When was the last time you wrote and sent out a thank you cards for a gift received? I’m not talking about sending an email or e-card. We are talking about a real card that goes in an envelope with a stamp. I remember as a kid my parents got me my very own personalized stationary. At first I really felt this sense of self-importance having nice paper stock with my name on the top. When I learned the purpose of this stationary and my parents expectations I grew to dislike them. Soon after my birthday my mother had me sit down and hand write thank you notes to all of the people who had given me gifts. I remember struggling to write these notes legibly in script. Years later as an adult the idea of sending thank you cards has stuck with me. I think everyone who gives a gift to someone appreciates when they are thanked and acknowledged. Do you agree?
Nowadays it is much easier to send out thank you cards. You can just go to any number of stores that sells greeting cards and purchase a single thank you card or a box or package of thank you cards. There are all different themes and styles to chose from. Some have short messages inside and others are left blank.
After my daughters most recent birthday I was thinking back to how I used to write out thank you cards as a kid.
I remembered my dislike of writing out all of those thank you notes over the years so I offered to get her a packet of thank you cards. She asked if we could make them ourselves. I then went online and searched some DIY thank you cards ideas. After looking at a few websites and pictures we decided to come up with our very own DIY Thank you cards. The theme my daughter picked was “Frozen” and Disney Minnie Mouse thank you cards.
Using Microsoft word and my new HP Envy Printer my daughter and I printed out the words “Thank You” in block letter using a playful “Frozen” font and “Mickey ears” font that I found online for free.
We then searched the web for various images of her favorite Frozen and Minnie Mouse characters and things. We copied and pasted those into word and then printed them all out.
In addition to our DIY thank you cards we printed a photo thank you cards using our new HP Envy All in One printer and HP Photo Creation Software.
My daughter then folded standard printing paper into the shape of cards. Using glue and colorful duct tape (a present for her birthday) she proceeded to decorate the cards with the words and pictures. After this she personalized each card with the recipients name and a short note. They came out really nice and were an excellent mommy and me DIY project for both of us to enjoy.
To download and print the DIY frozen and minnie thank you printables download the Word Document file here.
We hope you like our designs. Let us know about some neat DIY card ideas that you have done before.