I love Ellen DeGeneres, and I especially loved this commencement speech she did at Tulane University in New Orleans a few years back. I have a soft spot for commencement speeches in general; if they’re done right, there’s definitely lots of little lines of wisdom to carry with you.Â In true Ellen fashion, she definitely added some comedic touches to her words of wisdom, and this jumped out at me.
You definitely don’t have to be from NOLA to appreciate this quote, and since it’s Mardi Gras season and the month of love, I thought it was a great opportunity to give this away for free.Â I’m offering two download sizes–one an 8.5 x 11 in. (perfect for framing and hanging on the wall) and one 4 x 6 in. (perfect for desks and workspaces).
February is the month of love, so I wanted to spread some with snazzy downloads throughout the next few weeks!
First up: these DIY printable Valentine’s. Whether you’re a fan of the classic grade school valentine exchange–who didn’t love getting a mound of cards with your favorite cartoon characters?–or you’re looking for an easy way to decorate bags of goodies (simply punch a whole and tie with festive red ribbon), these cards should do the trick.
I recommend printing them on 60 lb to 80 lb card stock–which can easily be found at most stores that sell paper–for a nice light but durable card. Colors may print differently than you see on the screen.
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Stay tuned for a few more free downloads this month! Want a little something extra? Sign up for our email list to get the latest scoop on new products and exclusive offers just for email subscribers! I might share some extra free things with you, too. You won’t know until you sign up, either in the sidebar or over on our Facebook page.
Cheers from sunny Florida! I am, in fact, stuck here for a few days thanks to this polar vortex business, but I admit it’s pretty nice to have this view while I write from my sister’s house:
I’ve been plotting and planning new design ideas and where I want the business to go in the next year or two, and I’m looking forward to some new experimentations. As things get going I’m striving for a new mantra: to keep things simple! As a result, I’m shifting a few things around to help save time. This includes bring the blog back to the website as opposed to another site, and getting rid of the separate shop on this website. For now. and maybe for good, I’ll be sending sales over to the Etsy shop and showing off the new products via blog. As always, custom orders are very much still welcome, and I’ll be happy to talk to chat about them via email: onagoodnotedesigns [at] gmail [dot] com.
Can’t wait to see what happens this year! What are your big plans for 2014?
Confession: I might have kept almost every card and letter that has ever been sent to me.
It’s silly, I know. But there’s always something about throwing away a card that someone took the time to pick out and send my way that makes me a little sad. So through the years I’ve kept them all: birthday cards, Christmas cards, Valentine’s, postcards from various vacation locales, letters from friends from distant summer jobs. There’s something very special about going through them years later and getting to see that very specific moment in time etched in handwriting. It’s a little piece of personal history.
Emails will never have the same ability to transport us to a moment in our lives. That’s why I’m still a firm believer in the power of a thoughtful, handwritten note. And that’s why I decided to go into the stationery business.
I love good design and paper, so sharing that, along with my enthusiasm for letter writing, are part of the inspiration for On a Good Note. I like to think my designs are fun and fresh, with nods to the personalities of my friends and family. I hope you find something that you will love. And if there is something special you can’t quite find, don’t hesitate to ask about a custom design order.
So, what are you waiting for? Buy some stamps and send a letter today!