The Importance of Writing Thank You Cards This Christmas

This time of year is all about showing gratitude to the people we care about. However, we often forget to say two little words that hold a big meaning. The importance of writing thank you cards this Christmas.

It true though isn’t it, on Christmas day we take in the presents, eat the delicious foods, drink the wine and watch the Queen speech. Yet at the end of it, when we saying our goodbye, we forget to say those two little words. You know what two little words I’m talking about.

It really doesn’t need to be explained the importance of saying thank you, does it? After all it common politeness courtesy we learn when we are really young. Yet in a survey by Postnap*, just over half of people in the UK actually thanked their friends and family in person. Opting instead to do so via social media or in emails.


This does bring up a problem to anyone who is not connected to social media or doesn’t have an email address. How exactly do you say thank you, if you don’t do it in person? Another problem is, how to say those two words if you can’t say it in person.  It might be you’re too shy, or socially awkward to say thank you. Or you just don’t know how to say thank you in person.

So there a catch 22, more people are opting to use online method – while there are some is not connected. And there are others who don’t say it at all, due to shyness. Two little words get lost and awkward silence occurred.

How to get out of this pickles, and also how to overcome the awkward silence that can happen on Christmas day?

The solution is simple and some might say, a little old-fashioned. write a thank you cards this Christmas. Yes, I’m talking about beautifully decorated thank you cards – not some quick clip art you whipped up in Photoshop.

There nothing wrong with digital over the email clip art thank you cards this Christmas, but often it does get lost in the big vacuum of emails and Facebook messages.

The good old fashion thank you cards which has been posted and personalized can in itself be a keeper. Something you might keep in your memory box under your bed. A keepsake that you can look back on a remember when your ex-best friend gave you that thank you cards.

It a perfect solution to overcome your shyness and there no need to log into an email account to read it. The person who you write it to will be thrilled and appreciate the gesture. After all, Christmas is about showing gratitude to the people we care about.

While some might argue that writing thank you cards is a chore, something you only doing cause your mum is nagging you to. Don’t think like that. Think of it as a fun activity where you can put on your own stamp. It can be your own design and the recipients would find it really special to have a personalized thank you cards.

If you are ready to write thank you cards this Christmas, and is ready to show your gratitude for that socks presents that uncle Dave has given you for the 14th years in a row. Or your best friend has given you the best Christmas present ever and you’re on top of the world. Then lets Basic Invite be your guide.

Basic Invite has over 1500 thank you notes designs. Each one of them is completely customizable to suit your style. There’s a thank you cards for every occasion and the designs vary from foil to photo to everything in between.

Here are a four more reasons on why to use Basic Invite thank you cards:

Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited colour options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the colour of each element on the card to over 180 different colour options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.

Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colourful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colours when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Free Address Collection Service – Use our free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.

thank you cards this Christmas

There no need to be awkward this Christmas, by not saying thank you. Whether it from a social shyness problem or someone isn’t connected online. There is no excuse really in this modern age and for a moment put yourself in that person shoes, especially if that person went out of their way to make Christmas special for you. You would expect a thank you, wouldn’t you? Well, a little thank you cards can solve that problem and it also means that there be no bad blood for next year.

Will you be writing a thank you cards this Christmas?

thank you cards this Christmas

(This post was in collaberation with Basic Invite.)

  • Nichola - Globalmouse
    December 2, 2017

    What beautiful cards, Thank you cards are so important and I always feel so bad that it takes me ages to get around to mine. Love the idea of getting customised cards, going to look into this now, thank you.

  • Tammy
    December 2, 2017

    Writing Thank You notes are so important in our family. Being from the south, its kind of bred into us from a young age. Always say Thank You for your gifts. Thank you for spreading this kind gesture.

  • Tiazim
    December 2, 2017

    I must say – writing thank you cards really isn’t my thing, but I have a feeling, you have changed my mind with this post. thank you for sharing!

  • Hannah
    December 3, 2017

    I remember having to do these every year. My mom would force me to do them. Then one year i had enough and i suggested actually ringing family to say thankyou, which i thought was much better

  • Rawlings
    December 3, 2017

    These cards are lovely and beautiful. To me, a thank you note shows a heart of gratitude. A level of thanksgiving and being appreciative.

  • five little doves
    December 3, 2017

    Oh what beautiful cards! I prefer to say thank you in person or on the phone rather than sending cards, just because with four children it’s a lot easier than writing hundreds of cards, but I think using this site seems super easy!

  • Linda Hobbis
    December 3, 2017

    You know you’re absolutely right. We should all make much more of an effort and there’s nothing nicer than receiving a hand written card through the post. Those cards are beautiful.

  • Jacklyn
    December 3, 2017

    It’s much more common in my culture to say thank you in person or over the phone, but I love this idea of also sending a thank you card! It shows a lot of effort and seems more genuine than a quick thank you in person. I’m planning to write thank you cards to all of my colleagues this holiday season to show my appreciation for them!

  • Cristina Criddle
    December 3, 2017

    I love writing Christmas Cards and it is sad nobody seems to do them anymore! Lovely pics too.

  • Cherralle
    December 3, 2017

    These cards are beautiful, thank you for encouraging us to give thanks

  • Olivia
    December 3, 2017

    I love writing Christmas cards, it seems to make people smile around this time of year, spread a little joy! Those cards are so pretty 🙂

  • Louise
    December 4, 2017

    I’ve always been a big fan of sending out thank you cards after Christmas or Birthday’s. I’d never come across Basic Invite before, though. I’ll definitely be checking them out now!

    Louise x

  • Tanya Brannan
    December 4, 2017

    I agree, saying thank you is vitally important even for the smallest of gifts. I used to write them all out but I think doing these style of cards would save me so much time!

  • Amy
    December 4, 2017

    I love this post – it is so important to be thankful and grateful. Those cards are gorgeous too 🙂

  • You are so spot-on, Anna! This is a critical (and quickly dying, I fear) art. My kids and I ALWAYS write thank-you’s for their gifts, and I did not allow them to have “friend” birthday parties until they were old enough to write their own thank-you notes!

  • Shahneela
    December 4, 2017

    Those are such beautiful Thank You cards. I like sending cards rather than saying it over phone.

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