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Sweet Thank You Notes

My dear friend battling breast cancer always writes such beautiful, thoughtful letters and thank you notes.  However, the cancer treatments have taken a toll on her body and energy.  She's no longer able to keep up with handwriting notes to everyone who has helped her...yet, she so desperately wants to.
She recently asked me to make her simple and sweet thank you notes with just enough room to sign her name.  She needed the cards completely ready to hand out to her friends as they gave her meals and gifts.

After discussing a few ideas with my friend, here's the result:
A colorful basket of thank you notes!
Take a look!

Peppermint sticks all tied up.

Your meal 'mint' so much to us!
Thank you!

Orange paper card with a candy orange slice tied on top.

'Orange' you sweet?

$1. pack of blank printed cards tied with purple ribbon and a chocolate bar.

Inside reads: I love you more than chocolate!

Mini-size Almond Joy bars with tag attached.

Tag reads:  You bring me so much joy!

$1. pack of blank printed cards cut down.
One candle tied onto the card.

Your meal brought so much
to our day...
and a fullness of love to our hearts (and tummies)!
Thank you for your love.

Party poppers (TNT style)

You are dynamite!

$1. pack of printed blank cards

Stamp inside:
Love you so!
(Both stamps are from Michaels)

I labeled dividers in the basket to organize the cards.
(Basket purchased at JoAnns.)

My friend was overjoyed!!!
This simple gift was able to lighten her load tremendously.
I had so much fun creating these fun cards for her...I hope she'll need more soon!
Love and prayers to you, Ruthanna!


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  1. You are a special friend to make all those adorable cards! So nice!

  2. What a wonderful way to help your friend

  3. I love these!!! Such an awesome idea!!

  4. Such a cute gift idea. I love it. I am your newest follower. I hope you will stop by my blog soo.

  5. This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! So thoughtful! And wonderful work. Love love love your blog by the way!

  6. What a thoughtful gift & so cute! Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog.. if you haven‘t already. Hope to see you there. {I'm a new follower.} :)


  7. WHAT COMPLETE CLEVER CUTENESS, LOVE IT ALL. I also love the storing solution WELL DONE. winks-jen

  8. I just ran into your blog tonight and just wanted to say how sweet this post is (No pun intended).No but really this really is such a thoughtful thing to do for your friend. She is so lucky to have you as a friend!!

  9. Wow, I am thinking my Mom would love a box like this... thank you for the inspiration!

  10. This is absolutely the sweetest gift [and most thoughtful] I've seen in a long time. Bless you for being so kind to a friend in need. Being a cancer survivor myself, I am impressed with the generosity of time and thought you put into this.

  11. This is an awesome gift! Fun to get and fun to give! Cute ideas!

  12. Absolutely magnificent! Cute & creative.

  13. I love how you used little gifts with each one and the sayings were so cute and clever. The cards looks fantastic. That is so nice of you to make these for your friend. I bet she loves them. I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog:

  14. What a great (and creative!) friend you are! These are great! I think I will pass these on to some friends of mine at church that make things like this with young children to give out to our shut ins! Thank you for sharing :)

  15. How very thoughtful of you to put this together for your friend. I can imagine how excited she was to receive it, and she will love handing the little cards out to those who help her. Amazing idea, thanks for the inspiration

    -rachel w k

  16. What a wonderful gift - straight from the heart!

  17. What a great friend! These are great!

  18. These are beautiful... but what I love the most is the meaning behind them. Your friend is lucky to have you by her side.

  19. These are fabulous. What a great friend you are and so thoughtful. I love this so much I would love to share it tomorrow at Strictly Homemade Tuesday. Thanks so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope to see you this Tuesday. Cheers!

  20. Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Love this! :) What a thoughtful gift. Thank you for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday party last week. Feel free to come grab a featured button. :)


  21. This was so sweet of you. Such a very nice thing to do for your friend. Plus they are super adorable. You have a new follower!

  22. Oh my goodness, these are just AWESOME! My aunt is undergoing cancer treatments right now and I know lately she has struggled to keep up with her thank you notes. I might have to do something similar for her.

  23. This is the sweetest and most clever thing ever! We often forget about the simple things that make a big difference in the live's of cancer patients. I am sure both you and your friend are blessed to have each other. Thanks for linking up to my "Best of 2011" party and for your sweet comment on being a reader. I have you + my mom....suh-weet! LOL