Cabin Fever Crossword Note Cards

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Sometimes there's nothing better than old-fashioned correspondence. On Saturday we got a card in the mail from a friend, and not only was it great to see a personal message in our friend's handwriting, but the card had a use as well (hooray for multi-use anything, really). The front of the card is a crossword puzzle, ours titled, "Small Talk."

When open, the tri-fold notecard includes two card panels for writing your message, and the third gives you answers (upside down with the reminder "don't peek!"...and the clues are on the back). We thought this idea was perfect, especially receiving it just in time for a cold winter's Sunday morning at home.

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The notecards come in a nontraditional book format from the Crown Publishing Group (of Random House). The $12 book contains selections from the "highly popular crossword puzzle books edited by Stanley Newman, and each magnetic closure box contains 12 different puzzle cards and 13 envelopes. Puzzle lovers may be tempted to work on a crossword card until they’re stumped and then mail it to a friend to finish!" We like that last idea too.

Now if only we could subsitute excessive junk mail with more handwritten notes from loved ones...

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