Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Spotlight: Robyn Y. Palmer Designs

I came across Robyn Y. Palmer's beautiful designs at the Art & Soul in Southend event a couple of weeks ago. Robyn had prints, art notecards and stationary sets that highlighted her work of beautiful women, flowered designs and more. My favorite design is entitled In her Solitude:

You know how much I love stationary so it is no surprise to many that I agree with Ms. Palmer's statement below:
"There has never been a time when sending a written note has meant so much.
Everyone is so busy, and email and texting are such “standard” modes of communication, that people really take notice when they receive a personal note. Writing a quick note seems like a lot of work these days. Not exactly so…
It is still so thoughtful to send a beautiful art card with your own sentiments and even more wonderful to receive them"
Here are a few tips on writing a handwritten note:
  • Write as soon as the occasion arises. A timely note has more impact.
  • Choose the best quality paper. A personal note is a gift to the recipient and should be "wrapped" in fine paper. Personalized or monogrammed stationery lends a nice touch.
  • Focus on the content. Look for the emotional connection to lead your to writing: "It means so much to Jim and I that you were able to come to the wedding" or "I've always thought you were a great manager."
  • Keep it short. A personal note isn't lengthy. Your message should be to the point and sincere.
  • Start off with the reason for the note. "Thank you for the candlesticks" or "Congratulations on your promotion." Keep the writing focus on the recipient.
  • Decide on an ending, before you begin writing. "We will think of you every time we use the wine glasses" or "I wish you well in your new position."
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