cheater thank you cards (again)
If you'll recall, Holdy's third birthday party was a few weeks ago. She received a lot of generous gifts from family and friends, so it's time to say, "thank you."
If you'll also recall, I'm kind of lazy overwhelmed by life busy and usually looking for the easiest way to pull things off.
After Holden's first birthday, I said, "thank you" with what I call "cheater thank you cards." I googled "birthday thank you poem" and then found a first birthday thank you poem in an old Babycenter forum that I tweaked. This is what I ended up with:
I cheated even more for the thank you's for GB's first birthday. I used my Pampers Rewards Points toward 25 free Shutterfly 4x8 photo cards, uploaded a photo from his birthday party and reused the same poem.
That (cheap) process worked super easily for me, so I replicated the formula when it came to the thank you's this time around.
I had to adjust the poem a bit to be appropriate for a third birthday party, but I thought the results were pretty cute:
The literary masterpiece went like this:
Thank you from Holdy!
The party is over; I'm officially three! Thank you for sharing my birthday with me.
Pancakes are my favorite; I hope you liked them too. My birthday was so fun, because I spent it with you.
Thank you for my gifts, my wishes and more. See you next year, when I turn four!
The "pancakes" line could easily be swapped out with "cake" (or whatever random food item your child exclusively eats and you choose to plan a party theme around). And yes, I realize the "and more" was a stretch, but I was experiencing some writer's block on other words to rhyme with "four."
I did let Holdy "customize" the envelopes for a more personal touch.
Oh, and here's the original poem from the first birthday, if you want to cheat like I did:
The party is over. I’m officially ONE! Thank you for coming; I hope you had fun! Sending big kisses, from me to you. See you next year, when I turn TWO!