“Really works! My sister was so happy. She came straight over to my house to say thanks!”
“I came to look forward to treatment day as I knew I’d receive my gift after. It was so tastefully done and although my family was so far during one of my hardest times it felt as though they were next to me”
“I felt so special to receive Project Happy Note and I love how it was just for me!”
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People that receive thoughtful notes benefit by experiencing better health and sleep, less anxiety, and more life satisfaction. They benefit giver and receiver alike.
Notes can lift a mood, provide comfort or be a special moment. You can fill a letter full of positivity, unlike the other things that come through the letterbox – bills.
You can express emotions and feelings in letters that you might struggle to articulate face-to-face.
Holding a letter engages the senses of touch which is excluded from the digital age.
Letters are a wonderful opportunity for reflection – for both the writer and the reader.
Hippo: If it wasn’t so humongous a creature, everyone would have a mini hippo sitting on their shoulder guiding them through life’s trials and tribulations. Calm, cool, collected the best spirit animal to have around when crisis hits.
Pigeon: The feather forecast with this one looks good. Known for their patience and generosity. Coo-ld you find a more kind and caring love bird?See Hippo and Pigeon
Sloth: Are we nearly there yet? Said no sloth ever. This chilled guy bosses patience like no other. If you watch those nature programme’s really carefully, you’ll spot the sloths hanging out at yoga before slowly heading off to their silent meditation weekend retreat.See Sloth
Flamingo: Pink is fosho the new black. Oozing confidence and flare. They’re the life and soul of the pool party. Let’s flamin-GO and mingle!
Walrus: Wal-Russel you up a fine friendship with this one. With their calm and caring temperament, we give these marine mates our seal of approval in times of need.See Flamingo and Walrus
Giraffe: This one has got your neck I mean back! When you are stuck in a rut they have got first dibs on the views to give you that perfect perspective.
Pigeon: The feather forecast with this one looks good. Known for their patience and generosity. Coo-ld you find a more kind and caring love bird?!See Giraffe and Pigeon
What is Project Happy Note?
“In July 2018, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She was living in Canada and I was living in the UK. I researched what I could do from afar and wanted to bring some happiness into her life during this difficult time.
What I began to find was that most things in the cancer gifting market were about the disease and were a constant reminder that something was wrong. As the months progressed, and with more and more treatments and appointments, I saw how cancer became the elephant in the room.
She had lost her joy in life, and her family and friends were at a loss to know what to say or how to help.
I wanted to create an experience to remind her of the things she enjoyed and to have an alternative way to talk about her situation, especially from afar. I created small gifts and notes that I tucked away for her every day.
She anticipated daily what the gift would be and what the note would say. With every small gift and every note, mother and daughter came together in a refreshed way. Words and gifts brought joy, and because of this occurrence, Project Happy Note was born.”
Project Happy Note