Thursday, 5 January 2012


When I was little and then as a teenager, my mum always insisted I wrote thank-you letters for my presents. Sometimes I wrote reams, others I hated it with a vengeance, but now I really appreciate them when they arrive on my door mat. It's a little social nicety that I feel shouldn't die out. So, I have always made thank-you cards with my children, from hand prints, to photo notelets and this year with my lovely new shiny Big Shot! Thank-you Mr P-L for my fab present - and I still can't believe you kept it secret till Christmas day!
Thank-you Mr P-L

Simple thank-you notes.
 I made the notes by embossing some patterned paper, trimming to size and sticking on a folded A5 piece of card. Some years ago I invested in a thank-you stamp, so the message is stamped inside and there is space to write a message. You can always write the message on a piece of white paper and stick it inside the card, in case a mistake is made. Two will fit snugly in a A5 envelope side by side and then pop them in the post.

I would also like to say thank-you to my lovely stocking swap partner - Emma . I resisted the temptation and waited to open my stocking ...
All these pretty things!

Fab fabrics!

Super stocking!
So thank-you Emma - I hope you enjoyed your stocking!
Handknitted in merino wool

This is what was inside!

A thank-you to Pretty Petal Handmade who a while ago awarded me with a Liebster Blog Award
I now have to pass this on to five of my favourite blogs that have less than 200 followers, so here goes, in no particular order ...
and thank-you to you for sharing my blog!

Jo x


Twinkle Star said...

I agree, it is always important to say 'Thank You'. Congrats on your well-deserved award xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I totally agree on thank you notes. We all love to be thanked and a handcrafted card makes it even better! I bet you are delighted with your Big Shot and I can see you've already started to enjoy using it. Thanks for sharing the pictures of those gorgeous gift stockings too.

joanne said...

On a post about thank you's, I would just like to say a great big thank you for passing the award on to me. Your very kind, and your comment to let me know was lovely.
I'm a stickler for sending thank you cards, my boys moan (probably just like I did to my mum!!) but I know people really appreciate receiving them. Joanne x

Helen said...

Enjoy your Big Shot! My 3 yr old loves it and is even able to use it with a bit of help, to make shapes out of old catalogues whoch she sticks on her own cards. See, I'm starting her young!
I love thank you cards too, tho I confess I dont send them always, but make an effort to send them when people have been particularly kind or when something was especially appreciated.
Yours are so simple and yet look lovely x