You are looking at a card Bossy’s mom sent to Bossy years ago, and when she did, she didn’t write on the inside so Bossy could reuse it because everything Bossy knows about poverty she learned from her mother.
Bossy can’t even glance at this card without falling into fits of hysteria, mostly because it reminds Bossy of her great-aunt Jenny. Still, Bossy is willing to part with it — except there never seems to be the exact appropriate situation to send someone an octogenarian with her leg up a pole.
Bossy can’t tell you how many cards she’s failed to send in her lifetime while waiting to utilize this one. For instance, Bossy has a friend, and his mother recently passed away. Bossy has another friend who recently cooked the Bossy family an amazing dinner. Two occasions definitely deserving of cards from Bossy, one a sympathy card and one a thank you card, and yet days turn into weeks turn into months and worse, and still Bossy hasn’t mailed any cards because a grandmom with her foot up a pole is inappropriate for both, and Bossy doesn’t have any other appropriate cards in the house, and although many people suggest there’s a whole world out there on the other side of Bossy’s red front door, Bossy thinks they’re just suckers! Like those people who think the world isn’t flat. Suckers!
That’s why Bossy was so thrilled when her friends at Paperspring offered Bossy a stack of customized cards. Here’s the deal: Paperspring has many templates in categories like holiday, baby, birthday, invite — and you get to customize the outside and inside.
So Bossy perused their website and decided she liked the following design:
Bossy loves the flower design that isn’t too flowery, and she loves the sophisticated chocolate and sea foam color combination — the only problem: who is Anna Sophia Brown?
But then Bossy remembered the bit about customizing! And so Bossy thought long and hard about what the most appropriate, versatile message for the outside might be considering her lifestyle, and soon she had her answer:
Bossy loves her high-quality cards — and that’s why she’s so delighted that her friends at Paperspring would like to offer one Bossy reader a $60 gift certificate, which is more than enough to order a stack of customized cards of your own.
Just leave a comment below, one per person please. Tell Bossy and her council what you would put on the outside of your cards, and tomorrow Bossy will utilize her friend the Random Number Generator to select a winner.
Good luck, council!
Contest closed, thanks for playing along.
Deb saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:55 am
I’d LOVE a card w/an octagenarian w/her leg up a pole for just about ANY occasion!!! 🙂
judy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:10 am
“Something reminded me of you today…”
I think it would be great to let people know all the times through the day that we think of them. A small note, the lost art of letter writing, or at least a personalized card, would be a great way to do it.
Not to mention I am obssessed with stationary, paper products and can still remember the smell of the paper supply room in grade school. Fancy paper would be great – pick me!
Deb Mc saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:12 am
RECYCLE – PUT YOUR INSIDE MESSAGE ON A POST-IT NOTE WHICH CAN BE REMOVED BY THE RECIPIENT SO THE CARD CAN BE RE-USED
not very poetic but poverty party correct:)
Mandy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:18 am
I can’t think of something witty enough yet for the front of my cards, but I do know I would have Nooooo problem spending 60 bucks at Paperspring! yay!
Julie G. saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:22 am
Emily saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:26 am
I could put “This is late….again….” on every single card I send.
Kathryn A saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:27 am
Dang. Mandy stole my comment.
Would that work for the front of my cards?
JustJuli saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:27 am
“Because, to me, you are worth at least 43 cents postage”
Christine Gram saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:27 am
observations from a strange place… or maybe it’s just me
MariaV saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:28 am
I would either keep it simple and have “thinking of you” or go fancy with “You’re blue roses to me.”
Thank you for the contest, Bossy.
Harper saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:29 am
Here is a folded piece of paper to show my appreciation
Rachel Allen saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:31 am
“I remembered!” would befit the front of my card, which would mostly be a celebration of ME! Remembering! An occasion!
carson saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:36 am
I meant to send this to you last year, and the year before that, and the year before that…
amy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:37 am
I just remembered that I forgot ______________________.
dawny dee saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:37 am
and in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make
or if that wont fit, how about
people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Martha in Kansas saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:38 am
At first I thought this post was a money-saving tip from Poverty Party! You know, I think I’ve sent that Granny card, but I can’t remember the occassion. I think the front of my cards should just say “Thinking of you”, as that covers every card-related event.
Mary saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:38 am
“Thank You” – I write thank you cards more than anything, so thay would get the most use!
21st Century Housewife saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:43 am
I would get customized correspondence cards with my name in a sassy yet elegant font, so I could feel like Grace Kelly as I thought about writing notes — but then I wouldn’t write them and I could feel guilty in a Grace Kelly way which would be classier.
Carrie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:49 am
“Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu”
Great contest, Bossy… and super duper cute cards =). Thanks for the offerings!!
Suzanne saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:50 am
I would leave the inside blank so I could not write about any occasion that I might forget to send a card.
I am such a lazy freak.
kristin @ going country saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:53 am
I’m most likely to use a card that’s blank everywhere, because then I could use it for anything. In fact, I was just racing around yesterday trying to find a blank card for a wedding present. I’m arrogant enough to believe I can come up with something witty and appropriate on my own for every occasion.
Keetha saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:53 am
I would come up with something clever and pithy. Eventually.
Annie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:54 am
“I won these cards form a Bossy giveaway. Neat.” Thas’ what I’d say.
Miranda saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:56 am
Happy/Merry _________ insert your chosen holiday here… not really but I can’t think of anything to put on them. Like everyone else I can always use some sorry I forgot your birthday cards, lol.
Have the T-shirt saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:56 am
Open at your own risk
Helen saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:58 am
“Helen wishes you everything of the best” would cover birthdays, anniversaries and most other happy occasions.
Alison saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:59 am
Hello. Just, hello.
Teki saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:01 am
I’d say “see? I didn’t forget so SHUT IT.” Great picture of the kids!
Heather saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:02 am
Bossy, my mom is the perfect recipient of the grandma with leg up pole card. Now we just need to think of a reason why you should send my mom a card…
Lori saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:07 am
I love getting and sending cards…it’s really unhealthy how many I have! I even buy some and keep them for myself or make a photocopy b/c I love the picture or saying….see unhealthy!
Momish saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:07 am
I actually buy belated birthday cards in bulk. That is how organized I am about being disorganized! I would put something catchy on the outside like, “Open Me, if you dare…” I’m all about hooking them in.
alison saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:08 am
love me some Paperspring!! Thanks!
Liz C saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:08 am
Perfect! I’m getting married next month and I have some thank yous to send. Given the quality of my friends, customized thank yous would certainly be in order. 🙂
heidig saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:12 am
if i leave it blank, it can be used for anything.
p.j. saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:13 am
Bossy’s message would be perfect for my stationary. Which reminds me . . . .
I am still using leftover thank-you notes from our wedding, 22+ years ago!! Lots more postage, though.
Jenn saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:14 am
Mine would have to say –
“From Jennifer, yes Jennifer. I know you’ve never gotten a card from me before but that’s because I didn’t have any snazzy custom ones or because I bought you one and then it fell under the seat of my car before I could find a stamp”
Jenny saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:15 am
For the front: Thinking of You
And there would be a little brain next to the text, with a thought bubble coming out of it. Because pictures of organs are funny. To me.
Lisa saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:15 am
O, I love stationary! I have to think about what to put on the front…
vuboq saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:16 am
“This card will self-destruct in 10 seconds … nine …”
Evans saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:16 am
Mine would just say: Thinking of you….
Then I could hand write the occassion and a personalized note on the inside. I love me some versatility!
daysgoby saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:19 am
Yes! It’s me!
Kristen saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:23 am
Everyone has such funny comments…. I would come back here and steel one of the above. Now, pretty please RNG pick me!!!
Julie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:26 am
“here we go again”
It’s really perfect for most occasions with the possible exception of bereavement.
GK in MI saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:26 am
Remember me? Because I am a terrible correspondent.
The Bossy Yankee saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:26 am
My granddad used to do the same thing with cards. Not write in them so you could reuse them. I think that is a riot.
I like the wording you used on your card. I am the worst with cards. I love them but never go and buy them and send them. Need to get better at that.
Leslie B saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:28 am
“Hey Girl, it’s about time you wrote. It’s been over two years you know, my old friend. Take me back to the days of the foreign telegrams and the all-night rock and rolling…hey, we was wild then.”
(apologies to Michelle Shocked)
Sherri saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:30 am
Won this stationary!
chocolatechic saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:30 am
“This card contains no money, so don’t bother”
Pam in Missouri saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:38 am
The West Family Expansion Project <– This is what we used when we were raising money to fund the adoptions to expand our family.
Jan @ SbS saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:39 am
“Here’s the obligatory card you were expecting.”
GrandeMocha saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:42 am
Mine would have to be pink & green, Lilly Pulitzeresqe. Then just my name on the front. Although I do love Harper’s,”Here is a folded piece of paper to show my appreciation”. Just the right amount of snark. Sadly it would probably sail over their heads.
Linda saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:46 am
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
Love the give away. Thanks Bossy!
Cass saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:47 am
I would write:
Thanks for understanding
Oh, The Joys saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:50 am
Blown straight from me to you by the mighty wind.
Cathy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:51 am
chiquita saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:51 am
What’s up with you?
Vicki saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:52 am
Look! A pretty card JUST FOR YOU that I won from iambossy.com because I’m too cheap to buy cards. Pretty or otherwise.
Rebecca saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:55 am
Probably something along the lines of:
Betcha never thought you would get this Thank You.
I am HORRIBLE at send thank you cards and am trying to get better!
Joanna saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:56 am
This has been my opening greeting on any answering machine/voicemail message to my husband for our entire relationship (married 13 yrs so far). My husband loves to tease me about it but makes me promise to never stop! We like to mail each other love notes from the house to his office – now we could have our own stationary!
km saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:57 am
Mine would be
“Thank God you’re not high maintenance ! ” because km too is usually very tardy with the cards
NellyFrittata saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:57 am
“Amanda and Tyler”
Only granddaughter just got engaged! Would make a great gift for her to use for announcements, thank yous, etc.
Cindy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:00 am
Momish — you buy belated birthday cards in bulk? That’s hysterical. And very organizational, you go girl.
hokgardner saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:00 am
Sorry this is so late . . . I have 4 kids
Because since the 4th child arrived, I haven’t managed to send a single thank you or birthday card on time.
corrie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:01 am
Here’s one nobody’s ever seen:
A Note from the Desk Of -my name is scrolley font-
Grandma J saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:05 am
Just a reminder that you still have at least one friend left, and of course it’s me!
Rebecca saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:08 am
I am utterly deficient in the card-sending dept, so I’d put something along the lines of “Best Wishes From [insert name of my one friend who regularly sends cards here ] and give them to her and then probably get a couple back some time
Miss Spoken saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:08 am
“I’m Just Sayin’ . . . “
Jamie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:08 am
I’m a stickler for sending cards, so my requested text would be:
“Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Nauseatingly Polite”
Tanya saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:11 am
I know, I’m late, but… I am grateful!
(Getting married soon. Stressing in advance about the thank you cards.)
Lisa saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:11 am
” A card, from me?”
Angie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:12 am
My favorite card was a gingerbread cookie on the front. Inside it read: When they made you they…A)Broke the Mold B)Broke the Law C)Broke the bed….Happy Birthday! So, yeah, I probably could use some new material!
Kate saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:13 am
This thank you card is heart-felt, because it’s not an email.
Von saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:13 am
Because I’m thinking about you….right….now
3limes saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:13 am
I know you are shocked, and no this is not a bill. You don’t owe anyone anything. This is real mail. Open it and see.
MarathonMom saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:14 am
“A Note from your favorite Trophy Wife”
Rachel saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:16 am
“It seemed like a good idea at the time”
Sometimes my “thank you” cards need to double as “I’m sorry” cards if I hope to receive another dinner party/overnight guest invite
Shelley saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:18 am
“You’re my favorite person in the whole world!”
Nice and personal, don’t you think?
Kathleen saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:18 am
“How come you never answered all the cards I ment to send?”
Kathleen saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:20 am
rockle saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:23 am
and here i was just saying to myself that it is time to get some new notecards to send in the mail so my lovely young mailman gets to keep his job! thanks BOSSY!
rockle saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:24 am
oh, for the love of … hit the button too soon! my cards would say something goofy, like “does this notecard make my butt look big?”
Kristina saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:25 am
Mine would say: “Surprise!!”
pam saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:28 am
Happy Birthday, Anniversay, St. Paddy’s Day, etc. You know how I am with dates and I know I missed SOMETHING!
Tawny saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:31 am
Guess What? We Moved!
Ellen Alden saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:33 am
I’ve always wanted personalized cards – so I think I’d put my name or initials on the outside.
Ranger saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:35 am
Because mail is so much better than email…..
Bea saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:37 am
I would LOVE that gc. And if I win, I’m stealing Bossy’s customized line too! 😉
JenniferB saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:37 am
It would probably be something like “Ha! You can’t stop me!” or something equally confusing and wrong. It would be fun to send those for Christmas. :0)
TanyaK saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:38 am
Let’s go out when our kids are grown…
Stacey Ball saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:40 am
“We’re having a baby!”
The Other Laura saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:41 am
At least a day late and a dollar short
Keryn saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:42 am
I need that exact card, your message and all. Love.
DebbyABQ saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:43 am
Not sure what I would put on the outside, but thanks for the chance to win!
Almudena saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:44 am
“look, i know you gave me a gift with the expectation that i would in turn send you a little card telling you just how much i appreciate such a gift and just how lovely it is. and, had i not sent you a card you would call me socially uncoothe and ungrateful behind my back. so, here it is.”
Anita saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:44 am
I’d love to get them for my daughter to give out. Trying to impress on her the importance of sending out a thank you note or just a note. E-mail, facebook, my space is taking over our lives, people. Let’s step back and slow down. (Gets down from soap box.)
BT saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:47 am
janny226 saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:51 am
This is proof I am still alive
Julie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:53 am
I would put something like “A note from Angelina Jolie”. Then at least they’d open it, just out of curiousity.
Because if it says, “A note from Julie” my friends would be all, “Oh here she goes again, apologizing for forgetting something…”
Lizzy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:54 am
“Hell hath frozen over since you are receiving this”.
jane saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm
Take a slap at life! Sadly, two people I am close to have cancer and are in chemo/radiation. Happily, they refuse to let it get them down. This is what we say when we mean, ‘Who cares how I look, I’m doing it anyway.
Kelly H saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm
I would put
Yeah, well….what can I say…
jp saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:03 pm
Don’t Bite Your Friends!
(words to live by)
mary saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm
“It is only with the heart that one sees rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye” My favorite from The Little Prince.
I’m too stuffed up with a cold to think of anything witty right now.
Camille saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm
You actually mean enough to me that I’ll send a real card instead of an e-card.
em saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm
my name…but I wouldn’t write inside of them, so they could be reused…..hmmm.
maggie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm
I may not write often, but I’m always thinking of you.
Mia saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Very cool idea – I’m reading the suggestions on the comments above. I really think I’d just pretty much copy what you did cuz that’s me to a “T”.
Gabriela Zarate saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm
“Live you life as if it was your last day on earth”
Ris saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Well, while we’re being practical, I’d have to say that I’d put my full name on the card so I could use it to write a note for any occasion.
Kristi saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm
THIS card NOT made by my kids!
Michele D saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Jen W. saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm
My favorite quote, by Abraham Lincoln: “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Bossy could reuse this post for ten word Tuesday. Those 10 words on your card TOTALLY sum up my card giving work ethic, too.
Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm
I’m breaking the one comment rule, so just ignore one of these, but my comment on my card, had I read the instructions would be:
Angela saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm
LOLOL! I love the spunk of that lady. May we all be that energetic at that age!
And I like your tagline for the card. That describes me to a T (my own mother is about to have to come to visit ME so she can, among other things, pick up her birthday pressent, which has languished since Labor Day…sigh!)
Heather Z. saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Wishing you joy unfettered.
Fabs saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Congratulations, you’re getting a card from ME!
MemeGRL saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:50 pm
So many great lines, I would borrow one (and share the cards with the author!). Nice to know I’m not the only one who frets at the decline of real mail and yet does little to change it!
Square Peg saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Joie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm
just my initials:
JCW — hey, they are hubbies initials, too. Not that he would EVER send someone something besides an e-mail!
Mindi saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm
We’re moving in a month and I need to send out holiday cards. I’ll spend that $60 in no time.
monnik saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm
“If the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.”
Seems to fit most occasions, no?
Camille saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:55 pm
I’m entering, but I must confess that I would probably pick the exact same style that BOSSY picked, inscription and all.
Tracy (Oklahoma) saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Mine would probably say something like “You should probably hang on to this card as likely it will be the only one you will ever receive from me in this lifetime.” (I am not good at sending cards, but I am good at calling!)
Lisa saysOctober 5, 2009 at 12:59 pm
I also am bad at card sending.
Jen K saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm
My daughter’s teacher always uses the prettiest cards for notes home, and my replies are always on notebook paper, so my cards would say “Look! I finally got some cards!”
confused saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm
I’m not sure yet what I’d have printed but it’ll come to me if I win, which I hope I do.
Amy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm
Prolly just my name or initials….
allison in houston saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm
I was thinking about you today . . . .
That covers it all. I’ll take care of why i specifically thought of you myself, on the inside.
Lauren saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Lauren Dillaye McKinney
(It’s my name . . . witty, isn’t it?)
Jacquie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm
My cards should read:
You will never see this card, because I’m out of stamps.
yvonne nc saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm
I’m boring – Just “Thinking of You”. That way I could use it for any occasion.
E saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm
“Okay okay! I’m sorry and thankful and thinking of you! All simultaneously. Now open up and read what I really want to say to you!”
Madame S saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm
A simple [INSERT BON MOT HERE] would suffice for my use.
Rachel saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm
“Hey Its not a Bill”
Scottsdale Girl saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:17 pm
“I didn’t forget, really, here’s a card to prove it”
bethany saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm
I’d put my name.
I’m one of those old fashioned thank-you, letter writing types, so it would be perfect for notes and such.
Melanie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm
“Each day is a gift…”
bdaiss saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm
Ah Bossy, a girl after my own heart. I’m trying so hard to teach my kid the importance of saying thank you…and yet I’m horrible at sending out the cards.
I’d probably put “Thank You” or something else equally simple. Because Kid #2 is due to arrive in 3 weeks and lord knows I’ll be writing plenty of thank you’s in my sleep-loss induced stupor.
linlah saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:32 pm
Supporting the postal system one stamp at a time.
Jenn saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Supporting The Postal Service, One Stamp At A Time.
Because it’s weird to send snail mail in this day and age, but I still love to do it. Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone!
reen saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm
I would love these and maybe they would help me end my affliction of dashing off e-mails and not sending cards! Everyone loves to get a note on real paper in the real mail.
Damsel saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:46 pm
“This is to use up my forever stamps before the USPS decides they’re not.”
Sheba saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm
L’il purdy card in brown ‘n blue, cuz lawsie mercy I Iurve you!
SistaKT saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm
i love it.
Angie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm
Nothing is as witty as your concoction, Bossy. I would have to settle for my name, which is almost as catchy as “Anna Sophia Brown”, but not really. Thanks for the giveaway!
p/f saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm
I have the same problem, creepy because I just wrote about it in my last post. My drawer is full of cards – all filled out and never sent. I love your solution.
Laura saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm
“Let this card make up for any occasions I have missed recently”
krazy kris saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm
“IF YOU CAN’T BE A GOOD EXAMPLE THEN BE A HORRBILE WARNING!”
Abbey saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm
“Because I cannot figure out how to text or tweet…”
Niki in Baltimore saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm
I would put “Today is the Day” because 1) it sums up my philosophy to try to live every day to the fullest and 2) it can appropriate for any occaision.
Amelia saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm
I don’t know what I’d say. Maybe just “Bonjour.”
Dawn saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm
“Today is your lucky day – I sent you this card.” Not really but it would be funny. I once had a box of very nice various occassion cards and used almost all of them! Love the idea.
Native Floridian saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:24 pm
LIVE LAUGH LOVE
pkzcass saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm
“Helen wishes you everything of the best,” even though my name’s not Helen. Then the recipient’d be all “Wha??”
Katie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm
Mine would have my maiden name plastered all over them since my married name makes me BONKERS!
Gillian saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Or something more clever, perhaps!
Sharon saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm
Reality is an illusion caused by lack of alcohol
Roya saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:45 pm
I too NEVER send cards, because i can NEVER remember to by a stamp. My cards would say something like “You are so special I made a trip to get stamps”
Regina saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm
I would probably pick a pretty design and then use my letter stamps to add a message. That way I can use the cards for anything. I would also love some personalized stationary from paperspring!
Bri saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:55 pm
Would it be terrible if I plagarized what you put on your cards? Because it’s Monday and I can’t think of anything equally clever. I’ll keep thinking of something but it will likely take until next week. 🙂
Texas Susan saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm
You’ve Got Snail Mail!
Cat saysOctober 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm
“And you thought I was a rude ass and you weren’t getting a card….”
That’s what I put. That’s all I’ve got on a Monday.
MeanOne saysOctober 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm
I would leave the front blank, like at least one other commenter suggested, and use a metallic marker to write on the front, if such a whim came over me. I think they’d look pretty classy with no text on the front at all, though.
Ginny saysOctober 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm
A Card For You From Me!
Kathy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm
Your customization was pretty spot-on for me. Maybe something like “See! I told you I wasn’t dead!”
Cactus Petunia saysOctober 5, 2009 at 3:43 pm
I think I’d just say: Greetings from Camp Cactus!
(but I like yours better)
Meribon saysOctober 5, 2009 at 3:58 pm
Debby saysOctober 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm
Better late than never?
thatgirlblogs saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm
Reeb saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm
“I really did see a meteor. I did, I tell you! Twice as high as Cirencester Bridge. As was I.”
Brenda saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm
Introducing our son, Joseph Edward LastName…
Isle Dance saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:10 pm
(And THANK YOU, ‘Blogs of Note’, for supporting me today!)
Marie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm
keet saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm
“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth.”
It’s from a Kurt Vonnegut book.
We’re having twins.
God help us.
Maureen in IL saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm
I would put my initials, since I got married, and my old stationary in no longer accurate. And? I no longer work for the Dr, who’s wife bought the coolest gifts for the employees. That’s how I came to own a large set of embossed, monogramed note cards in three sizes. And? I’m loving that my fav blogs are having give-aways on my birthday. Happy Birthday to me! Thanks for the chance Bossy
Jen O. saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:31 pm
“Happy 30th Birthday! Also – happy 29th, 28th, 27th, and 26th!”
Because that’s probably how long it’s been since I remember to send a card.
Golden saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:32 pm
I was thinking of you today
Margaret saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm
I’m just sayin . . .
Debbie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm
I actually like your pithy saying 🙂 Great idea!
Sue saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Mine would say “Thinking of you”
Kathy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm
It’s Monday . . . . I’m not feeling very creative!
Stacy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:03 pm
I too have the best of intentions when it comes to sending cards!
Bobbie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:05 pm
laurellee saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:07 pm
mine would say: I know, I’m just as shocked as you are.
Terri saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:11 pm
I am addicted to paper products, so much so that even if I don’t win the gift card I will probably order a gazillion personalized paper products that will sit and collect dust with my growing collection. But I do enjoy admiring them before I put them away.
rikki saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:16 pm
I would just put
“Thanks a Million!” because I am always running out of thank you’s!
Jessica saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm
I have no idea. Maybe “Merry Christmas” since the holidays are coming up.
Dawn in Austin saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:47 pm
I love stationary! I was beginning to think I was the only person left who send thanks and/or Christmas cards. I’m certain I would be able to think of something wonderful to put on them.
H30mel saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:52 pm
I have to say I am smitten with your “No doubt…”
Manic Mommy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm
I think I’d use Helen’s (#26) idea. Only I wouldn’t use the name Helen.
Mimi saysOctober 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm
“Always Remember to Write Thank You Notes”
Ami saysOctober 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm
Outside: words on paper…
Inside: you on my mind
helenel saysOctober 5, 2009 at 6:33 pm
“Lack of timeliness does not indicate lack of sincerity”
misty saysOctober 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm
what you wrote is PERFECT for me. I never send crap on time – EVER! It’s like a rule. So I’d go with “No doubt this is later than it should be.”
Unless you don’t like being copied, of course, then I’d come up with something else. 🙂
zenmomma saysOctober 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm
mine would say “Zenmomma sez…”
Liza saysOctober 5, 2009 at 6:50 pm
Mine would say, “Don’t believe everything you think.” (because it’s probably horse shit most of the time.)
Nancy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 6:58 pm
Mine would say, “It’s far too early to panic. Carry on as usual.”
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm
To My Husband, Kevin Bacon
Angel saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm
I love your saying for belated cards. My cards would probably say something along the lines of: “thinking of you” on the front and “just not enough to actually mail this on time” on the inside, since I always mean to send a card but usually don’t get around to it in enough time to get it there for the actual holiday/event etc.
Beth saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm
“Good Luck Reading My Handwriting”
Kathy from NJ saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:25 pm
I love iambossy.com
bossy's friend martha's sis saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:26 pm
runnergirl saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:31 pm
Front of Card: “Definition of Insanity; Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome”-Unknown.
Inside of card: Happy Birthday. Again.
Although I love Bossy’s Mom’s money saving tip of no message on the inside of the card so the gifted can reuse it (another hint; in my family, if we receive a card and someone was dumb enough to write on it, we tear off the back half of the card and write on the reverse side of the inside of the picture side, assuming said card was not sent by some distant relative and the “Yearly Letter” chronicling the last 365 days we’ve missed for people we dont know….I digress). Anyway, there is a message in the card only because it’s FREE!!!
Deedle saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:44 pm
What? Cards should be timely? Pfft.
linda dorris saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm
I think I’d use my name or initials – boring, I know.
Linda saysOctober 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm
How is it that cards make me feel so guilty….
Deb saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm
A Note From Me To You
Well Read Hostess saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm
Admire Me For Choosing Such Nice Stationery
Darcie saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm
Yes, notecards still exist
coco saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm
Mine would be saying…
“It seems that not every occasion can be covered with a wall post on Facebook”
Sue V. saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:17 pm
I like your idea – I would (will) totally copy yours!
Eva J. saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm
“The Wheeler Women” because there’s 3 of us girls in this family.
OtisIsHungry saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm
“Here’s a piece of paper to show I care. . . .”
Cute cards, tho.
Kim saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:42 pm
I’d put “Funky Kim” on it because I’d love to have stationery with my internet name imprinted on it!
Jill saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm
Here’s a card from me, because I know you totally keep score of such things.
Laura M saysOctober 5, 2009 at 8:59 pm
At first I thought I would just enter the message you put on your card because it is so fitting for me, too. Then, after reading some wonderful comments, I remembered a card I bought but love so much I still haven’t sent it to anyone because I don’t want to part with it:
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Hellen Keller
Carolyn saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm
“Seriously. This isn’t an ecard.”
Awesome contest, Bossy.
Loopyloo saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:13 pm
“Introducing our triplets! They are now 6 years old. Sorry we didn’t have time to send out announcements earlier.”
Jeni saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:15 pm
I am pretty sure I would just steal your sentiment. Maybe I would order it in a different design, just so it wouldn’t be all awkward when we both use them.
KarinGal saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm
This is not an e-mail.
The Crazy Mom saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm
Announcing my giveaway – Larry, Curly, and/or Moe. Free for nothing. Mostly Curly, No returns.
TheWordWire saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm
I have no problem writing cards, but I’ll find them tucked in books and boxes years later, never having been mailed. So I guess an appropriate message for the front of a card from me would say, “Hey, I found something for you in a time capsule.”
Elisha saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm
i read all the above comments and cannot come up with anything that beats #211. Coco, that would be some kind of occasion!!
Diane G saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:30 pm
Kait saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm
I would put “Congrats on your new baby!” so that I could either A. leave everyone confused
B. have a card every time someone I knew popped out a kid
or C. Write HAHAHAHAHHA! inside
Kaedra saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm
That picture is hilarious! I would use the gift certificate for baby announcements. Thanks for the chance to win!
The Only Girl saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:44 pm
Mine would say “This says something on the outside because I can never figure out what the hell to write on the inside”
Heidi saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:46 pm
Mine would say, “I count you among my blessings.”
Denise saysOctober 5, 2009 at 9:53 pm
It’s never too late ………
and then the inside would be “to say Happy BIrthday, to congratulate, to express my condolences, to thank you,” whatever makes it appropriate.
amy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Mine would read “Just because…” 🙂
Janet saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm
Something simple so cards could be used for any occasion. Maybe my name or just a single word in a contemporary, stretched-out, script-type of font.
daniele saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:18 pm
Oh, how I love thee…
Jeri saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:34 pm
Isn’t this much better than an e-card?
Dave saysOctober 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm
Life does not cease to be funny when people die
any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-George Bernard Shaw
Heidi in NYC saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:21 pm
OHHHHH fun notecards!
Cupcake Murphy saysOctober 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm
I’ve always wanted to write I HATE YOU, YOU’RE MEAN on a card that is frilly.
Cortney Miller saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:00 am
“Amigo y vino, el mas antiguo”…which is Spanish for “Friends and wine – the older, the better.” 🙂
vacationjudy saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:03 am
“a little note from Judy Pooty” HAH!
Cristina saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:19 am
I know I normally suck at sending cars – but here ya go.
Courtney saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:23 am
queenoqueens saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:32 am
I could have just sent an email.
APeetsMom saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:42 am
All my forever stamps I have saved for you!
ranchgirl saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:49 am
Sadly enough, I would TOTALLY steal BOSSY’s sentiment for my card because it is perfect for me. Although I am also partial to the suggestion up top for ‘A folded piece of paper to show how much I care.’ Heh. BOSSY’s other readers are cleverer than Ranchgirl is tonight. I need me those notecards, though – I just moved across the country less than a week ago!
Robyn saysOctober 6, 2009 at 12:57 am
Open This (because some folks are a little slow).
Denise saysOctober 6, 2009 at 1:31 am
I think I like them blank (I’m kind of boring that way). But if I had to pick some text I might pick one of my favorite quotes like:
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
Blairie Lou Hoo saysOctober 6, 2009 at 1:43 am
BOSSY, BOSSY, BOSSY!
I’m not entering the contest.
Instead, my 19th birthday is on the 15th
and I would LOVE more than anything
to receive that Granny card from you.
It would make my year!
Ellie McBride saysOctober 6, 2009 at 1:46 am
I resemble these remarks. I have cards I bought my sister over 10 years ago in a drawer.
I would use this for my wedding thank you’s which would include a picture of my engagement
ringzombie puppet and probably text saying something like “Love means never having to say you are sorry but Thank You is still in order”
Vanessa saysOctober 6, 2009 at 1:57 am
“This Belated Card For An Uncertain Event Is Courtesy Of A Bossy Give Away!”
But, seriously, I could spend the crap out of $60 at a customizable stationary store!
claire in AZ saysOctober 6, 2009 at 2:52 am
I’d put my daughter’s name, and give them to her as a graduation gift!
SueBoo saysOctober 6, 2009 at 5:17 am
I’d love some customized Anna Sophia Brown cards!!
Marisa saysOctober 6, 2009 at 5:48 am
I think blank would be the way to go – very Poverty-Party-esque. Would Bossy’s Mom approve??
The Coffee Lady saysOctober 6, 2009 at 5:58 am
‘Who are you again?’
Does your mother know my mother? Because my mother never writes on hand-delivered envelopes so they can be used again. And as a child I had to open my presents SO CAREFULLY so as not to tear the paper.
Kimberly saysOctober 6, 2009 at 6:29 am
How I wonder how you are…
Gail K. saysOctober 6, 2009 at 7:02 am
A note from the land of clutter, mayhem, and foolishness.
Elaine saysOctober 6, 2009 at 7:14 am
Is it too late to enter? I hope not! I would probably be lame and put my initials on the card. Or I might have a fit of whimsy and put “Yer Mama.”
Bush Babe saysOctober 6, 2009 at 7:15 am
From Me. To You.
Succinct and very ALL OCCASION. Doncha think?
I am a hoarder of special cards… but the ones that HAVE been written it. Nothing more special in the world that a personal note in actual handwriting. And so say all of us!!
Debra saysOctober 6, 2009 at 7:23 am
Wishing you Cheers and extra Cheetos
Darla saysOctober 6, 2009 at 7:38 am
Not that creative in the early morning..but I’m sure I could come up with something whitty in a few hours…
dgm saysOctober 6, 2009 at 8:42 am
“Of all the people in this world, you’re one of them.”
Kaitlin saysOctober 6, 2009 at 8:45 am
I love customized stationary and paper cards and bossy!
Since I am from Boston mine would say:
‘Cause thats how Bostonians say it.
Ann saysOctober 6, 2009 at 9:04 am
I’d go old school and have my full name on it.
mirela saysOctober 6, 2009 at 9:14 am
wendy saysOctober 6, 2009 at 9:21 am