They thought. They shopped. They spent. They wrapped. And they delivered.
Now, its your turn.
Let them know how much you appreciate the new whatever they gave you by writing (that is the one with the pen and paper, you may have studied about it in history class) a proper thank you note.
Of course, proper does not mean have to mean stuffy. It just means sincere (if you’re not – fake it), spell-checked and, best of all, punctual.
The 10 fantastic American companies below make expressing gratitude fun.
In fact, their clever and artful cards below are so fabulous that you might just get a thank you note for your fabulous thank you note.
(So stock up!)
Thankful Bows Boxed Set ($15) by Carolyn Suzuki Goods
Made in Los Angeles, California
Set of 8 cards. 4.25″ w x 5.5″ h. Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Cards come with a brown craft paper envelope. (Also available as a single card.) Carolyn Suzuki Goods are inspired by nature, the past, the present, and Carolyn’s son Akira’s imaginative mind.
Gracias (Thank You) Card Set ($12) by The Cloud Machine
Made in Portland, Oregon
Set of 6 cards. Simple graphic is hand-drawn and lettered. Screenprinted onto either grey or green (shown) cover stock. Includes speckled cream envelopes. (Also available as a single card.) The Cloud Machine makes smart, bold, Latino-inspired clothing and paper goods using non-toxic inks, organic cotton, paper milled with wind-power, and a whole lot of love.
Upcycled Circular Thank You Cards ($4) by Exit 343 Designs
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Single card. 5.25″ w. Bright blue with a faint swirl background design, yellow accent and mint printed hand-drawn text. Made from upcycled card stock and comes with coordinating square envelopes. (Also available as a set of 6.) Exit 343 Designs makes silkscreen cards and prints and creates/sews functional goodies with hand printed fabrics.
Thanks Dude Card Set ($18) by Fly Rabbit Press
Made in Rochester, New York
Set of 6 cards. 5.5″ w x 4.25″ h. Printed on lush white 100% cotton paper using wood & metal type. Blank inside. Comes with dark chocolate colored envelopes. (Also available as a single card.) Fly Rabbit Press makes a variety of letterpress printed goodies, including posters, prints, cards & coasters.
Many Franks Letterpress Thank You Card ($5) by Hawk Gerber, Ink
Made in Ladera Ranch, California
Single card. 4.25″ w x 5.5″ h. Original design, letterpress printed on high quality card stock. Comes with a kraft envelope. Hawk Gerber, Ink creates letterpress works that incorporate humor and goofy images.
Pickle Jar Thank You Card Set ($12) by La Familia Green
Made in Chicago, Illinois
Set of 6 cards. Flat printed on recycled paper from an original handcut collage, drawing, or print. White envelopes included. (Also available as a single card.) La Familia Green was conceived by a painter/printmaker/paperlover whose aesthetic is Mexican folk art meets Scandinavian design meets wildlife preserve. The Company gives a portion of all proceeds to Chicago-area animal charities.
Retro Tape Cassette Thank You Card Set ($16.50) by Man vs. George
Made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Set of 10. 5.5″ w x 4.25″ folded. Blank inside and includes green envelopes. Illustration of vintage cassette tape by fictional band – The Gratitudes. On front is printed “thanks” and on the back is printed “you rock”. 100% recycled, FSC certified premium 80 lb off-white smooth cover stock. (Also available in red and/or as a single card.) Man vs. George makes modern greeting cards that wrap around front to back for twice the color & fun.
So Nice of You Card ($5) by Sad Shop
Made in Seattle, Washington
Single Card. (Buy 4, get 1 free.) 5″ w x 7″ h. White card with bold red letters. Blank inside. Recycled papers, biodegradable sleeve. Printed in small batches. Hand-folded and hand-packed. Sad Shop makes funny greeting cards and sweet, sad things.
Merci Card ($4.50) by Sycamore Street Press
Made in Heber City, Utah
Single card. Size A2. Printed by hand on 100% recycled card stock using a vintage letterpress. Sycamore Street Press creates letterpress goods using materials and techniques that are sustainable and good for you.
Thank You Spiral Boxed Card Set ($16) by Two Trick Pony
Made in Milford, Massachusetts
Set of 8 cards. 4.25″ x 5.5″ when folded. Blank inside and include kraft envelopes. Screenprinted by hand with water-based inks. Made of 100% post-consumer waste. Packaged in a clear box. (Also available as a single card.) Two Trick Pony is an innovative, playful, retro-inspired and bold design studio and screenprinting shop.
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