Friday, February 5, 2010

Inexpensive & Easy Thank You Notes

I almost feel silly blogging about these little thank you notes since they so simple, but thought I would share what works for me and my Etsy shop.

First, start with 4x6 scrapbooking paper. (You can use larger sheets, but this size makes it so convenient since there is no measuring- just one fold, one cut and you're done.) I purchase my paper on Etsy as I love supporting other shops. You may want to pick a specific color/theme to match your shop's ambiance, or if you sell a wide range of products, get a variety to suit the individual customer and their order (e.g. I'll send a funky thank you note with funky Owie Bags, a pink & chic note with pink & chic wipes, etc.)

Next, fold each one in half, hot dog style (channeling my kindergarten art teacher here *grin*). Eyeball what would be the middle, and cut in half, like so:

These cards are just large enough so they don't get lost in the package, but small enough where you aren't wasting paper. I can either write a simple "Thank you! ~ April", or squeeze in a personalized note or memo if wanted/needed. Eventually, I would like to get a custom stamp so I can put my logo on the inside top. Another idea would be to get a "Thanks" stamp (which are widely available) to do on the outside, assuming you are using a lighter color paper.

I bought my last batch from BethMarie10, and the resulting thank you notes only cost 4.5 cents each. That's a small price to pay to be able to give my customers the warm & fuzzies about both my shop and buying handmade in general. <3

14 comments:

Robin said...

Great idea!

Amy Bean said...

SENSATIONAL idea! I'm always looking for cute thank you cards that don't take up a lot of time, this is great. I already have 4 x 6 scrapbooking card stock. Thank you!

Tiffany said...

This is a great idea! I have all this scrapbooking paper, and I never knew what to do with it. Thank you so much for this tip:)

minipotterybyanita said...

Sweet! Great idea!

taylorUSMCwife said...

Your little note was so sweet! I truly think it makes it so much more special and it is awesome that you do this!

Julie said...

Thank you very much for such a great idea. Its simple-which is just what I need ;)

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Jessica said...

Simplicity is cute! I really like this idea. And thanks for showing me another fabulous Etsy shop!

AjBCreations said...

Love it!

Debra said...

Thank you Enchanted Dandelions I had been buying packages of little thank you blank cards but I'll have to try your idea.

Thank you so much

Knotty Thoughts said...

What a good idea, and you're right, it's so easy.

becky n said...

what a lovely idea! They're very sweet and simple!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Yes, this is a simple idea but sometimes we need to be reminded! I make my own thank you cards on a printer with my logo, but sometimes I run out and these would make a quick alternative. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Terry said...

Clever idea, I had marked the blog a while ago and just go around to reading it. Once my thank you cards are gone this is the way to go. Thank you!