To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without
moving anything but your heart.


– Phyllis Theroux

Inspiration for Handwritten Notes

Like a scene from a movie, how many of us have found ourselves standing in our driveways or entryways excitedly opening a personal note from a dear friend or family member? We are literally stopped in our tracks! There’s something so fun and nostalgic about easing a handwritten card out of its envelope and holding it in our hands. As we read the words, the novelty and loveliness of a handwritten note extends beyond its message; it’s knowing that someone remembered us a few days earlier and took the time to pick out a card, to think carefully about what to say and lay it down in writing, and then seal it, address it and mail it.

It’s also quite satisfying to be the sender of notes. When we drop a handwritten note into the outgoing mail there’s a sense of accomplishment and often a little burst of joy. We remembered! We followed through! We took that tiny extra step and did something more than sending a text or email.

If you could use a bit of inspiration to nurture or rekindle your note-writing habits, this is a great time to swing by Primrose. We have a wonderful selection of beautiful and unusual greeting cards, thank you notes and blank notecards. For guidance on how to write heartfelt notes for every occasion, we have two books by Margaret Shepherd: The Art of the Personal Letter and The Art of the Handwritten Note.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner this is the perfect time to send a few handwritten cards to your loved ones. If you bump into writer’s block, we also carry sweet little poetry books. Sometimes a simple quote or poem, paired with a short handwritten message on a pretty card, is all one needs to do.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Primrose is featuring a wonderful selection of sweet and one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gifts.

Here are just a few examples…

  • Gourmet chocolate and artisanal handcrafted truffles from Moonstruck Chocolate
  • Locally-made soy candles from Utopia Candles
  • Lovely soaps from France and Italy
  • Scented bath salts from San Juan Island Sea Salt
  • Vintage lingerie and pretty antique trinkets
  • Wonderful books and greeting cards
  • And of course – Christianson’s Gift Cards!