Friday, 3 May 2013

Peace, Beauty, and Joy (and a Weekend Giveaway!)

I get rather disproportionately excited each day when I slip out to check the mailbox. The air is fresh, the day is bright, the quiet is refreshing, and there's always that tiny thrill of hope that maybe the mail will contain something exciting.

It usually doesn't, of course. Bank statements and junk mail, mostly, with the occasional magazine for one of the boys.

(They always turn to the back to read the jokes first. Knock knock. Who's there? Billy. Billy who? Billy the goat, that's who!)

But sometimes there's a card or a letter just for me, all my very own, from a dear loved one, and it about makes my entire month.

I know that if I get that excited about a handwritten letter, chances are good others enjoy them too. As such, I'm always on the lookout for lovely artisan cards to keep stashed away, ready to pull out for whomever might need a little something in the mail. I'm always scooping them up at craft shows or slipping them into my cart on Etsy.

I was excited, then, to see this beautiful new Millefiori card collection from Peace, Beauty, and Joy. The notecards, featuring turtles, geckos, frogs, and chameleons, are even more striking in person than in their Etsy shop.


The professionally-printed cards are rich in colour and smooth to the touch. The detail on the Millefiori patterns is incredible. I love it.


I'm a big fan of blank cards, perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all. Personalization is available, though, for one line on the front of the card and up to ten lines on the inside. The high-quality cards are lovely to write on and come beautifully packaged.


The boy immediately asked for one of his own as soon as he saw them, eager to write a note to his grandparents. The cards held up beautifully to the marker - his chosen writing implement for the day - without bleeding or showing through the back of the card. Not that you're likely to write your own notecards in marker. Still. Good to know, right?

Peace, Beauty, and Joy would like to give two readers a set of 10 notecards with matching white envelopes! To enter, simply leave a comment below.

Giveaway will close on Sunday, May 5th at 11:59 pm PST. Two winners will be chosen via random number generator and announced the following morning. Good luck!

Contest closed; congratulations lauren and Estelle!

14 comments:

  1. Oh, they're gorgeous! Me please :) I love writing notes and letters. I have a friend I communicate with primarily through letters, which is really lovely. We write and meet up occasionally, and. I love the depth of our friendship. There's just something about letters.

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  2. Ah the lost art of letter writing. I love sending mail and recieving it. My husband's Gran use to write to her friends and family back in England every week. She would recieve letters back. She would share what they had to say. I use to love it.

    I like randomly sending I was thinking about you notes. It is a perfect way to brighten someone's day but also step away from technology and enjoy simple things like handwriting a letter.

    Beautiful cards.

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  3. Ohh, those are beautiful! I love note cards.

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  4. These would be amazing to give as Thank You cards to doula clients. :)

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  5. There beautiful! My kids would fall in love with them.

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  6. Writing is a lost art, and those cards are just gorgeous!

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  7. Beautiful! I love sending AND receiving letters. :)

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  8. I too love sending and receiving real mail, but I don't seem to do it enough. But beautiful and happy notecards do seem to motivate me!

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  9. Very nice cards....I enjoy spreading friendship through post :)

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  10. I love blank inside cards. And those look amazing!

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