With in-person events making a comeback and work-from-home culture thriving, there’s no better time than now to master the art of snail mail. That means communication via the postal system instead of email if you have no idea what I’m talking about. The benefits of handwritten messages are plentiful. One, they provide an opportunity for the community you serve to hear directly from you in a more intimate way. I’ve received a lot of snail mail in my editorial career and the best thank you cards I received (and remembered) were personalized with handwritten messages.
Thank you notes can also be a conduit for expressing your personal or brand style, depending on the type of card design you go with. And if you’re a small business owner, adding a thank you card or sticker to your product is a smart way to connect with customers and show your appreciation for their support. If you’ve never invested in thank you cards before, keep three things in mind:
-Choose a style that aligns with your brand or personality.
-Invest in a signature stamp if you’re planning to mail out large batches (and want to avoid a carpal tunnel flare-up).
-Be specific and brief in your messaging.
Not sure where to start? Here are some standout designs to try or use as inspiration.
Hallmark Boxed Thank You and Blank Cards Assortment
Hallmark and thank-you notes are practically synonymous and the brand makes a beautiful assortment of designs to choose from.
$12.85 at Amazon
Papyrus Thank You Cards with Envelopes
Stick to this bundle for something sleek and minimal.
$15.95 at Amazon
RXBC2011 Thank You for Your Purchase Cards
For those who want something feminine or in the vein of a “millennial” aesthetic, these pink script, complete with a kiss, are adorable.
$8.99 at Amazon
Zonon Watercolor Thank You Business Cards and Stickers
Business owners will get plenty bang for their buck with this bundle of cards and stickers to put on products.
$15.99 at Amazon
greenroom Metallic Brush Stroke Thank You Cards
Match a colorful brand palette or personality with this artsy option.
$6.99 at Target
Paper Riot Co. “Thanks a Bunch” Banana Cards
Paper Riot Co. puts humor in all of its greeting cards, if you’re looking for laughs.
$4.99 at Target
Best Paper Greetings Brown Kraft Paper Thank You Cards
This minimal design is a standout, thanks to the brown finish and bold font.
$18.99 at Target
American Greetings “You Equal Awesome” Thank You Cards
If you want to say thank you in a more interesting way, try out this equation.
$4.29 at Target
Great Papers! Mermaid Gold Foil Thank You Note Card & Envelopes
And if you’re looking for a more traditional phrase that also isn’t thank you, these mermaid-themed cards will catch their attention.
$16.99 at Target
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