Once I had registering on my mind, I also started thinking about thank you notes. Since we haven't settled on an invitation design yet, I didn't have to much to go on but knew I wanted the thank you notes to reflect the Chicago theme of the wedding.
The inspiration for the thank you notes was this vintage Chicago postcard:
I did a little Photoshopping and made them into this (excuse the poor photo quality...this is a new camera and clearly I need to read the manual):
They're printed on a thick linen paper, and overall I think turned out pretty well for about $1 per card from Vista Print. The one downer, which I didn't know about until I got the cards back, that it was printed on the back side:
I may cover that up with a monogram sticker. I also need to line the plain white envelopes, and think this may be the perfect opportunity to use up random Chicago maps I've amassed over the years.