as i was perusing blogland at 6 am this morning, after spilling an entire cup of coffee on the floor, inspiration struck (from blogland, not the spilled coffee).
she shares her new year’s resolutions in the post. one of those resolutions includes sending out a thank you note every day. it’s been said that being more grateful can improve your overall happiness. i for one could use a little happiness boost every now and then so i thought i would give it a shot.
as a way to save a little cash i decided i would make my own thank you cards using things i had on hand. another personal resolution – spend less! i just created a simple pamphlet style card using iStudio on my macbook. i used craft paper colored card stock and envelopes. and then just printed everything out.
pretty and inexpensive! what’s not to love? i saved the files so i can easily print and cut more whenever i need them. and have you seen the new love stamps from the post office?
i love them. pun intended.
here are the details if you’d like to make some yourself:
thank you/address font – traveling typewriter
large flourish – found here
small flourish – found here
craft colored card stock and envelops – via this store
baker’s twine – i have a huge roll, but you can get lots of colors here.
i would put up a printable/download for you but i don’t own the rights to the graphics and i’m pretty sure you don’t need stationary with my name and address.
and no, i’m not committing myself to send out a thank you note everyday. that would be a plan to fail for sure! but i’m hoping to send them often and randomly – even for the little things that wouldn’t typically require a thank you note.
and yes, an ultra fine tip sharpie is my writing utensil of choice. i think i own every color and then some.
do you send thank you notes often? what ways do you practice gratitude?