“Pads” on the Back Templates

A world of positivitity!

"Pads" on the Back mixed templates44 FREE “Pads” on the Back™ Templates in 42 world languages (so far) by Dr. Jane Bluestein & Lynn Collins, Ph.D.

Download for FREE! (Click here to go directly to the languages for your free downloads.)

The same 8 sentence starters in our original pre-printed “Pads” on the Back are now available in a reproducible template you can use to print your own positive statements—as many and as often as you’d like. Choose your own paper and colors and watch faces light up when you share these notes of appreciation!

With these little notes in hand, you’ll see how easy it is to start noticing and remembering what you appreciate in others. They make it easy to be positive, and serve as reminders that it only takes a few seconds to let the special people in your life know that you value them.

And now they’re FREE!

After 30 years of selling the paper version of “Pads” on the Back, Lynn and I decided to expand the mission and intention of this product: to give people a simple way to spread mesages of appreciation and recognition, and the positive feelings that go with this acknowledgement, to as many people as possible—all around the world.

We know all too well how easy it is to get caught up in negativity and criticism, and that sometimes, just having a concrete reminder can turn this negative focus around.

So here they are! Help yourself. Make as many copies as you want, in any language you can use. Share them wherever you see fit, and encourage others to use them.

The only things we ask is that you keep the copyright notice on the page and share these materials for free. If you wish to support this site, your help will be much appreciated. (See below.)

What you get

The template is a one-page PDF download with eight different message starters for you to complete, including:

A special thank you for…
One of the nicest things about you is…
It’s nice to know I can count on you for…
I noticed something special about you today. It is…
You can feel very proud of yourself for…

Each template is a one-page PDF, 8 1/2” x 11” with eight different messages and crop marks for easy cutting. Great gift idea!

Like getting a hug on paper!


AfrikaansAlbanian • ArabicArmenian (Eastern)Armenian (Western) • Bosnian (Latin) • Bulgarian •  Chaldean • Chinese (simplified) • CroatianDutchEnglishEstonianFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHawaiianHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandic • ItalianJapanese (kanji) • Japanese (phonetic) • KoreanLatinLatvianMalayNorwegianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSerbian (Cyrillic) • Serbian (Latin) • SloveneSpanishTagalog (Filipino) • TurkishUkrainian • VietnameseWelshYiddish (phonetic)

Best results: Print the PDF that downloads. If an automatic download does not happen, rather than print from the Web page, first save the PDF to your download folder and then open the PDF (in Acrobat or Preview, for example) and print from there.

Don’t see your language?

We want to cover the world in “Pads” on the Back. If you would like to see us offer a template in your language and would be willing to translate the 8 sentence starters (or know someone who would be willing to translate), click here to send an email.

Thank you page: Click here for the translators and special helpers who have made these free templates possible.

Click here for information about our new preprinted “Pads” on the Back in English: Now available as sticky notes with ten messages in a 50-sheet pad in five rainbow-bright colors. English only. Sold in sets of 5.

Click here for a list of all books and resources available on this site.

For resources devoted to gratitude and appreciation, visit janebluestein.org.

Please support this site: This website is an ongoing labor of love, with a fair number of expenses involved. Your support will help offset the cost of continual training, technical assistance, and translators, allowing me to continue to maintain the site, add helpful and inspiring new content and links, and keep the site ad-free. Click here for more information.

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