Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 days: thank you card preparations (and a giveaway!)

DIY Christmas posts will be starting tomorrow! Stay tuned! Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas did involve making something, though: thank you card designs. I love writing thank you cards the day after Christmas. Since my birthday is only one week before (coming up on Saturday!) I write them to anyone who gave me a Christmas and/or birthday present at the same time. I always feel like I need to hurry up and write the birthday ones by the day after Christmas, plus I just really like sending cards.

I had a fun time drawing these. I love scallops so naturally I put them on everything. I have also been practicing my banner drawing skills lately. I decided on colors that seem sort-of Christmas-y when you see them the day after Christmas, but that won't seem Christmas-y should I have leftover cards to use at other times during the year (smart, right? I know). They are adorably tiny just like my Christmas postcards, 3.5"x5", so they can be sent with a postcard stamp.

I will be selling a few sets of these through the One Lonely Apricot shop (in sets of 8 and 4)! I ordered a limited number of extras from my printer so act fast if you are interested. Also! I am giving one One Lonely Apricot blog reader a chance to win a set of 8!

This giveaway will end on Monday, December 19, at noon! The winner will receive them in the mail a few days after Christmas. To enter, you must be a follower of this blog. Simply leave a comment answering the question:

What are your favorite types of cards to write/send?

*Deadline extended! Friday, December 23 at noon! Enter!!!!*

4 comments:

grcooper said...

What are your favorite types of cards to write/send?

I love sending vintage cards I have found at local thrift stores. They may have a "vintage" scent, but I think they are superb!

Maeg said...

so sweet! and girl, you are on top of thank you notes!

i once was...i've kind of fallen off the thank you wagon with my notes, although once it was discovered that a gift to me was lost in the mail...b/c the sender didn't get a thank you note right away. yup, i used to be that thank-you-ninja. alas. you've inspired me to get back on it and your cards are SO SWEET!

where do you get them printed?

It's Me, Tamara! said...

I love writing thank you notes. After our very large wedding, we had a couple hundred thank you notes to write and I was seriously in my element. Then when we had a baby, it was a lot more of the same but it was less fun because I had...a newborn to take care of 24/7! I'm happy to say that it's fun again.

uccella said...

Cute cards, love the scallops!

I must say that my favorite cards to write are postcards while traveling. They are also my favorite cards to receive, since they make great wall art.