Since the arrival of our little sweety-pie boy Vilho, people have absolutely showered us with their generosity. Now that things are finally starting to get a little settled... ha ha, wait... let me rephrase that... now that he's over two months old and I'm feeling like a terrible person for not sending out Thank You cards and baby photos already, I wanted to do so without the standard cheezy prepackaged notecards.
Now take a large sewing needle and prepunch your stitch holes. Try to keep your holes as evenly spaced as possible. It will keep your stitches from looking neater and more professional on your finished product.
Some people may not like to have the back of their stitching showing... you could always take a peice of coordinating paper and line your card. I try keep my stitches tidy enough that I don't mind them showing.
If you're feeling ambitious, you could also personalize these with names, stitch out a quote or a poem, or even do a simple picture.