'A Picture Says A Thousand Words' or so the saying goes.
It's those images that spark a remembrance or evoke some thoughts of someone you care about. Perhaps its an experience shared or something you know that someone loves, like Magnolia blossoms or strawberries.
For example, almost every time I see a nasturtium flower I remember my grandmother and her picking the round leaves to put into our sandwich in substitution for lettuce. Still, to this day, the orange and yellow flowers are one of my very favourite annual plants.
As I was out with my dog this past October on our daily walk, we were going down a beautiful maple and oak tree-lined lane. I looked up at some of the trees and noticed that they had green, yellow, brown, gold and orange leaves happening all at the same time. This made me think that I too am in the process of change... hmm, wonder how colourful that makes me (and a few of my friends) right now?
At the base of one of those big old oak trees I found fallen leaves and acorns. Acorns are really cool little seeds with hats...they have amazing power to grow into magnificent trees. This made me think of children and their potential.
There are so many ways that an image can bring someone into your thoughts.
A nondescript card with just a photo on the front is a truly wonderful way to envelop a hand-written message. The image powerfully extends emotion and meaning to the words you write.
Even if its a business matter where a piece of note paper simply isn't good enough, sending a beautiful image on a handcrafted card adds intention, meaning and value to your message.
Whose pathway is intersecting with yours right now?
For most 'occasions' and particularly if it's not an 'occassion', the image-only blank cards are great to use to send messages.
Additionally, the Animal Chatter Series for humor and the Floral Expressions that have just one or two words on the front of the card are a great way that helps convey what you mean to say, better than words alone can do.
So anytime is a good time to send a card...especially if its one that brightens, encourages and showers on love. Its often the unexpected efforts that bring the biggest blessings.
And now, since spring is nearly upon us, I have someone in mind who loves cheery crocus blossoms...I'm going to send one to her...just because I want her to receive the message that she is very special to me.