Tuesday, April 22, 2008

thank you card gifts

So, if you were having a baby and someone gave you thank you cards, would you be offended? A little while ago, someone gave me thank you cards and some tickets to the ballet. I LOVED it - Coleton's birthday was coming up and it was just the right amount of cards. I didn't have to go to the store at all and they were great cards. I loved them. They were so handy. And I thought, what a great idea! Since she and I both like making cards I wasn't offended at all and we had been talking about how Card Groups never do enough thank you cards.

So someone I know is having a baby soon and I decided I wanted to make 8 thank you cards and then something else like a couple of burp cloths. I just can't seem to get motivated to crochet, but I started making these cards in adobe illustrator - a doodle type graphic - and I liked them so much, I made 4 different versions. I even personalized one (4 copies) but didn't do that to the rest unless they decide at the last minute on a different name. I did put 'thank you' on 3 of the designs.

I even made matching envelopes with their return address already on it and the baby carriage in the upper left and the rattle by the name their sending it to (they get to fill in the 'to' person name and address). I figure when you are big and pregnant the last thing on your mind is going to the store to find cute thank you cards.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Would you like to get a stack of thank you cards like this at your baby shower?

9 comments:

chrissyhooker said...

I would love them... did someone say that was a bad idea??

Heather said...

Totally! Those are darling. I wouldn't be offended a bit. What a cute idea.

Marne said...

Oh my. I would LOVE THOSE. I can't believe anyone wouldn't. I say give them. Fabulous idea!

Krysta said...

You already know that I would love them!

Carey said...

I would love it. Especially because I wouldn't be caught dead making them myself. I am so not creative. Yuck is what I think when I look at stuff I have tried to invent.

Heather said...

I think this is a fabulous idea. I'd love to get thank you cards as a gift as it seems like I never have enough.

And these cards are delightful. So cute.

Dena Simoneaux said...

Laura,
those are soooo cute!!! what a thoughtful gift! your right.... the last thing you want to do when your big and preggo is go get cards from the store! i would have loved them!!! they are sooo cute!

Dena :)

The Jones Family said...

Great Idea Laura! It so nice when we can find a hobby that we not only enjoy, but we can share with others as well. You did a great job.

Trevor and Amy said...

What a cute idea! You would never think to give thank you cards as a gift. But that's really handy!