Note cards are a necessary element of any stationery package, as they can be used for a variety of occasions. Choosing note cards that evoke emotion through the use images will be especially meaningful to recipients.
Note Card Imagery
Note cards can be used to compose a “just because” message to someone special in your life, sent for casual correspondence, or used to communicate with a business client or associate in a personal way.
When choosing your note cards, consider the image present on the cover of the note card. Why are you drawn to it and what does it mean to you? Consider the hidden meaning behind the image to determine if it’s the right note card for your purposes. Images can be powerful and evoke thoughts and emotions in others. Choose the image wisely and you’re likely to brighten the recipient’s day.
Inspiring Business Note Card Images
If you are sending a note of encouragement to an employee or a client, you might consider an inspirational note card featuring a lighthouse. A light house projects great symbolism of strength, as well as guidance that keeps boats in safe waters. If you own a consulting company, this imagery is particularly useful, as a lighthouse is just like your firm – guiding clients in the right direction.
Business note cards that feature sailboats cruising along the water also present an excellent image, one of smooth “sailing.” These smooth waters could translate into smooth and profitable business endeavors.
You might also choose cards featuring an anchor centered at the top to show that your business is anchored and will remain steadfast and firm even through the choppiest of waters, bringing recipients comfort.
You could also choose business note cards featuring a buzzing bee hive. This shows that although everyone is busy working hard, the end result is the sweet honey of success.
Inspiring Personal Note Card Images
Sending a personal note to a friend gives you more freedom to let go and get creative. You could easily include a short poem or verse that is related with your image, especially if you are trying to show support. For example, you might choose note cards featuring a colorful peacock feather. In your poem, you could mention that peacock feathers are thought to bring good luck and well-being.
If your friend is experiencing a difficult time, you might choose note cards that feature an image of a lion. Lions denote strength and will let your friend know you are guarding her welfare. The image will keep her strong and remind her she isn’t alone in her struggle. Or, you could choose a note card that features an Adirondack chair set amidst a peaceful body of water, which symbolizes that peace and relaxation are coming soon.
If you are a Christian and want to send a note of hope, you might choose note cards with a colorful butterfly border, or featuring three butterflies flitting across the page. You could then include the Bible verse 1 Corinthians 15:42-44. For a secular approach, remind your friend that butterflies symbolize transformation, as they change from one form to another. Butterflies are beautiful, yet they began their lives as ugly caterpillars. Tell your friend it’s time for her to emerge from her cocoon glorious and new, as only a note card with special imagery from a special friend could do.