This year my birthday fell on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Taking the day off at my day job would have made for a very nice five day weekend. It seems like a bit of a no-brainer, right?
But I didn’t do it. Why?
Because my co-workers always make my birthday feel special. This year they made Eggs Benedict for me, my favorite!
Not only that, but I got some awesome birthday presents from them. Really, who doesn’t want to show up at work if there will be presents?
Since they went all out I wanted to do something special in return for the thank you notes, not just send store bought cards. Now, before you start thinking that I am super clever and just came up with this idea out of the blue, I have to give credit to my friend Annie. She did something similar for her wedding thank you notes many years ago. Those thanks you’s were so fun and clever and the idea has always stuck with me, so I borrowed it for my birthday thank you’s this year.
Step no. 1: take photos of the gifts. Remember to leave some white space in your photo to have room for the wording.
Step no. 2: add ‘thank you’ using Picmonkey or some other photo editing software.
Step no. 3: print your photos on matte photo paper and cut them out.
It couldn’t be easier, and now you have customized thank you notes for your friends and family.
It really didn’t take very long, maybe a couple of hours from start to end.
Well, unless you count this next one because it did take me a little bit longer to drink that whole bottle of wine.
My co-workers tend to know me and my non-collections pretty well, I received not just one but two vintage cameras this year.
With Christmas coming up, maybe you’ll need to make some customized thank you notes of your own!
What do you think?