The best part is picking the color to match the recipient — people All the fluorescence of Risograph with the consistency of offset printing, these vivid patterns by beloved Dutch graphic artist Sigrid Calon are an excellent color boost for your stationery stash.
“My advice,” she says, “is to write out a draft of your note before you commit pen to this paper.
They’re too fancy to screw up on.” “Sometimes it’s hard to find one note card that’s appropriate for the receiver (your partner, your co-worker, your grandma …) and expresses all the things you need to say,” says Isabel Castillo Guijarro, art director of Refinery29.
There’s enough variety to suit any kind of thanking scenario, while still playing to your recipient’s style. “I stan for Block Shop Textiles in general, so I love their note cards, which are printed on thick card stock and edged in yellow gold.” “I work in client services and write thank-you cards on the regular for things like client referrals and holiday gifts — and I am not shy about cold emailing people with asks for advice and favors,” says Alex Daly, whose firm Vann Alexandra runs crowdfunding campaigns and has a design-heavy client roster.
She’s “obsessed” with this set of cards from Olivetti Pattern, which comes with a variety of squiggles, dots, and lines printed from an Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter.
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It’s hard to riff on the phrase “thank you,” but these cards manage to take a succinct and non-gag-inducing approach to copy-writing with a simple “so grateful.” And the blue-foil stamping and hand-painted pattern are excellent-looking.
“My favorite thank-you notes are those that rely on your words and not the card to express the sentiment,” says designer, art director, and illustrator Ngaio Parr.
“A touch of yellow (the happiest color) is all you need.
However, there is more to it than simply writing a few words down on a piece of cardstock.
To make your index cards truly work for you it is important to carefully control the information that you put on the cards to begin with.