DIY Gerald The Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks + GIVEAWAY!

Mo Willems Thank You Book and DIY

Hey All!

Did you know May is Thankorama Month? I’m giving thanks and celebrating with the help of Mo Willems. He’s a fabulous number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator. His new book which released this month by Disney Publishing is called THE THANK YOU BOOK. It’s such a fun book to show kids and adults alike the power of saying thank you and practicing giving thanks. It’s the perfect book to celebrate #Thankorama with! If you haven’t read the book or heard of Mo Willems, The book follows Gerald and Piggie, who are best friends. Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important. It’s such a cute story. I was excited when I got a “Mo Mail” package in the mail to inspire me to celebrate Thankorama Month in my own way. I of course decided to make a DIY to celebrate and I’m sharing it with you to say thanks to my fabulous readers. You’re going to love these DIY Gerald The Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks!

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks Supplies

Here is what you’ll need to make these fun thank you cards and bookmarks:


  • White, Gray, Black, and Pink Cardstock.
  • Scissors
  • Craft Cutting Machine (I used my Cricut)
  • The Pig Bookmark template found HERE.
  • Ruler
  • School Glue
  • Envelopes
  • Colored Pencils
  • Our Free Printable Gerald The Elephant Template You Can DOWNLOAD HERE!



First you upload the above image to your craft cutting machine or you print it out and use it as a template to cut out all your pieces to make your Gerald the elephant thank you cards. You cut out his head and trunk out of the gray cardstock.

You then cut out his round classes pieces out of the black and white cardstock. You also use the black to cut out his mouth.

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks Step 1

Once you have all your pieces cut, you then take your black colored pencil and draw on his little eyes.

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks Step 2

You then take your ruler and black colored pencil and draw lines onto the back of the card. This is where you’ll write your thank you message.

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks Step 3

You write your message and then proceed to flip the card over and glue on his eyes, glasses, trunk, and mouth.

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks Step 4

You lastly take your black color pencil and draw on his eyebrows and glasses lines.

DIY Elephant Thank You Card

That’s it you’re done with the Gerald the elephant thank you cards! How cute is he?!! I think he looks pretty close to his actual drawing don’t you think?

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks

You can pair this thank you card with a Piggie inspired bookmark. Use this Pig Bookmark template found HERE and your Cricut cutting machine to cut out these super cute pig bookmarks.

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmark

It’s the perfect little DIY pairing to say thank you with during Thankorama month!

DIY Elephant Thank You Cards

The Thank You Book is the perfect book to snuggle up and read with the family. You can enjoy a tasty cookie with it too!

Mo Willems DIY Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmarks Cookie

Don’t forget to make yourself a little piggie bookmark to hold your place in the book when you do sit down to read it.

DIY Mo Willems Elephant Thank You Cards & Pig Bookmark

You can check out more about the book in this little fun video featuring Mo Willems below.

Disney-Hyperion would also like to send one of my fabulous readers their own fun “Mo Mail” package to say thanks during Thankorama Month.

Enter in the Rafflecopter form below to have the chance to win a Mo Mail Prize pack!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One (1) winner will have the chance to win a prize pack that will include:

  • Copy of The Thank You Book
  • Elephant & Piggie event kit & standee
  • 2 Elephant & Piggie tshirts

Open to US addresses only. SORRY. Prizing fulfilled and provided by Disney-Hyperion. Ages 18 and up!


******Good luck to All who enter! And THANK YOU so much for entering! ******

Mo Willems Thank You Month

I love this month and I’m taking the opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of YOU amazing readers and followers who allow me to do what I love to do each day by visiting this site and showing your never ending support. Thank you for sticking around for over 7 years. You all rock!

I’d love to know who you would thank with these thank you cards. Feel free to download one of these “I Will Thank” Speech Bubbles here:

Download the Pink Speech Bubble

Download the Grey Speech Bubble

And share a photo on social media using hashtag #Thankorama to share who you would thank this month!

This post is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion! Thanks so much for supporting the amazing brands that make this site possible!


Visit for more info on this book and Mo Willems and to learn how to draw Piggie, download activity sheets, and more!