Day 12 of the 2016 #sendcardsspreadlove Challenge – GUEST POST

Welcome to Day 12 of the 2016 #sendcardsspreadlove Challenge for National Card & Letter Writing Month! We’re so excited and full of gratitude that you’ve joined us. As a reminder, make sure you sign up to receive all the info and special bonus content that won’t be shared on the blog.

If you’re just joining us, you can get all the details for the Week 2 challenge info here. AND don’t forget to check out Week 1 for a list of reasons to write and who to send a card to, or even what type of card to send, plus tips for sustaining a letter writing habit.

Day 12 of the 2016 #sendcardsspreadlove Challenge

In continuation of this week’s challenge “Make New Friends but Keep the Old,” we’re ending on a high note with Lauree of Simply Leap. PLUS we have a special challenge for you.

Also, don’t forget to check out the other fabulous guest posts from earlier in the week with Josh of Hello Happiness Card Company and Kara with Boho Berry.

Day 12 of the 2016 #sendcardsspreadlove Challenge guest post by Lauree Ostrofsky

My kind hearted and generous friend Lauree has graciously allowed me to reprint the following blog post to serve as inspiration for your letter writing and card sending. We’ve updated it with a request to send 300 Simply Leap Spring Hearts at the end of the post. We hope you’ll take part. You can use it for the Week 2 Challenge or participate just because.

You are pretty awesome. Simply Leap Spring Hearts.

Three years ago, before the hugs, I wanted to show loved ones how much I care, so I began simply by sending them little red paper hearts.

Like in grade school, I cut each out of construction paper. Then I sealed them in plain envelopes and mailed them without a return address.

In the days leading up to February 14, 2011, my favorite Valentine’s – 35 of them – received the little hearts from a secret admirer. When the holiday arrived, I emailed them a link to a blog post to reveal the sender and tell them how I feel.

I think they are the bee’s knees.

Right now, you are loved by more people than you can imagine.

They are out there, perhaps all over the world, wishing you the best of everything that life can bring.

These hearts are a reminder that you are loved, always.

One of my Valentine’s called the other day.

Her 3 year-old daughter has gotten the heart-making bug, so much so that she now has 300 in a variety of colors and sizes!

Did I want them?


This is where you come in.

I have hundreds of little paper hearts waiting to spread their love. I need your help finding fun ways to do that.

Little paper hearts

Is there someone in your life who needs to know how special he or she is? Send me their mailing address! Include your address too…

Know an organization that could use some extra love, or have another creative idea? Please share it in the comments section. We can get a brainstorm going!

These hearts may be small but what is behind them is bigger than one person or one hug.

They may be just what someone needs, right when they need it the most.

Let’s give that this Valentine’s Day.

Help me share some love, and know how much I love you, too.

CHALLENGE – Lauree and I are asking you, the Pretty by Post® community, to join together and send out 300 Simply Leap Spring Hearts. Let’s send yellow hearts in the spirit of friendship.

This means we only need 30 people to commit to sending out 10 hearts each. WE CAN DO THIS! You can refer to the blog post here for ideas/suggestions on who to send the hearts to.

If you’re in, comment below and I’ll keep a tally on this post of how many have committed. Then tag both Lauree and I on IG: @simplyleap and @prettybypost, with the #sendcardsspreadlove hashtag to share your cards.

[Tweet “Here’s to spreading love one yellow heart at a time #sendcardsspreadlove with @simplyleap”]

Lauree OstrofskyLauree Ostrofsky helps people love their lives and work more every day.

As Chief Hugger at Simply Leap, she coaches professionals who don’t hate their jobs but don’t love them either to figure out what they want to do next. She also speaks, writes and consults for larger organizations such as IBM, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Her memoir, Simply Leap: Seven Lessons on Facing Fear and Enjoying the Crap out of Your Life, is available on Amazon/Kindle.

Find her on Twitter and Facebook, and posting photos from her morning walks on Instagram.

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