A child is one of the greatest gifts anyone could ever be blessed with. So, it’s unlikely for the expecting parents to get over the exciting phase of having a baby anytime soon. It’s an endless cycle of trips to the doctor’s office, clothes shopping, room preparing, and the most fun part of it all, having a baby shower. While this joyous occasion is already a celebration of thanks in itself, there are other things that the soon-to-be parents may want to be thankful for, specifically the people around them. Baby shower guests ideally comprise of family members, relatives, and friends. They may not have a material gift to offer you, but their presence is a blessing nonetheless.
As human as we are, we always feel the need to thank a person in the best way we can. It might not sound like much, but a thank-you card can be the perfect fit. Nothing too extravagant, but surely a pleasant surprise that can make anyone feel appreciated.
If we could all just say our thanks through words, then is it really necessary to let the card do the job?
First of all, thank-you cards are completely optional to use, yet they are also highly encouraged. We use thank-you cards to express our gratitude to a person for a specific reason. This individual might have lent a helping hand during a time of need, been a good support system on a rough day, or gave a gift for a special occasion. Whatever the reason behind it may be, thank-you cards are perfect for people who want to go the extra mile. It’s more than just the card itself, as it’s the whole thought that somebody would care enough to write a thank-you card.
Generally, the primary purpose of a thank-you card is to communicate with someone, without the use of a telephone, computer, and other digital devices. It’s not as instant and as spontaneous as most people would prefer, but it’s definitely one of the best gifts anyone could ever receive in return.
With the time and resources you have available at the moment, would it be practical for you to make a thank-you card? For some, it’s worth the effort. But for others, let’s just say they’d rather say those two words than take the time to make the card. It might not be for everyone, but it’s something you might want to think about.
However, if you’re on the fence about it, then these pros and cons might help you make the right decision.
The sole purpose of making a thank-you card is to express your gratitude for something someone has done for you. Regardless of how small or life-changing the act may be, it’s still something the receiver can appreciate. You see, we live in a society where we take almost everything for granted, often forgetting how one day it could all be taken away from us. Life is short, so you want to make sure that the words you want to say aren’t left unspoken.
Another good thing about writing a thank-you card is how personal it could be. After all, a heartfelt message can leave anyone in an emotional mess. Think about how children are made to write thank-you cards to their parents, and how these cards always end up on a refrigerator door or safety drawer. For most individuals, the intimacy of these thank-you cards has the ability to strengthen the relationship between the sender and the receiver. There are people who would spend hundreds of dollars on a thank-you gift, but somehow lose the true meaning of “thank-you” in between the number of zeros on the item’s price tag. On the other hand, thank-you cards? Well, they’re extremely inexpensive to make but do the job just as perfectly.
There’s something about making a thank-you card that just scares people. It might be the time and effort put into these cards, or probably the truck of feels that hits you while writing your message. Thank-you cards might be perfect for any given occasion, like a wedding thank-you card or a graduation thank-you card, but it’s certainly not for someone who’s always on the go.
Although you could always buy a card from a nearby store, there’s still the factor of spending money and making the effort to run to the post office. Another worst case scenario about cards is losing them in the mail. Some of your recipients could live far away from you, so it would be impossible to make a drop off. Needless to say, all your efforts could be put to waste.
A simple thank-you card is enough to make anyone smile. But who says you can’t have any fun with it? For all the fun-loving parents out there, here are some creative ideas you could use for your baby shower thank-you card:
Similar to a prenup shoot, expecting parents might want to take some cute and witty photos with a professional photographer. You can get creative by brainstorming different concepts that are relevant to the occasion. Not only will this be a great addition to the thank-you card’s design, but it would also be a great token to keep. If you don’t have the time to plan any of this, then don’t feel bad about it. You could always add an image of the baby’s sonogram to the thank-you card. This could spark different kinds of emotions and make the card feel even more festive.
One of the highlights of a baby shower has to be the gender reveal. Loved ones are forced to wait anxiously for a couple of months just to know whether the baby is a boy or a girl. So the fact that you’re surrounded by individuals who help make the pregnancy bearable is something to be grateful for. That being said, you might want to incorporate your gratitude through the use of colors.
Bright, vivid colors often reflect happiness, joy, and excitement. So with the design of your thank-you card, it would be best to express yourself with various color combinations that complement the overall look and feel of the card. If it isn’t too much to know about, you could always learn more about color psychology.
It’s a known fact that calligraphy can turn just about anything from dull to extraordinary. If you’re a person of few words, then you might want to focus on the appearance of your card instead. Something as simple as “thank you” can leave a greater impact with the help of a beautiful handwriting. It’s almost how a person’s smile can be more meaningful if it comes naturally. However, if learning the art of calligraphy doesn’t cut out for you, you could always seek help from an artsy friend of yours.
A lot of good kids thank-you card designs are based on a certain theme. This could be from a children’s book, film, or even a TV show. Following a certain theme is perfect for people who are running short on baby shower ideas. You could use certain clip arts or images from the film, and use it as a layout for the card. If you and your partner are certified Marvel geeks, then Thor and Ironman would be happy to grace the cover of your card.
If you’re thinking about going beyond the standard “thank you,” then you might want to get creative with the way you write your card’s message. There are a lot of ways to make your message unique. For instance, you could compose a poem, a nursery rhyme, or a fun catchphrase to catch the recipient’s attention. This is a great way to express yourself creatively, while still being able to carry out your purpose effectively.
Writing a thank-you card might not be the first thing on your list of post-baby shower to do’s, but it’s definitely something you may want to consider doing. By using a thank-you card, you can make a person feel as if they are a part of this wonderful journey with you.
You’re not just saying “thank you” for the cute pair of bunny socks your cousin has gifted you, but you’re also expressing your gratitude for the emotional support a person has given for the different chapters of your life. A baby is a blessing for any proud parents, but so are the people who smiled when you first broke the news of your unborn bundle of joy.