Amid that final frenzied December push to finish Christmas shopping, often we forget about those things we should start sending out in early January: thank you cards. And by the time January rolls around, and you finally remember to stock up on them, the selection is so picked over, that your choice is almost always a compromise. Stay ahead of the game this year and get those essential cards before Christmas – if you already have them, you might even get a head start on writing them (rather than waiting until spring, like I often do). Here are a few of my favourites on the market right now. Midnight Garden, $18 US (set of 8), Rifle Paper Co. Gold Painted Stripes, $18 US (box of 8), Rifle Paper Co. 99 Thank Yous, $20 US (set of 10), Kate Spade New York. Small Card Big Thank You, $20 US (set of 10), Kate Spade New York. Thank You B134, $12 (set of 8), Cartolina Cards. Thanks B133, $12 (set of 8), Cartolina Cards. A Thousand Thanks, $12 (set of 8), Kate & Birdie Paper Co. Hedgehogs Thanks, $12 (set of 8), Kate & Birdie Paper Co. What do you think - which one is your fave?