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11.25.2009

Say Thank You With Photos

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Show your gratitude this holiday season with photos! Photo Thank You Cards are fun and easy to make. Before you know it, you will have a personal and creative thank you card ready for that special occasion. You’ll need a few things to get this simple project completed.

  • Magnetic Alphabet Letters
  • Digital Camera
  • Photo Printer
  • Cardstock in color of your choice
  • Glue stick (acid free) or photo corners

I happen to have been blessed with a photo printer thanks to the fine folks at HP. So this project was that much easier because I was able to print the photos at home. (If you don’t have a photo printer at home, then have them printed via your local 1 hour print shop. Many grocery stores have photo printing services available, so you can pick up your print when you are shopping.)

  • Arrange the magnetic letters to spell the words “Thank You”.
  • Photograph the words in good light near a window. Try not to use your flash
  • Print out the image on 4x6 photo paper, set aside
  • Cut  cardstock to 6 1/2 by 9
  • Fold cardstock in half to make a 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 folded card.
  • Adhere “Thank You” photo to front of card using photo corners or adhesive.
  • If cardstock is dark in color, think about lining the inside with a piece of white cardstock sized 4 x 6.

***I am including the “thank you” images in this post, so that you may use them if you wish. I put a creative commons liscense on them, so if you use them in a blog post, just attribute back to me. So, if you don’t have alphabet letters, you can just use mine!

***Click on the photos to be taken to the image in my flickr photstream.

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This idea would work great for other occasions like birthdays and get well cards.

9 comments:

  1. Great idea! I use pictures of my kids holding thank you signs sometimes :-) Anyway, been looking at the upcoming MTM themes and I am planning on participating in all of them! I just feel a little stumped for the Christmas morning one. Did you just mean use breakfast food? I feel confused. Can't wait to see you Monday :-)

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  2. That is so cute!! What a great idea!

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  3. A great idea as always, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  4. Super Cute! I love it!

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  5. What a fun way to let someone special know you appreciate them. I like that you can personalise the cards using the magnetic letters.

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  6. This is an awesome idea! I'm definitely going to do this, and make a bunch ahead of time to use throughout the year.

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