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Everyone should have at least one set of blank note cards. A blank note card is perfect for a variety of uses. Having a set of blank notes in your stationery collection will keep you prepared for any occasion. Here are a few situations when a blank note card will be perfect.

Last minute dinner invitations

Just because the dinner party is last minute doesn’t mean you should call people to invite them. Phone calls not only take up a lot of time, but it also makes your friends feel obligated to make a decision right then. Sending invitations frees up some time for you and it gives your friends some time to decide. Don’t send emails either. Put your blank note cards to use and write a quick “invitation”. Here are some tips to help you turn your note cards into inviting invitations:

  • Casual and simple
    “Stop by next Saturday for a cookout. Burgers, drinks, and games are on us. Plan on eating around 6:30 and feel free to stay as long as you’d like. Be sure to bring big appetites, music, and good sports!”
  • A more formal event
    “Please join us for a Sunday morning brunch complete with champagne mimosas. Coffee, tea and a variety of delicious treats! Sunday February 22 at 10:00 am to 12:30 at Jessica’s house. Please let me know if you plan on coming.
  • Extra uses for your blank note cards
    Write out the menu for the meal and put a few copies on each table.
    Write individual place cards for each person to make a seating arrangement.
    Make tags for the food on the buffet so the guests know what’s what.

Belated Birthday Cards

There’s nothing worse than forgetting someone’s birthday. Why make a trip to the store and make the card any later than it has to be? Use one of the blank note cards you have on hand and get it sent that much sooner. Here’s an idea for writing a birthday greeting that will help them forget it’s late:

Happy Belated Birthday Leah! I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there to help you celebrate the big day. Sorry this note didn’t quite make it in time either. I hope you had a great day and I wish you lots of happiness in the year to come. You deserve it! Lots of love as you begin your 27th year. Let’s get together soon to celebrate!

Love, Jessica

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