FILED IN: COVID-19, Education, Mother's Day, Ready-to-Ship Gifts
Posted By: Jamie Kutchman, Founder
If you've been keeping up with our Instagram Stories, you'll know that we've been sharing some real life notecard messages that accompany our online orders, primarily our quarantine gift boxes. We, of course, remove all of the names to protect privacy. But we've been so inspired by how so many people are using gifting as a way to connect with one another even though not together in-person.
We're noticing some very popular reasons why people are gifting one another during this COVID19 crisis and in case you're considering sending a curated gift box for any of these reasons, we thought we'd share some inspiration for your notecard messages in case you're stuck. (Each of our artisan gift boxes comes with a complimentary handwritten notecard with message of your choice)! We admit that some of these scenarios can be delicate or even flat-out awkward and so it's not uncommon for you to get writer's block. If you're anything me though, with a little jumpstart, I can easily run with it and end up with a message I'm proud to send.
Even if you're not looking to send a gift box, reading through these real-life notecard messages is sure to restore your faith in humanity and warm your heart knowing that this much kindness is being sent all across the country every single day amidst this global pandemic.
CANCELLED OR POSTPONED WEDDING
"Your love story is not starting the way you thought it would. But one day it will be one heck of a story to tell and I am pumped for that day."
"Things aren't going exactly as planned, but a ring will still be on your hand <3. Keep your spirits up - love prevails!"
"I can't imagine how difficult this decision was to make. I know this is tough but your day WILL come. When it does, it will be more amazing than ever!"
"I know it’s been an emotional few weeks with your original wedding plans changing, but I know when the day is finally here, it will be full of even more love than you can imagine. Till then, stay safe and healthy!"
"You will be the most beautiful bride no matter the date! Can’t wait to see you in white soon."
"Sending you so much love and positive vibes during this quarantine! Looking forward to celebrating you both and your love for another whole year!"
"Just a little something to let you know we’re thinking of you. We know your love with rise above all of this and you’re wedding day will be amazing!"
"We know that wedding planning changes are stressful. Hope you find some ways to enjoy being engaged - it’s a special time!"
Click here for gift ideas for couples forced to postpone or cancel their wedding due to COVID19.
LONG DISTANCE MOTHER'S DAY
"Happy Mother's Day! We love and miss you so much. Guess what? You're going to be a grandmother!!!"
"Happy Mother’s Day! We are so sad we aren’t with you on your day, but we hope you enjoy this treat. We love you!"
"Dear Mom, Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for all that you do for us, even if it means planning two weddings and two bridal showers!!! xoxo"
Click here for gift ideas for Mother's Day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM AFAR
"This isn't a birthday gift. It's a 'since we can't drink, take a nice bath' gift. We love you!! Happy 35th! "
"2020 may still be "The Year". I hope you won't let a little quarantine get in the way. In the meantime wishing you a relaxing & recharging birthday."
"We can’t wait to celebrate together. We’ve been looking through photos and so many of our happiest memories include you."
"Don't let Rona ruin the day! TREAT. YO. SELF. Thank you for always being such a good friend. Love you! Can't wait to celebrate!!"
"We would prefer to celebrate your birthday over a glass of wine...or three, but we thought this might be a good alternative for now! Happy Birthday!"
"Happy birthday Yiayia! Crummy time to have a birthday but I know you and dad will make the best of it. Love you and keep those masks on!"
"Happy Birthday, Momma! I hope you enjoy the goodies in here. I’m sad that we can’t celebrate together, but we will make it up later. Love you!"
"Happy birthday, sweet friend! Since we aren't able to go club hoppin' this year, I hope you take some time to treat yourself!!"
"Can't wait to celebrate in-person with burgers, pizza, cake, and more. We wish we could be with you today!"
Click here for birthday gifts.
HEALTHCARE HEROES ON THE FRONT LINES
"You are such an inspiration! I am so thankful for what you and your whole team are doing. You are truly a healthcare hero & superhero!"
"We are so proud of you and admire the strength you have. We pray as you care for the sick, that God guides and blesses you"
"You spend most of your waking hours caring for others, so here's a little something to help you care for yourself."
"You’re our hero! So proud of you and proud to be your friend! Keep up the good fight!"
"Thank you for all your hard work at the hospital during this difficult time. Hope you can use this to relax when you have some down time."
Click here for self-care gifts.
GET WELL + IMMUNITY BOOST
"Everyone could use a boost right now! Maybe if you stick some of the clay in your ears you can get a few moments of quiet to enjoy this stuff! Cannot wait to visit and hug everyone. Lots of love!"
"Praying for a complete recovery and that you’ll soon be reunited with your son and family. In the meantime please take care of yourself. Love you!"
"Here's wishing you health and a speedy recovery. You got this."
"We hope you feel better soon! Can't wait for adventures with you when this all ends."
"We are so sorry this happened to you, and we wish you a speedy recovery. We are cheering you on and here if you need us!"
"I wanted to send you a little 'get well' gift as you continue to recover. I am so lucky to have you in my life...and am always here for you!"
Click here for 'get well' and wellness gifts.
SYMPATHY + THINKING OF YOU
"My heart aches for you. I know life has dealt some unfair cards your way. Please take some time for self care and renewal. With love."
"Thinking of you and sending all of my love to you and your family during this difficult time. Love you always."
"We are so sorry for your loss. We wanted to send a little something for some self care. Hope it brightens your day just a little."
"Thinking of you during this difficult time! Your Dad will be greatly missed, but was so very proud of the amazing woman you’ve become!"
"We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Hopefully we can give you a hug in person soon, but in the meantime, try to enjoy a little time to yourself!"
"Hey lovely! I just wanted to send a little joy your way to let you know I am thinking of you!"
Click here for 'thinking of you' gifts.
"Just something to help you Relax and Recharge with everything that is going on in your life these days. Love you XO"
"Remember... take care of yourself! Caring for you is caring for others!!"
"Because I can't send you to the spa, I thought I'd send some spa-like treats to help you relax and de-stress."
"In a world that feels out of control, it's important to focus on the things we actually can control—like taking care of our mind and body! I love you!"
"I hope this is able to bring you some peace and relaxation during these stressful times."
Click here for self-care gifts.
LOVE + ENCOURAGEMENT
"Your next chapter will be amazing. For now, relax, indulge, and wash your hands. Love you!"
"I hope this made you smile like you make me smile everyday. I love you with all my heart."
"We hope this "pick me up gift" will help boost your spirits during this crazy time!"
"Sending you an enormous amount of love and extra hugs. Don't forget that home and family are in your heart, even if there is some distance. Love you."
"To my dearest friend, You handled a major challenge with grace and courage. What a lucky girl M is to have to you for a mother. I love you so."
"You are such a special light in the world. Remember everything is meant to be. You are on your journey."
"Happy Anniversary, my love. I wouldn't want to be quarantined with anyone else! I love you."
"Welcome HOME, rockstar! Another chapter in your life complete... I'm so dang inspired by you. Pour some alcohol in this cup and ENJOY!"
"Hi you two! Might as well cozy up with cute coffee mugs while we're stuck at home, right? Just a little something to say THANK YOU!"
"Beyond excited for your wedding! We're going to make the best team! Just some goodies for your new apartment in July! Congrats you two!!"
"Congratulations on getting engaged!!! Love you guys so much & we're ready to party and be celebrating soon! Cheers to the future Mr. and Mrs.!"
"Praying this season is full of joy-filled anticipation for what's to come as you build your life together."
Click here for engagement gifts.
"Even though we are not together, we did not want Teacher Appreciation to pass without telling you how grateful we are, especially now, for all you do!"
"Thank you for being the MOST amazing resource through this crisis. Thank you doesn't feel like enough."
"Thank you so much for the masks! You are awesome!"
"Thank you so much for your referrals and for your trust and confidence. Great friendors like you are the reason my business is thriving!"
"Thank you for pouring into our children and for all of your work to ensure our Democracy is strong and all our voices are heard. You are magic!"
Click here for 'thank you' gifts.
Are you crying yet? I know several of these messages have tugged at my heartstrings and I've found myself in tears while writing this! Tears or no tears, we hope this roundup has given you some ideas of what to write when you don't necessarily know what to write! If you need help, we're here for you! You can contact us here.