Work It! (and Holiday Cards & More winners)

09/07/2009 at 4:36 am | Posted in Holidays | 2 Comments
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img_2057Like all working girls, the members of the CK team are quite excited to have a day off today. We’re grateful to be employed, and we love what we do, but now and then a little break feels pretty darn good.

It’s a little ironic that on a day devoted to celebrating working folks, we don’t work, isn’t it? So here’s a suggestion: make a layout about the work you do. If you’ve already got plans for today, put it on your list of to-do pages, because your career—whether you’re a doctor, designer or domestic goddess—is an integral part of your life’s story.

Before I worked for CK, I was a high school English teacher.

Before I worked for CK, I was a high school English teacher.

To get you started, perhaps one of these quotes would provide an inspiring jumping-off point:

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.  -Colleen C. Barrett

Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.  -Henri Frederic Amiel

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.  -Helen Keller

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.  – Pearl S. Buck

Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  -Thomas Alva Edison

I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.  -Thomas Jefferson

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.  -Vince Lombardi

So work it, people! Enjoy today, but never forget the importance of what you do for a living.

Beth Opel

Online Senior Editor, Creating Keepsakes

P.S. The winners of the Holiday Cards & More giveaway are:

Looking forward to this issue – thanks for the chance to win it!
I’ve already got the photo picked out for our holiday cards this year…it’s a pic of my kids all geared up for skiing (from our Spring Break trip)…most likely won’t start those ’til Nov. though, because for World Cardmaking Day, I hope to get some cards cranked out – my stash is the lowest it’s ever been after a very busy summer! Cynthia B.

I’m so inspired to create our holiday cards this year! I usually buy mine, but it would be so much more fun to make them. I love the first example you gave – very clean and simple. Kimberly Ann

Congrats! Check the Giveaways tab at the top of the screen for how to claim your prize.



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  1. woohoo! Thanks, CK, for the giveaway – I followed directions and will be stalking my mailbox now.
    Thanks for all these quotes too. The page about your job as a teacher – all the little images of school supplies mixed w/ patterned paper – love it! One of the best teachers I ever had was my high school English teacher during senior year.

  2. love this page and go! English teachers! I love English!

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