Thanks for the Memories

Now that I received all these generous gifts from my shower it is time to write thank you notes.  I have a tendency to drag my feet, kicking and screaming when it comes to writing thank you notes.  They were the dread of every Christmas and birthday party.  I am always grateful and incredibly thankful for the gifts it is just hard for me to write it down in a card.

To make it a little more fun I decided to get a little creative with my thank you notes.  I purchased some blank cards along with a 'thank you' stamp from Michaels.  The stamp and the cards were less expensive than pre-made thank you notes (in my mind at least).  On the inside of the card I wrote a generic thank you note.  If it would help anyone here is roughly what I wrote:

Dear Auntie Cucumber Sandwich, 
Thank you so much for the extremely generous shower gift.  Mr. CukeSammie and I can't wait to use it for..... I also am very thankful that you were able to attend my shower.  It means so much to me to have you there in the pre-wedding festivities.  Thank you again and I can't wait to see you in October. 

Cucumber Sammie 

And here comes my favorite part.  I included a picture of their gift in action.  I thought it might be a little corny at first but then I had so much fun taking the pictures so I figured I had to include them.  For instance my aunts got me some stoneware baking sheets.  And now baking sheets in action.
I printed out this exact picture of their gift in action and included it in their thank you note.  The completed cards and pictures looked a little something like this.

Blank Card/Starting Point
Completed with stamp and picture
Of course no wedding project is complete without an etsy purchase so naturally I forced myself to buy a return address stamp.  I purchased the LetterSmith stamp from NoteTrunk and am so thrilled with how it turned out.
{Etsy NoteTrunk Stamp}
I can't show the stamp we actually purchased because I would have to blur everything and that would defeat the purpose.

And there you have it, the Cucumber Sandwich no-tear-plan to thank you notes.  Now this was only about 20 notes so who knows if the no tears will hold up through the numerous more wedding thank you notes.

Any tips for writing thank you notes?  Anybody else dread them?

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind thank you notes, although I do always want to write something special and get caught up in that whole business.

    I think your picture idea is great and I am sure it will be well received. Good idea!