The mad and joyful rush of the holiday season is now behind us, and the clean slate of a new year is right before our eyes. It’s just the right time to focus some intention on those things we want to be a little more mindful about as we move through the months ahead. For me, each and every year I have the same thing on my own personal list of resolutions: gratitude. I think it’s essential to truly feel and demonstrate a sense of gratitude toward our blessings and the people that fill our lives. Something as simple as a hug, a smile, or a handwritten note can do wonders in communicating that spirit to others.
When I was young, my parents instilled in me the importance of the thank-you card ritual. It was my duty to take crayon or pen (depending on my age) to paper to give thanks to those who had been kind enough to bestow upon me birthday or holiday gifts. Sure, there were some years where the gratitude was mixed with stubborn “Do I have to?” pouts and tantrums, but the ritual of it became a habit. Now, as an adult, I see the value of giving thanks to others in simple but unexpected ways. In an era of quick emails and even quicker texts, the gesture of the handmade card is even more meaningful.
In that spirit, we bestow onto you this sweet (and easy) little handcrafted card project from the appropriately titled Thank You Notes: 40 Handmade Ways to Show You’re Grateful. This happy card is so simple you could whip up a few at a time, crafty assembly line style. If you can’t get your hands on a thank-you stamp similar to the one used in the project, just do a little hand lettered message, making the gesture even more personalized.
Happy New Year, and THANK YOU for visiting Lark Crafts!