Sunday, September 11, 2016

You Matter Postcards

After reading the book Kids Deserve It!  by Todd Nelsoney and Adam Welcome, I was eager to find ways to reach out to students in our school because they deserved to be recognized and celebrated! I often wonder how often students, who we love and adore, don’t know that we feel that way about them. Do students realize that we see all of the amazing accomplishments that they are making? Do they know that we notice their hard work and effort? Do they realize that we are celebrating all of their moments with them-both big and small? 

One of my favorite phrases/chapters from the book is YOU MATTER. Those two words are so powerful to me. They mean that we see you. We know that you are working hard. We know that you are giving us everything you have. We know that your story is important and that your struggles do not define who you are. 

This postcard is something that I created for our school to send home to students to let them know that they matter. We leave little notes to them, sign it with love then send it to them through the mail. Students are always excited to get mail at their homes that is addressed to them. 

The postcards in this file are actually a little larger than the standard USPS postcard size. We needed more space to send love and encouragement to our kiddos so the extra money it costs to send these is worth every penny to us. 

I hope this download is something that you and your school can use! Just click on the image to access the Google Drive folder or click here. Please let me know if you have any questions!


  1. I would love to have these printed as postcards. However, I keep running into a problem. It's saying that the image resolution is too low. Is there anything that can be done? I am trying to rally my fellow co-workers and have 900 printed and sent to our amazing students. :)

    1. I have had several who have been able to print without a resolution problem. Are you printing on your own or uploading to a photo site? I might suggest checking your printer settings. Let me know how else I can help! :)

      Thank you! :)

    2. I was trying to have them printed to a photo site because of the quantity needed. Our school is a huge title 1 school and I thought it would be amazing if every one of our students could receive one of your amazing cards in the mail. :)

  2. I can't seem to get these to my drive either. Is there something else that I can do?

  3. You should be able to open the link. Then, make a copy to add your own Google Drive. Email me if that doesn't work.


  4. Hello! I have been leaving notes for my students on Post-Its, so this would be a cute, more formal way to do it! Is there any way to edit it? I'm really working with my kids on using capital letters correctly in their writing, so being able to change it to all caps or just a capital y with an exclamation mark at the end would be really helpful! Thanks!


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