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Quick and Easy Birthday Thank You Cards, from Kids Ages 1-5
Call me old fashioned, but I still enjoy receiving thank you notes for presents I have given to others. Do I expect a thank you note for every gift I give? Of course not, but I think it is a great way to show someone you appreciated a gift or, for this occasion, appreciated the time they took to come to your child’s birthday party. I hope that one day our daughters will do the same when they are old enough to write. But, for now, we can create some adorable birthday thank you cards together!
Things you will need
- A pen or pencil
- 8-1/2″ by 11″Card stock (any 2 colors you like)
- A2 Envelopes
- Double-sided tape or a tape runner
- Stamps (Gasp! Where do I even buy those? The grocery store usually sells them or the post office)
Steps to make the cards
Please read all of the directions below before you get started.
- Fold a piece of card stock in half as shown below in the color of your choosing. This will be the handprint cutout.
- Trace your child’s hand on one side of the card stock
- Cut it out so you now have two of your child’s handprints
- Use one handprint as a template to trace and cut out your child’s handprints for the rest of the cards making sure to fold the card stock in half before tracing to save some time.
- Next, fold another piece of card stock in half as shown below in the color of your choosing. This will be the handprint cutout. (This is fold #1)
- Open the paper and fold as shown below (This is fold #2)
- Leaving the paper folded (fold # 2), cut along fold #1. You now have 2 cards.
- Repeat steps 5 to 7 to create the rest of your cards.
- Attach the palm of your child’s handprint to the front of the card using double-sided tape. DON’T TAPE THE FINGERS DOWN YET!
- Using the double-sided tape, shape the fingers to look like your child’s handprint is showing how old they are (for more help, see the pictures below) and tape into place.
- Write your thank you notes. I’ve provided a simple format below for thank you notes.
- Finally, use the stamp (Gasp again), address the envelope, and mail!
An easy format for writing birthday thank you notes
Thank the person or people for coming.
Thank them for the gift.
Add a personalized message. (ie. It was great talking to you about __________.)
Thank them again
YAY! You now have one of a kind birthday thank you cards that have a personal touch from your child.
What is your favorite part of these thank you cards? Do you have any other ideas you could use these for? Invitations perhaps? Please let me know in the comments!
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