Drops and Envelopes: Cool Palette (Set of 150)

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Looking to fill someone’s bucket? Make it memorable. Recognize and encourage coworkers, mentors or family members by writing them a drop. The cool color palette includes blue, cream, purple, green and teal drops.

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Benefits of Drops

Use these colorful drops to:

  • recognize great work
  • encourage performance and development
  • promote team harmony and cooperation
  • increase positivity
  • fill your own bucket

Product Details

What Are Drops?

Drops are personal messages written on drop-shaped note cards. They’re a simple way to share kind words with others, give unexpected recognition and “fill someone’s bucket.”

Individualized, Specific and Deserved

Based on the Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket and on decades of research into the power of positive emotions, drops are a fun way to give people meaningful recognition and encouragement for even the smallest contributions or improvements.

When it comes to giving someone a drop, one size does not fit all. The best drops are individualized, specific, deserved -- and most of all, sincere.

Learn more about the power of positivity, drops and bucket filling in Gallup’s book How Full Is Your Bucket?

What's Included

You’ll get 150 printed drops and 150 white drop envelopes.

Each drop has enough space to write a brief personalized note of encouragement, recognition, gratitude or any positive message.

Blue, cream, purple, green and teal drops.
Drops in a Cool Palette

With the cool palette, you get 30 drops in each of the following colors:

  • blue
  • cream
  • purple
  • green
  • teal
Small white envelope with lines for writing recipient’s name.
Drop Envelopes

Send recognition to others in these handy envelopes made especially for drops. Write the recipient’s name in the space provided. Then, send them to your friends, family, students and coworkers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to read How Full Is Your Bucket? to use drops?

No. Anyone can give drops. As long as your message is positive, sincere, individualized, specific and deserved, we encourage you to send drops to fill others’ buckets. To get the most benefit and meaning from drops, we do recommend reading How Full Is Your Bucket? (book must be purchased separately).

Do drops come in any other colors?

Yes. We also offer a set of 150 drops in a warm palette: red, gold, orange, yellow and pink. Like the drops in the cool palette, you get 30 drops of each color and 150 drop envelopes.

What is the Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket?

Don Clifton, Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths, created this theory in the 1960s based on a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket:

The Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket

Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful.

Each of us also has an invisible dipper. When we use that dipper to fill other people’s buckets -- by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions -- we also fill our own bucket. But when we use that dipper to dip from others’ buckets -- by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions -- we diminish ourselves.

Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy. Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more optimistic.

But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our energy and undermines our will. That’s why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.

So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one another’s buckets, or we can dip from them. It’s an important choice -- one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health and happiness.


Colored paper
Delivery method
Languages available
English (U.S.)
6 x 4.5 inches
Product weight
1.73 lbs.
Drops and Envelopes: Cool Palette (Set of 150)