Nesting: Words

Words express ideas, feelings, and care. “Choose your words carefully” may be something you’ve heard over the years. When sending a card or note, what matters most is that you express sincere thoughts with your heartfelt message.

The Summer 2021 issue of Smart Women Smart Money magazine includes a column that suggests how meaningful and everlasting impact can be made by sending someone a handwritten note or thank you card when fitting. Carolyn Holly shares that she keeps the cards she receives and remembers fondly each sender when she looks at the cards. Carolyn also hints that some might think a handwritten note is old-school, but “she thinks it is classy! Someone took the time to go beyond some finger tapping, took out a pen, a card, and poured their appreciation into some very meaningful words.”

We all know it – receiving a card in the mail means a lot. It prompts us to remember the sender, remember the deed or activity shared, or the stories being shared.

Words for Free and the Blogs on this site provide plenty of sources and ideas for word you might write.

Here are some of the Words for Free tips:

Friendly Hello:

You are a wonderful friend.    You bring delight.    You spread cheer.    Your laughter is contagious.    How charming you are!    You spread happiness and cheer wherever you go.   Looking forward to seeing you soon


You make me smile.    Glad we met.    Remember when we…?    You life me up.    You inspire me….We are celebrating ____ years of friendship. Hooray!        Hello You, from happy to be your friend – me.    Smile, I’m thinking of you.


I Love You!    You make my heart sing.    When we met, I …     Smile, I’m thinking of you.    Let’s go to dinner, just the two of us.    I love you true, yes, yes I do.    Thanks for all you do, I love you.    Every day I appreciate…     Tonight I just want to …      I got a sitter, tonight let’s…

Memorial of a Life:

We celebrate (person’s name)’s life with you.    I remember when… (share a story or two or three on the smaller cards).     I felt so supported when…    Thank you for including us as friends and family.    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of big transitions.    As you and your family manage this transition, celebrate the good.    Celebrating life is an ongoing process.    We thought we’d share these stories with you…    (Person’s name)’s will always be remembered for…

Nested Sequences for 7 Decades or 7 Memories:

largest (1): Announcing the arrival of… on ____(birthdate, or first date of work)

2 When we first met, I …

3 Remember the time we…

  1. Be of good cheer, Happy Birthday(or Retirement)! And here’s to many more.

5 Along with the challenges, recall all of the celebrations you’ve had!

6 I remember the time we…

smallest card (7) Happy, Happy Birthday! (or Retirement) (can include a gift card)

Nested Sequence for a Wedding:

largest (1): Celebrating You Both!

2 When you met, we knew…

3 Congratulations on your new life (home, job, etc)

4 All relationships require work. A marriage requires the most. Take care of yourself so you can take care of each other!

5 Remember when we… So glad you’ve gotten married.

6 Thanks for hosting a party, so we can celebrate you! 

smallest card (7) Enjoy your new life together!  (can include a gift card)


Thank you. We celebrate you. We appreciate your contributions of …to our team.    Great work.    You’ve earned a day off!    Enjoy this new chapter of your life.    Bon Voyage – Enjoy your travels.    Thanks for….     From all of us! (in smallest envelope with a gift card.)

Thank You:

Thank you for the nice things you do.    Thank you for your caring words.     Thank you for your thoughtfulness.     Thank you for your kindness.     Thank you for your gentle thoughts.     Thank you for being so generous.     Thank you for being you. Thank you for remembering us.    Thank you for (list all the things the person did or gave to you…)

Treasure Hunt: You have seven envelopes into which you can put clues to finding a hidden treasure. Think creatively. Keep your treasure-hunters safe too.


We love you both!    Onward to new dreams, while celebrating the old dreams.    Congratulations on your new life.    Celebrating you!    May joy rain down upon you every day.    Never go to be angry – always kiss each other good night. 

Photo note:  Earth Rotations by Peg Owens for NestingCards®.

NestingCards videos here: Welcome to NestingCards – YouTube

Nesting shares ideas for using NestingCards® and tips for creating keepsake memories on these cards which are printed with original images and paintings on fine papers. The written word shares joy, creates memories, and can envelope a sense of home! Enjoy browsing and shopping for fun, for gifts, and for joy-spreading possibilities.

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Jana Kemp

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