Show Gratitude on National Thank You Note Day With Cards!

Last Updated: February 3, 2024

Crafters! Mark your calendars, and prepare for December 26, because it’s National Thank You Note Day! It's never too soon to start thinking about ways to show your gratitude, especially during the holidays. There are so many unique and creative ways to express your thanks, but one of the tried and true ways is to make handmade cards. 

You can make beautiful thank you note cards with an elegant floral background - like this one from Jennifer Mcguire!

Thank You Builder Stamp Set

There's no better time than now to get a head start on crafting some truly extraordinary thank-you cards. Put your cardmaking skills to work, and create one-of-a-kind thank-you cards that will be sure to touch the hearts of those who receive them on National Thank You Note Day. With a few supplies, lots of imagination, and maybe even some crafty help from family and friends, getting ahead on expressing your gratitude has never been easier (or more fun!) 

If you're looking to celebrate December 26 by making thank-you cards, we have tons of great inspiration for you in this blog post. But first, let's explore why giving thanks is so important!

What Is National Thank You Note Day?

National Thank You Note Day is a special day dedicated to expressing gratitude and showing appreciation to the people in your life. It falls on December 26, the day after most people have opened their gifts and celebrated the holidays. 

Maybe you've just received something nice for the holidays or had someone recently help you out. Whatever the reason, it's always worth sending them a thank-you note. As a cardmaker, you can easily create one that will make their day! In fact, you can even make it a fun family tradition by inviting your loved ones to join you in making thank-you notes for the gifts they received for the holidays.

A stunning card featuring a background of "thank yous" stamped in different font styles

Watercolor Doodles Stamp Set

In honor of celebrating this year's National Thank You Note Day, we invite you to give thanks creatively by designing personalized thank-you cards. So keep reading, and let's dive into making something special for National Thank You Note Day 2022!

Easy Thank-You Card Ideas for National Thank You Note Day

Let's show a little appreciation for the ones we love and participate in National Thank You Note Day! A heartfelt card is one of the best gifts you can give, and you can do it as early as now to ensure they receive their cards in time. If you're feeling stuck on ideas, then don't worry because we've got you! Here are some wow-worthy project inspirations that will surely deliver your gratitude, even with just a few supplies: 

Vibrant Thank You Cards With Inky Backgrounds

If you're feeling crafty for National Thank You Note Day, cardmaking with alcohol ink backgrounds is an excellent way to show your appreciation.

Pair your alcohol ink backgrounds with a beautiful thank you die outline for National Thank You Note Day!

Outlined Thank You Die

You can take your thank you cards up a notch by giving them an elegant feel with alcohol ink backgrounds. By making eye-catching colors and bold patterns with alcohol ink, you can make your backgrounds offer a beautiful finishing touch paired with a "thank you" die. 

  • Simply put a few drops of your chosen alcohol ink colors on some Yupo paper, and control their flow with an ink blower. 
  • Once the Yupo paper dries, attach it to your card base. 
  • Afterward, die cut a Thank-You sentiment on a plain white or glitter cardstock and attach it to the alcohol ink background with some adhesive. 

This alcohol ink technique will undoubtedly draw out plenty of admiration from your recipient; they'd be so excited by such an incredible work of art!

You can also create an inky look with watercolor brush markers, as shown in this tutorial by Svitlana: 

Elegant Floral Patterns Made With Stamps

Sometimes, you don't need a lot of things to show your gratitude - a simple flower can be more than enough! National Thank You Note Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation and gratitude with a unique floral card. After all, different kinds of flowers symbolize many positive feelings of love, charm, friendship, and loyalty. Not only do they look beautiful and elegant, but it also gives off a friendly, fun vibe that will make your receiver feel genuinely appreciated. This small gesture can go so far in expressing your gratefulness and creating strong emotional connections that will last. 

Make your loved ones feel special on National Thank You Note Day with some beautiful poppies!

Paint-A-Flower: Iceland Poppies Outline Stamp Set

Floral stamps come in various shapes and sizes, so you can customize your cards just the way you like. You can position them as focal points or stamp them around a simple thank you sentiment, making a beautiful floral wreath background. You can also experiment with fun colors and patterns by using your favorite medium to color the flowers - anything goes! 

 A beautiful thank you card featuring loosely drawn watercolor florals

Soaring Dreams Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Bundle

Beautiful Texture in Minutes With Cover Dies

Expressing your gratitude doesn't have to be boring - using a cover die can help you create beautiful thank-you cards quickly and easily for National Thank You Note Day! Cover dies are perfect if you want simple yet stylish and creative cards; they come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors. Using cover dies can make your card look professional and heartfelt even with just a few basic craft supplies - some cardstock, a cover die, some coloring mediums, and a sentiment strip! You don't need to be a master crafter to make something special for someone you appreciate – the hard work is already done for you. 

A clean and simple thank you card with a debossed cover die background

Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die

Whether you're after something minimalistic or a more complex pattern, cover dies will instantly give your card interest and texture. You can pair them with your favorite stamps or use them on their own to make colorful backgrounds and frames. You can even make stained glass window looks with them - the possibilities are endless with their versatile use!  

PRO TIP: You can cut two versions of your cover die on different colored cardstock and stack them invertedly on top of each other for an easy yet stunning background!

Make Personalized Thank You Cards With a Bit of Creativity

A personalized thank you card featuring a large alphabet die-cut adorned with floral dies

Mega Alphabet Ultimate Die Bundle

Of course, the best design for a thank you note card is one that's personalized to the recipient. Whether it's using an alphabet die with the initials of your loved one as your focal point or using sentiment stamps written in their native language, gaining inspiration from your recipient's personal traits is the most heartfelt way to design! It's a thoughtful gesture that will really make them feel seen and appreciated.

A beautiful two-toned card with a thank you sentiment in Hanggul

Thanks Around the World Stamp Set

 Plus, it’s easy to do even with just a few materials. For example, if you don’t have an alphabet die, you can use enamel dots or even washi tape to make a large initial instead. All you need is your creativity, and you’ll be on your way to creating lovely cards for National Thank You Note Day!

Deliver Your Gratitude in a Beautiful Card With These Tips!

When you’re looking for a genuine way to show your gratitude, sending a handwritten thank you card is the perfect way to do it. The best part? It doesn’t have to be complicated! Just follow our simple tips, and you’ll be well on your way to crafting a special thank-you note for National Thank You Note Day 2022.  

Gratitude makes for a happy heart, so get your supplies and start crafting today! If you need inspiration on what to put inside your card, drop by our Thank You Card Messages Idea page to see our rich list of warm and sweet messages. Be sure to also check out our Card Blog for even more inspiration on your next projects. We can’t wait to see what you create! 

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