Handmade Thank You Cards

October 29, 2008

Making Thank You CardsOur youngest daughter recently had a rainforest birthday party. Rather than buying the pre-packaged thank-you cards, she decided to make her own.

  1. She started by placing a photograph of each child at the party on the front of a blank note card. Next, she used stickers to decorate the cover with the first initial of each child’s name, and rainforest animals.
  2. Inside the card she stamped a “Thank You” message and signed her name.
  3. The last step involved writing the first initial of each child’s name on the envelope (I wrote the rest). I made sure to have an alphabet chart handy in case she needed to double check the correct letter formation.

It was hard work, but when she was finished, she was one proud girl.


Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.

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