You never need an excuse to make someone’s day. That’s why “Just Because” notecards are so special — they’re unexpected and are enough to put a smile on a loved one’s face. 

Picking a pretty notecard is part of the fun. But what should you say in a notecard message? Use these 10 “Just Because” notecard writing prompts to share a smile without sounding cheesy.

1. Show Gratitude

Gratitude is contagious, so why not share it with a friend or family member? Write a quick note expressing your gratitude for them. Be specific and let them know why they mean so much to you.

2. Give Thanks

If someone special has recently done you a favor, send them a quick Thanks. Let them know no good deed goes overlooked and offer to return the favor one day.

3. Describe a Special Occasion

Did you recently have lunch with a friend? Go to a party together? Traveled to a new state? (If so, you’ll love our state stationery cards!) Whatever special occasions or moments you shared, use your notecard message to talk about how much fun you had. Then start planning your next adventure!

4. Share an Uplifting Tip

Life gets us down from time to time. If you have a friend or loved one who is struggling, send them a little empathy in the form of a notecard message. Include a tip that helps you keep your spirits high and your mind in the right place. It might be the push in the right direction they need.

5. Pay It Forward

Did someone do a good deed for you? Take the opportunity to pay it forward to a friend. Your notecard messages might be as simple as spreading some love and cheer while you talk about something that someone else did for you. Or, you might include a gift card to your local coffee shop or some other treat.

6. Describe a Person’s Good Qualities

We are all our own worst critics. Telling someone about all their good qualities you see is a great way to lift their mood. We all need these reminders sometimes.

7. Share a Recent Experience

Ever think of someone out of the blue? That’s the perfect time to send a “Just Because” notecard message. Talk about whatever made you think of them so they can feel like part of the moment.

8. Thank Them for Being a Friend

The ultimate “Just Because” notecard message - thanks for being a friend. It’s a simple yet powerful way to tell people how much they mean to you.

9. Write Your Favorite Quote

When your own words aren’t working, lean on someone else’s. Choose a quote that describes your friendship or relationship, or how you’re feeling in the moment.

10. Remember When…?

Special people make special memories. If you’re looking back on a favorite time in your life, share the memory with a loved one. It’s a gift that may keep on giving all day long.

Stock up on beautiful notecards to share a smile whenever the opportunity arises!

February 21, 2022 — Amanda Klein


Missie said:

How many cards in a “set”. ??

Susan Fox said:

WOW!! A million thanks for nudging me to send a snail mail note!!! Amanda, thanks for supplying the whys, and the supplies………Blessings, to you, Amanda

Janet said:

These are great reasons to send a quick note!! Who doesn’t enjoy getting something in the mail, especially something uplifting and beautiful?! I SO enjoy the Illinois note cards! And my rooster dish towel (I haven’t been able to use it, just admire it – it’s so pretty!)!

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