The beginning of August is commonly referred to as the Dog Days of Summer (can I get a “woof” about this heat?!), but did you know that it’s also full of card giving holidays? Starting with National Friendship Day on Sunday the 7th, followed by National Smile Week August 8th-14th, then Best Friends Day on the 15th and ending with National Friend Week the 15th-21st. It’s a regular camaraderie fest!
This is the perfect time to use all those cards you may have hoarded (*ahem* I’m looking at you, my lovely subscribers) or if you make them by hand, you better bust a move.
With all this in mind, I thought it would be fun to do a MINI August #sendcardsspreadlove challenge during the first half of the month. Let’s put smiles on our loved ones’ faces and celebrate friendships by sending 4 cards.
At the end of the challenge, one participant will receive their choice of a monthly curated collection (exempted: themed collections, stationery boxes and the special July anniversary collection). You in?
The PbP HQ is still being renovated. Since April, I’ve been in office limbo – aka complete chaos – while everything is packed away and stored in another room.
To make it easy to send out cards, I put together a simple letter writing kit, because I need my focus to be on writing and not scrambling at the last minute to find cards, stamps, a pen and other essentials.
One of the best things (ok, the best thing) of owning Pretty by Post® is having access to a fabulous selection of cards. This was the hardest part for me – narrowing down the cards I wanted to send.
Maybe you’ve hoarded (er, I mean collected) a stash of cards. If so, it’s time to put them to good use. Whether you’re running to your fave, local paper store to pick some up (Paper Source is my go to), ordering yours online or hand making them, find at least 4 cards you’re excited to send and make sure you have the recipient addresses in your phone or written down in your little (insert your fave color) address book.
IN MY KIT:
- Cards & envelopes
- Pens (the Sharpie Pen & Le Pen are my absolute faves)
- Postage stamps
- Washi tape
YOU COULD ALSO INCLUDE:
- Roller, rubber or other stamps with ink pads
- Markers, watercolor pencils, water colors, color pencils, etc.
- Address book
- Mementos, memorabilia or articles, etc., that you want to send in the card
Resources You Might Find Helpful
- Big List of Reasons to Send Cards
- Resources on What to Write
- How Letter Writing Helped Me Overcome My Depression – inspiring guest post from Josh Solar + great tips on leaving notes for strangers