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
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.
If clean and contemporary is not your thing, you will be inspired by Monica’s vintage style cards. Thank You cards can be a reflection of you or they can be tailored to the event or receiver, the choice is yours. For those of us who are gypsy girls, making a set of vintage Thank You cards to have around just makes all the sense in the world and is a great way to use up scraps, add fun little touches and say Thank You a lot. Monica mentioned that vintage airmail envelopes she found in an antique shop were her inspiration and we love where her creative journey took her. The 7gypsies collection, American Vintage has a wide range of papers, sayings and background that make terrific cards or embellishments. The 8×8 paper pad, along with Kraft Cardstock and a bit of Stone Glimmer Mist and a vintage Thank You Card is made.
Mandy made this card as a thank you for the teachers at her son’s Daycare. In a few weeks he will turn 4 and go to school, having to say goodbye to these sweet teachers that cared for him ever since he was 4 months old. Because their care involved some prepping for school besides playing, she used an alphabet and numbers stencil to emphasize the pre-school theme.
Apply modeling paste through the stencil, then spray glimmermist ‘True Turqouise’ before removing it. Then spray some glimmermist ‘Verdigris’ to give it more color depth. Stamp the text with the 7Gypsies text stamp and black ink alongside the (dried) stencilwork.
Give the wood ‘Thanks’ a coat of glimmermist ‘Verdigris’ and then one step crackle medium. Once dry, smear black ink in the cracks to emphasise them. Attach the word to a burlap tag, which is attached to a paper tag sprayed with ‘True Turquoise’ glimmermist. Add some hemp rope through the tag holes. Attach the tag to the card, add a metal star pin to the left and add some florists rope.
Splatter the entire card with the glimmermists used, and some white gesso. Ink the edges of the card in black and you’re done.
Here are a few more Thank You Cards we found in the archives. Thank You notes also make great gifts. Make a set for a new mom, bride to be, birthday girl or just because.
Watercolor black and white art and turn them into thank you cards or pick up a set of these blank cards and paint them yourself – Canvas Corp Thank You Cards. by Riikka Kovasin
Thank you cards don’t have to be cards, make them a fun shape such as a tag or ATC card. Kraft Cardstock and Kraft & White Lace Look terrific as the base for this awesome set of cards. Designed by Marie Johansson
This sweet Thank You Card is one of our most popular on Pinterest and a great indicator of how easy they can be and look so terrific.
So if the cold weather is keeping you inside and you are looking for a crafty project, whip up some Thank You cards and have them on hand for the entire year.
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