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DIY Thank-you notes for babies

Coming soon to a mailbox near you!

papa and honey

I saw this idea on Pinterest {of course} and knew it was something I wanted to try for Charlotte’s first thank you notes. It was fairly easy and took me only about an hour from start to finish {not including getting the pictures printed}; plus it was way more fun than writing!

The basket is one that I snagged at a thrift store and painted {using Pinterest inspiration as well}, then adorned with an old black belt from my closet {just my luck, I’m sure large black belts will be all the rage next year, just after I’ve glued my only one to a basket… the things we do in the name of adorable-ness}!

Once I had decided on the photo I wanted to use I modified the text for each gift then saved the document as the ‘gifters’ name to help me keep everything organized. It was so easy to then take them on an SD card to be printed. There are always print deals going on this time of year so the cost for this will not be more than a pack of thank you notes. I will just include each photo in along with my thank-you note so no additional postage will be needed!

I can’t wait to try this again for Charlotte’s birthday!

 

**UPDATE**

Something was bugging me about these thank-you notes but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I finally decided it was the ‘brightness’ of the text in the frame; just too abrasive. I use an online program called PicMonkey to edit my photos {It’s free and has a lot of really cool features to help fix the many booboos in my photos}. I chose a font called ‘chalkdust’ {for obvious reasons} and just discovered a handy little sliding bar titled “fade”. By increasing the ‘fade’ of the text I was able to reduce the ‘brightness’ {very technical terminology up in here}. Yay! Much better. Happy thank you note-ing!

BEFORE

AFTER

 

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