Saturday, 7 January 2012

Thank you...and a small gift

Call me old fashioned, but I think it is important to send a proper thank you for gifts, I don't go as far as the Japanese thing of calculating a third of the original gifts cost then sending a present back worth the third but a card will do nicely.
Now, I didn't want to force Ebi-kun to sit and write a massive pile of cards, no fun and it will turn into resentment so I came up with a plan.... using some of his new Ninjago Lego and using the business card holder idea as a base we made a stand to hold blank cards.
Then we cut out a pile of cards and Ebi-kun wrote little thank you's on each one, we popped it into the holder and took a photo. Once we had worked through the pile I loaded them onto the computer and cropped them to size and printed them onto postcards.


I wrote the addresses on the back and Ebi-kun wrote a message or drew a picture on each one, pretty painless and a lot more fun!


If you don't want to go through the hassle of making each card I photographed a blank one so you could print this out and write a message on the blank area. This image is low resolution so I recommend printing it form the Flickr image HERE. I sized it for a standard Japanese postcard so the image is 140mm x 90mm but you could resize it if your local postcards are a different size.


3 comments:

  1. That is such a fantastic idea!! Good job Ebi-kun and super ingenious mummy. Bet the recipients will be stoked.
    xxx

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  2. I'm going to incorporate this into our thank you card ritual, especially as the kids get older and start taking their own photos!

    Legos [oh wait, I mean lego bricks] rule!

    http://dang-adventures.blogspot.com/2012/01/secret-to-kids-and-writing-thank-you.html

    And even though post cards are much more of a Japanese thing, I think we will look into posting some instead of the notes with envelopes. They are so much fun when you use your own images.

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