In the society we live in today, a genuine, heartfelt thank you is hard to come by. It’s not so much that people have lost their sense of politeness but more that we assume we no longer have the time or effort to spare to truly express our gratitude. For this reason, we have forgotten too the strength of appreciation in making our lives better and ourselves happier.
But we need to call to mind how important gratitude and spreading it is. Note that once you start being grateful for all the things in life you will start to see a change in that you will be blessed with even more things to be grateful for. Start by honestly looking someone in the eye and saying thank you. An even better idea, however, is to send out thank you cards to the people you appreciate. In the succeeding paragraphs are some creative ideas that can make the process of creating the card more enjoyable for you as well as make your recipient possibly more amused when he or she gets it.
A Thank You Photo-card. This works best if you’re sending the card as a thank you for a gift you received. Instead of using plain stationery or note cards to write out your thanks, you can take a picture of yourself using or wearing the present you received to truly personalize your message. You can make it using the format of a regular postcard by writing your message at the back of the photo then mailing it.
Include A Souvenir. When you’re thanking someone who was involved in a particular event or in an experience of a place, adding a memorable souvenir can make the card better. This way the person you’re sending it to will have some sort of memorabilia for the occasion that he or she became a part of.
Make It A Thank You Video Card. If you just happen to be skilled at making home videos and video editing, there’s no reason why your thank you cards can’t be in multimedia format. You can shoot a short video of you expressing your gratefulness and then edit it so that the graphics match that of a regular card opening up to the video of you.
Handcraft It. Because we’ve gotten so used to computers doing almost everything for us, most of us have lost our arts and crafts skills. Your thank you notes can be an opportunity for you to refresh those handcrafting talents. There are many simple ideas that you can do to decorate your card--put some bright, pressed flowers on them or use ribbon, lace, or twine. The one receiving your card is sure to appreciate your creativity, plus, you get to unleash your inner artist while making it.
Whatever design or format that you choose for your thank you cards, the most important thing is the effort that you give in making them. Keep in mind that whatever it is that you’re thanking the person for probably took a considerable amount of effort to get done so be sure to return the favor when sending your thanks.