Penelope’s Birthday Party Part III


A late thank you is better than no thank you, right?

I finally around to making and sending off thank you postcards from Penelope’s party. It’s been three weeks.

Penelope isn’t to the point where she can express gratitude on Paper, so I ended up writing them all from her perspective. As soon as she can write a thank you note; she’ll be writing her own! Thank you cards take me forever to write. I kept with the theme of her birthday invitations and added her saying, “thanks!” (which sounds more like GATS).

I discovered the glories of thank you post cards when Chris and I got married and needed to make and send a bunch of thank you’s on a limited budget. Post cards are where it’s at – they’re so inexpensive to print and send! Have you used thank you postcards before? What do you think?

Click here to read part I: The Invitation

Click here to read part II: The Party

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    1. Faith says:

      These are great! Where do you print them at?

    2. Melissa says:

      I printed them at Documart, located in Downtown SLC.

      The guy that works there does a great job & is super speedy.

    3. Erica says:

      I love the idea of postcards. I will definitely be using this idea in the future!

    4. Becky says:

      These are so cute! And you have awesome handwriting :)

    5. Lillian says:

      I always send Christmas postcards. It’s really the best idea ever!

      And Melissa, seriously, you are my style/design/creativity hero!

    6. lane C says:

      I heart this idea! I need to get some general ones printed up for those random thank yous I always miss those! (and then feel guilty for forever)

    7. Kristina Lemons says:

      Sheesh, I’m contemplating moving to SLC just to be on your list of friends that gets invites to stuff… hehehe :) love it!

    8. jenjen says:

      Your blog is adorable! Those thank you cards are awesome! It was so fun to meet you on Friday!


    9. Jen Allyson says:

      So adorable :D We did postcards for our wedding reception RSVP…. some people didn’t get it and put them in envelopes to send them back… I guess they thought we were rude and didn’t send envelopes hehe.

    10. Heather says:

      I used post cards for my wedding thank yous as well. It was so fun to use pictures from our honeymoon. The postcard is cheap but also the stamps. Pens thank you cards are so cute!

    11. SarahJane says:

      What a fabulous idea! Seriously, you have inspired me in so many ways for my son’s first b-day party. Can’t wait!

    12. Jenn says:

      I was thinking I would log all the ideas you’d given us from Pen’s birthday in my brain for Jack’s next birthday, then I remembered something… I HAVE A BIRTHDAY TOO!

      Thanks for the ideas Melissa! I can’t wait to apply them to MY own party :)

    13. Aly says:

      For a casual bachelorette party/weekend spent at a lakehouse, my friend made invitations on postcards from an online photo site with a picture of the bride-to-be when she was six or seven years old playing dress up, dressed up as a bride wearing little white gloves and carrying a small bouquet of flowers. It was adorable and economical!

    14. Aly says:

      my email filled in w/ autofil and was incorrect the first time – this doesn’t need to be published – just wanted to let you know! thanks!

    15. Ella Walker says:

      everyone loves to party, it is an exciting way to meet someone plus you got lots of food too~”:

    16. parties are of course very enjoyable, i would never miss a good party specially if it has some great program `;-

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