I work for a greeting card company in the design department; I am not a designer but I love coming up with new ideas for card designs. My focus this year is on GRATITUDE, being thankful for all we have and acknowledging whomever was responsible for our good fortune. Creating products geared toward businesses, one realizes that it is the customer that deserves the thanks; without them we would not be in business.
So getting back to my idea, I thought a z-fold calendar would be the perfect place to design a thank you; something that can be displayed all year long to be sent as the company holiday greeting card. I did some research and discovered that expressing thanks in this small world would be extra special if I could do it in different languages. I felt a little like Joel Grey in Cabaret when he sang Willkommen-don’t think that song wasn’t in my head all week!
I entered the term Thank You into bablefish.com and translated into languages that were common and familiar to me; Merci (French), Gracias (Spanish), Vielen Dank (German), Grazie (Italian) for instance. Grazie is my favorite, it sounds so cool rolling off the tongue-like you really mean Thank you