Thursday, February 21, 2013

thank yous

More than a little of my spare time
the first month after Baby Boy arrived
was spent writing thank you notes.

Thankyous for meals and visits,
clothes and toys, diapers and cash,
and first-baby-of-the year gifts
from local businesses.

Though I am truly grateful
for the outpouring of love to our family,
sometimes the consumption of my precious free time
with thank-you-note-writing
grates on me.

I bolster my attitude with the fact that
thankyou writing is
its own sort of art form.
One that (I think) I do fairly well at.
As an artist, this pleases me.

And silly as it may be,
having cute thank you card to use
is also tremendously comforting.
I loved using these adorable cards from Pepper Pot.
The cute graphics and charming details
(the backs of the cards! the delightful tin box they came in!
the coordinating plaid lining the envelopes!)
never failed to make me smile.

I got mine at a charming local shop,
but you could get some from Amazon
if you can't live without them.

This is not a sponsored post.
I just loved these cards so much
that I had to share.

1 comment:

Tammie said...

maybe the sleep deprivation contributes to the grating. . .

gratitude is an art. :)