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“WHAT TO WRITE…” Valentine Messages

WHAT TO WRITE...  Valentine MessagesToday, we’re beginning a new series of blogs that will appear monthly. The topic?

What to Write…

And this month’s subject is What to Write in a Valentine. But before we get to that specifically, we wanted to introduce some thoughts that will work for just about any occasion or life event…from the happiest, to the most formal, to even those that are touched by sadness.

Although there are many ways to express your thoughts and wishes, sending a personal note in your own words somehow means more–no matter what the occasion. But it’s not always easy knowing where to begin. That’s why we’re creating this blog…to help you send the perfect card that not only expresses your thoughts, but helps you stay connected to those important people in your life.

Getting Ready…

Take a few minutes to organize your thoughts and to clarify your intent. Do you want to…

  • Send a wish for a specific occasion?
  • Congratulate or compliment someone?
  • Say “thank you?”
  • Simply say, “You’re a great friend?”
Next, think of what you would like someone to say or write to you…
 
  • What would they say to make you feel better or happier?
  • To let you know they care?
  • To tell you they think you’re special?
Well, those are probably the very things they’d like to hear from you!

If you’re still not sure what to talk about, here are a few more ideas:

  • Think of something funny, serious, or cute that only the two of you
  • might know about.
  • Remember special memories you’ve shared together.
  • Write a short (or long!) list of words that describe this
    particular person or occasion or both!

How to Begin…

It’s usually helpful to jot down a few ideas first. Reading them over will sometimes spark a new idea or help you to consider other thoughts you may have forgotten.

  • Use simple, everyday language–write it just like you would say it
    and your message will sound warmer and more personal.
  • Be honest–it’s okay to admit that this is a difficult thing to do or that you’re having trouble finding the right words. After all, you’re taking the time to
    express yourself and that’s a sincere gesture anyone can appreciate.
  • Keep in mind, many of the ideas and phrases we’ll be featuring in the months ahead can be used for many different occasions or situations. They can also be used in many ways–in letters, greeting cards, ecards, or notes.
    Or simply add one above your signature or to an ecard for a quick personal touch!

And now to the main feature…

What to Write in a Valentine

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to express WHAT TO WRITE...  Valentine Messages
your loving or romantic soul! Which means you don’t have to just have a significant other to shower with hearts and flowers. Think about all the people around you who bring joy to your life. This is the day to send a little extra love their way, too.

If your valentine is going to a sweetheart, spouse or partner, remind them that life wouldn’t be the same without them. Be real, be authentic, be sweet, be loving. Go for the big words…after all, this is the person who keeps your blood pumping!

  • You’re the best part of my life.
  • You fill my heart with everything wonderful.
  • There’ll never be another you!
  • I’d be lost with you.
  • Loving you just comes naturally.
  • Lucky me–having you to love!
  • You’ll always be first in my life and in my heart.
  • You’re the smile at the end of my day.
  • I love you more than life itself!
  • You make my world a better place to be.

If your valentine is going to a friend, a family member, or perhaps your kids, then try a compliment. Let them know they mean the world to you.

  • You’re the best!
  • You rock!
  • You make me smile.
  • You amaze me!
  • I love you a bunch!
  • I love the way you smile (or sing, laugh, cook, dance…)
  • Everyone needs a friend (or sister, special kid, mom…) like you!
  • Your friendship (or smile, happiness…) means the world to me.
  • You’ve touched my life in a special way.
  • You make my world a better place to be. (Some thoughts work for
    more than one situation!)

Be funny if your relationship is new or one where cracking jokes makes you both laugh.
Be sweet if it’s your mom or your little brother. And it’s okay to simply send a “Happy Valentine’s Day to Someone Special” wish. After all, what your gesture is really saying is how much you care about and value the person you’re sending your card to.

So now that you’re in the mood to write, check your thesaurus for more adoring, caring, sultry, sweet, or funny words about love and send them on to the people in your life today. It’s sure to bring on a smile or maybe even a hugfest. Happy Valentine’s Day!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“WHAT TO WRITE…” Thank You Notes

WHAT TO WRITE... Thank You Notes

Now that the holidays are over, you probably have lots of reasons to be grateful to others. And since it’s the little things in life that make a huge difference, taking the time to write a warm and thoughtful thank you note is always nice. Of course thank yous are appropriate all year round, so we’re including some ideas here to help you get started on any kind of message of thanks.

Reflect on the person and situation you want to address. Is this someone you feel especially close to? Is the thank you for a gift or is this about a person’s generosity or thoughtfulness throughout the year? If it’s the latter, remind them of how often you notice their generous spirit or willingness to do kind things.

Think about what the thank you is for. If for a gift, is it clear to you that they took time to choose it? Was their gift a reminder that you’re special to them? Is this for something nice they did for you or someone you care about? When you start answering some of these questions, it will help you develop some ideas of what to say.

WHAT TO WRITE... Thank You NotesAddress them in a warm and personal way, thanking them for the specific gift or special thing they did. If they’re someone close to you, you can mention that you’re thankful for the gift, etc., but more than that, you’re thankful for their friendship, which you cherish all year through.

Let them know what the gift means to you. Did you eat the cookies they gave you right away or share them with your family? Did you wear the new scarf to work and everyone commented on it? Did their hospitality allow you to truly relax and enjoy yourself? Let them know that this gift has meaning for you.

You can then finish your note with a comment on how their gift or thoughtfulness makes you smile each time you think about it or let them know it added special meaning to your day.

The most important thing to remember is to be sincere…and to be yourself. Whether you go the traditional route or if funny is your thing, your appreciation will show through no matter which words you choose. So relax, and remember, too, that your note of thanks will start the year off right for both of you!

Finally, here are a few more idea starters that work well for many occasions:

Simply grateful for special people like you.

Your help was such a blessing.

Thankful, appreciative, grateful…that’s me because of you.

Thanks for all your special (caring) ways.

So lucky, so happy, so grateful for you.

Thank you for taking the time to be so thoughtful.

Could you have been any nicer? Don’t see how!

Thanks for thinking of me in such a special way.

Thanks…it was wonderful…just like you!

You’re a real sunshine-bringer!

You totally “out-niced” yourself!

Visit bluemountain.com to see a wide range of styles and designs in thank you ecards
and stationery.

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Today is Christmas Card Day…So Here Are Some Ideas of What to Write in Your Christmas Cards!



Today is Christmas Card Day...So Here Are Some Ideas of  What to Write in Your Christmas Cards!

It seems like Christmas is right around the corner and you’re probably already busy decorating, buying gifts and getting ready to send out Christmas cards and ecards–but when you finally have the time to sit down and write them out it’s pretty easy to get writer’s block. Well, since today is Christmas Card Day, we just wanted to help you get started. Just click here and you’ll be directed to our blog that’s filled with lots of ideas for things you can add to your Christmas cards or at least help you get started with your own ideas.

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Tips for Writing A Christmas Letter…

Tips for Writing A Christmas Letter...It’s that wonderful time of year when you look forward to connecting with friends and family, sending good tidings and sharing the events of your year in a Christmas letter.

Here are a few good tips to help you write an interesting and welcome piece that everyone will enjoy:

  • Be positive—share some special highlights from the year that might put a smile on the faces of those reading your letter…add some quips of cute things the kids have said, a photo of the dog wearing a funny hat, or unique anecdotes about things that happened during the year.
  • Share a little family history, something you’ve learned that makes a difference in the ways you approach life, or something you feel especially grateful for.
  • Perhaps try something a little different this year–let everyone in the family write a little section of the letter, adding their own unique perspective to the year.
  • If you have a unique achievement, mention it, but refrain from bragging. It’s best to leave the bragging rights to new grandmas and their favorite little ones.
  • If you traveled someplace special, you can share some of what you learned about your destination. Perhaps tell something about its people or culture that you found enjoyable or fascinating.
  • Share a little update about your family dynamics, especially marriages, graduations and other milestone events. Offer an insight about how that change has affected the family.
  • If you’ve discovered an intriguing method for preparing your favorite Christmas cookies, or you’ve learned how to make your own biscotti, why not share the recipe so everyone can try it if they like.
  • Be sure to encourage family and friends to keep you informed of their lives as well so they know you are truly interested in them.Tips for Writing A Christmas Letter...
  • Be sure to send your love, your good wishes, and your hopes for them for the year ahead. After all, the point of the letter is to keep you connected with the people who are truly important to you.
  • On a final note, remember to keep the letter about one page in length as everyone gets a lot of letters at Christmastime. Make sure it’s spaced well and is in a readable font. You might even add a nice quote to inspire everyone in the coming year.

Don’t forget to have fun writing your letter. Share your love, your heart, and your genuine delight in connecting with those who mean the world to you at Christmas and all through the year.

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What to Write In a Christmas Card

What to Write In a Christmas Card

It is said that “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You” was written in the very first Christmas card. If you would like to come up with something a little more endearing we have some suggestions for you–we’re happy to help with some great Christmas quotes and messages that would be welcome in any Christmas card or eCard!

Christmas Quotes

Sometimes you don’t have to write much to get your idea across. And whether you’re sending a warm, traditional message or a funny one, the person receiving your card will appreciate your personalized touch. Here are 10 of our favorite quotes this time of year:

  • Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  ~Norman Vincent Peale
  • One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.  ~Andy Rooney
  • There has been only one Christmas–the rest are anniversaries.  ~W.J. Cameron
  • I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
    ~Charles Dickens
  • Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.  ~Washington Irving
  • Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.  ~Peg Bracken
  • At Christmas, all roads lead home.  ~Marjorie Holmes
  • Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.  ~Author unknown
  • I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.  ~Harlan Miller

Christmas Messaages

These simple messages are perfect for adding a little “extra something” to your Christmas cards and eCards this year:

  • May your days be filled with magic and cheer!
  • Decorate your Christmas with joy!
  • May all your days be happy and bright!
  • Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a joyful holiday season.
  • Jolly holly-days to your and yours!
  • Merry up and have your best Christmas ever!
  • HO! HO! HOpe your holidays are filled with fun!
  • Christmas…hope yours is all about the merry!
  • Merry Christmas to someone who’s always on Santa’s “nice” list!
  • Merry Kiss-mas!
  • God bless us, everyone
  • Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season
    and all the best in the coming year!
  • Merry Christmas with all the trimmings!
  • Hope this season finds you all wrapped up in happy!
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