diy {sewn notecards}

Someone once told me that sending thank you cards is a southern thing. Is that true? I find it very hard to believe and am pretty sure that can’t be right. I’m a firm believer in sending a hand written note to say ‘thank you’….that is why is kills me that I have become HORRIBLE at it. Honestly, it is ridiculous how bad I am at sending them. When something arrives in the mail or a gift is given, on the inside I am so grateful and have full intentions of sending a note of gratitude. Then something distracts me. Then something else distracts me. Then so many other somethings distract me, it never happens.

FireCracker’s hospital stay ordeal was in April. 5 months ago. While we were there, we were overwhelmed by the kindness of others. I know our friends didn’t support us and shower us with thoughtfulness because they wanted a thank you card, but I wanted them to know my gratitude. It took me until June to finally write notes. Some were hand delivered. Others have been waiting for stamps and addresses. They are still waiting:

How sad is that? It is at a point now where I wonder if too much time has passed. However, I don’t think it is ever too late to say “thank you.” I’m getting all those cards mailed out this week. I’ve also come up with a game plan for the future. It begins with a stack of cards ready to go (inspired by these by Oh, hello friend).


  • Blank cards {mine are from Hobby Lobby, used a 40% off coupon}
  • Fabric scraps {you want something with light colors, I used a vintage sheet…check out The Stash & JaneSays Vintage for vintages sheets}
  • Thin lace or trim {mine was scored at a garage sale}
  • Small letter stamps and ink pad


Step 1: cut your fabric like little flags

Step 2: stamp “thanks”….you aren’t washing these so it doesn’t matter that the ink isn’t made for fabric

Step 3: Using a medium length stitch (too small can make the card tear easily), attach the trim and fabric. I did not space between my cards, just kept going. Once I was done, I cut in between the cards…this made it go a lot faster than cutting thread on each card as I went.

I also picked up a recipe box from Hobby Lobby. Inside are my cards, envelopes and stamps. In my ideal world, as soon as it crosses my mind to write a note, I’ll do it then…not 5 months later. The recipe box will get decorated eventually, but right now I’ve got it all together to at least attempt to be better at expressing my gratitude to others.


By the way, thanks for the suggestions for how to make my blog better…it was great insight from you and I appreciate it!

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