Frequently Asked Questions

What is this thank you card for?

We are assembling the world’s largest thank you card so that people around the world may post free thank you messages to recognize and celebrate the individuals, companies, and organizations that have made a difference in their lives. The purpose of this thank you card is to offer these everyday heroes “A World of Thanks”.

Is this an online thank you card?

Yes.

When is the official launch date of A World of Thanks – The World’s Largest Thank You Card?

The Official Launch Date is November 25, 2010 (Thanksgiving Day), although people may start posting messages on the card during the pre-launch period (starting on January 1, 2010 - New Years Day).

Is it free for me to post my thank you message on the world’s largest thank you card?

Yes. Anyone may post a thank you message for free. Although there will be a small charge for those who want to select more than one space on the card.

How long will this thank you card be available to view?

It will serve as a time capsule for people to explore and enjoy for generations to come.

How long will this thank you card be available for me to post my message?

There are a limited number of spaces available on the card. Until the card is full, people may continue to post their thank you messages.

How do I post my message to the world’s largest thank you card?

First, zoom all the way into the place on the Earth where you would like to post your message. Then click on the Post Message button and follow the instructions.

What should I have ready before I post my message on the thank you card?

It would be helpful for you to have the following items ready before posting your message:

1. Your written thank you message.

2. A picture, logo, etc to post on the card (the “doorway” to your message window). Please keep in mind that the spaces on the card are square in shape, so your image will fit the space better if you crop it into a square before uploading it.

3. A picture to post inside your message window.

4. You may also choose the images that you post on the card and in your message window from our selection of Free Images.

5. A video clip to post in your message window. Either create your own video clip and post it on You Tube, or find a video clip that is already on You Tube (optional).

6. ou may also post website links in your message window (up to three).

What are all of the images on the front of the thank you card for?

These are the “doorways” to the thank you messages. When someone posts a message on the thank you card, they also add an image to the front of the card (click here to see the thank you card). If you click an image on the card, you see the corresponding message window containing the thank you message. Within a message window, you may also find a picture, a video clip and even website links, depending on how the owner of that message window set it up.

What do I do if I don’t have, or don’t want to post my own images?

We have a selection of Free Images that you may choose from. You will be given the opportunity to choose from these free images during the process of posting your message.

May I post animated images (moving images) to the thank you card.

No. In an attempt to keep the thank you card visually appealing, the card will not accept animated (moving) images.

What is a Tagline?

A Taglines is the short text message that pops up when your cursor hovers above an image on the thank you card. It can be used to entice people to click your image on the card (to see your message window), draw attention to an important cause, or even just to be silly. It adds a flare of personality to your image on the card.

What may I put in my message window?

You may post a written thank you message, a picture, a video clip and up to three website links.

May I change the contents of my message window at a later date?

Yes. We will email you a password that you may use to edit the contents of your message window or delete your message from the card entirely. You may use your password to edit every aspect of your message window including: your written thank you message, video clip, image you posted on the card (doorway to your thank you message), image you posted inside your message window, tagline, who the message is To & From, your email address, the comment section of your message window, and even your website links. You may also use your password to totally delete your message, and space(s) from the card.

How will people find my message on the thank you card?

There are several ways people can find and view your thank you message:

  1. 1. They can click on the Search For A Thank You Message button at the top of the homepage. This search tool will allow people to search all messages on the card by entering search criteria such as: whom the message is to and from, keywords, whether or not the message contains a video clip, whether or not the message contains website links, etc.
  2. 2. You can share your thank you message via email by clicking the “Share by Email” button inside your message window.
  3. 3. You can share your thank you message on Twitter by clicking the “Share on Twitter” button inside your message window.
  4. 4. People can also view your thank you message by simply clicking your image on the card (the doorway to your message window). This will cause your message window to open.

May I purchase a cluster of spaces on the thank card in order to increase the size of the image I post on the card?

Yes. This option will be presented to you during the process of posting your message. There is a small charge for each additional image space you select.

I selected my image space on the card, but I keep getting a message saying, “Some of the spaces you selected are not available”. Why is this?

This may be caused by one of two things: First of all, you may only select spaces “within” the image of the Earth (not out in space). Secondly, You may not select a space that has already been selected by someone else. Make sure your space does not overlap a space that has already been selected by someone else.

How large is each image space on the world’s largest thank you card?

Each space on the card is square and measures 32 x 32 pixels.

May I post adult material on the thank you card?

No. This is, and will remain, a family-friendly website. There may be no material posted to this website that is considered pornographic, hateful, indecent or any other type of material that is not in line with the spirit of this endeavor. Please see the Terms of Use for more information.

What should I do if I see inappropriate material on the thank you card?

We appreciate your help in keeping this thank you card family friendly. Please report inappropriate material to Info@AWorldofThanks.com and type “Inappropriate Material” in the subject line.

What should I do if my question is not listed here?

Please email us with your questions at Info@AWorldofThanks.com and type “Help” in the subject line. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

How do I contact you regarding press inquiries?

Please send press inquiries to Info@AWorldofThanks.com and type “Press” in the subject line.

May I post more than one thank you message on the card?

Yes. It is free for anyone to post one thank you message on the card (one space on the thank you card). Although, there will be a small fee for each additional space on the card that you select.

Being a nonprofit organization, how can posting a message on the world’s largest thank you card help us fulfill our mission?

First and foremost, it will give you a wonderful opportunity to thank all of your donors and volunteers who make it possible for you to support such a worthy cause. Secondly, it gives you an opportunity to thank your partner organizations and companies who help you succeed in your mission. Within your message window, you may include a link (or donate button) to your own website, as well a link to your partner company’s website – a true win/win. You may be surprised by how quickly they reciprocate this positive and powerful gesture. Furthermore, this thank you card will give your organization, and your worthy cause, long-term exposure. This is a positive and unique endeavor that’s already getting a lot of attention, and people will be exploring it and enjoying it for generations to come. Let your supporters know it’s free to sign this thank you card. You can ask them to use your logo as their image on the thank you card, which will further increase your exposure.

I have a problem or complaint about a purchase I made via this thank you card. Whom can I contact?

We apologize for any inconvenience you may be experiencing. Please contact us at Info@AWorldofThanks.com and put "My Purchase" in the Subject field. We will get back to you shortly.