Ideas For National Thank You Card Month – January 2017

How many of you know that January is National Thank You Card Month?  We have to be honest and let you know we did not know either.  With so many national months, weeks, days and events these days it is hard to keep up, but what a terrific area to put a little a focus on – saying Thank You.  
Here are a few things to think about when making and sending Thank You Cards:

1.  Design them to reflect your style or make them one at a time to reflect the receivers style – the nice part about making your own is you have the option.  

2. Hand-write your note on the inside – 4-5 lines is plenty and make sure your handwriting is easily read.  A hint to keep your lines straight is to use a ruler and write along the ruler adding the tails to g’s, j’s, p’s, q’s and y’s after you finish the line.  

3. Make it personal – start with the person’s name and make the note as personal as possible.

4. Don’t forget to mention what you are thanking them for – be specific and when possible let them know how their favor, gift, effort made a difference.  

5. Finish with a second Thank You – it might seem redundant, but it reiterates how much it meant to you.

7. Send out Thank You notes right away – you may not think it makes a difference, but it does.  With large projects such as wedding and baby showers there is a bit of an extension, but for single Thank You notes, we suggest sending them within a few days.  

These days the Thank You note seems to be a thing of the past, but our desire to say Thank You is more than ever, we simply type TY on a text or email and the whole world knows what we mean.  As creative people we have supplies all around us to make wonderful Thank You cards that we should be sending out all the time to say thanks for the big things and thank you for the little things and anything in-between.  Imagine what our world would feel like if our mailboxes were filled with a bit more thanks and a lot less junk mail, phone books we don’t use and bills.

We thought we would share a few handmade Thank You cards and inspire you to be in the Thank You card mood in 2017 and bring many smiles when your envelopes are opened.


Thank You and Hello Owl Cards
Designed By
Tammy Brackett
Tammy shares these simple cards that she can use to say hello, Thank You or even a Miss You.  Leave them blank or make a dozen with different titles to make sending your cards quick and easy when the time comes.  “I sprayed the card with Tattered Angels Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mist,” Tammy noted, giving the cards a special shimmer that might not show up in the photo well, but the receiver will be wowed.  Tammy hand drew the owls on her cards making them extra special, but you can stamp a design, use printed art or a rub-on.  Tammy added a bit of homemade art glass to create the frosty branch.  Here is a video that Tammy created that will walk you through her process.  
Materials Used: Tattered Angels Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mist; Canvas Corp E-flute – white
Tools Used:  Scissors  (I don’t have punches, Sizziz, etc so a lot of my designs are truly DIY)
To see more of Tammy’s work visit her blog, YouTube Channel and follow her on Instagram.

Vintage Thank You Cards
Designed By
Monica Taylor






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'Ideas For National Thank You Card Month – January 2017' have 2 comments

  1. January 6, 2017 @ 10:30 am Linda Simpson

    Stunning thank you projects.
    Linda xxx


  2. January 6, 2017 @ 1:33 pm jean marmo

    Wonderful inspiration! I love sending thank you notes!


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