Pretty Thank-Yous

My birthday was a few weeks ago. I turned 30 – yay! 

My sister-in-law made me the world’s largest (and most awesome) birthday postcard! And here’s the best part … it was hand-delivered by my brother, their two sons, and my mom.

Seriously. Best birthday ever!


Some people despise the impending doom of turning thirty … which is one of the main reasons I decided to embrace it. I have friends who have been told that they probably will not make it to thirty. So while thirty may make some people feel disappointed, I use it as a reason to celebrate life.

And my family and friends helped me celebrate, as well! I have some pretty darn amazing friends and family members who loved on me all during the month of April.

You know those April showers we always hear about? Yeah, my April showers were showers of love from everyone.

Today I am sending out my appreciation. These handmade envelopes and cards were fun and therapeutic to make.


And they’re pretty! I kept the card fairly basic since the envelope was so busy.


For these envelopes, I used the small template found in this post and made them out of scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. My three-year old picked out the coordinating cardstock for cards. (You can’t tell in the pictures, but it’s a perfect match. She did an awesome job!)

Handwritten letters and notes are becoming a thing of the past. If it’s been a while since you’ve hand-written a note, consider writing one to somebody today. Instead of texting or calling to say “thank you,” write a short note.


If you don’t feel up to designing and hand-crafting your own A2 envelope and bazzill-cardstock notecard with custom lettering and embellishments (I mean, who has time for that, right?!), just grab some stationery from the store to write your note. Honestly. I have plenty of that on hand, too, for the times when I don’t have enough time or energy for a full-blown craft explosion in my living room.

I promise you that the person who receives your note will be glad you did!


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