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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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Meaningful condolence gifts for someone grieving a loss

Meaningful condolence gifts for someone grieving a loss
When I lost my sister in May 2020, I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. The weeks following felt like a fog; my brain could barely process or handle the simplest tasks. Some gestures and gifts from friends and family really comforted me at a time when I felt a deep sense of loneliness. Besides sending flowers, here are some meaningful condolence gifts for someone grieving a loss... Continue reading

Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Besides the most welcome gift of money and gift cards, what other thoughtful gifts can you give to a new grad to make them feel extra special? Read my 5 suggestions including a handwritten note of advice, custom artwork, custom word art, book recommendations, and a song lyrics print.

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