While we don't expect to receive a hand written thank you card every time we give a gift, it sure is nice to get one delivered in the mail. And if you're like us, you really enjoy the art of writing thank you cards for the presents you receive. We've rounded up a few ways to make the handwritten card easy and doable after the jump.
- Stock your favorite cards. Shops like Etsy or independent paper goods stores make it easy to stay stocked with your favorite cards. We really like Amanda (of Twee Card's) spin on the traditional thank you card.
- Make the cards accessible. We tend to write thank you cards year round (so they need to be on hand so we'll make sure to use them). A decorative box works great for storing various card categories--just make sure to stow it within reach.
- Have a place for addresses. Whether it's a physical address book or important information stored on your computer, make sure to keep everyone's info up to date. Otherwise, you'll run the risk of the thank you cards sitting in your outbox.
- Have stamps on hand. Invest in fun stamps from the postal store and keep them with your cards. That way, when you're ready to write and send, all you'll have to do is leave them outside for the postman to pick up.
- Make writing fun. We love fancy writing utensils and have invested in a few pens over the years. The art of writing with a calligraphy pen goes a long way (especially if you have a stack of thank you cards to write).
- Get creative. Make each hand written note personal and unique. Go a step further and take a picture of you displaying the item in your home and include in the card. We love this idea for friends that live out of town and will never see the gift put to use.
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[Images from Twee Cards]