Thank You Cards That Fit Your Budget
Posted on Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 7:00 am
Christmas will be here soon. Right now, you are probably thinking about the presents you have purchased for your family. This is understandable. However, when the holiday is over, it’s nice to take a moment and say “thank you” to those who sent you, and your family, thoughtful gifts. Here are some creative, and budget-friendly, ways to make Thank You cards.
How to Save Money on Thank You Cards
Visit your local craft store, and pick out some study paper. It doesn’t have to be expensive, or fancy. Construction paper will do. Next, find a stamp to use as a decoration. You might need to pick up an ink pad, unless you already have one. Once you make this initial, small, investment, you will have everything you need to make dozens of personalized Thank You cards.
Stamp the card. Let it dry. Write a little note to the person who sent the gift. People who receive a hand made Thank You card will understand that it took you some extra time and effort to make a special card just for them.
Not everyone has extra time to spare. One solution is to print out some “ready to use” gift cards from the internet. Sending a Thank You card for anything other than a wedding gift is becoming a lost art. The person you send the card to will be pleasantly surprised by it and will know that you liked the gift.
Recycle and Scrapbook It
Are you a scrapbooker? Use those skills to make a creative Thank You card. Save some of the paper that the gift was wrapped in. Use up some of the decorative scrapbook paper that you have at home. Add in a photo of yourself wearing the gift, (or holding it). Smile! Write a little note, and you have a delightful, unique, Thank You card to send.
Get the Kids Involved
Teach your children the importance of sending a Thank You card. Kids that are old enough can grab a marker, and a piece of paper, and write “thank you” on it all by themselves. Take a photo, and send it to the relative that sent the gift to your child.
Babies can do this too! Mom or Dad can make a small “thank you” sign. Dress your baby in the clothing that grandma sent. Put the “thank you” card on his or her tummy, and take a picture. Adorable!