Thank You Cards Made Easy


Thank You Cards Made Easy, for Those Post-Baby Presents

Throughout my pregnancy and after my little one was born, I was blessed to receive baby gifts from many people in my life - from my friends, to from my parents' friends, to people at work. My list of people to write Thank You Cards to grew quickly, all the while I could barely keep my eyes open and hadn't slept for longer than a 2-hour period for weeks, thanks to my hungry little newborn baby. I was lucky to sneak in a shower (as I often chose sleep instead).

Front of Card

Back of Card

Do You Type Faster Than You Hand-Write?

If you're like me, you are faster at typing than you are at hand-writing.  I am of the generation where the art of hand-writing has been lost.  That's perfectly fine with me.  I became stressed at the long list of Thank You cards that I needed to write after the baby came - I realize that may sound ungrateful and that may sound like a rather bratty thing to say, but I was so exhausted from the demands of my newborn and breastfeeding.  I was so tired.

Solution to Your Thank You Card Problem:  

Personalized Photo Cards With Typed Message (Shipping Included)

How To Do It: 

I used Hallmark.com to send my thank you cards (as low as $0.69/card from Hallmark), but there are dozens of other websites out there that offer the same service.
  1. Create an account at Hallmark.com (or another e-card website)
  2. Choose a template for all of your Thank You cards
  3. Upload a cute photo of your newborn to the cover of the card
  4. Edit the the custom message on the front of your card template
  5. Add a thoughtful "Thank You Message" to each person
  6. Add each person's address
  7. Mark that you would like Hallmark to pay for your postage (if you want this)
  8. Hallmark (or other card company) will make your cards for you!
You use the same template for each of your cards.  All you have to do is add a custom message and address for each person.  What's also great is that Hallmark saves each person's address to your "Address Book," so there is no need to fish for that person's address the next time you need to send them a "thank you."

The Hallmark.com website doesn't exactly have the most user-friendly format ever (you may get annoyed but only a little), but Hallmark does have cards for as little as $0.69 each (the best price I could find for this service).  Here is a link to their website: Hallmark Cards.

Note:  

Some people (including my mom) think it is tacky to send a hand-written thank you card.  Personally, I disagree.  Plus, a typed thank you card is better than no thank you card (or a late one).

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