After your friends and family have gone out of their way to contribute to one of the most special days of your life, it’s only right to thank them with a little token of your appreciation. Writing your wedding thank you cards isn’t necessarily the most exciting project you have on the horizon, but you can make them more interesting with a little creativity that people will really appreciate in return. Here are a few great ideas you might not have thought of to make your cards cute and unique.
If you’ve already gone to the trouble of having professional photography at your wedding, you might as well make good use of the pictures! This is especially good when you can get the pictures creatively edited and supplied on a CD for you to use in your own thank you card designs. Hertfordshire-based wedding photographers Ray Lowe Studios are an example that offers this service.
A particularly cool way to incorporate your wedding photos into a thank you card is to design it like a postcard. Choose the best picture from your day, or pick a personalised one for each guest, and include all of the classic postcard detailing on the reverse side. You can style it however you like, whether it’s an old fashioned black-and-white design, colourful 1950s-style or a more modern layout.
Flowers and cards really go hand in hand, and for many special occasions they complement each other perfectly well. If you want to order flowers and cards online from a single supplier, you have a few great options to choose from. Some specialise in either flowers or cards typically, but have later branched out since it makes a lot of sense to offer everything in once place. Here are a few ideas to compare.
One of the largest flower delivery companies in the UK, Interflora is now a massive national franchise. Their traditional floral gifts all come complete with great cards that you can personalise, plus they offer a great range of additional gifts including champagne, gift hampers and other personalised items.
While we mentioned flowers and cards being a perfect match for each other, Flower Card is a site that really takes it quite literally. They’re specialists in creating cards that have completely unique designs and also incorporate bunches or displays of flowers. Some are fairly traditional card shapes, while they also offer larger boxes as well as other items like glass bottles and teacups containing flowers.…
Flowers can complement any greetings card and make a small gesture a lot more personal and pleasantly surprising. You might want to send flowers to a friend or relative to show you’re really thinking about them on a special day, although it can be tricky to know which type to go for at times. Different flowers carry a lot of different meanings, and some are traditionally associated with certain things so you might want to check what the most suitable options are.
That way, you can coordinate the design and colours or your card to match perfectly! Here are some of the traditional flowers you might not know are associated with certain meanings.
Flowers match up to certain calendar months, so you might want to give the corresponding type to your friend or relative as they celebrate another year. Generally, yellow flowers represent friendship and happiness, apart from yellow carnations!
January – Carnations
February – Violet
March – Daffodil
April – Daisy
May – Lily
June – Rose
July – Larkspur
August – Gladiolus
September – Aster
October – Marigold
November – Chrysanthemum
December – Poinsettia
(Credits to Love Flowers – Florists in Hertford, Hertfordshire)
As a general rule, roses are an ideal flower for anniversaries since they usually represent romance and love. Yellow flowers are traditionally less romantic, although there are a couple of exceptions when it comes to specific anniversaries. The following flowers are classic gifts for spouses at certain milestones.
We do love cards, and the fact that you can send them to people for almost any occasion without ever having to repeat yourself. You can use a unique design or idea every time you send a card, but even then you might want to go for something a little different sometimes. Some personalised gifts are somewhere in between a card and a full present, but they’re a perfect way to express how you feel and show you’re thinking of someone. Here are a few such items that you might look at as alternatives to standard cards.
New Baby Prints
A great substitute for a card for new parents is a personalised print with their new baby’s name origin explained, along with other personal information like the time and place of their birth, their size and their weight. These decorative and personal prints can be framed to make them much more permanent and special than a card.
Printed Cushion Covers
A custom cushion can be a great item to receive, as it’s useful as well as personal, and hopefully attractive! You may choose a simple and stylish design that has some personal significance, or go for something clearer with an actual message on your cushion.…
Making your own greetings cards is a great way of showing you care. Sometimes it can be frustrating shopping for cards when nothing seems to really apply to the person you’re buying for, and it may be easier as well as much more effective to just create your vision yourself. However, sometimes you may hit a wall and need some creative guidance to get your ideas made into reality. Here are some basic tips to make your cards really stand out from their pre-made, shop-bought rivals.
Using plain card and paper might make your finished designs look a little underwhelming. You’ll notice that most cards in shops are made using patterned layers to create more interesting and detailed designs.
Use a mix of materials
Another way to add detail and texture to your cards is to use a combination of different materials. Don’t just use one type of paper or card, but create interesting layers using felt, plastic and anything else you can glue!…