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Jul082009

You are a blue four.

[If you've been reading this site since the very beginning (which means you are either my mother, father, sister, husband, or Courtney), you can skip this first part, as you know this story six ways from Sunday already.]

You are a blue four. © 2009 Cameron Blazer

When I was a little girl, my favorite color was blue. Dark, not-quite navy blue. And, because I was quick to exhibit my tendency toward firmly held convictions on pretty much every topic known to man, I had a favorite number, too: 4.

On the drive between our house and my aunt's house, we always passed the local NBC affiliate, WCIV,* aka Channel 4. Their logo was a lovely blue, angular four. Delicious. I looked for it every time and found such comfort and satisfaction in its perfection.

One day--I think I was 3 or 4 at the time--my mom and I were driving past the billboard and I was swept away by profound love for her, so I said the thing that I thought summed up my perfect affection, "Mommy, you're a blue four."

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Last week, I wrote about creative drought and frustration. And about coming out on the other side. And y'all tuned in; you wrote emails and comments of support and commiseration. That is just rad. You are all blue fours. If I could send you each a card, that's what it would say.

Geometric Cards © 2009 Cameron Blazer.
Have you got something special to say? These printable cards are a blank canvas--express yourself! Just type your message in the white box and print!** There are four flat cards in this template--you can let your message speak for itself or jot an extended bit on the back.

As with all the free printables here, you can use this template as much as you like for personal, non-commercial use. Enjoy!

*They're an ABC affiliate now, and it totally messes me up. I developed a lifelong bias in favor of NBC because of the blue four, but now the NBC affiliate is Channel 2. I still hold out hope that they will switch back, thus restoring the natural order of things, and paving the way for peace in our time.

**Set your printer's scaling to 100% to ensure that you only need to make two cuts (down the vertical and horizontal centers). You can round the corners or not--they'll look great either way.

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As you know my cjB4, I made great use of your apple notes for my TC's last year; their teachers loved the personal thankyou's. I look forward to using these for my students this year. They will be perfect for notes to remind them of or applaud them for the great things they do when they work hard. Thanks!

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJAM

this post saved my bacon last night when I had to decorate a few wine bottles last-minute for some teacher thank-yous. the customizable font allowed me to type in a German thank you for the giftees, so Herzlichen Dank to you too! http://tinyurl.com/mmaedw

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjuliette r.

Aw...you're so awesome!! Welcome back!

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCourt Ney

I got here through my Google Analytics... it lists you as my 4th biggest referring site to my Etsy store... I can't figure out why, or how, but hey, thanks!

July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Wheadon

You have the best downloads. Thanks so much.

However, the story of the blue four is great. The best thing is that you still remember it - that it hasn't been lost in a sea of growing up. I love it ...you are a blue four. Thanks for that story too. It has really touched my heart.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Big thank you for the teacher appreciation cards - I've just printed them for my 6 year old daughters teacher, teaching assistants, lunch lady etc.... she's spreading the love!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNina-lurking in the uk

Thanks for the great printable! Incidentally, my favorite color is blue, and my favorite number is four, too. :)

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

spielplatzgeraete, Rutsche und Spielplatzrutschen

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohnsRutscheg

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