When Johnny and I were first married, I use to keep this stack of mini cards stashed away in a drawer. I would randomly leave him silly notes, funny notes, "I'm sorry" notes (hey, marriage can be tricky), etc. Basically, just little notes to let him know I was thinking of him. I would place them in places I knew he'd find them before I left for work in the morning. He would do the same for me sometimes, too. It's one of my very favorite "married" memories. I still have every single one of those notes and cards.
I know it's hard to keep that stuff up as you get busier, but I love the idea of doing that again. Not just for Johnny, though. I love the idea of making special cards just because for all the people I love. *Wanna go on a burger date? Here's a fun little invite. Let's plan it.* Today I'm teaming up with Canon USA to show you how I made my own personalized post cards, in hopes that you may feel inspired to do the same!
I started off by designing my postcards in Photoshop. If you don't have a design program but you have a printer, you can add sweet (or snarky) sentiments by hand just as easily. I printed my cards out with my PIXMA iP8720 printer. I love the quality of this printer for photos. As you can see from the picture above, I printed four at a time to save paper. I hate wasting paper!
After the cards were printed, I cut them out and planned my attack. Of love. A love attack, if you will. ;)
Some of my favorites are:
"Sorry I'm the worst." I think we can all relate with that one sometimes. ;)
"I heard a song. It made me think of you." I'll be using this one for a lot of different friends. It's funny how quickly music can make me miss someone.
"I love you, I do." I need to make more sweet cards like this to leave around the house. It's a new goal of mine.
I was talking a couple of weeks ago about snail mail and how there's nothing better. Just like a good ol' fashioned letter, I want to pass out these hand-written notes for friends and loved ones. I want to SHOW people I love them. I want my important people to know I'm constantly thinking of them. I never want it to just be a thing I say, you know? That's totally and completely sappy, but I totally and completely mean it. I love my people and I always want them to know it. xo.