Motivational and Inspirational Gift Ideas ~

Motivational Quotes

When you read a motivational quote it is supposed to get you into action. A motivational quote can be the very thing that starts you to move towards your goal. It's a great tool for people who procrastinate!

Is there something that you've put off doing, or told yourself that you "can't" do it? Do you tell yourself that you will "try" to do it?  I know, Yoda says: There is NO TRY. Do or do not! 

Motivational Quotes for All Situations and People

These types of quotes can help you reach your potential. So if you're on the verge of giving up, or just pushing yourself to achieve more, it's a good idea to have a motivational quote that fits your needs. Even better is when you can place it where you will see it and read it. That's why having a beautiful background with your motivational quote written in calligraphy is more effective than just using a post-it note on your refrigerator! You will enjoy looking at the quote and it can be just the thing you need!

You can find great motivational quotes for:

a cat who paints herself as a tigress
  • Yourself 
  •  Students
  • Men or Women
  • Professions

The Difference Between Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

Many people confuse motivational and inspirational quotes. We all need both motivation and inspiration quotes  at some time in our lives. It's said that motivation is from an external source in an external environment. But inspiration come from within you. It's something that you WANT.

You need to be motivated when you use the term: should. I SHOULD be doing this or that. When you truly want to do something it's unlikely that you'll need motivation. And I think that anytime you use the word "should" you should question yourself- and say: WHY should I? Things that you want to do come naturally and time seems to stand still when you are doing what you WANT to do.

On the other hand, inspiration is when something influences you to WANT to do something: take an action (like when you see a person doing something caring for another- like "paying it forward." IT can be something you want to do emotionally or creative. It would be like when I saw my college roommate had taken a calligraphy course and I WANTED to do the same thing! That is actually how I decided to study calligraphy and was the start of my career as a professional calligrapher.

Motivation or Inspiration Quotes for the Person Who Has Everything

Do you have a person you need to get a gift for who has EVERYTHING? ~ Custom calligraphy with an inspirational quote that fits with their passion - for traveling, adventure or even their love of their pet can make a great personalized gift. When you come up with the quote, and we'll work together to find the perfect background and personalize the gift for them. You can even order it printed framed with some really unique methods and ready to hang.  They'll love it every time they see it- and thank you for it!

New Ways To display Calligraphy

Most people like to display calligraphy on the wall, or on their desk. But now my calligraphy services has even more options! Check out items on Cafe Press for unique gift ideas. How inspiring would it be to drink out of a coffee cup each morning with an motivational quote for the day?! 

And just think about how bringing your own bag with a motivational quote to the grocery store might inspire other people to do the same!!

Assortment of items with printed calligraphy
Calligraphy print on an apron