Where does thankfulness begin? I believe it begins when we are small and are instructed by a caring adult to be a gracious recipient of gifts. Most kids will fight against writing a thank you note. But is does teach good manners. I also think the act itself provides so much more.
It is the planting of a seed that sows a life of gratitude.
I wanted to create some cards for the kids and myself to thank the generous givers of recent Christmas gifts. The Fashionista’s favorite were these darling elves from Jolly Allsorts.
Over the years I have accumulated a collection of cards that are just plain leftovers. One invitation here…a rather unattractive birthday card there…an entire stack that I just couldn’t bear to throw away. There they sat gathering dust and taking up space. Then the light bulb went on that I should just give the cards a makeover. After all, the base itself was great and the envelopes were perfectly good.
So I turned to Pinterest for free thank you card printables. Here were a few of my favorites.
Amy from Positively Splendid created a printable with a verse I love.
I love the website Thanks A Lot. They offer several darling styles of free printable thank you cards. This confetti strewn card feels very happy for the new year.
To cover the information printed on the inside of your existing card you can cover it with this printable from ISLY or just type out your thank you ~ a perfect solution for boys possessing unreadable penmanship. 🙂
I printed out only what I needed and used a strong double sided tape to attach the printed images to the existing cards. I also added a bit of glitter and ribbon here and there and am happy to say the cards were signed (there may have been some hog tying and wrangling involved 🙂 and they are now in the mail.
I believe that grateful people overall are happier people. How about you?