Believe it or not, May is just around the corner. Around this time last month, many of us were settling into our new quarantine routines, hoping that our friends, family, jobs and toilet paper supply would be safe. It's been a tough month for everyone, to say the least.
I am grateful for all the little things that are helping my husband and I cope- extra sleep, dog snuggles, FaceTime & Zoom, and "The Best Chicken Soup" takeout from Lourdes Mexican Food (trust me on this one).
I am also grateful for the small distraction that National Card and Letter Writing Month has provided. For those of you participating in the #write_on challenge, are you getting close to 30? I set aside some time yesterday to write 8 more (9 to go).
I've also been working on new greeting card and art print designs. I'm particularly excited about the "Long distance" card collection, perfect for not only this crazy season, but for any time you're missing a loved one. We'll be launching it, alongside new collections, in May.
Below is a recap of our Week 3 Instagram story writing prompts. Join us there if you haven't already. If you're running low on your card stock, you have one more week to use code #writeon20 for 20% off all greeting cards and sets. The promotion ends on 4/30, so don't miss your chance!
WEEK 3 WRITING PROMPTS
16. SHARE A FAVORITE RECIPE
A lot of people are turning to cooking & baking to pass the time, ease anxiety & clean out their pantry/fridge/freezer supply. It's a great time to try out new recipes, too, so why not share a favorite or two?
17. DEAR MOM DEAR DAD
When's the last time you thanked your parents for everything they've done for you? Parenting is a tough job, full of sacrifices & stress. Express your gratitude for their support, guidance, love & life lessons. It'll mean more than you know.
18. ILLUSTRATE YOUR DAY
You might think your day is too boring to illustrate, but it's fun to see a peek into someone’s life. What did you eat for breakfast? What did you notice on your walk? When you start looking at your day as an observer, interesting details will start to stand out. Don't worry about your drawing skills- just have fun with it!
19. THE SECRET LIVES OF PETS
ALL pet owners love to talk about their pets. And now that we're spending nearly every minute of every day with them, we all have troves of tails (I mean tales) of their strange & seemingly random antics. Extend a few laughs by sharing your pet's funniest moments.
20. SEND A BOOK (OR RECOMMENDATION)
Using the extra time to tackle some books that have been stockpiled and/or on your list for a while? As you finish each, consider sending it to a loved one with a note explaining why you think they'd appreciate the read (or keep the book & send the recommendation instead).
21. SHARE A POEM
Poetry is good for the soul, especially at a time like this. Poems give shape & meaning to feelings we often struggle to describe. And they help us understand ourselves, each other & the world around us.
22. SAY HI TO A NEIGHBOR
Have a new neighbor or neighbors that you've lived near forever but never met or know little about? Write them a letter introducing yourself & any others in your household. Consider sharing contact information too, if appropriate.