Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you for visiting my blog today and all during this past year!
I've enjoyed sharing photos of my paper art, family, and bits of inspiration occasionally. I hope you visit in the coming new year and leave some comment-love too.

I've been down with sinus and chest congestion since Monday, sleeping 12 hours straight at times, downing Mucinex DM and Vitamins C and D, and lots of liquids. In between, I've started to clean up my studio and prepare for a new year of paper crafting!

These thank-you note cards are a few extra-simple projects I've accomplished, and I want to send my Christmas gift thank-you's soon.

I grew up in a home with parents who emphasized the importance of sending hand-written thank-you notes. I think it's too quickly becoming a lost tradition and a lost piece of etiquette. So I do my best to keep my little part alive and into the snail mail! Don't you get excited about a GOOD piece of snail mail? I do!

Why not take time and help your children (or someone else's) learn to write a thank-you note from their hearts. You'll be teaching them to value a gift and to care about the gift giver too. The note doesn't have to be elaborate. (Although writing with a fountain pen or a calligraphy point is one of my favorite things to do!) Our DD has begun to teach their toddlers the importance of sending thank-you's in the mail--right now the little girls simply add their scribbled pictures. The important point is that they're learning to DO it and talking about what they're making to send.

Won't you join this cause too so that the art of snail mail note writing isn't lost forever?

Happy 7th Day of Christmas! Have a safe New Year's Eve!

(I used the stamps from Close To My Heart's Thanks set for the inside of the blank note cards from H*y*L*y. This is one of my favorite stamps sets, since it's so versatile, and has Gracias and Merci among all the sentiments. Before I get each note ready to mail, I add a cheery ribbon similar to the ribbon tying each set of cards together.)

1 comment:

Sharli said...

Hi Jane,
I hope you are feeling better soon - no fun having a winter cold.

I totally agree about Thank You notes. VERY important!! You give good advice!

Hugs!

Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards