5 Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

Even if you already send them, today I’ve got some great reasons to write thank you notes. (Plus a pretty dynamite Stampin’ Blends and vellum card to share.)

In the rush of our days, we often don’t stop and give a thanks to someone who made an impact on us. But there are SO many reasons to take that time. Not only to verbally say thanks, but to do what we do best. Pour a little of our own magic stardust into a handmade card just for them.

Let’s look at what we’re making today.

5 Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

A pretty special thanks with some cool Blends and vellum circle elements. The card would’ve been great with the embossed Lovely Lipstick panel and calligraphed sentiment alone. But I popped in those circle punches, my Product of the Week, for something unexpected and fun.

You might even say I’ve gone a bit dotty! 🤪

Five Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

I’ll be live Thursday over at Design with Jo Facebook Page at 12 noon MST. I’m sharing a neat decorated gift bag you can create for any occasion – or maybe even Valentine’s Day (just a couple weeks away)!

Let’s take a peek at all the supplies I used before we talk about the 5 reasons to write thank you notes.

5 Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

The first reason is to respect the time and effort the other person took to do what they did. Give you a hand, make a meal, send a gift, do a favour. We all know how busy we can get so when someone takes time out of their day to think specifically about us or help us out, it’s an ideal opportunity to say thank you.

5 Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

Another reason is the person might really need to hear words of appreciation. Everyone has off days and saying thank you with a handmade card, has the power to immediately give someone a lift. Even when she first glimpses the envelope in her mailbox. (Most especially if the envelope is decorated!) It will reset the tone for the rest of her day!

What about paying it forward? When we express our thanks, we’ll inspire a friend to share his positive energy with another person in his social circle. Maybe not with a handmade card, but by saying a heartfelt thank you. What a great feeling to know we’ve created a ripple effect.

A fourth reason? Improve your own wellbeing. Not only is the act of expressing gratitude good for us, what about the joy of spending time doing what we love – crafting? A sense of accomplishment, stress relief, pure enjoyment. What could be better to boost our own positivity?

And lastly, why do we even need a reason? Sometimes we’ll have a special thought about someone jump into our head out of the blue. Why not jot that thought into a quick card and pop it in the mail to thank them for who they are?

5 Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

Jo’s Design Details

  • the Graceful Glass vellum is almost a perfect fit for the Seaside embossing folder
  • the circles are coloured on the front of the vellum with the dark Stampin’ Blends: Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick and Rich Razzleberry
  • I chose to punch the same size of circle from the Champagne Foil sheet and offset them rather than choose a large circle to mat them . TIP: glue the circles to the foil by using your sponge, Silicone Craft Sheet and liquid glue like I did in this video so you can’t see it through the vellum
  • my circles are cut off so they do not extend over the edge of the Lovely Lipstick panel . TIP: glue first then turn over the panel and trim from the back

If you like the look of Stampin’ Blends on vellum, you might also like this card.

5 Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

There are many more reasons to express our gratitude and I’ll share some of those in upcoming blog posts. In the meantime, I am having a ball (circular, get it?🤪) working with my circle punches to add some pizzazz to my projects. Check back here on Thursday to see another one.

And now you know my 5 reasons to write thank you notes, why not pull your punches out and craft some cards of appreciation?

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