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August 27, 2010
By now you all have probably noticed that pretty badge in my left sidebar. Are you wondering what that is all about? I am proud to tell you that I am a Pearista! Pearista is a group of bloggers sponsored by Pear Tree Greetings that value the power of connecting through stationery. Pear Tree Greetings is an online stationery company that loves to help people connect, whether it's via a personalized note card, Christmas Card or birth announcement. You should really go check out all of the wonderful products that Pear Tree Greetings has to offer!
The quality of the products you can find at Pear Tree Greetings is excellent! I received the Peony Perfection in Purple -- Personalized Note Card to welcome me to the group of Pearistas. They are so pretty! The cards are printed on high quality paper and you can tell how great the quality is as soon as you open up the package.
Since I am new to this program, I am still figuring it all out. Each month I will post about something different. For August, I accepted the Pen to Paper Challenge. This challenge is all about hand written notes. With all of the electronic means of communicating these days, most of us don't ever actually write with a pen anymore. Am I right? I feel that a handwritten note to someone is so much more personal than an email or a quick text. This month I will be writing four handwritten letters and blogging about them each week. (I'm a little behind the game, so this post is actually for the first two weeks.)
For this challenge I received four of the Leaves -- Personalized Note Cards to write my notes on. I am usually not a fan of orange, but this is such a pretty color and I really like it!
I also received four of the Small Pattern -- Grey Personalized Note Cards to send along with my notes so that my recipients can take this challenge themselves.
My first hand written note went to my long-time best friend Rebecca. We have been friends since we were both 14 years old. Wow! I just realized it has been over 20 years! Rebecca is one of those friends that you know you can always count on for anything. I can't tell you how many times she has helped me move, hugged me while I cried after a breakup, or given me honest and straightforward advice that only a best friend could give. Unfortunately we live over 100 miles apart now and lately it has been difficult for us to spend any time together. I wanted to write to her to let her know I am thinking about her, and that even though we don't see each other often, she is always in my thoughts and I miss her terribly.
My second hand written note went to my friend Colleen. She has really done a lot for me lately and I wanted to thank her. She started blogging a few months ago and we have been having so much fun with it. She shares her "blogging secrets" with me and helps me with design (because she is awesome with it). Together we are figuring out all of this blogging stuff while we help feed each other's blogging addictions. She also recently designed all kinds of stuff for Bryce's birthday party and I am so grateful to her for that!
I really enjoyed writing these letters. I hope I bring smiles to my friends' faces when they open their mailboxes and see the envelope from me. I haven't yet decided who the other two recipients of hand written letters will be, so check back later for those posts.
Another part of being a Pearista is that I get to share some great deals with you! Here is the deal for August:
Throughout the month of August, enjoy 15% off anything and everything BABY! Birth Announcements, Baby Shower Invitations, Baptism Invitations and more! Use code PEARAUG10. Shop Pear Tree Greetings' Baby Collection.