family thank you cards. say thanks. one card.

Christmas is over. Presents have been opened. Time for {none other than} thank you cards.

I am an old soul who relishes in the etiquette of a thank you card. I know, I know. Not everyone agrees with me, but I think it is a lost art. Remember when you had to write letters as a form of communicating? No email. No texting. Just good ole’ fashioned handwritten letters. I secretly miss all that. Who knows, maybe I will con my other half into committing to write a series of love letters.  What an amazing gift to leave for our kids to find someday. Do you think he’d be up for it? I might have to start dropping some hints. {babes, are you reading this? wink. wink.}

Back to the task at hand, {thank you cards}. This is one of those things that I really want to pass on to my kids. To be thankful, but more importantly, to let someone know that they are thankful for the time or gifts that have been given to them. Each year, we work hard to get thank you cards written and each year I think, “Isn’t there a better way?” With five people in our family we are either writing five separate cards or trying to squeeze it all onto one small card and saying the same thing over and over again.

Problem solved. A {5 x 7} thank you card that reiterates just how thankful we are and a space for each member of the family. Not only is it pretty adorable to see the different stages of handwriting, but it also allows us to fit all our {thank yous} on one page. Meet our {2013 thank you card}.

Family Cards Small

Write some thank you cards of your own. My {thank you} present to you for following along on this blog. Choose a style that fits your family size best. And, all you need is a printer and some scissors. A simple, yet easy way to keep that art of handwritten notes alive. 

3 Templates Collage

{you will need}
scissors or a paper cutter
thick / cardstock paper

family thank you card template
family of 3 template
family of 4 template
family of 5 template

{your task}

step 1. print the template. choose from one of the templates above.

step 2. cut the card down to the correct size {it should measure 5 x 7}. seriously, invest in a paper cutter if you don’t have one. lifesaver.

step 3. get in some family time. start saying your thank you{s}.

step 4. mail.

Family Example Logo

Adorable. Simple. An easy way to say thank you without writing an email, texting a note or sending a lil’ tweet tweet. And now, you have the whole weekend to work on them. Enjoy.

Card Closeup Logo

try. enjoy. share.

Letter J  XO

7 Responses to family thank you cards. say thanks. one card.

  1. Whitney January 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    LOVE these Jess! Thank you so much for sharing this…as “thank you” cards are on the top of my to-do list! XOXO Happy New Year!

    • lulu & linen January 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

      So welcome, girlfriend! Glad they make life a little easier. xxoo, sweets!

  2. Trisha January 3, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    These are adorable and so clever! No excuses not to write them now. Thanks Jess!!

  3. Misty January 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Love a good printable :).

  4. Karen January 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Just Pinned this! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Alaina January 6, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Love these! Great idea!


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