One of my good friends recently got a divorce. And while the divorce was amicable and the process moved fairly quickly, and while my friend was relieved to close that chapter, she was still, understandably, going through the stages of grief.
She moved into her own place and tried to keep her mind off things by decorating and filling up her social life, etc.
One day, several of her friends (me included) received an email from her requesting we send inspirational cards and messages for a bulletin board that would go in her bedroom. This would serve as a visual pick me up that she could read in the times when the divorce seemed to be crushing down on her.
So we did. Below is what I sent. Just putting it here as an idea for someone that may be looking for an easy and fun idea to cheer up someone you care for.
I pulled out a spool of white satin ribbon, a set of Martha Stewart stamp pads and a set of mini alphabet stamps.
After the ink dried, I rolled it back up onto the spool so that she could read the message as it unrolled.
I glued on a little note so she'd know this was my contribution for her board.
Wrapped it up in a box... and shipped it off using the printable "please take me to" envelope wrap.
To my dear friend, you are extraordinary. Every day. In every way. Your bravery in being true to yourself and creating the life you want is an inspiration to us all.