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Thank you notes!

Dashel recently turned 3, (holy cow! How is my baby 3?!) and we were lucky enough to be surrounded by many friends and family- who, of course- showered him with toys and gifts. We ended up opening presents the next morning in our living room after the hub-bub of the party and birthday festivities died down. This was so fun because Dash got to relive the fun of his party the next day- which also takes the post birthday sting out of the day after a bit! As he opened- we snapped pictures of each gift (and also kept notes about who gave what). I one hour photo-ed that goodness and jotted my thank you notes right on the back of each pic. Easy peasy- and so cute that each friend/family member gets to see the excited look on Dash’s face when he received their gift! Such a fun, easy way to send a thank you!

Snail Mail

Custom Envelopes!

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Making your own custom envelopes is easier than you think and a great way to personalize your snail mail!

Step One: Pick your paper! (The two papers I picked above are wrapping paper!) You want to pick a paper that has a medium to heavy weight so it stands up to your folding and stuffing.

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Step Two: Carefully deconstruct an envelope you already have to use as your template.

Step Three: Trace the outline of your template onto your chosen paper. I cut a piece of wrapping paper that was slightly larger than my template before I started tracing.

Step Four: Cut out your traced shape. (Notice in the top shape, I also drew vertical lines where to fold! This helped me navigate this envelope, but the one below was easy enough to do without a guide)

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Step Five: Fold the envelope using your template and the original envelope as a guide. (Use your fingernail to really crease each fold)

Step Six: Glue your folds. I used this glue because it’s really easy to apply and not super sticky or messy!

Step Seven: Write your letter and seal with a kiss!