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Um-mm…..what do you call those things which you send in snail mails during festive times?

Ahhhh…Greeting cards!

I think back to the time when I exchanged greeting cards with my best friend, (of course she is, come-on its 13 years of friendship) Aarthy during my schooling period. We used to send all types of cards from handmade (‘Twas her) to printed big cards (me, obviously), and all those cute little messages we leave inside them makes me wonder how meaningful we considered every ‘lil thing in our life. Just like how kids these days look at mobile phones and PS4 with fervour, the same intensity of emotion was seen in our faces when the postman dropped the greeting cards or letters in our mail box.

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Greeting cards and letters ! always to cherish !

Eventually, we stopped sending or receiving any types of cards or letters, which totally cut off the warmth and the epitome of happiness it had.

Soon after I started “Libby Creatio” in the month of November’15, I wanted to pop up with something novel for the succeeding month. Fortunately, ‘twas the month of December, which calls for Christmas greeting cards. Before I made a decision I needed an alternative opinion. So I went on for my close circle of people about their outlook if it would sell out or not. I got a mixed review (Mostly negative). Many individuals said, people won’t be interested to buy greeting cards as they are old fashioned and not current. In actuality, my mind was muddled. So with much uncertainty and hesitation I decided to go on with my gut and I ultimately decided to design a couple of Christmas doodle cards, adding some style to it.

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Christmas cards

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Doodled Christmas cards

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doodled Envelope

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2nd variety of Christmas card

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Inside of the card

So in a day or two, a set of two varieties of Christmas cards were done, and I was pinning my hopes on getting some positive results. As a matter of fact the people actually liked my designs and it clicked right away! (A big sigh of relief) I started getting ample amount of orders. ‘Twas a moment of sheer happiness. And all I know the next thing I did for a couple of weeks is, busy packing the orders. I sold about 50 Christmas cards (whoopee!). The reviews were sterling and they sounded satisfactory and happy customers.

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DIY Newspaper Packing with drawings on it ! 🙂

 

Followed by the successful outcome, I had my first interview for my new start up. (Yay moment!) It was for a fortnightly Tamil newspaper and I never expected to have people actually read it and tell me about it when I see them. This is something I feel good and overjoyed about myself to have succeeded in executing it, which makes others think I’m actually good at something different.

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The newspaper article

So every time I do something I take in a new lesson. Don’t let the opinions of others stop you from your dreams.

As Napoleon Hill once said, “who told you it couldn’t be done, and what great achievements has he performed that qualified him to set up limitations for you?”

If someone tells you that what you are attempting to achieve is impossible or not worth the effort, take a close look at them and what they have accomplished with their lives. The chances are good that you will find they haven’t done much. To be a successful person you need to be optimistic and learn to listen to yourself. That’s what I did and I achieved. For a proof, I still get orders for customized greeting cards. (Amazing, right!)

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Custom Birthday card

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Whatever you do, be it an age old idea or anything new, just add some sparkle of color and coolness to it, It will leave others in awe, because you still have the power to bring back old form into existence. Nothing is old until you add a touch of creativity.

Be creative, you can never go wrong in it !

 

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