Fill-in Thank You Notes

30 Jun

I showed you Lily’s adorable luau party earlier this month but now it’s time for the part of the celebration that really sucks; the thank you notes.

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Lily is only 5 so she’s at that in-between age where she’s old enough to write a few words but not old enough to handle an entire thank you note on her own. Sure, I could write them all myself but I figured it would be good practice for her if we did it together. So, in keeping with the “beachy” theme of her party, I made her a custom fill-in thank you note with the help of PicMonkey, a free website that’s super easy and fun. If you don’t have Photoshop, this is the site for you.

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I just uploaded a silly picture of Lily, then added some text, a “comic bubble” which I faded so you could still see the landscape through it and some opaque white rectangles so Lily would know where to write. I left spaces for the gift givers’ name, the gift, and a nice sentiment. The last sentence simply says “You are (blank)!” so she could write “so cool”, “super awesome”, “my BFF”, or whatever else she wanted to say.

Then I printed a bunch on 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper  and let her get to work.

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Obviously, they are all her BFFs!

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She’s doing such a great job with them (notice that’s in the present tense, as in “we’re not done with them yet”).

Combined with the invitation (seen here in the frame)….

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…and the goody bag tags…

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…it’s almost like a legit “stationary suite”! All for the cost of printing!

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XO 

Sue at Home

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2 Responses to “Fill-in Thank You Notes”

  1. Jenn Owen June 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    What a terrific idea.

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  1. Lily’s Luau Birthday Party | Sue At Home - July 1, 2013

    […] UPDATE: Check out the follow-up post that shows the matching fill-in thank you notes I made […]

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