DIY Fingerprint Thank You Notes (Nap Time Pursuits Link Up)

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'Tis the season for gratitude!

This week, I am taking some time to prep homemade thank you cards so I can be ready to acknowledge all the wonderful gifts and blessings we've been given this Christmas season.  These DIY Fingerprint Thank You Notes come together in a snap and feature talking snowmen. I wanted to make something wintery, but not too Christmasy. I also like a touch of whimsy and I think I am pretty clever, hence the speech bubbles.

Using fingerprints and ink pads is such a simple way to great a very personal and homemade stationary. I have this amazing book, "Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book."

The book has endless ideas for making art from your fingerprints.  It is such a great craft resource on my book shelf. (Everyone should order a copy right now for the New Year!)

These fingerprint thank you notes take just a few minutes to put together. You can customize the speech bubble on the front and write your words of gratitude on the inside.

You will need:
A selection of colored Sharpies or other markers for embellishing
Light blue ink pad (I love the Ink It Up! ink pads from A.C. Moore. I used "French Blue.")
Blank note cards and envelopes (Or even paper folded into a card)

  1. Stamp your snowman using your fingers (or your kids fingers, if they cooperate.). I used my thumb for the bottom snowball, my index figure for the middle and my pinkie for the top.
  2. Then embellish. Add eyes, a carrot nose, arms, a scarf, a hat and of course, some coal buttons. Then had the speech bubble. Some cute things your snowman could say:

"I loved it!"
"You made my day!"
" You know who rocks? YOU!"
"That gift made me melt."

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! And thanks for reading Yoke!


  1. This is adorable. My son would love this. Thanks for sharing!


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