1. Carolyn Thaxton

    My favorite notecard from the “Boys Category” is that which is personalized with the name “Jeremy Thompson”. It is simple in design: a white dialogue box set against a wonderful shade of red as background. This notecard has a direct, friendly feel, inviting you to read its message. Used in comic books, cartoons & a myriad of other places for various purposes, a dialogue box does not suggest a specific theme. The other note samples did, for example: the “beats” headset suggests that “Kyle Anderson” likes music. In past years I’ve enjoyed buying my children personalized, artistically created notecards to use as their thank you notes. My teenage son however, would always reject attaching his name to those notecards depicting one of his hobbies, sports, or interests, which he clearly enjoyed & participated. I didn’t understand “why” at first & was frustrated. Through conversing & asking him to explain his objections, the best understanding I could grasp was that he somehow felt “misrepresented” by being “locked into” only one aspect of his personality. Additionally he felt he was “self promoting” (for example, “my notecard depicts baseball because I’m the greatest ball player in my league.”) —That sort of thing ……… I realize that a lot of kids wouldn’t interpret a notecard this way at all, but my son’s reaction has validity & therefore suggests a second reason for my favoring the “Jeremy Thompson” card. With his notecard, there’s no real “identity theme”. All in all my #1 vote goes to the “Jeremy Thompson” notecard for: the reason just stated; as well as my favoring it as “visually superior” to the others! For these reasons it would be a best seller! NOTE: I’m embarrassed to admit that I could not decipher the font used on Alex Carter’s design, and therefore didn’t “get” it. I certainly appreciate the cleverness & creativity behind each, and feel all of them would definitely sell. Thanks for reading my viewpoint. – Carolyn Thaxton

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