Dear inventor of emoji,Thank you for inventing such adorable little graphics that have brought great joy to my texting life. Your keyboard has made my adult friends and I feel as giddy as schoolchildren—while serving as a fantastic tool for procrastination—and for that, we all applaud you. In a miraculous feat of perseverance and persuasion, I even convinced my husband to jump on board (and then I promptly sent him this article). Keep it up. Sincerely, Jourdan
PS: In an act of true love (and possibly lunacy), I made some DIY emoji stationery that's easy to recreate. Use the graphics to congratulate a friend on a new job or wish someone a happy birthday—or just string a bunch of hilarious images that make absolutely no sense. Can you figure out what the ones below say? PPS: Don't worry about cutting these out perfectly (mine sure aren't). That's clearly not the point. Step 1: Download the emoji keyboard. Take a photo on your phone of each emoji page you'd like to use. Step 2: Email the photos to yourself; open each photo and take a screen grab of the graphics. Step 3: Paste each screen grab into a Word document, resizing as necessary; print out the pages on adhesive inkjet paper. Step 4: To create round stickers, use a penny to trace a circle around the graphic. Step 5: Cut the graphics out, remove the paper backing, and stick the graphics onto card stock, tags, or blank cards.