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Do you remember a couple weeks ago when I told you about my mom and how she always sends me boxes of books and what a great gift that is? (“Reason #4353 Why I Love My Mom!”)

Well, when my mom read that Simply Celebrate email, (because she always reads my emails, which makes me feel so loved, which makes that another gift, but that’s not the point right now), she immediately wrote to me and said, “We owe all this book lovin’ stuff to Sister Ida.”

Apparently Sister Ida was the person who encouraged my mom to read. Sister Ida was a nun at the school mom attended in Mount Vernon, Ohio. My mom remembers this sister saying to her, “Always carry a book. Read a book a week.”

My whole life I remember my mom saying, “You’ll never be bored as long as you have a book.” (See! That’s the quote on our l’il free library pictured above!) I’ve always carried a book with me wherever I go. And I’ve quoted my mom to my son countless times, ever since he was a baby. Now, my son is not only an avid reader, he is in the writing program at the School of the Arts here in San Francisco.

Suddenly, through my mom’s emails, I’m learning that all of us owe our love of literature to Sister Ida!

 

 

This is her!

Here’s the person who left the Belul clan a legacy of literary leanings.

Thank you, Sister Ida!

 

 

 

 

So you may be tapping your foot right now and saying, “C’mon, c’mon … where’s the gift idea you promised us?”

 

It’s this:

An idea dropped in when my mom was telling me Sister Ida stories. (She kept sending me emails with little snippets, like how she was the teacher’s pet so she got to drive the nuns around on the errands. “They were wearing full nun gear and had huge wooden rosary beads around their waists.” My mom also said she got to go to the convent and she would snoop around, “wanting to find out things like whether the nuns wear regular pajamas!”)

The idea I got was that I would write to my mom’s childhood parish to see if they had a photo of Sister Ida and then I would make a personalized bookmark with Sister Ida’s quote, “Always carry a book.”

Since my mom reads every day, I thought it’d be fun for her to have a bookmark to remind her of both Sister Ida and me!

It took some legwork, but I did finally track down the photo I posted above. And with a search on Etsy, I found someone who makes custom bookmarks.

 

 

For just $5 plus postage … I sent this to my mom, along with the backside message:

 

 

My mom loved it! And it started a whole new swarm of emails about Sister Ida. It was really fun to connect with my mom and hear her stories.
About a week later, I got another box in the mail, with some books from my mom. (And some candy!) If you missed it, the inspiration for my original post about my mom and books was a text from her that said, “A good book and a bag of candy is sometimes all it takes.”

 

Who can YOU send a personalized bookmark to?

 

If there is a book lover in your life who has inspired you, why not make ’em a custom bookmark? You can take a selfie of yourself peeking over an open book or use a favorite photo of you and the gift recipient.

It’s simple to upload your photo and type in some text for the front and back!

I’m not affiliated in any way with this Etsy seller. And I’m not responsible if you don’t like her bookmarks! I just wanted to share the resource I used to make it easy for you. (If you’re crafty, you can also just make your own bookmark!)

You can have the bookmark delivered directly to your fellow book lover. Or, have it sent to you so you can package the bookmark with a favorite current book and maybe some fancy tea to sip along while they read. What a great gift!

 

What legacy are you unknowingly leaving?

 

Thanks to my mom for inspiring this. (Hi mom!) And thanks Sister Ida for inspiring my mom. And thanks to whomever inspired Sister Ida to read!

We truly don’t know the legacy we leave behind. Sister Ida passed away in 1970, when I was just six years old. She couldn’t have imagined there would be something called email newsletters and that she would be the honored subject of one forty-seven years after her death.

But here I am, expressing my gratitude to sweet Sister Ida, who may be responsible for the fact that not only do I love to read, but I also love writing.

Never underestimate who you are + the impact you have in the world!

Happy reading — and gifting — and leaving a legacy,
Sherry

 

P.S. Oh! And my mom inspired me to send a bookmark to the person who helped me track down Sister Ida’s photo. Here’s what I sent to her. Isn’t that fun?

 

P.P.S. I’m rather wow’d by the thought that 47 years after her death, Sister Ida is right here with us in this community of celebrators. That her spirit is alive and thriving through that one single sentence — “Carry a book with you” — that she spoke back in the 1950’s. Think about all of the sentences you’ve spoken in your life. Now imagine that one random sentence was the one that impacted someone’s life to the degree that this one has transformed my mom. And me. And my son. You just never know the ripple effects of your life! 

 

You may have read my March 6 post inviting folks to honor the lovely, whimsical, generous-hearted, inspiring author Amy Krouse Rosenthal by participating in an event called Plant a Kiss.

To join in, people just needed to commit to offering some kindness to the world between March 7 and March 16. and then share their story of that kindness on March 17. (That’s today!)

Some of you who have been hanging around me for many years, may remember similar events back in 2012 and 2013.

What makes this one different is that Amy was in the dying process as we were planting our kisses.

She passed away on Monday, March 13.

 

 

If you don’t know Amy’s work, please watch this Beckoning of Lovely video. Listen to Amy read from the book Plant a Kiss + watch the book come to life through Peter Reynold’s colorful illustrations. Enjoy Amy’s conversation with Andrea Scher. And finally, read this Modern Love essay, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”

The planet lost a bright beacon of light. But Amy’s irresistible love for life and joyful spirit will live on through the large body of work she left us. It also lives on in the hearts of everyone who loved her.

This week, more than 100 of us celebrated Amy with our Plant a Kiss acts of Kindness. You can see links to many of the stories by visiting the official Plant a Kiss Kindness Project web page.

Keep reading to hear my own Plant a Kiss story …

 

I want to tell you three stories about how Plant a Kiss Day 2017 brought kindness into my life as I was offering it.

 

Small acts with big heart 

After my previous blog post, I received a number of beautiful and uplifting emails from people telling me that they had taken to heart my suggestions for offering kindness on Amy’s behalf. Each time I opened an email or someone posted online, my heart lifted with joy.

I want to thank everyone who donated books to Project Night Night or who wrote a Love List for someone with cancer who needed a boost. I also want to thank everyone who offered other acts of kindness in Amy’s name.

One of my favorite emails was from Linda in Soquel, Ca, who told me she ordered copies of Plant a Kiss to donate to Project Night Night. What I loved most was the note Linda included to me. She said, ” I know two books may not be a lot, but it is the small kindnesses of many that make a real difference.”

Linda added, “We each don’t have to change the world. Just add some kindness.  Maybe we change our little corner of the world.  You probably know the quote by Mother Theresa, ‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.’  And, just maybe, those ARE the great things, after all.”

Doesn’t that just sum it up?

 


 

Circle of Giving

My second story comes with permission of Lelle in Australia. Lelle raised her hand when I offered a free Love List Making tele-session to coach someone through making a Love List for a loved one with cancer. During our 30-minute conversation, Lelle revealed 21 things she loves about her friend Birny.

I formatted the list, added some photos, and sent Lelle a beautiful PDF she could print out and give to Birny to remind him of the good things he has brought into her life via their friendship.

This Love List was a gift for Birny. But it was a huge gift to me, too. Getting to spend the time on the phone basking in Lelle’s stories of loving moments and stories of friendship was such a treat. And I do believe it was a gift for Lelle, too. She said, “This was wonderful. The process opened my heart.”

 

 

Ripple Effects 

My favorite kindness has been hosting and gathering the beautiful community of Plant-a-Kissers. More than 100 people joined the Facebook group and committed to offering kindness in honor of Amy.

Any time I would start to feel sad at her passing, I would pop into this group and think about all the love that is alive in her name.

Yes, it was a deep honor and joy to host the Plant a Kiss events as book promotions for Amy and Peter back in 2012 and 2013. But this year’s event — organizing kisses of kindness to celebrate Amy’s life — has brought me a deep sense of connection to kindred spirits from all over the world.

It has reminded me that one of the best ways to “make the most of our time here” is to connect with others, through kind, joyful, and generous acts.

Thank you for bringing us together in love, Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

I hope you will read the stories. Click here for the Plant a Kiss 2017 links. Keep checking back throughout the day on March 17 as new stories will be added all day long.

 

A few days ago I found out that the author and joyous liver-of-life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal has terminal cancer and not long to live.

Amy published a heartbreaking and beautiful piece in the New York Times Modern Love column titled, “You May Want to Marry my Husband,” which is a loving tribute to him in the form of a dating profile. It’s hard to read without weeping, but read it, please.

Amy is author of “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life,” “Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal,” “Plant a Kiss,” and more.

Those of you who have been following me and Simply Celebrate for a long time may remember that in 2012 and 2013 I hosted Plant a Kiss Days in honor of Amy. Women bloggers planned a variety of kind acts in the world and then shared their stories on April 29, Amy’s birthday.

We are reviving Plant a Kiss this week in order to send Amy love and light by offering the world kind acts.

Will you join us?

 

How you can participate:

1.
Commit to sending a Love List to someone with cancer or to a caregiver of someone with cancer the week of March 7-14 in honor of Amy. 

Or, choose a kind act of your own:

  • Donate “Plant a Kiss” to Project Night Night or a children’s charity.
  • Pick up trash in your neighborhood park.
  • Hand out flowers on the street to strangers.
  • Hide art for people to find.
  • Visit someone in a nursing home.
  • Cook dinner for someone who is lonely or ill.
  • Fill in the blank with your own kindness idea: __________!

 

2.
Tell me about it. 
Will you email me to tell me you are committing to this?

 

Resources:

 

One more important thing:
My own Plant a Kiss Day kindness is that am offering three free Love List Creation Sessions to people who want to create a Love List for someone with cancer or a cancer caregiver.

I talk to you on the phone for 30 minutes to brainstorm your Love List items and promise you at least ten to twenty items for your list. I will then send a PDF you can print for your friend or loved one.

I love doing these Love List coaching + creation calls. I’ll give the sessions to the first three people who email me and tell me for whom they want to create the list.

In love + kindness,
Sherry

Plant a Kiss art is copyright Amy Krouse Rosenthal and HarperCollins Publishing. 

Reason #4353 why I love my mom

I keep ongoing audio recordings of reasons why I love people in my life.

Here’s what I recorded today: Reason #4353 why I love my mom: I just got a text from her that says, “A good book and a bag of candy is sometimes all it takes.”

Doesn’t that quote just tell you so much about my mom?

(In all transparency, I don’t know if that was actually #4353. I just make up the numbers according to what feels right on any given day.)

But here’s what I really want to say about this. My mom always sends me books she loves after she finishes them. This is the BEST gift. First of all, I love to read and good books just show up all the time in the mail from her.

Second of all, it is fun to get real mail.

Third of all, it connects me to her because then we can talk about the books we’ve read!

Fourth of all, once I finish the books, I can donate them to our Little Free Library.

Last, but not least, she does, in fact, often send candy along in the boxes of books!

Thus, that text I mentioned came after I had written to tell her that I had just finished one of the latest books she sent. (I think I was thanking her for “A Man Called Ove” by Frederick Backman— a great novel about the power of community.)

Our text exchange made me stop and truly appreciate how much my mom’s thoughtfulness means to me. I don’t want to take it for granted. She’s been sending books to me for as long as I can remember. It is simply part of the fabric of my life.

And in fact, when I was little, my mom always encouraged me to read. This was really important to her since she grew up in a household without books.

Check out the tribute quote for her that we put on the little free library outside our house:

So listen. If you are a reader and you happen to buy your books — used or new — ask yourself whether there someone in your life to whom you can send your finished books.

Maybe you have a sister, nephew, or best friend who would love to be connected to you in the way I am to my mum?

Passing along your literary treasures is an amazing ongoing gift.

And sure, throw in a bag of chocolate kisses once in awhile, too! Sometimes that’s all it takes.

Happy reading,
Sherry

 

P.S. Check out A Man Called Ovo if you haven’t read it. You can borrow it from your local library. Or maybe you’ll find it at a Little Free Library!

 

Do you know someone who has a troubled heart this Valentine’s Day?

It could be someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one through death, divorce, or break-up.

It might be someone who has lost their job or is struggling with global or political issues that have left them stressed or fearful.

Or, maybe you know someone who is depressed or overwhelmed?

What if you used Valentine’s Day as a reminder to reach out and put love in action?

 

 

What to do for someone with a troubled heart?
I just published an article on Huffington Post with some ideas of gifts for people with troubled hearts. Please read, comment, and share. And choose one thing on the list to do for someone in your life who needs a love boost.

I also just posted the replay of our wonderfully fun workshop last week during which my dear friends from The Creativity Caravan helped participants come up with ten amazingly creative and specific prompts to write a Love List. Sit down with a piece of paper, think about someone with a troubled heart, and create your Love List on he spot with this audio workshop. (You don’t have to opt in and we’re not selling anything — it’s just part of my mission to help spread pinpricks of light!)

 

 

A balm for future hurting hearts?
I want to spend a few minutes on something that isn’t very popular to talk about, but which is something that is one of the greatest gifts we can give people we love: planning for our death. To me, planning our death is the last gift we can give people. And it is one that can help soothe and heal traumatized and grieving hearts.

I’ve had that awful experience of someone I love dying and there’s nothing in writing anywhere about how they want to be buried or what kind of service they want or even how to contact their friends or find their financial accounts. It can be so awful to try to figure all of that out while also grieving.

So last fall I took a class my friend Jane was offering and I created a binder that has everything in one place. People I love know to grab that if I die. It has my will + health forms + friend contacts + funeral wishes. I am still updating it and adding things like social media legacy wishes + where to find important stuff. Doing this is not morbid at all. It feels so loving!

And the crazy thing is — those of us in Jane’s class really had FUN. We laughed a lot. We also supported each other through some hard questions. Jane brings a lovely warmth + ease + compassion to this essential planning process.

For me, remembering I am going to die helps me be here NOW. It helps me get clear on what is important to me and what legacy I want to leave. Others in the class expressed the same thing.

I got Jane on the phone after the class was over so we could talk about ways in which the class impacted me and transformed my life. If you have 15 minutes, I’d love for you to listen. This conversation may change the way you think about death.

If this topic interests you, you can also attend a free online talk Jane is offering on February 13th at 11am PT/2pmET called 5 Things to Do Right Now To Save Your Loved Ones Headache and Heartache After You Die.”

 

 

What if you’re the one whose heart is troubled?
If you’re having a hard time, be sure to reach out to someone you love and ask for what you need. My spiritual teacher, Cheri Huber, always says, “Don’t let the voices get you alone in the dark.” What she means is that the voices in our head can be very cruel. They often kick us when we’re down. They tell us we don’t deserve love or that we can’t reach out because we’ll be a dark cloud. Don’t listen to any of that rubbish!

It can be such a gift when someone opens up to us and invites us to express our compassion and love. Let yourself receive whatever good things are available; you deserve it.

Here’s to love of all shapes and sizes,
Sherry

 

P.S. If your own heart is troubled or if you just need a sense of connection, listen to this short audio I created. It contains one of my favorite lines of poetry ever: “You do not have to be good.”

 

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Just Plane Celebration

I just stumbled across a note to remind myself that I want to tell you about a wonderful experience I had on Southwest Airlines last fall.

You’re gonna love this!

I was on a flight from San Francisco to San Diego and right before the airline attendants started to pass out our drinks, they announced this: “Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a special couple on the flight today who are getting married tomorrow. To help them celebrate, we’d love for each of you to write some wedding advice or a wish to them!”

When we were given our coffee, tea, and whatnot, we also were each given an extra napkin to write our advice or wish upon.

How fun is that?

I asked my seatmate if she would share what she wrote and she showed me her napkin — which read, “I wish you a lifetime of happiness. Be sure to try new things together and create new memories!” I could hear others around me asking one another what they wrote. Our whole little airplane community was abuzz with love.

 

Can you guess my advice?

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Right here’s a photo of the front of my napkin wish gift.}

My advice was for them to each make a list of 10-100 things they love about the other. On the back side of the napkin I continued, saying that these Love Lists were wonderful to pull out whenever they might feel upset, angry, or frustrated with one another. They could simply read their lists to each other and remember all the love and joy they felt on the eve of their wedding day!

I really had to squeeze that all in so there was also room for a wee wish: “May you always be blessed with the kindness of strangers!”

It was so much fun to “make a gift” for two total strangers!

After everyone wrote their advice/wishes, the flight attendants collected them and gave them to the bride and groom. THEN, to top it off, the Southwest crew made the bride and groom crowns out of snack bags and coffee stir sticks. It was absolutely delightful! (You can see the couple in their crowns in the photo at the top of the page. They let me take a photo when we were in baggage claim after the plane landed.)

I want to give a shout out to Southwest Airlines for thinking of something celebratory to do right there on the spot. (Flight Attendant Ashley, if you’re reading this, I send you a special hug for masterminding this spontaneous and loving gift!)

I bet that couple will remember their Southwest wedding send-off for the rest of their lives. And you know what, it’s likely that many of us who got to participate will always remember this, too.

It just goes to show that great gifts don’t have to cost a lot. They just have to mean a lot.

Got napkins and snack bags?

Now, time to write a letter to Southwest Airlines and thank them for all this joy!

Happy trails to you— by land or air or sea,
Sherry

 

 

 

P.S. If you’re trying to think of a wedding gift for friends or family, think about how you could use this idea from my Southwest Airlines flight and transform it to fit the style of the bride and groom you want to celebrate. Perhaps collect wedding wishes or advice on postcards that their friends and family send from wherever they live? Maybe have each person send a photo and on the back they could write a wish? Perhaps each person could draw something, with a wish on the back? I bet if you think about it, you can come up with something unique. Write and tell me, okay?!

 

 

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Hearts are heavy right now.

No matter what side of the political fence you’re on, it is likely you’ve felt the divisiveness and anger that has enveloped our country these past few months.

I know I have.

In response to all of that fear and anger, I’m hosting a free call to support people in creating a Love List on the spot for someone they know who may have a troubled heart.

What’s a Love List? Why, it is simply a list of everything you can think of — sweet, funny, memorable, sassy, sexy, kind — about someone in your life. It’s free to make and invaluable to receive.

I’ve invited Maya and Amy of The Creativity Caravan to join me in offering ten creative prompts to walk you through making a Love List you can then send as a Valentine’s Gift to bring light to someone in the dark.

If you were on the Love List call on The New Black Friday, you’ll remember that Maya and Amy had some really helpful tips to share about creativity — even for folks who may not think you have a schmidgin of creativity in you. (You do! And much more than a schmidgin!)

On this call, they’ll be back with even more helpful hints.

We’ll make it easy + fun!

And we’ll make our lists together, on the spot.

No opt-in, no sales. Just pure creativity + love.

It won’t cost you a dime to put your love into action for someone who truly needs it right now.

Please show up for this.

I’m certain there is someone in your world who needs a pinprick of light.

Click here for a l’il more information.

Or simply show up with paper, pen, and a willing heart!

Sunday, February 5th
4pm PT/7pm ET
Call-in number: 641.715.3655
Code: 309893#

Let’s put our hearts on the line,
Sherry

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I’ve lived in San Francisco for nearly 30 years and one of the things I am most grateful for about this city is the way that people seek out creativity, beauty, and joy.

This past weekend my beau, Ian, and I kicked off his 50th birthday by attending The Edwardian Ball. This is one of the most enchanted, eccentric, colorful, sexy, and otherworldly events I’ve ever participated in.

It feels as if everyone who attends or performs does so wholeheartedly — the luscious clothing, the hair, the makeup, the dancing, the shows — it’s magical.

People let themselves play full out.

I’ve never done this before, but I went to the makeup counter of a store and had them do my makeup and apply false eyelashes. Instead of feeling vain or foolish, it made me feel like Cinderella — it took me back to my childhood days in which I might have imagined dressing up for a fancy event.

It felt playful and fun for me.

And you know what? I realized that everything from my stockings to my eyelashes were gifts to Ian.

Because every attention to detail felt like a way of saying, “You are worth it. This moment is worth it. This life is worth it. Let’s play full out!”

Planning for, thrifting for, and attending the ball were such great reminders of how important it is to live with this wholeheartedness.

And you know what? We don’t have to attend a ball to do so!

  • We can wear our favorite jewelry to the library.
  • We can swing dance with our spouse in the living room in our furry slippers.
  • We can have a candlelit dinner of take-out Thai.
  • We can splash in the puddles outside.
  • We can drink sparkling apple juice with our children out of the crystal glasses.
  • We can even go to the makeup counter and get our makeup done and false eyelashes applied to celebrate our birthday pizza-n-movie outing with girlfriends.

 

Life is fleeting. Celebrate now.

 

Delights,

Sherry

 

P.S. You know I LOVE to hear your stories. Please comment and tell me something you promise to do to live wholeheartedly this weekend. If its personal or you don’t have Facebook, feel free to email me!

 

 

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A Book of Love Letters

I just found out that this week is Universal Letter Writing Week. Woo hoo! What a great time to surprise someone you love with a handwritten letter letting them know how they’ve impacted your life.

If that handwritten part gets ya feeling sour, go ahead and give yourself permission to type that letter. Don’t let something like written vs. typed or what kind of paper stop you. Lower the bar, like this: “I’m going to write my Aunt Sarah just two sentences telling her how much I appreciate that she encouraged me to paint when I was little.”

Can you imagine how moving it is to receive a note from someone letting you know how you’ve impacted their life?

Now try this? Imagine receiving a WHOLE BOOK full of these kinds of appreciative and loving notes! That’s what the Celebration Books I make are like.

Except they’re even better.

Because they are love notes and appreciation notes and storytelling and wishes and photos. And, they are a compilation of all these wonderful things from the recipient’s closest kin, colleagues, and friends.

The sample photos on this page are from a book I created from Jane and her siblings to their father a few years ago. It’s a favorite because they had so many heartwarming photos like that one of Harry as a toddler. Or when he walked Jane down the aisle at her wedding! And I love that Jane had a drawing she made of her dad when she was a kid! Here’s what Jane said:

This was the best present I’ve ever given my Dad. He loved the book, as did my siblings. Your work is really powerful in that it helped connect my whole family, which is really valuable to me. Thank you SO much for getting it done so quickly under such a short deadline — and for doing an amazing job. It will be a keepsake we can have for many years. I will keep spreading the word about your amazing work.

 

These books truly are like a book of love letters. And I’m proud and happy that the process of creating the books is also something that brings a lot of joy.

Like Jane said, it connects the family because everyone is in on this wonderful surprise for someone they dearly love. Folks are digging up old photos and sharing almost-forgotten stories. The books help remind everyone of what is truly important in life: the people we love.

If you have a special birthday, anniversary, wedding, or graduation coming up in 2017, consider a Celebration Book. Check out a sample birthday book, wedding book, or graduation book. Email me if you have questions about the process, cost, or anything else.

In the meantime, grab a pen or cozy up to your computer and write a few sentences to someone you love. I promise you, it’ll be an amazing pinprick of light in their day! (And yours, too!)

Delights,
Sherry Richert Belul

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Did someone do something for you in 2016 that had a big impact?

Download your 2016 New Year’s Appreciation letter now and let them know!

Right click to save this PDF to your desktop + open in Adobe Acrobat

 

(Detailed instructions below!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a few minutes to answer these questions:

  1. Name someone who has impacted your life in 2016.
  2. Complete this sentence: I want you to know that it meant so much to me last year when you _____. (For example, “…planned our special outing for my birthday.” )
  3. Describe the impact this action had on your life by completing this sentence: “Here’s how your thoughtfulness has boomeranged in such a positive way _____. (For example, “Whenever I look at the photos of that birthday outing, I feel so happy and grateful to have you as a friend.”)
  4. In a few words think about how you want to sign your letter. (For example, “Love, Sherry”)

 

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Here’s how to use your fillable PDF printable:

  1. Download this file to your desktop: Click here to download the 2016-nye-apreciation-letter PDF
  2. Don’t click on it to open it, but instead launch Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  3. When you are in Adobe Acrobat, click on the “File” menu and select “Open.”
  4. Select + open the 2016-nye-appreciation-letter from your desktop where you downloaded it.
  5. See the four areas that are highlighted as fill-in boxes? Start with the first one, place your cursor in the box + begin typing the name of the person you are sending your letter to.
  6. In the fillable box #2, copy and paste what you wrote for question #2 up above.
  7. In the fillable box #3, copy and paste what you wrote for questions #3 up above.
  8. In the last fillable box, sign the letter.
  9. Now that your letter is complete, go back to “File” and click on “Save as.” Choose PDF.
  10. Name your letter something different and save it to your desktop.
  11. Print your letter on your home printer — you can do this directly from your open PDF or later from the saved one.
  12. If you want, you can write something by hand as a P.S. at the bottom of the letter. This will give it a more personal touch!

Here’s how to use your Microsoft Word printable:

  1. Click on the link below and open in Microsoft Word.
  2. nye-fillable-letter-2016
  3. If you don’t have the same fonts I do, it may look wonky. That’s okay! Choose a font from your own system and go from there.
  4. Repeat steps 5-12 above, filling in the sentences with your own words.

 

This should take you between 10 and 20 minutes to complete. Believe me, it is so worth it! Watch how good you feel while doing it! Imagine how good your friend or loved one will feel receiving this!

 

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Note from Sherry: I hope the technology works for you! I tested this out a zillion times, but Mercury is in retrograde and anything can happen. Let me know how it goes, okay? Email me at sherry@simplycelebrate.net

I love to hear about your experiences.