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A Religious Thank You Card is One of the Many Ways to Say Thanks

Bless you for your thoughtfulness

Bless you for your thoughtfulness

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!

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Send a Religious Thank You Card to Someone Who’s Made a Difference in Your Life

You Are a Blessing

You Are a Blessing

Most of us were taught by our parents to thank people who give us a gift or who provide us with an extraordinary service (the doctor who delivered your baby, the priest who married you, the teacher who helped you make it through second grade). But, as a Christian, there are people who have tremendous influence in your life who may never hear the difference they are making.

These people are in your church, your bible study circle, your small group or your Sunday School class. Their life of faith inspires you and challenges you and blesses you, but do you ever take the time to let them know how? This week, make the decision to thank someone who has been a spiritual influence in your life. Someone outside of your family,that you’ve never thanked before.

Here are a few ways to show appreciation for the ones who inspire you to be better:

1. Make it Official Print off a certificate of thanks. Make your certificate say exactly what you want it to say “Best Supporting Friend”, “Best Prepared Group Leader”, “Favorite Bible Study Partner”. You fill in the details.

2. Home Baked Goodness Says a Lot Purchase a religious thank you card and inside write a personal note letting the person know how they’ve impacted your life: you are inspired by their prayer life; challenged by their devotion to aging parents; eager to learn more yourself because of their bible wisdom. Tie that card with a cheerful ribbon to a loaf of warm bread, a box of homemade cookies or a fresh-baked pie.

3. Recognize Their Spiritual Fruit Summer is a great time to share things that grow in the yard. You could put together a flower arrangement or even pot a flower or plant from your yard. If you are a vegetable gardener, gather some of your garden goodness into a handsome basket. Tuck a religious thank you card inside mentioning some spiritual fruit you admire in them.

4. Pay it Forward Have you ever been somewhere dining out and when the meal was finished you asked for the check and your waitress informed you that someone else had paid your bill. You could be the one to do the same for someone else.

You don’t have to send a religious thank you card only to people who do really big things. What about the widow who attends church faithfully – aren’t you challenged by her excellent example? What about the person who sits in front of you and sings with their whole heart on Sunday morning? Or the one who smilingly staffs the nursery? Or who plays the piano/organ? Just visit The Printery House online and order a box of religious thank you cards. A simple note letting the person know how their life is sharpening yours is all it takes. Do it today!

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Sharing in Random Acts of Kindness Week With Religious Thank You Cards

 

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With Heartfelt Thanks

In the section of scripture known as the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord talked a good deal about what it looks like to live as a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven. That kingdom is an upside down kingdom – at least compared to earthly kingdoms. In God’s kingdom to be poor in spirit is to be made rich, to show others mercy is to receive mercy and enemies and strangers are to be treated as friends. It is in this context that the Lord spoke the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

How would we have others treat us? With appreciation… with patience….with kindness.  That is the idea behind Random Acts of Kindness Week which officially takes place February 11-17. It’s an official week of encouraging one another – people we know and people we don’t know – by seeking out ways to bless them.

It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of our own private lives and fail to really consider others. Yet as Christians, our Lord has instructed us to do just that – to demonstrate consideration of others. What better time to obey this command than during Random Acts of Kindness week? So here are just a few ideas to help you celebrate seven days of intentional kindness:

1. Write and pass out religious thank you cards
The postman, the grocery checker, the barista at your favorite coffee shop, the person serving at the food kitchen, your child’s teacher. All of these people would be encouraged to receive a kind word from you. Religious thank you cards point beyond you to the Lord – it’s because we are so thankful to Him that we are able to have grateful hearts toward others.

2. Make an inspirational sign
Your sign could say YOU ARE AMAZING!, SMILE!, or THERE’S ONLY ONE YOU! Hold it up on the side of the street, tape it to your back car window or you could plant it in your front yard.

3. Do a little extra
Offer to do part of a colleague’s job. Refill the copier or post the mail. Run the mop over the floor or do some filing.

4. Be an unknown blessing
Write out a kind note and tape it to a chocolate bar or a $5 gift card and leave it on the windshield of a police officer’s car, at the doorstep of the fire department or on the front desk at the animal shelter.

5. Remember the forgotten
Take valentines to the nursing home or the center for the disabled.

6. Pay it forward
When you visit the drive-through at your favorite donut shop, coffee shop or fast food restaurant, pay a few extra dollars to cover the guy (or gal) in the car behind you.

Unless you plan to be kind, a day, a week, a month or a life can go by without ever going out of our way to be kind. Jesus said that the world is kind to those who are their friends – citizens of His Kingdom must show extraordinary kindness. Get ready now by stocking up on religious thank you cards from The Printery House then enjoy the fun of Random Acts of Kindness week. It just might turn your world upside down.

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Sending Christian Cards to Say Thanks: Teaching Your Children the Importance of Saying Thank You

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The Holly and the Ivy

Parents have so much they want to pass along to their children. First and foremost, Christian parents want to hand off the baton of faith. But there is a lot for parents to teach in terms of how that faith plays out in daily life. Being the recipients of a salvation that we did not earn, we are above all grateful. And while children may feel thankful in their heart, they will need the guidance of mom and dad to learn how to make expressing thanks a lifelong habit.

After Christmas is a great time to teach children the importance of saying Thank You. Now that all those presents under the tree have been unwrapped and put to the test, it is time to let the gift-givers know how each item is enjoyed. Parents can buy a packet of Christian cards and sit down with their kids to acknowledge them.

The habit of saying Thank You starts in the home. Every person in the home should be saying those words to one another in the course of each day. But even those people who live under the same roof with us would love to receive a formal Thank You card.

Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents are not required to give gifts to children. Gifts are free-will offerings from the heart and, as such, they should be acknowledged. Children who write a thank you note to family members are learning something important about maintaining healthy relationships.

Far away relatives did not have the gift-giver’s pleasure of watching your child open their present. They are waiting to hear more about how your child likes their gift. Help your child see that this person thought enough to send a gift and that they should recognize that gift with a thank you card.

It’s also a good idea to teach your children to write an appreciative note for actions. Maybe someone took your child to a special event or perhaps they have given your child special attention or help – these kindnesses should be noted and thanked. Each time you have your child send a thank you card, you are teaching them to realize the kindness of others.

School age children can write their own thank you cards. They need only mention the gift or action and write a brief line or two about why it was appreciated. Thank you notes don’t have to be long – but they are more meaningful when they are a step beyond email and texting.

If your child is still too young to write their own card, have them draw a picture of the gift or of themselves enjoying the present. Parents can write down the words that young child say inside the card. Let your child enjoy putting the stamp on the envelope.

People of all ages appreciate receiving a written word of thanks. Keep Christian cards on hand and make writing thank you notes a regular part of life. Christian cards are available at many stores, including the online store The Printery House, where cards are made with great care. We are thankful every day for the gift of Jesus. And every day there is something for which to give thanks.

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