During this process, I’ve gotten a lot of kindness and help. Some of it is minor like a card or flowers, and some of it is huge like hiring movers or sending me to a horse show. It’s hard to adequately thank someone for these acts of generosity, but my southern upbringing tells me that the best place to start is a good ‘ol thank you note.
Several people have told me that I shouldn’t worry about writing thank you notes with everything else I have going on. It’s true, a lot is happening and I’m really busy right now. What y’all may not realize though, is that sitting down to write these notes is a cathartic process for me.
I try to hit one to two nights a week when the house is mostly clean, critters are happy and I feel fairly relaxed. I’ll put on a brainless TV show (America’s Got Talent wut wut… who knew Heidi Klum was so adorable?), light a scented candle and get to writing. My goal is to address every card, donation or act of kindness with a hand written card. I’m very behind currently, but slowly catching up.
Since I’m a bit of a nerd, I’m trying to match the card design to the type of thank you. Horse friends get horse cards, which started out with this Sierra Club wild mustang set of blank cards I was given as a gift this year.
Since those are running low, I went and ordered some more equestrian cards from Etsy. I looked and looked and couldn’t find anything I LOVED, so settled on these classy monogram cards.
For the Austin Pets Alive donation thank yous and some of his co-workers that knew BT, I tried to stick with Boston Terrier centric cards. Turns out there aren’t a ton of options out there, but I found some cute ones. First this rotation of Boston Terrier art.
So here’s the real reason I have gone into the rabbit hole of note cards for this post… I need more equestrian cards! I’m turning to all you awesome readers for your suggestions. I’m looking for:
- Equestrian art or photography that is not “Home on the range” feeling
- Blank inside
- Set of at least 8
- Reasonably priced
Open to any suggestions you can find! I’m going to blow through the rest of my equestrian cards pretty soon, and would love to stock up on more stationary 🙂