With the advancement in technology, the warmth of personal notes has all but disappeared. When was the last time you sent someone a “thinking of you” or a “thank you” card? Have we become so indifferent that being pleasant, courteous, respectful and grateful are no longer part of our daily routine? Are we so busy that we cannot take fifteen minutes out our day to send a friendly card that we wrote, not texted, to someone we care about? That seems to be the trend these days.
Growing up, I remember watching my mom look for decorative blank cards to send out to various people in her life. Sending a thank you card was proper etiquette and natural — it’s a heartfelt and meaningful way to show your gratitude. But these sentiments are not reflected today. Now we see more selfish, thoughtless, self-entitled, self-indulgent, self-seeking, greedy and narcissistic behavior and it’s accepted as the norm. Many don’t feel the need to show any form of kindness or gratitude. But, we can change that. Making an effort to handwrite a note shows we care. It all starts with the right attitude, a warm heart, and some beautiful note cards. Check out these stunning note cards.
Kimono Note Cards
The Kimono Note Cards feature six elegant Asian inspired blank notecards with six neutral-colored envelopes. Flying cranes, pretty blossoms, and chubby Buddha’s are characteristic images of the Asian culture. Each card has a name, a description, and a little history of what the image means. Card size – 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (160 x 108 mm).
Karako – is the name given to the childlike character dressed in Chinese clothing. Garments of this fabric design are often used during the change of seasons.
Batik Note Cards
The Batik Note Cards feature six more Asian inspired blank note cards and have six accompanying neutral-colored envelopes. The images are more repeating patterns that remind me of wallpaper, than specific images. Each card has an explanation on the back that shares a little history about the print. Three prints are Japanese and three are Indonesian; each are imbued with rich colors and delicate designs.
Detail from an Indonesian hand-drawn sarong with a floral bouquet design executed in fine line and dot work on a maroon background. The bouquet is a recurrent motif in Indonesian batik sarongs and is closely identified with Pekalongan on the north coast of Java.
These high-quality resplendent cards will inspire you to expound your feelings and share your sentiments. Let’s put our electronic devices down and bring warmth and sincerity back to writing personal messages.
Disclaimer: I received these products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.