Thank You Cards

Thank YouHave you ever given a gift then not received a thank-you from the recipient?  Or sent a gift never to hear if it was actually received?   I recently read in this article that our deepest need as human beings is to be loved and cherished, to be protected, and to be heard. To be heard is to be acknowledged.  Accordingly, showing appreciation to others by acknowledging their kindness and generosity would be very important don’t you think?

Before I get all “Miss Manners” on you let me say that I have failed to show appropriate thankfulness on numerous occasions.  My intentions were good but life and it’s business got in the way and before I knew it my good intentions were forgotten.  Yes, a text, email or Facebook message is better than nothing but does it convey heartfelt gratitude for someone who went out of their way to bless you tangibly or intangibly?  A note doesn’t have to be long; just three or four lines. A few sincere sentences can change a person’s day!

Okay, I’m going to get all “Miss Manners” on you now because according to her, a thank you should be written on paper in your own hand.  Google it.  It’s on the internet so it has to be true.  And who doesn’t enjoy receiving a pretty card?  The question is how to make it happen in real life?  As the Boy Scouts say, “Be prepared”.  Have several cards or pretty paper on hand along with envelopes and stamps then keep them easily accessible.  Make it fun for yourself and buy or make a pretty “correspondence station”.  I pinned some cute ideas on Pinterest HERE.

I like to make my own cards and an easy way that I get several done at once is through my subscription to Paper Pumpkin.  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit with an exclusive paper project delivered right to your door.  A new stamp set arrives each month and kits with only cards are delivered at least six times a year.  Other months feature home decor and gifting projects.  Paper Pumpkin is currently offering 50% off the first two months now through June 10th for new subscribers.  For more information about Paper Pumpkin CLICK HERE.  Please enjoy this video demonstrating the December, 2014 kit and then check out the cards below.



This Shaker Card on the left was made with the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, envelope included.  The washi tape card on the right, inspired by Amber Meadows, was made using one of the stamps and an envelope from the December kit.  Both were super easy to make and now I have two more thank you cards in my stash so I can make like Jimmy Fallen and get caught up on my thank you notes!

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