This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney-Hyperion. All opinions are 100% mine. #thankorama
These days my kindergartener is obsessed with books.
In fact, my daughter received several books for her birthday. Which means that we had to make some thank you cards! We decided to set up a thank you photo booth to take a few silly photos and turn them into cards. We are lucky enough to be working with Disney-Hyperion (a Happily Ever Mom Sponsor) and we received a copy of Mo Willems’ latest & last book in the Piggie & Elephant series, The Thank You Book. After reading the book over and over, my kids were ready to take their own pictures (just like Piggie & Elephant) to say thank you to everyone who showed their love and support on my daughter’s birthday as a way to participate in thankorama.
Here’s how we made our DIY Photo Booth Thank You Cards inspired by the Piggie & Elephant final book, The Thank You Book. (available in stores as of May 2nd 2016 – but, scroll to the end to see how you can win your own book + goodies!).
Before we get to how to make the thank you cards, I’ve got to share the inspiration behind these cards.
The Thank You Book is a darling book in the Piggie and Elephant series. Piggie insists that he hasn’t forgotten to thank anyone and Elephants insists that she has! By the end of the book, I was pretty convinced that I knew who Piggie forgot to say thank you to, but I was surprised that I was wrong!
Since my daughter is learning to read and is fascinated with thought bubbles (the whole book is written in thought bubbles), she was glued to the book. It’s a great book for beginning readers, but the theme is what I love most. Remembering to thank the people in your life is something that is so easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of busy life, but this book reminds us about how important it is to say THANK YOU!
With that in mind, here’s how we are sending out some thank yous this week.
What You Need to Make DIY Photo Booth Thank You Cards
- Cards with envelopes or cardstock
- Photo Booth supplies (glasses and chalkboard sign were found at Michael’s craft store for a $1 each!)
- White Butcher paper
- Photo Paper (we used printer paper to print out our photo, but it will look a lot better on photo paper)
How to Take Photo Booth Photos at Home
To set up the photo booth, tape up some white butcher paper on a wall with good light (we went outside).
We drew a light frame in sharpie to mimic the frames found in The Thank You Book.
Then, take some photos! My Kids Had a blast making silly faces and hiding behind the signs… ha!
How to Make DIY Thank You Cards
Once you’ve taken the photos, start to print out your favorite ones on photo paper (or printer paper, it’s up to you).
- Cut out the photos (4×6 photos fit my cards perfectly, but print out one first to check the size)
- Put glue on the cards you want to cover or card stock
- Press the photo firmly onto the card.
- Trim the photo to fit if needed.
- Let dry!
It’s really that simple, but I love how personal and fun the thank you cards turned out to be!
Now, it’s Your Turn!
You can join all the fun too! You can take your own thank you photos to share with the hashtag #thankorama. Visit Thankorama.com to learn how to draw Piggie, download activity sheets, and more!
And, be sure to check out the video and giveaway below with your kids. My son hasn’t taken off his Piggie & Elephant shirt in 2 days and you can win them too!! (psst…it’s in the wash now, I swear!)
But, you can also win your own prize pack!!
The prize pack will include:
- Copy of The Thank You Book
- Elephant & Piggie event kit & standee
- 2 Elephant & Piggie tshirts
Just comment below about what you think Piggy forgot to be thankful for and I’ll choose a random winner by May 22nd, 2016!
Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.
A big THANK YOU to Disney-Hyperion for working with us on this post. My kids and I have had a blast working on this project together and reading The Thank You Book.