Giveaway: Food-Themed Note Cards from League Street Press

February 17, 2014(updated on October 3, 2018)

you are unbeetable

My friend Joy Manning is a thank you note evangelist. In an age where people send their regards electronically (if they send them at all), Joy pulls out a pretty note card, writes a brief but thoughtful message, and then hands it off to the US Postal Service. I have been on the receiving end of Joy’s note writing habit more than once and I’m always delighted to receive a piece of physical mail beyond bills and coupons for Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

League Street Press cards

Last spring, Joy gave a talk at Eat, Write, Retreat about how her note writing habit is integral to her career networking strategy (she’s a freelance food writer, recipe developer, and editor) and how it has often brought more assignments her way. I was there for her talk and I was inspired enough to dig out my dusty stack of thank you notes and write appreciations to people who have helped me over the years.

olive my love

In a move that has delighted many (or, at the very least, me), Joy has launched a line of food-themed note cards in partnership with her friend Sam Bednarek under the name League Street Press. Each card has a fruit or vegetable on the front, along with a punny line. I particularly like the “olive my love” design that you see above. Sam is a graphic designer and art director and she designed the cards and created the art. Joy came up with the lines and developed the recipes that are printed on the back.

no-churn peach ice cream

And let me tell you, these recipes aren’t throwaways. Joy tested and retested these dishes in order to come up delicious things that would be both easy and appealing. I had a chance to taste the No-Churn Peach Ice Cream when it was in development and so I speak from first-hand experience when I say that it’s truly fabulous and is such a good option for those of us who can’t find space in our freezers to chill an ice cream bowl (I am sure that I’m not the only one with this issue).

Best of all, these note cards are perfectly sized to slip right into a recipe box, so your recipient will be able to add it to their recipe collection with tearing or folding your thoughtful note.

League Street Press back

The cards can be bought as singles ($4 a piece) or in boxes of eight ($20 for a box). They are printed on sturdy card stock and both the cards and envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper.

Thanks to Joy and Sam, I have one box of eight note cards to give away to a lucky Food in Jars reader. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share a thank you note story. Did your parents make you write them when you were growing up? Or is it a habit you never quite picked up?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, February 23, 2014.
  3. Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: League Street Press gave me one set of these notecards for photography purposes and are providing a second set for the giveaway. No money has changed hands. I just think they’re cool and so I wanted to share them with you. 

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308 thoughts on "Giveaway: Food-Themed Note Cards from League Street Press"

  • I grew up learning to write thank you notes so of course when I had a daughter she also learned from a tiny age to “write” thank you notes too. It started as a drawing or something she picked out to put on a card and then advanced to writing her own words in her own writing. So now, one of my proudest moments is when I hear from someone that they received “the nicest thank you note” from my adult daughter! Life is good, isn’t it? The tradition continues…..

  • I always send cards to my friends when I change address. It’s a good way to keep them in the loop!! These are lovely .. I might buy a stack anyway!

  • I have a collection of the often-handmade cards and thank-you notes I sent to my grandmother over the years… She saved them, along with correspondence from other friends and relatives. After she died, my mom sent me a box full of these treasures. They are windows back to my childhood, and sweet, sometimes-funny reminders of events passed.

  • I always have good intentions to send thank you notes but rarely have the follow through. Maybe I need to buy some cute note cards to inspire me.

  • One of my strongest ‘thank you’ note memories was when my aunt wrote me a thank you in return for the thank you I wrote her. I think it was for a birthday present and I must’ve been 12 or under. She was so happy to have received my note that she wrote one in return. It certainly worked as positive reinforcement and made me feel good. Thanks, Aunt Kathy!