Don’t you love receiving a hand written note, or a homemade card? They are becoming more and more rare as life speeds up and technology takes over our world. Don’t let this beauty be squeezed out of your day! Have the satisfaction of sending a handmade thank you note next time you’re grateful with these time and money saving tips…
1. Assembly line! Choose a design, and do all the folding, cutting, trimming and taping at once, then you’re ready to personalize.
2. Simplicity is Elegance! I don’t know about you, but I’m a hoarder with my scrapping supplies. That’s why I love a design that uses them sparingly, but still gets an artful result. Try using a single, ornate, capital letter on the front of your card, then choosing a word that starts with that letter and expresses your sentiment. This is great for those odd leftover letters on a sticker page…
3. Handwriting! Even if you don’t like you’re own handwriting, it is the most personal and meaningful part of the card – don’t be ashamed – scrawl away! Here I finished the thought begun on the front of the card.
4. Reproduce! If you get a good idea, go with it! Don’t be afraid to imitate yourself and repeat a design.
Here are some more phrases for thank you notes, using leftover letters:
“R” really, really, really….grateful!
“E” or “X” exactly….what I wanted!
“M” many thanks!
“N” nobody…knows me like you!
Money-saving tip – I make my thank you notes to fit a normal, little envelope – they are about a 1/3 of the cost of the ‘note card’ size envelopes, and just as cute.