It is important to cultivate a heart of thankfulness. God has done everything for us and He deserves our thanks.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34
I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17
But the Bible not only instructs us to thank God, in it we are encouraged to give thanks to and for one another as well.
I always thank God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:4
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Ephesians 1:16
You can thank someone for a large number of different reasons (and this list could go on for a long time):
- For their support
- For their service
- For their example
- For their inspiration
- For their help
- For their gift
Best of all, you can say thanks in many creative ways. Here are a few:
1. Invite Them to Dinner and Make a Toast
Want a new way to say thank you to someone? Invite them over for supper and at the beginning of the meal offer a toast to them. Gratitude expressed in front of others is powerful. Your toast can be written ahead of time or given extemporaneously – either way, it will bless.
2. Make it Fun and Make it Rhyme
Whether your aim for a Shakespearean sonnet or a modern rap, put your thanks into rhyming verse and it will never be forgotten. Roses are red, violets are blue, this is my way to say thanks to you! We know you can do better.
3. Bottle it Up
Put something delicious in a decorative jar (hot cocoa mix, rice pilaf mix, flavored coffee beans) and then make a fancy label with the word THANKS front and center.
4. Personalized Bag
Similar to the jar idea, a gift bag can also express your thanks. Tuck in something special (not necessarily costly) underneath folds of colorful tissue paper. Put a bold monogram on the bag along with a tag saying Thank You.
5. Send a Religious Thank You Card
Nothing says thank you quite like saying thank you….in so many words. Choose a religious thank you card that suits your personality – serious, whimsical or straightforward – and then compose a note telling them how grateful you are to them and, more importantly, why. Specific thanks will encourage the person tremendously. If you are thanking someone for a gift, take a selfie with the present and include the photo in your card.
At The Printery House we have a wide selection of cards from which to choose. Whichever kind of religious thank you card you seek, we are sure to have one to suit. We encourage you to thank the people in your life in all kinds of ways including sending them a handwritten card!