Notes / Book of notes for Abby:

February 2, 2012


I met Abby at one of my good friend's weddings. She was a sweetheart. A few months later, my friend told me Abby was having a hard time with her parents divorce. My parents got divorced when I was really young too. Actually, I can barely remember a time we were a real family. So I sent Abby a little book of (encouragement) notes. The time when you're young and growing up is so hard and things that happen with family really make an impact. I just wanted to reach out to Abby and tell her it would be okay.

At the end I put some stamps and some extra cards in case Abby wanted to write back. These are so much fun to make because they're pretty easy and it is nice to actually write for a change. (Taking notes at Alt Summit in my notebook, my hand started cramping after a few minutes, haha)

Who can you write some encouragement notes to today?

ps: here are some other notes that have been
written if you need some other inspiration:

68 hello's:

  1. Wonderful thing to do for Abby.

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  2. This is darling. I love anything with paper. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  3. OMGosh....I adore this!!! I'm gonna make one for my bestie! :)
    Thanks,
    Messy

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  4. That is so perfect. I am going to make one for a few friends of mine!

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  5. This is so thoughtful and lovely.

    I love notes and stuff maybe I will send someone some

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  6. Goodness. What a wonderful kind soul you have. She will treasure that forever.

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  7. What a kind & generous act. I really love these book of notes!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful - what a thing to treasure. x

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  9. Dani, you are so sweet. I'm sure this meant a lot to Abby. Maybe I'll make one for somebody too...

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  10. Such a beautiful gesture! This project really demonstrates thoughtfulness and creativity. It turned out beautifully. I will definitely have to think of someone to make this for now.

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  11. That is sooo lovely - as well as your whole blog!
    Greetings from Austria,
    Teresa

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  12. That is such a sweet thing to do for someone! You're so creative, and I bet she appreciates the gesture.

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  13. what a kind gesture! i think that would lift anyone's spirits. i really should send letters/notes to friends more often.

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  14. I have a whole book like this from college... it's not as cute as this one though. ;)

    ♥ s├ęcia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  15. You're so sweet, Danni. I'm sure this will make Abby's day, week, and month!

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  16. this will make anyone's day! p.s. i love your book of notes - any of them are amazing!

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  17. such a thoughtful gift! how kind of you to think of such a great idea. and i have to say, greg loves the book of notes i gave him that you made for me. i'm inspired to create one for my new daughter that she can read when she gets older. :)

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  18. how sweet of you. i would love to receive a book like this to brighten my day. i'm sure it will be well received by abby. i dont' know but i think you should have a class on these little books. everytime you post one i'm like i want to see more, you know for us with creative block, ha.

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  19. I always, always love your book posts! Ryan and I always make each other our Valentines, and this year I'm taking a cue from you and making him a book. Shh! Don't tell. :)

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  20. you are an amazing friend! love all of the details that you've gathered here. you are definitely inspiring me to create:)

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  21. This is Beautiful!
    I'm sure Abby Loved it!

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  22. This is incredible. I know exactly who I want to make one of these for!

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  23. I love this post. The book is super cute and I am sure it will make your words have an even greater impact! So thoughtful!

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  24. hi - can you tell me where i can get the you are awesome, loved, beautiful stamp? Thanks!! I love this notebook idea.

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  25. i love that you did this for her. i bet she felt really really special receiving this from you!

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  26. This is so sweet and thoughtful. You thought of everything. I just love it.

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  27. This is about the nicest, sweetest thing ever. You are such a good person and I am sure it will make a huge impact on her. Such a good idea and a beautiful execution.

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  28. I LOVE this and would totally buy it from your ETSY shop if you sold them!

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  29. That is the sweetest thing ever! I have a few people in mind who could use something sweet like this! Such a great idea, thank you for sharing :)
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  30. This is soo sweet! I would love to do this for a few people someday. How many pages of notes do you typically do and is this in a notebook... it's kind of hard for me to tell from the pictures.

    Thanks so much!

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  31. I love this idea - so beautiful and special! Sending healing thoughts to Abby.

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  32. You TOTALLY need to make packages of the goods to make these books and sell them... I'm telling you ... you'll sell out and I'll be the culprit!!!

    Meag
    www.heartandsoulpieces.com

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  33. That's so sweet! Abby is lucky to have you in her life.

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  34. What a fantastic idea! How special :)

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  35. what a sweetheart YOU are! Thank you for great inspiration!

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  36. Your art is amazing! Simply beauty!

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  37. Your notes books are all so cute. This one is probably one of my favorites because I think it is so sweet what you did. My parents divorced when I was younger, too and a sweet thing like this would have made me feel nice. You're such a sweet girl, Danni!

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  38. SO so sweet...she will certainly feel loved!

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  39. these are so lovely! don't you just love making other peoples days? SO GREAT!!!

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  40. Very thoughtful of you, and it is beautiful!

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  41. What a sweet and thoughtful gift! I'm eager to look back at all of your books of notes.

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  42. I love your style - great color combos and patterns, so put together nicely! What a wonderful gift of support for a wonderful friend.

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  43. What a beautiful and thoughtful idea, Danni! Thanks for the reminder to encourage others in our lives, especially if we've lived through similar experiences as them :)
    ~Lily

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  44. Beautiful notes. Made me sad to read that you feel a family that has experienced divorce isn't a real family any more though.

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  45. this is such a lovely thing to do! I need to compile one of these for my Father in law. Thank you for sharing!

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  46. Beautiful sentiment & it looks amazing also. Nice work

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  47. What a lovely thing to do! So sweet and thoughtful. I'm going to use this idea for my penpal, if you don't mind :)

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  48. This is really just the sweetest thing. You are one of the most thoughtful people and I love that you always choose to share little bits of joy with people.

    In similar news, I really wish I could raid your craft supplies and make something like this for my youngest sisters. Heehee.

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  49. Support can make all the difference in a persons day. especially when it comes from a new friend that you didn't think would take the time.

    So sweet of you. I know you helped make her feel better.

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  50. this idea is totalllllly!! COol! Thank You for inspiration! I'm definitely going to do my own book of notes - would You mind?
    ...more! i'm going to spread the word about this lovely idea! You are awesome!
    Mira

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  51. Context is missing here: how old is Abby?

    "My parents got divorced when I was really young too." So, is Abby... 3? 5? 10? 18? 25? You say she's young, but from my perspective, heading into my 40s, a 6 month old is young, but so is a 25 year old.

    I'm sharing the same feelings as the previous anonymous commenter, too. Families come in all shapes and sizes.

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  52. I know that you posted this last week, but you are seriously the sweetest thing ever for sending this! I'm sure you made Abby's day/life!

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  53. so inspiring! :)
    Love the idea!

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  54. I've always admired your books of notes! Such a sweet idea.

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  55. This is one of the highly attractive, informatics, well-written and highly crisp blog that has been explained in fabulous manner to help out reader and visitors. All information found here is genuine and realistic.

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  56. Love this! Made one for my Mum for Valentine's as my Dad works in the middle east ad this is the first year they can't spend it together. Thanks for the inspiration! x

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  57. I just discovered this and I think it is a wonderful and brilliant idea! I wish I could have seen this idea sooner...but it is never too late to do something like this for someone you love. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  58. This is such a lovely idea, thank you for sharing it. Me and my partner are going to spending large stretches of time apart next year and so we've decided to write love letter to each other and fill a book of all the moments where we think of eachother and miss eachother. Because of this beautiful idea mine will be full of envelopes! Thank you!

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  59. This is just wonderful! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs, Marcie

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  60. Just wanted to leave a little note to tell you...
    How sweet of you to do something like that {I'm not a personal acquaintance of Abbey, but I read her blog on occasion}, and I can tell there was a lot of effort put into this sweet little project!

    I just stumbled upon your blog JUST to-day through pinterest, and have fallen in love. I am a HUGE crafter like you and am so excited about your blog - so much inspiration!

    Many Blessings,
    Grace

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  61. Honey, I just want to let you know that you're AMAZING. I only recently found your blog...but ohhh my heart. Your notes of encouragement are the coolest things/right up my alley. I am absolutely in LOVE! Totally featured one of them in my Things Thursday post today! Here's the link if you're interested: http://onetwothreepeaceful.blogspot.com/2012/05/bits-pieces_17.html

    PS I'm going to Renegade Atx on Saturday and when I saw you on the list of sellers, I died. So so excited to see your booth and say hello! xo jska

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  62. Hello - I'm so amazed by this act of thoughtfulness, just beautiful. And I really love what you've made - it would be the best thing (since sliced bread?) in the world to receive something handmade and personal like this with such encouraging little bits and pieces to discover.

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  63. I saw a link to this project via pinterest and decided to make my own. I directed people to this page from my page (to give credit where creative credit is due). Thanks for the inspiration!

    Here's my book of encouragement:

    http://redonblack.weebly.com/1/post/2012/08/a-book-of-encouragement.html

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  64. I can't say how beautiful I think your projects are!! Not only do they look fantastic (eye candy!) but they are also genuinely sweet & thoughtful.

    Where do you get your paper and materials? Like your different sized envelopes and different thicknesses/patterned paper?

    Also, what kind of printer do you have?

    Thank you!
    -kelsey

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