Love is in the air(mail). Today begins the "Send Some Love" Challenge!

Oh February. A month that's all about love. And yet, around this time why do people feel so... un-loved? Well, that's where we, the Pixinoters, come in. Because as we've been demonstrating all along, there are so many people in our lives to love. Through the Pixinote app, we've been sending Pixinotes to all kinds of people. See below! (Note: All Pixinotes shown below have been marked "Public" by the users and can be viewed in the Lovestream feature of the app)

 We sent Pixinotes to our moms.

We sent Pixinotes to our moms.

 To our beautiful grandchildren.

To our beautiful grandchildren.

 To our beloved children.

To our beloved children.

 And seriously, we've sent all kinds of Pixinotes to just about anyone! 

And seriously, we've sent all kinds of Pixinotes to just about anyone! 

Since we've become so good at sending love, we're issuing a challenge in honor of February 14th, 2017. St. Valentine's Day. The day of love. Not just romantic love, but love for our families, our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers, etc. Let's all join together this Valentine's Day to make sure no one in our circles feels un-loved! So for our "Send Some Love" Challenge, send some love for Valentine's Day (and some follow-up Pixinotes to commemorate any good times you've shared recently!) throughout the month of February. Follow our social media channels (FacebookInstagram, and Twitterto get some daily inspiration and ideas on how to Send Some Love this month!

P.S. If you share a Pixinote publicly in the Lovestream, you can receive 5 free Pixinote credits if we feature it on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels!


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If words were pink...

Post by Lillian K., Marketing Lead

I recently read the latest stats on breast cancer: "1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime." It's a stat that's thrown around, especially once a year when suddenly it seems like the whole world turns pink. Pink ribbons pinned onto children's backpacks (I got plenty of those growing up), pink water bottles, T-shirts, pink pens and memo pads, pink key chains and coffee mugs. The pink made it fun. The pink made it cute. It made me want to be a part of it all.  I even joined a sponsored 5K run one year, and I have the pink T-shirt to prove it. I mean, my favorite color happens to be pink anyways, so it made sense. 

But one day, it didn't make sense. Because one day, about a year ago, I got an email from a close friend who was going through a lot of difficulties with her health. She was someone who rarely had any health issues before, yet within a span of a few weeks, she was dealing with back injuries, spinal surgery, and her recovery medication was causing all sorts of digestion problems. On top of that, her mammogram results revealed a lump, which turned out to be cancerous. And if my thoughts were a color that day, it wasn't pink.

I felt helpless. I felt at a loss for what I could do for her. And all I had were my words. Ongoing words to let her know I'm thinking about her, praying for her. Texts and emails responding to her latest ups and downs of a successful lumpectomy and the debilitating side effects of hormonal therapy. 

And then I had another scare when I found out my mom was awaiting results for a biopsy after her annual mammogram (thankfully, hers is benign).

Today when I hear this statistic, it hits closer to home. I know one of those "1 in 8 women." And so do all those who are connected to her. And all the other people who personally know someone struggling with breast cancer. And I think we've all felt hopeless at one point on how to give, how to help, how to show our love and support.

I think this is when our natural response to our loved ones points us towards what we CAN give. Our words. Our smallest gestures and sentiments. A deep sigh, a lingering hug, a simple "I'm here for you." 

One breast cancer survivor recently blogged about what helped her: her "pile of love." Cards, notes, and letters she received in the mail many years ago. Words written lovingly on paper, that she still treasures today. 

So perhaps pink can make sense. It's a color associated with kindness, compassion, and empathy. And perhaps it's with pink words that we can meaningfully show our love and support. I want to encourage everyone to please share some words of love with someone you know who might need a brighter color in their day.


If you know someone who is struggling with breast cancer who needs to hear some pink words today, we want to make it easier to send some words of love their way with our *PinkWords mail list.

How *PinkWords Mail List works: Use the form below to add a mailing address to the *PinkWords mail list. When anyone sends a Pixinote to *PinkWords, it will be mailed to one of the addresses in the list. All names and mailing addresses are kept private and will not be shared with the public.

Want to encourage someone with some pink words? Create a Pixinote in your app and add *PinkWords as your recipient. Your Pixinote will be mailed to one of the addresses in the *PinkWords mail list.

*PinkWords Mail List Sign-Up

If you or someone you know is struggling (currently or in the past) with breast cancer, and will appreciate some pink words, add their name and mailing address below.

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Pixinoter Spotlight: *samanthacave Delights Her Gran, Big Time

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They say that you can stare into a baby's face for an eternity. Many moms out there with newborns would agree. But who would know this even better than mom? 

Grandma.

Because a generation later, she gets to experience those chubby cheeks and mesmerizing eyes all over again. And gets lost in that beautiful stare all over again.

So it's no surprise that many Pixinotes have been sent to Grandma, whether it's to say thanks for the gifts she sent, or just so she can have a picture to hold onto. Pixinoter *samanthacave knew just how to touch Gran's heart when she sent a couple sweet little Pixinotes. 

And her Gran loved it so much, she carried around the Pixinotes everywhere she went.

Gran loved them so much, she brought them to her dentist appointment.

Gran loved it so much, she even got a couple people at her dentist's office hooked on Pixinote.

You go, Gran.  

 

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