Personalize A Thank You Card
By: Lori Thayer
Does it feel like a chore to send thank you cards for a special gift? It certainly seems to be on its way to becoming a lost art. Have you ever tried making it more fun and meaningful by personalizing the cards?
We often create photo cards for Christmas greetings, what about using those for thank you cards? Today we'll cover some suggestions on how to make a thank you card more personal and meaningful.
Use vacation photos.
Most people don't want to look through your photo albums from your vacation (unless it's on Facebook of course). They would enjoy an individual picture on a thank you card though. Pick out some individual photos to use on home-made thank you cards.
First, Pick up a box of blank notecards and envelopes at your local store. Next, pick some of the best photos from your vacation album and have a few copies printed. Relatives will enjoy the family photos or silly kid photos you have. Just use a glue stick or double-sided tape to stick the photo to the front of the notecard.
Write a story about the photo or from the trip on the inside cover, along with your heartfelt thanks for the gift or help this person gave you.
Friends would enjoy a silly picture of you or some beautiful scenery pictures. My husband and I actually used photos from our honeymoon in Greece on our thank you cards for wedding gifts. People enjoyed sharing in the beauty of the islands with us.
Attach a drawing.
If your child is sending a thank you for a gift they received, use one of their artworks. They could make a special drawing on the notecard. An alternative is to place on of their drawing from school or when they were younger in the card. If you don't want to give up the original drawing make a photo of it and tape that to the front of the notecard.
If you like to draw yourself you could decorate the notecard or envelope. These drawings could become collectors items in your family! Much more valued thank a $2 card from Target.
My husband's Aunt added Stamp Art to her envelopes for years. She passed on earlier this year and at her Remembrance party people brought stacks of envelopes for everyone to view and share. These were treasured during her life and are even more so now. See the example envelope above and the article I wrote on Live Life To Its Fullest that features more of these beautiful envelopes.
Create a custom photo for the card
Parents and kids alike can have a lot of fun on Picnik. Simply upload a photo and then personalize it. Add text, stickers, frames or simply enhance it. Create your own cartoon in picnic or personalize a photo than you can then attach to the front of your notecard.
How do you customize your thank you cards? Or are you now inspired to send a few? Share your experiences in the comments below or on Facebook.
Lori Thayer is passionate about finding ways to simplify and enrich life. She also shares tips on connecting more meaningfully with others. She is excited to share these tips with you. Start now with the 5 Keys To Health & Happiness.