It’s the time of year I always start thinking about everyone I’d like to say thank you to. Our awesome teachers, mom, dad, the friend who carpools with me on Wednesdays… something about the spring garners in me a crazy desire to thank everyone who has been a part of our life this year. Creating pretty thank you notes with wrapping paper liners is a fun way to add spunk to these thank you cards and create mini giftable works of art.
I’ve been reading and re-reading The Thank You Book by Mo Willems to the kids this week. It’s been great to encourage the kids to think through who they have to thank as well. We’ve jumped at the chance to use this fun gift wrap envelope liner idea to create a series of thank you notes in partnership with Disney-Hyperion as a response to their #Thankorama campaign. There are so many people to thank and bringing the kids into the mix has been really good for us all. We used the Thank-o-rama spinner to select a few favorite friends, thought of a small list on our own, and got to work crafting up these fun envelopes. It’s crazy how many people we have to thank when we sit and think about it for a few minutes. I love a book that encourages grateful hearts in our family.
Wrapping Paper Envelopes
To create the wrapping paper envelopes you will need:
- A few pretty wrapping papers
- Fun thank you notes to go inside
- Start by tracing the outline of the plain envelopes onto the backside of the chosen wrapping paper.
- Cut out along the trace lines.
- Glue the wrapping paper to the envelopes using a glue stick.
- Fill with words of thanks… repeat as many times as possible, there are so many friends to thank!
Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions. His latest book, THE THANK YOU BOOK is in stores May 3rd. Check out the Thankorama page to inspire your own thankful gifts and download a speech bubble for a sweet way to say thanks.