"Pads" on the Back by Bluestein and CollinsLike Getting a Hug on Paper

by Dr. Jane Bluestein & Dr. Lynn Collins

We are sold out of all remaining stock of this. Our distributor has stopped producing this product. See link for free downloads of the 8 original messaged. 

This item is no longer in production. The good news is that you can print your own—for free, and the standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ template is available in many different languages. Download the template in English for free.

The original description below is for historical purposes only. The examples of the message starters among those found in the free downloads described above.

Now available as Post-It® Notes! After selling the last of thousands of the original product, we decided to reprint these “Pads,” this time as a set of sticky notes. The new pads are now available as a 5-pack of 50-page Post-It® notes, with five different messages for you to complete. In 5 rainbow colors with one message in each color to inspire recognition and positive communication in ANY relationship. (Colors vary slightly from the image at the left.)

These little notes were designed to make it easy to be positive, and to serve as reminders that it only takes a few seconds to let the special people in our lives know that we value them.

Each set of “Pads” on the Back™ contains 50 pages in each rainbow color, 5 to a pack, to inspire recognition and positive communication in ANY relationship. Peel one off and complete the message starter and wait for the smiles!

Five different message starters for you to complete, including:

  • A special thank you for…
  • You have no idea how much you help me when…
  • I am delighted when you…
  • You can feel very proud of yourself for…
  • I noticed something special about you today. It is…

Out of production. Fortunately, you can still “make somebody’s day!” Please see links to free downloads above to print and share your own. In more than 40 languages.

General ordering information.


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2 thoughts on “Product: “Pads” on the Back

  1. Hi Jane,
    Thank you so much for creating “Pads on the back.” My kids love them and the pre-printed messages are just enough of a prompt to help me make the effort to fill them out. When something great happens, I leave them on my kids’ doors at night and in the morning their faces are beaming with pride. It’s so simple and means so much to them. They’ve memorized all my comments!
    Thanks again,

    1. I’ve heard from people who have kept one of these sheets that was filled out and given to them back in the 80s when the product first came out. I think it’s easy to underestimate how much a simple gesture (especially one with concrete “evidence”) of caring and appreciation can mean. Thank you.

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