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5 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and the crucial role they play in our lives and society as a whole—as caregivers, teachers, role models, and so much more. Whether it's with a heartfelt letter, a lovely piece of art, or a beautiful book, show your appreciation for the extraordinary women who have shaped your life in countless ways. Continue reading

Appreciation Pie Recipe: Baking Gratitude for the Holidays

Appreciation Pie Recipe: Baking Gratitude for the Holidays

It’s the season of homemade pies and cookies, my friends. Admittedly I’m not a baker, but I absolutely love to indulge in sweet treats. And what’s sweeter than gratitude?

Gratitude isn’t just about being polite—it’s the secret ingredient to a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Grab your apron and your favorite pen because today we're whipping up Appreciation Pie and serving it to your loved ones via handwritten greeting cards.

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5 sympathy gift ideas for grief and loss

5 sympathy gift ideas for grief and loss

When I lost my sister in May 2020, some gestures and sympathy gifts I received really comforted me. I also encountered words and actions that left me feeling more isolated and unsupported. In this blog post, I'm sharing 5 sympathy gift ideas to better equip you to be a light in someone else's darkest days.

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The most unforgettable birthday gift you can give

The most unforgettable birthday gift you can give
Instead of just the typical “happy birthday” message in a card or text message, I asked everyone I know to write me a handwritten letter for my birthday last year. Read how a letter is a truly unforgettable gift, and some suggestions on what to write to make your family and friends feel incredibly adored and appreciated. Continue reading

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

Do you need a way to beat the winter blues like I do? Join me in my 28 Days of Love Challenge in February! The challenge is simple, yet powerful: in February, write a love note to someone different every day. The act of expressing love and gratitude will uplift our spirits and bring joy to those around us. I've created a calendar in this blog post with a different person to write to each day, and I'll be posting reminders on social media to keep you on track. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook at @alisonrosevintage.

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The best sympathy card I've ever received

The best sympathy card I've ever received

November and December can be extra hard months for anyone who has lost a loved one. For me, it’s hard not to see my sister at the dinner table during the holidays or hear her laughter filling our house. November 18th is her birthday too, so I always feel extra nostalgic and melancholy this time of year.

For this blog post, I wanted to share the best sympathy card I’ve ever received and give you some ideas on how to comfort others with a handwritten note when they experience a loss.

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Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

Recovery gift ideas to prevent feelings of isolation

As I lay here, two weeks into my foot surgery recovery, I’m thinking about the many types of recovery—post-surgery, cancer, addiction, mental health—and how each of them can result in a similar feeling: isolation. If we can’t be in person with our loved ones or coworkers who are recovering, there are gifts and gestures that can make them feel less alone, like a handwritten note or a care package. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas to help prevent feelings of isolation.

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