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black sheep note cardsI love it when my job introduces me to people I didn’t know and when I can then introduce you all to those people. This week’s giveaway is from someone I just had a chance to “meet,” Ruth of Black Sheep Note Cards.

This Maine-based business produces note cards with knitting and crochet themes as well as sheep jewelry.

Ruth was kind enough to send me one of each of her five notecard designs to share with you.

The cards measure 4.25 by 5.5 inches and envelopes are included.

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday (March 10). I’d love to know if you still send people notes or letters in the mail. I have one friend in Massachusetts who I write actual letters to, and my daughter loves drawing pictures and mailing them to her grandparents. It’s so cute!

Thanks for your interest and good luck!

By Sarah White

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83 Comments so far

  1. Gayle McDonald on March 4, 2013 1:58 pm

    I used to have penpals all over the world- Japan, France and Italy! I’m still in touch through social media now, but I do keep letter writing alive! My sister and I regularly write letters, notes and postcards.

  2. Heather on March 4, 2013 2:40 pm

    I do still write notes; although not nearly as many as I should.

  3. Wendy on March 4, 2013 2:48 pm

    I love sending notes, especially to my fellow knitters.

  4. Mila on March 4, 2013 3:07 pm

    I love sending notes, cards. I had a pen pal growing up. Started in 3rd grade and we wrote letters often. We finally met in person when she came for my wedding…

  5. Knitting Teresa on March 4, 2013 3:28 pm

    I still like to send notes and cards in the mail. I sent a thank you note out today. I would love to win these to send to my knitting friends.

  6. Sheila on March 4, 2013 3:54 pm

    I rarely send letters anymore, but I do like to have a stash of nice cards for the occasional time I need to send a thank you or something. A lot of the potential recipients are knitters, so these cards would be great!

  7. Helen on March 4, 2013 4:08 pm

    I’m ALWAYS sending postcards to my family and I love collecting them too! I have a drawer full of ones from really exotic places. xx

  8. Maureen on March 4, 2013 4:32 pm

    I send thank yous through the snail mail. I appreciate the thought that someone has taken in a gift so I return the kindness in turn with a handwritten note.

  9. Barbara on March 4, 2013 4:58 pm

    I’m a spinner and a knitter and so are a lot of my friends. I’d love to send them one of these cards.

  10. Sheryl on March 4, 2013 5:05 pm

    I write notes to parents. I am an elementary school librarian…. I love sending interesting note cards of things that I love…like knitting and books.

  11. Jeanne on March 4, 2013 5:46 pm

    I do still write letters, especially to far-flung loved ones. I’m working on teaching my kids write letters as well. My 16 yo son has old fashioned penpals in Hong Kong, London, Korea and San Francisco. Personally, I would love to send a yarn-inspired card to my fiber loving friends.

  12. Marie/Underground Crafter on March 4, 2013 6:10 pm

    I mail out thank you notes, and also birthday and New Year’s cards. I also participate in a crafty swaps and would love to use these notecards for that!

  13. ellen lai on March 4, 2013 6:13 pm

    I seldom send any letters on its own, but I’ll include a note card in all the snail mails i send for exchanges.

  14. Saea on March 4, 2013 6:17 pm

    I do still write notes to family. I may be old fashioned but I love snail mail!

  15. Heather on March 4, 2013 6:58 pm

    I still write thank you notes! These are lovely cards…

  16. Kim Reid on March 4, 2013 7:32 pm

    I do love to send cards especially on birthdays, thanks!

  17. Nancy D on March 4, 2013 10:25 pm

    These are adorable! I do send notes and cards. And these cards would be so cute to accompany a hand made gift! I love sheep!

  18. Jackie Posnansky on March 5, 2013 1:54 am

    These notes are so cute!
    I still send notes via snail mail and love receiving them too! :)

  19. Wendy Hatton on March 5, 2013 1:59 am

    I still write letters to my Mother who lives too far away for visits in person very often but likes to read and re-read letters. Sometimes just for fun I send a letter to my grand children because receiving something in the mail is always a nice surprise.

  20. Pat From Florida on March 5, 2013 3:34 am

    Ah the lost art of sending notes…. So glad I’m not alone…. Send about a dozen a week….well somebody’s got to keep the post office in business….! I Would be honored to have these beautiful cards to send out to my note writing friends…..

  21. Donna Herron on March 5, 2013 3:51 am

    I don’t often send letters as such, but I do send a lot of blank cards. I use them for thank yous, little updates, and just to brighten someone’s day :) These fiber and knitting cards are adorable. They would be fun for sending to my knitting friends! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  22. Linda Day on March 5, 2013 3:59 am

    Writing letters is now the way to really show someone that you care. I can’t remember the last one I received. Although, I do try to send some now and then. And having a pretty card gives me a good “excuse” to write to one of those special people! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Margie on March 5, 2013 4:28 am

    I still write notes, although probably not as often as I should. Most often I write to fellow knitters/crafters and these cards would be perfect!

  24. Shari Harniss on March 5, 2013 4:55 am

    Love to send these cuties to my girlfriends across the country!

  25. Linda Rumsey on March 5, 2013 5:10 am

    I still send short notes by mail, but very rarely write letters any more. Such a shame as I know I love receiving long letters!

  26. Pat morris on March 5, 2013 5:10 am

    These cards are wonderful. My favorite is the kitty on the balls of yarn.

  27. barbara n on March 5, 2013 5:13 am

    I still use snail mail to write notes and cards to friends and family and my nickname is miss hallmark!

  28. Linda Nelson on March 5, 2013 5:23 am

    My mother, a knitter, sends cards all the time. I would love to give these to her (and maybe keep one myself to send to her!).

  29. Connie on March 5, 2013 5:52 am

    I’m a shepherd, I would LOVE to have these! I’m off to check your website.

  30. Michele T on March 5, 2013 6:18 am

    Although this seems to be something that is not as common… I still send cards and notes to family who live afar!!

  31. geri garnet on March 5, 2013 6:19 am

    I still write notes (and even letters!) to friends. I write more (meaning longer) than I do in emails and the notes/letters are normally filled with cute quotes.

  32. Ellen on March 5, 2013 6:49 am

    Love your cards!!!! Not only do I adore knitting,sheep and cats … But put them all together as cards and it’s perfect!!! Plus my best friend had an antique shop called Black Sheep Antiques…

  33. Ann Devine on March 5, 2013 6:52 am

    Yes, I send notecards to family — we are all so far-flung anymore, and I don’t really care to use Facebook for personal communications. Plus the cards can be passed around; my neices love them.

  34. Mary Mac on March 5, 2013 7:01 am

    Yes, I love sending cards to family and friends. I will even make my own. I think they are so much more personel then an e-mail.

  35. Kitra Woodall on March 5, 2013 7:23 am

    I still do send “snail mail” mostly pick me up and “hang in there” cards to friends or family who are struggling with something. These look amazing! I would love to send them :)

  36. Terry D on March 5, 2013 7:54 am

    I have treated myself to cute yarn-themed note cards, but I can’t send them; I want to keep them for myself! I have a few framed and sitting on my yarn storage shelves. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Jade Clemens on March 5, 2013 8:04 am

    Very sweet! There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter or card in the good old fashioned post! I’m in my mid-20′s and think it’s a bit of a shame that most young people barely write anymore.

  38. Charlene Anderson on March 5, 2013 8:19 am

    I’m a big advocate of thank you notes, and would love these!

  39. Kellie Brabec on March 5, 2013 8:42 am

    These are adorable, and I love sending folks mail they don’t need to pay for :)

  40. Rose on March 5, 2013 9:27 am

    I love to send note cards & my grandson is learning to send thank you cards from his stepmother. Would love to win these!

  41. Lori jones on March 5, 2013 9:58 am

    Oh !!! I would love to win !

  42. Sandra :) on March 5, 2013 10:02 am

    I like sending cards and notes to the g-niece and g-nephews – kids love getting mail! I usually tuck stickers in the envelope and put a few on the outside – hopefully they’ll continue the handwritten tradition when they grow up!

  43. Marseille on March 5, 2013 10:06 am

    i love sheepy note cards!!!! :)

  44. jonquil on March 5, 2013 10:16 am

    I write mostly to my family. My Mother enjoys the stationery I give her every year for Mothers’ Day.

  45. Kathrynn on March 5, 2013 10:25 am

    I still write notes, and I love to find neat blank cards to write them in

  46. Shai Williams on March 5, 2013 11:12 am

    What wonderful note cards! I am involved in a lot of exchanges and I always include a handwritten note.

  47. Heather M. on March 5, 2013 11:16 am

    Those are so cute. I still write cards to people, especially thank-yous. Needlework cards would be so great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Joan on March 5, 2013 12:33 pm

    I often send cards to family and friends because I still love getting them myself!

  49. Anne in NC on March 5, 2013 12:39 pm

    Sweet cards! I still write notes and would love to use these. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. usairdoll on March 5, 2013 2:12 pm

    These cards are lovely! Yes, I still write and send cards. My Mom raised us that we always sent Thank You cards for gifts. My Grandparents and Godparents lived in Europe so writing letters was a big part growing up. I’m hoping that writing and sending physical cards doesn’t die away to emails and ecards.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  51. Karey on March 5, 2013 3:03 pm

    Those are fabulous! I still send lots of letters through the mail. And most of them come with a surprise package too!

  52. Judy on March 5, 2013 4:09 pm

    These are such clever reminders of a more relaxed and simple lifestyle.
    It would be nice to include a tea-bag along with the note to your friends…a subtle message to say “slow down, girl!”
    We all go too fast.
    Love it, Buttermilk Lane!!!

  53. domestic diva on March 5, 2013 4:20 pm

    I send lots of notes, especially thank yous.

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  56. Cynthia on March 5, 2013 8:35 pm

    The cards are really cool!

  57. Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) on March 5, 2013 11:28 pm

    I have a few close friends to whom I send various notes and cards in the mail. Also, my kids love to receive little notes in their lunchboxes. :)

  58. Galatina on March 6, 2013 12:18 am

    I do still write notes, but defintely not as often as I should – especially at the moment, seem to be very behind. I think they are lovely to recieve so like to send back too. These are such sweet cards.

  59. Katharine Hodkin on March 6, 2013 7:14 am

    I love to write notes and letters to people, and to receive them!

  60. Emily W. on March 6, 2013 7:57 am

    These are so cute. I love to send notecards. There’s nothing like getting a real piece of mail these days!

  61. Toni Leli on March 6, 2013 8:25 am

    I sometimes use note cards and write notes, even if a greeting card would be easier. My friends appreciate the fact that I take the time to write.

  62. Gil Crews on March 6, 2013 9:23 am

    Yes, I do send notes. It’s amazing how it brightens someones day and lets them know that you are thinking of them.
    Oh, and I love the sheep!

  63. Jowyn Jenson on March 6, 2013 9:29 am

    I love sending notes and letters and receiving them, so much nicer than email.

  64. Rose clark on March 6, 2013 10:04 am

    I love to send notes to people they love it people these days only get bills in the mail. Those cards would look great with a sticker on the outside to match the cards. I also send cards for notes to the teachers.

  65. Cyd on March 6, 2013 11:13 am

    my daughter loves to write thank you cards! I’ve gotten in the habit also for dinner invites, favors done for me, etc…

  66. Lennette Daniels on March 6, 2013 11:53 am

    I send notes and letters to my nieces and nephews and friends who are deployed.

  67. Judith (from Israel) on March 6, 2013 1:56 pm

    I send cards and letters to my elderly aunts abroad who have landline telephones and no computers.

  68. michelle on March 6, 2013 4:24 pm

    Oh gosh, those little lambikins are just too dang cute. I still do alot of penpaling and send note cards to widows.

  69. Stephanie Hastie on March 6, 2013 8:29 pm

    Oh those are so cute. I love sheep on things.

    I still send notes, mostly to my kids at school. These would be great!

  70. Dennis on March 6, 2013 11:06 pm

    I would love to have a set because I do still send notes to my friends.

  71. Sally on March 7, 2013 6:37 am

    I send notes to my loves still… about 2-3 notes a week in total… These are great and I’d love to writ eon them!

  72. Chloe Dickenson on March 7, 2013 9:06 am

    theese look so sweet, i love the one with the cat!

  73. Honex on March 7, 2013 11:27 am

    I still write letters, but very few. I do belong to a postcard exchange on Ravelry and it’s nice getting cards from all over the world.

  74. karenladd on March 7, 2013 2:48 pm

    Yes, I do still send cards and notes to people through the mail! I have a number of older relatives who do not use computers and they love to get fun mail!! These cards are so great, especially love the sheep themed ones!

  75. Betty on March 8, 2013 6:49 am

    What lovely cards! I still send cards by mail- mostly thank-you’s. Not nearly as many as in the pre-email days, though!

  76. Joy C on March 8, 2013 9:11 am

    I mail my grands notes even though they live in the same town, I am afraid the art of mailing will have disappeared by the time they are grown.

  77. Vera K on March 8, 2013 10:51 am

    I DO send cards, especially to those in the older generation.

  78. Pat on March 8, 2013 6:03 pm

    I still send a lot of cards. Everyone likes to receive a card and they are always a nice surprise.

  79. Bea on March 9, 2013 6:01 am

    I can never avoid places that sell cards, be it mseum shops or handmade from the market, I need more friends to write to!

  80. Danielle on March 9, 2013 6:16 am

    i use snail mail with my family and close friends! its fun getting mail

  81. Christy on March 9, 2013 1:43 pm

    I don’t write letters nearly as much as I used to, but I still send a few here and there. I always send notes in cards, which I do still send for birthdays and holidays. The Black Sheep notecards look so cute!

  82. Sandra C on March 9, 2013 8:21 pm

    Most of the cards I send are thank yous.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  83. Lorraine Vallance on March 14, 2013 8:33 pm

    I love making cards.

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