A Tribute to a Friend
What do you do when you want to say "Thank you" to someone in a sincere and lasting way?
You want to say thank you in a fun way, but you also want something that will last. The problem with paper cards or flowers is that they are often thrown away after a few days which is a terrible waste. Tributise lets you say thanks in a lasting way. Its fast, efficient and fun.
When someone is very special to you, one of the most amazing things that you can do is to tell them that they are special and why they are important to you. It's simple, but really powerful. Think about it. How many people do you really respect and admire, but you have never told them? Maybe it's your mother or your father, or a teacher who helped you? or a neighbor? We all owe so much to people who have helped us in our lives, but how often have we really thanked them? Friends and family are so important but often we take them for granted. One of the most moving and lasting gifts that you can give someone is to take the time to tell them how much they mean to you.
Almost without exception, you will make someone incredibly happy by telling them what you really feel. Share the love and make the effort to tell your favorite people why you love them. If you like the idea but don't know how to start then follow the simple steps below and you will have made someone happy in no time at all!
- Decide who you want to write your tribute for. First make a quick shortlist of people who have helped you in your life and the best place to start is with your family. We all owe so much to our parents who looked after us when we were too small to look after ourselves, and set us on the right path for the rest of our lives. Many parents make enormous sacrifices so that their children can have a great start in life. Of course it's not just family who help us out in our lives, also our friends, work colleagues, neighbors, teachers. There are really so many people who deserve the thanks and recognition that a personal tribute would bring. And they would be delighted to receive it!
- Once you've decided on the person who will receive the first big thank you (and don't forget you can create as many pages as you like) then you can start writing your message. For some people writing comes naturally and easily, whereas for other people it can be a struggle. The best way to start is to write down on paper (leave the computer for now) a few headings which can be the topics for the paragraphs which you will write. Why not work through in chronological order? When did you first meet? what is your earliest memory of the person? What were some special times that you shared together? If you had to describe them to someone else, what would you say about them? what is nice about them and special?
- Once you have got some ideas for the topics, you can start typing. Using a program like Microsoft Word is great for laying out your page, and once you are happy with it you can simply paste it straight into Tributise.
- Once the page is published, you can always edit it. Simply choose 'My Pages' on the menu and you will see a list of the pages that you have written.
Why not create your first friends and family page today?