Sometimes writing thank you notes can be tough- especially when you are writing hundreds of them! It’s easy to fall in the trap of “ thank you for such and such gift, Ireally like it and will use it a lot, the end”. Thank you’s are important to me so I do my best to take a little extra time to make them personal. It’s not always just the thought that counts, sometimes it’s the message!

For our wedding thank you cards I wanted to do something special to show our friends and family just how thankful we really are for their love, support and generosity. We started by using one of our favorite wedding photos and creating a thank you card from it in Photoshop. But photo thank you cards are nothing unusual these days, I wanted to do something more. I remembered how one of my cousins years back had sent photobooth photos with her thank you cards. It was so fun to receive actual printed photos in the mail and to re-live the wedding through them. I didn’t have a photo booth at my wedding, but I did have a ton of  photos of friends and family taken by our photographer. I went through our professional photos and uploaded a bunch of pics of friends and family to a photo website. I ordered 4 x 6 prints so I could include them with our thank you notes.

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I found some semi-opaque kraft paper bags to package them in so they wouldn’t just be flying around loose in the envelope. After organizing the photos by recipient I put them in the bags and sealed each one with a sticker. I have so many stickers laying around (thanks to years of collecting) and this was a perfect opportunity to put them to good use! The good thing about the opaque bags is that you can see who the photos are of even when they are sealed so you don’t have to label them.

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Hopefully the photos and thank you note will brighten someone’s day and let people know just how thankful we are for them.

love and candy,