Hi there! I'm Amy Kingsford and I'm excited to be here for the week of Thanksgiving ,sharing creative ways to express, reflect on and celebrate gratitude.
THX. Merci. Dankeshon. Grazie. Thanks. Domo arigato. Gracias...
There are countless ways to say "thank you" and not all of them require words. A heartfelt gesture or even a random act of kindness can also serve as a token of gratitude.
Personally, thank you notes and cards are one of my favorite ways to express appreciation to my friends and loved ones. And though I wouldn't exactly call myself a card-maker, I believe there is something extra special about the time and thought that goes into a handmade thank you card or a special little handwritten note.
I recently made these note cards to express thanks to my mother and sisters-in-law for the role they played in shaping the great man and father my husband has become. The cards themselves are 3x4" note cards that I designed in Photoshop and accented with buttons from my stash, while the coordinating envelopes I cut with my Silhouette.
And this was a simple handmade "thank you" card I sent to a helpful neighbor this past month using my Silhouette, some left over kraft and a few digital papers.
There are some occasions in our life when thank you notes are simply a common courtesy. But it is the "unexpected, made of everyday stuff" kind of thank yous that are my favorite to write. The kind of thank you that is about remembering what a big deal the little things really are!
Here are a few other examples of some beautiful handmade and heartfelt thank yous...
I would be absolutely delighted to receive this simple yet cheerful hybrid thank you card by Kate Christensen!
Or this beautiful seasonal thank you from Laura O'Donnell...
Or this charming hybrid thank you from Ronnie Crowley with all of its stitching and lacy goodness!
Join me tomorrow for a round up of gratitude journals and a closer look at my own approach to my family's first gratitude journal!