Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Staying in Touch

I really do try to "stay in touch" with old friends these days. It dawned on me, that I had lost touch with so many old friends after they moved, or we moved. Why? It just takes a few minutes to jot a note, or ring them up, fire off an email or facebook (not a huge fan). Life does get busy, but really. Do you "stay in touch"?

With keeping in touch in mind, I made these note cards that I use all the time. They are about 5x7, so you don't have to write a novel. I will, at some point, have some for sale (next project should be about procrastination!). I love hand written notes.





On a final note, I won the apron and oven mitts giveaway from Nicole Jane Home . Whoohoo! Thanks Jennifer. I felt very lady-like while making a cake the other day.

24 comments:

flo said...

J'adooooore.... I looooooove the first picture... It's really great and full of old remembers...
I don't find the word... just my heart speak in a low, small voice !
Thanks a lot !

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Handwritten notes are the best, aren't they?!
I do love that green phone.

mise said...

What lovely notecards you've made, and so much less daunting for the sender than the large blank page of a letter, what with the saucepan boiling over and the children disassembling the computer and all.

Courtney said...

These are really, really cute and such a fantastic idea! I'm pitiful at staying in touch. It's not something I'm proud of, and it's definitely something I should work on.

Diya said...

love that first picture... and love the very personal feel of your little notecards. :D

ps. check out my new blog ;)
http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Those are great! I think I had that typewriter when I was little!

Gigi said...

These notecards are lovely! I love the colors--those aquas especially. I've been making my own notecards, too, and trying much more to stay in touch. I find facebook a little depressing, and I love getting cards in the real mailbox that I can hold in my very own hands!

xo Gigi

Pooch Morning Glory said...

sweet funky phone
~laura

kate / tinywarbler said...

these are great janis! and perfect when you want to drop a line without the pressure of a lengthy letter.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

These are so sweet!

Chemin des Muguets said...

HELLO Janis,

I just love your notecard design - it is so fun and playful!

Marjorie

Jennifer said...

Makes me miss my old typewriter and white out! I'm sooo glad you like the apron & mitts.

Rachel Marie said...

Beautiful note cards! I kind of have an obsession with buying them. I LOVE handwritten mail. It doesn't take nearly as long as you think it will to brighten someone's day.

c and d said...

i looooveee these! so lovely and simple. i think the first one is my favourite. whenever you're ready - we're here to buy some!

Marija said...

These notecards are adorable! I do hope you decide to offer these for sale - so cute! Can't wait! Your blog is terrific and now I have one more reason to follow! Marija

flo said...

Coucou, Hello,
Just a small question... I do this week a remembers of children;.. Could I put your photo of the telefon "with Hello" with your the name of your blog to illustrate "old" sensations ? It's so wonderful ! I just wait your answer yes or no... In the 2 options, I'm so happy to see this way of life, that's great !
This english !?! Sorry...

Neon Gypsy said...

All of these photos are so cute! You have a lovely blog(:

linda said...

Hello, I like your blog Coucou. Your photos are very fantastic!
soon!!!

kimberj said...

Glad I inspired you to give a go at that pile of old tees. You've inspired me to write notes to friends on my MIA list :) Thanks!

paula said...

what a sweet idea. I just love a hand written note.

Melissa Blake said...

oh, i hear you on this one! I've found it's easier to stay in touch after I got a blackberry, though those things are insanely addictive!

{little.happy.things} said...

Lovely notecards~ I do like hand written notes or cards, but I just don't like MY hand writting...
I am totally with you on this "stay in touch" thing. I hate to say this, but I think it's easier to stay in touch via Facebook these days, even though I am not a big fan of it...

Square With Flair™ said...

Your photos are outstanding. I really like the STAY IN TOUCH photos. This is a terrific idea...better by far than the dismal offerings of greeting card companies. Have you thought of doing BON VOYAGE cards? I think they are such fun, and at one time were readily available, but no longer. I have to make my own or use vintage ones. I am sure you could create something wonderful with images of luggage, trains, or your interesting airport shots.
Terrific blog!

PinkPanthress said...

People keep telling me I am terrible at staying in touch with them, even those that I know for more than a decade or two... I guess, I am being lazy where I can, so old friends & acquaintances have to suffer. :D

..Ah, and congrats on winning that Apron & the Oven-Mitts!