When I was little my aunt gave me personalized note cards. They were gorgeous. Delicate pastel flowers danced around the edge with my full name pressed into the paper with pink metallic foil.
I hoarded those cards only using them for the best notes and replies to people. They were so special that I still have one stored away in my childhood things.
If you ask my kids they’ll tell you that I grew up in the early 1900’s when the printing press was just invented. Truthfully I was raised in the 80’s when you had to mail order personalized cards such as those.
You see, I’ve always had an unusual name. Before I was married my first and middle names were given to me in honor of both of my grandfathers. The name was not very popular and I gave up even looking for trinkets printed with my name such as mugs and keychains a long time ago.
But then add a Polish last name (which I’ve never met anyone outside of family that actually has that last name) and having something with my full name on it just meant that much more.
Now I’m married and still love having business cards with my name on them even though it’s not as unusual as it used to be.
These days it’s easy to own things with your name personalized on it. We all own printers or can use devices to cut names out in vinyl.
Yet there’s still something special about receiving something that was made just for you and branded with your name.
For a child sometimes there’s nothing more special, like my aunt showed me many years ago (but not hundreds of years ago like my children believe).
One of the sites that I really love and adore for personalized products is Minted.com. The also have amazing art that I drool over regularly but their other products are fresh and modern with a great touch of whimsy.
I’ve been drooling over their planners since I saw one in person awhile back that was personalized.
Now with school starting, whether it be homeschool, private or public, it’s a great time to give children personalized products such as note cards, thank you cards, journals or day planners. Let them be proud of the work of writing a note or journaling on their personalized stationery.
I have a huge crush on this stationery that works for kids or adults. Plus the subtle lines are great guides for beginner writers.
Speaking of beginner writers – Isn’t this card amazing for those that aren’t quite there yet? It’s special and something that grandparents would cherish.
These thank you cards are adorable and could work for a boy or a girl. Maybe it will make them want to write a thank you note.
These strawberry thank you cards are precious. I would love to receive on in the mail.
Finally I’m really thinking of ordering each one of my girls a personalized notebook to use as a journal this year.
Part of me thinks that if they have a journal with their name and picture (or a doodle such as this one), it might give them pride to fill it in rather than pulling teeth to practice their writing and storytelling each day.
Plus wouldn’t those notebooks make great keepsakes?
There’s just something about seeing your name in print. As adults we kinda get used to it considering we have our debit cards, business cards, licenses and bills (oh the bills). But for kids that aren’t there yet- it’s just means so much more.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Minted.com but I still think they’re amazing and choose to blog with integrity.
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