perfect for printing, framing, and reminding us that it’s okay to smile! Print one for yourself, and a friend. The quote is easily printable and would be a fun framed addition to any desk or home. Click here to print.

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8 Ways to Show Gratitude

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As the bleak mid-winter settles in and the last of the lights and tinsel are coming down, it’s a good time to reflect on your holiday fun and the people who made it that way that you’ve still yet to thank. The beginning of the year, in itself, is a good time for us to think about doing things just a little bit better than we have before–like staying in touch more, worrying less, and showing our gratitude.

Saying, “Thank you,” doesn’t always have to be a hand-written note, although one is always appreciated. But we know that sometimes you want to do something different that’s a little more special, so we’ve rounded up some ideas that we feel anyone would appreciate and always remember.

Say it with sweets
ThinkstockPhotos-187957173Who doesn’t like a sweet treat? Bake them their favorite cookies, homemade bread, or buy a bag of their favorite candy or snack. Especially during these wintry months, it’s time for sweet, cozy comforts galore.

Create you own labels
Here’s a fun way to present your candy, doughnuts, or fresh-baked goods. Add a little something extra and attach a creative label. There are lots of cute ideas online like this one from Happiness is Homemade, so find your favorites and give your offering some extra flair with a personal touch.

Do something special for them
ThinkstockPhotos-78813055A great way to show your thanks is to treat them to dinner or a movie they’ve been wanting to see. Now’s the perfect time to catch up on those Oscar contenders, plus it allows you to spend some quality time together and is a fun way to extend your gratitude.

Pay it forward
ThinkstockPhotos-175531936Knowing you contributed to their favorite charity will touch their heart immensely, so donate some funds or volunteer your time in a selfless act of gratitude, and they’ll never forget it.

Be there when they need help
ThinkstockPhotos-481030427Whether it’s lending a kind ear to quietly listen or a hand to hold in a time of grief, be the support they were to you and offer them the same kindness.

Brighten their world with flowers
ThinkstockPhotos-128019789Flowers are a timeless gift that everyone appreciates. If you happen to know their favorite flower, buy them a bouquet or arrangement and include a thank you note. Sometimes, what’s even more special are just a few blooms from your own yard or garden, when the season permits. Find a small glass vase, or even a pretty colored one like blue or pink. You could also use a clear glass vase and add any color food coloring to the water, too, for a fun touch. Then place a few sweet blooms inside. Sometimes the simplest things are the most remembered kindnesses of all.

Give them your time
rbv2_08This is perhaps one the most valuable and underestimated gifts. Do they need help shoveling when it snows? Offer to shovel or bring over your snow blower when the next snowfall hits to clear their property. Lawn or garden work? Give them your helping hands to weed, rake, and clear flowerbeds. Is their car in the shop? Offer to drive them to and from work, the store, or run errands. Are they lonely? Stop by with some warm coffee  and conversation. Time is a gift that’s priceless and always appreciated.

Go digital with your gratitude
Thumb image with the words "You Raise Kindness to an Art"Thank someone on their Facebook wall so everyone knows how wonderful they were to you. You could also send a digital greeting card, which allows you to include your own personal message. We have lots of sweet and fun eCards to choose from, and you even have the option to attach a gift card  for an extra special treat to go along with your greeting. We also have “Simply Thankful – Blue Mountain’s guide to positive living,” which is a wonderful page we created to inspire some thoughtful new ways to help you show gratitude.

Do you have some favorite ideas for how you like to show your appreciation? Please share them with us! We love to hear how the power of gratitude makes the world a more thoughtful, kinder place, and we thank YOU for continuing to keep it thriving and growing.


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Birthday Wishes for a Friend

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Sending a birthday card to a friend is a great way to let them know you care and that you’re thinking of them on their special day.

But after you’ve searched for that perfect card—and found it!—you might hesitate and ask yourself, “What can I write in this card that will let them know exactly how I feel?”

The experts at Blue Mountain are here to help! We’ve compiled the following suggestions for you to use exactly as written or as an idea for something even more personal. Either way, your friend will appreciate your sincerity and thoughtfulness! After all, what are friends for?

For Any Friend

  • You’re such a special friend who deserves a special day just for being you. Happy Birthday!
  • Here’s hoping all your birthday wishes come true. Good friends deserve that, and more.
  • I’m lucky to have such a great friend as you. Wishing you the most wonderful birthday ever.
  • Today’s a truly special day, my friend. Because we’re celebrating YOU!
  • I’m extremely grateful that you’ve been such a big part of my life. So on this special day of yours, I’d like to say thank you and very happy birthday!
  • You’re just as beautiful, genuine, and kind as the day we met. Don’t ever change. Happiest birthday, friend!
  • Wishing you a happy birthday full of gratitude for our special friendship.
  • If anyone deserves all the happiness in the world, it’s you. Thanks for always being there, good friend. Happy to you!
  • Special friends are a rare find, but I’m so glad you’re one of mine! Happiest birthday!
  • No birthday gift will ever match the gift you’ve given me: your friendship. Happy birthday to amazing you!

For Best Friend

  • Have a happy, healthy, and wonderful birthday, my friend. You’re the best. The absolute bestest of best.
  • I love you, my dearest friend, and I’m so excited to celebrate your special day. Happy Birthday!
  • My best friend deserves the best birthday in the world. Get ready to celebrate! The party begins as soon as we’re together.
  • Happy birthday to my BFF! Our friendship means more than words can say. Enjoy your special day.
  • Life has given me an amazing gift: a best friend like you. Wishing you all the best on your birthday and every day.
  • Wishing my best friend a beautiful day. May all be good and all come true on your very special day!
  • No words can describe my appreciation for having you in my life. Best wishes to you on your birthday, my best friend!
  • I’m thankful for all our adventures as best friends. I really look forward to making many more memories with you. Happy, happy!
  • Your birthday is the perfect time to celebrate your special day plus all the years of being best friends. Let the celebrations begin!
  • Happy birthday to my best friend. The one who knows me like no other…and the one no one else can replace. Your friendship means the world to me. Happy fun day!
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January 2016 Desktop Background, and Letter from Editor

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Hello, January!   This month was named for Janus, the Roman God of beginnings and transitions, the guardian of exits and entrances.  He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past, reminding us that we are not defined by our past, we are prepared by it.  January is a new door we can walk through to a world filled with new energy, new ideas and new beginnings, bringing us closer to where we want to be this time next year.

January is typically the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, but you can warm the hearts of friends and family with sunshine and smiles from Blue Mountain. Are there people you’d like to thank for making your holidays brighter?  For you, we created the new “Holiday Gratitude”–a heartfelt message of appreciation delivered with beautiful scenery and music.  For a lighter touch, “Barbershop Quartet” is a fun way to express your thanks.  We chose some inspirational quotations to be hand lettered for sending on birthdays, anniversaries and just because you’re thinking of someone.  For a great birthday laugh, we designed a greeting featuring Chihuahuas dancing to the well-known instrumental, “Tequila.” With our jazzy take on “Auld Lang Syne,” you can be the first to wish them a happy new year filled with the promise of new beginnings.

Let’s start something today that our future self will thank us for. A fun way to start the New Year, is with a beautiful image. Here’s our free background download for January – enjoy!

January Background:
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2560 x 1440 / 1680 x 1050 / 1440 x 900 / 1280 x 800Facebook Cover Photo / Phone
For help on how to install, click here.

 

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Caroline Martlew, Senior Editor
Caroline

 

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Christmas Birthday Wishes

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Christmas is arguably one of the most beautiful and magical times of year. And if someone you know is lucky enough to be born on—or around—Christmas, that makes their special day that much more special.

But chances are, when looking to send a meaningful card to someone who also happens to share their birthday with Jesus, you may find yourself wondering exactly what to write inside. Do you tie the two celebrations together somehow? Do you put more emphasis on one over the other? How do you strike the right balance?

Our card-writing experts at Blue Mountain have gathered some of their favorite Christmas birthday wishes—and would like to share them with you! Just choose the perfect message for that special someone you know and add it to your card. Nothing could be easier! Plus, click here for a beautiful Christmas themed birthday eCard that is perfect to send and share with those celebrating this time of year.

Fun

  • As far as gifts go, you’re one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever gotten. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Thanks for being born during the holidays. It’s great to have one more reason to get jolly! Happy Holiday Birthday!
  • Mixing birthdays and holidays makes for a caroling, jingling, amazingly great time!
  • Hope the birthday fairy and Santa Claus are both good to you! Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • May cake, candles, gifts, and more gifts be yours this year! Happy December Birthday!
  • Wishing you a ho-ho-happy Christmas birthday!
  • A birthday on Christmas Eve? Lucky you! You get to open presents today AND tomorrow! Happy Birthday!
  • On December 24, most Americans are celebrating National Eggnog Day or National Chocolate Day. I choose to celebrate YOU! Happy Birthday!
  • Hope you’ve been doubly good this year…for your sake. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!
  • Wishing you day filled with love, joy, cake, balloons, candy canes, and snowmen! Happy December Birthday!

Traditional

  • May blessings abound during this season of joy. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Wishing you twofold joy and happiness as your special day falls on Christmas. Happy Birthday!
  • Extra wishes to you for your special day. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!
  • Hope your birthday is truly magical. Happy Birthday on Christmas Eve!
  • May this holiday season bring you more blessings on your birthday. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Wishing you a cheerful celebration during this most beautiful time of year! Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Birthday bells are ringing for you on this special day of joy. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Only special people get to celebrate birthday and Christmas together. Many blessings to you for the coming year!
  • May the magic of the season fill your heart with joy as you are wished a wonderful birthday!
  • Wishing you a wonderful birthday, a blessed Christmas, and a happy new year!
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Christmas Printable & Frameable Quote

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Charles Dickens really knew what he was talking about with this quote! The true meaning of Christmas is something that we should hold dear to our hearts throughout the year.

Part of the true meaning of Christmas is giving, and we have the perfect idea of how you can spread Dickens’ word. Click here to print out this quote and frame it in any standard 5 X 7 frame. It instantly becomes the perfect gift for friends, family, and coworkers! Plus, don’t forget to check out our stunning, brand new Christmas eCard, which was inspired by Dickens himself.

 

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