I’d like to show you the Thank You card I made for my sweet parents-in-law, who live a very long way away from us. At Christmas I received a nice gift from them and wanted to thank them with something beyond a verbal message over the phone, or an e-mail. Being a lover of stationary I appreciate any opportunity to send some snail mail, and in this case I wanted my heart-felt message to be delivered via something I made with my own hands.
Of course people are busy and making a card by hand is not always possible, so there are many beautiful store-bought greeting cards available, as well as lovely selections handmade by others, available on Etsy. Or you can do as I did … use some pre-made elements and combine them with your own handy-work.
I stitched my message freehand on some card stock and made a flower using die cut pieces I got at the craft store. Then I applied these things to some polka-dotted pre-folded card-stock I already had using two-sided tape. My original intention was to use the card the right way, and stick the pieces onto the polka-dotted side, but finding this a bit ‘busy’ I used the plain back of the card to be my front. This way, there’s a little extra bit of goodness to the finished card, in the brightly coloured polka-dotted backside!
Regardless of whether you purchase a card or make one, the important thing is to actually get it into the mail! So on that note I’m off to the post office to get some stamps.