Notes: The Forgotten Art Form

by Heidi Papay

Notes and letters used to be written often, but as technology became more advanced, it became easier to just send a quick text. For this reason, notes are much more thoughtful and genuine.

Writing someone a note isn’t hard, and can be summed up into a few steps.

1. Choose your recipient

You can write a note to your significant other, your friend, or a parent. The note doesn’t have to be romantic; you can write a note to anyone to let them know that you are thinking of them.

2. Choose a place to write the note

Whether is a special paper, a sticky note, or a torn piece of notebook paper, you must have somewhere to write. You can also write on folders, lunch bags, or napkins. The more spontaneous, the more sincere the note will seem.

3. Write the note!

This is the trickiest part, but with a little creative thinking, you can write a meaningful note. Does your recipient have a big test or job interview coming up? Wish them luck! Or maybe they just got a promotion or finished a big project? Congratulate them! You can also write about things you’re feeling. Perhaps you need to thank them for something they’ve done recently. You can also decorate the note. Add a smiley face or a doodle if you’re feeling extra sentimental.

4. Give them the note

This is the best part. You can give them the note directly, or leave it somewhere you know they will find it.

There is someone out there that needs to know you are thinking of them. So pull out your pen, find a piece of paper, and start writing.

P.S. Note folding was an art in the 80s and 90s. Here are some note folding ideas.

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