I am not one of those new mothers who enjoys writing thank you notes but I realize that nothing takes the place of a thoughtful, hand-written note. I know I always get a thrill when I receive an envelope in the mail from a friend.
I received delightful gifts from friends and family when "B" was born and I wanted to send thank-you notes before time got away from me with a newborn in the house.
I found that by writing a few a day, the task went quickly and easily. I actually enjoyed writing a nice note to friends who had taken the time to do something for me. Some even said it was a gift to receive my note. So, to make the task easier for you, I've listed my latest favorite thank-you note designs, and a few sample thank-you notes that you can edit to make your own.
a bit of advice:
1. Be sure to send out your notes promptly - write and mail a few a day so you'll feel good about your accomplishments.
2. Offer sincere, heartfelt appreciation.
3. Sign the note with your name - not the baby's.
My current faves for baby thank-you notes and announcements:
Red Stamp has a fabulous selection of notes and their announcements are so great that I had to mention them too. You can outsource shower invitations and announcements using their Mail-For-Me service.