A few years ago, I was dating a man I met at a wedding.
It was a wedding and we were getting married.
The day after the wedding, I asked him if he would like to help me write a thank you note to my friends.
He said, “Sure!”
He then wrote a short message and sent it to me on the same day.
I immediately thought to myself, “I don’t have a clue what to write.
What could be better than a handwritten thank you?”
That night, I took a nap in my apartment, but I never woke up and didn’t have any ideas for a thank-you note.
So when I saw my husband’s handwritten thank-your-love note, I said to myself “I know how to do that!”
But I was still confused.
So I went to Google, and the first thing I found was a list of gift ideas from different people.
I had no idea what to do with these gifts, so I thought, “Why don’t I just write a note to the recipient?”
Then I found an app called Stampede.
I found that there was a small list of things that people write on Stampedes.
For example, you might write “Dear Mom,” “Dear Dad,” “Hello,” or “Hi Mom.”
You could write anything.
It’s just a small collection of people that you can find on a Stampedecan page.
Stampedenes list of Stampeder items can be found at the top of this article.
Then I thought about what I wanted to say.
I thought to write to the person who had just met me that day.
But that didn’t feel right, so what if I write a letter to my parents or a stranger who I’m in the middle of a conversation with?
I thought maybe I should write a greeting card.
And then, finally, I decided to try a different idea: “Dear Santa, My wife, and I are looking for a new gift for our new baby boy.
I just had to do something special for him to say thank you for a great gift and a thoughtful gift.”
A few months later, my husband was visiting my parents in Chicago and asked if I wanted him to come and give a gift.
I said, okay, I’d like to.
And I said “I think we should write something about this experience.”
So I asked my husband to write a brief note about his visit and how much I appreciated the gift he’d given.
I wrote a handwritten note on Stamps and wrote it to my son.
He wrote a card.
I then wrote the note to him and sent him the card.
When he received the card, he was really surprised.
He thought I was a bit strange, but he also thought it was a very nice gesture.
Then, when I got home, I opened the card and wrote, “Dear my Santa, I am so happy to see you.
I am glad you’re here to give me something special.”
He said “Well, thank you very much.
I’ve been meaning to give you something.”
It was really touching.
So, I thought what better way to thank you than to write something to your son and have him read it to you?
The gift was perfect!
I can’t imagine a happier time.
So why don’t you write a gift idea to someone you’re in the midst of a serious conversation with.
If you’ve written anything and it’s gotten stuck, I’ll get you back on track.
What is your favorite gift idea you’ve ever written to someone?