Wrapping up the holidays? Don’t forget thank you notes! Download this cute gnome-themed holiday thank you card.
I know. By now you’ve probably already sent cute photos/videos of your kids opening their presents to grandma, grandpa, godparents, aunts, uncles and everyone in between. An immediate text or a tag on social media is a thoughtful gesture that will undoubtably bring a simple to their face, but don’t overlook the value of sending a handwritten card.
I know many of you still send thank you cards, because my Many Languages Thank You Card, remains one of my most popular posts and it is OLD. BUT, if you’re still not convinced here are five reasons you should definitely download, print and send a handwritten than you card…
Five Reasons to Send a Holiday Thank You Card
- Extend the spirit of the holidays. There’s no better feeling during the holidays than making a trip out to the mailbox and finding holiday cards instead of bills. Keep the happy mail flowing with a simple holiday thank you card in January. Plus, the recipient will feel special that you took the extra time to write a note by hand.
- Practicing gratitude is good for the soul. A written note provides the opportunity reflect on our gratitude, appreciating the time and effort someone put into doing something nice on our behalf. Studies show that even months after a simple, short gratitude writing task (like a thank you note!), our brains are still wired to feel extra thankful!
- It sets you apart and shows you to be a thoughtful, appreciative person. Don’t under-estimate the lessons you’re teaching simply by example.
- A handwritten note serves as a keepsake. An email or text isn’t preserved for safe keeping, they’re often deleted or lost after being read. A hand written thank you card often lives longer, preserved as a keepsake or displayed
- Jimmy Fallon does it.
Gnome Holiday Thank You Card
My holiday home was filled with gnomes this year, in fact this quick DIY gnome project is still receiving thousands of visits a day. It’s no surprise that gnomes show up as a part of the art on this year’s fun holiday thank you card.
Today I am sharing a copy of the traditional style folded card I am sending out to friends and family. Don’t worry if finding the right size envelope is a problem (I’ve included a link to the kind I use below). I’ve also created a postcard style thank you that serves just as well!
What you will need to recreate this holiday thank you card:
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- Gnome-themed holiday thank you card printable (download instructions below)
- Color Printer (I use a Canon Pixma Pro)
- 80 lb. Bright White Cardstock
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- Envelopes (Inexpensive and great to have on hand!)
- Pens, Crayons, Etc. (I love to use Le Pens, but anything will work)
How to recreate this holiday thank you card:
- Scroll to the bottom of this post and download the printable thank you card. I’ve provided both a post card sized option, as well as the option for a traditional folded card.
- Save the printable. Take it into a professional printer or print it on your personal color printer at home. Be sure to select only the page for the size card you want to print (postcard or folded card).
Note: I use a Canon Pixma Pro for all of my printable gift tags and art prints. I find that often it prints a cleaner, clearer image than if I took it to a professional printer. The Rudolph printable Christmas gift tags will look best printed on bright white 80 lb. cardstock.
- Trim the cards to size. I use this Fiskars trimmer for all of my projects. It’s substantial enough to cut through multiple sheets, while remaining easy to use.
- Personalize and sign the cards.
- Add a stamp to your postcard or seal your folded card in an envelope and add a stamp!
- Place card(s) in the mailbox.
This holiday thank you card is such an easy way to bring a smile to your face, as well as that of the recipient!
Download Gnome-Themed Holiday Thank You
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