I remember being a little girl and my mom always sitting down with my sisters and I after a birthday or Christmas, reminding us how important it was to write thank-you cards for the gifts we had received. We'd each sit down with a stack of cards and efficiently write out our notes of thanks, carefully practicing our cursive and addressing each envelope with care. I love that she engrained that in us, mostly because I realize that it's a lost art these days. I'm always pleasantly surprised when a thank-you note comes through the mail for me—so, I love being the one to send out notes of gratitude whenever I have the opportunity.
As a side note, I love that Jay is the same way. He even asked me to make him some cards so he could write some thank-you notes to his coworkers (they recently threw him his own baby shower, which was incredibly thoughtful).
Now that I'm older (and life is slightly busier) I know I've slacked when it comes to showing my appreciation via snail mail. I decided to sit down for a couple hours yesterday and get started on all the thank-you cards I owe the people who have showered me with baby items in the past few months! I had made these cards a bit ago and was excited to send them out to brighten up some mailboxes.
My mason jar stamp is obviously my go-to craft supply. In any case, these cards are simple in design and very quick to put together, but still have some creative, handmade charm.
I used washi tape on each envelope to make each of them cheery and unique. Oh, washi tape, you are my BFF.
Also, I was entirely too giddy about these stamps when I saw them on a poster a while back. Um, hi? They are gorgeous and it may or may not have taken me trips to three different post offices before having the chance to snag a set. (I'm totally going back for more this week. Don't judge me.) I also love that they coordinate perfectly with the tape I added to the front of each envelope.
This pleases my OCD very much. Obviously.
My sweet friend Marianne, who threw my coed baby shower this past weekend, made me some gorgeous handmade thank-you notes, as well! I kind of can't wait to get started on the next round. Pretty cards make a task like this so very enjoyable.