The following was written by editor Kara Fleck.
I hope you are having wonderful holiday season, my friends. I know that we sure are! We’ve had two weekends in a row of family gatherings and are looking forward to celebrating Christmas this weekend with even more family.
Very soon, it will be time to tell the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who helped to make our holiday so merry how thankful we are for their company and generosity.
Yes, kids, we’ll be writing Thank You notes.
This year, I hope to include a of photo of each child with the gift they are thankful for (or the items purchased with a gift card or money, if that is the case). I think this will be a fun, personal touch and add a few snapshots to our loved ones’ fridges, too as I haven’t done the best job this past year in sending out recent pictures of the kids.
My oldest can write her notes herself, but my younger three will need some help, though I am going to be encouraging them to be a part of the processes as much as possible; letting them dictate their message, writing their names if they can, drawing a picture on the card, putting the stamps on the envelopes.
To give myself a bit more time next week, I’m printing some thank you notes this week (the self-mailers on the Skip to My Lou link below). I’m also keeping a list in a small spiral notebook of the presents my family has received and will use that to keep track of who we need to send a note to.
If you’ll be sitting down next week to write some Thank You’s, here are few resources you might find helpful:
- Letter Writing With Young Children ::: Playful Learning
- FREE Printable for organizing your Thank You cards ::: Organizing Your Way
- Holiday Thank You Notes printable ::: Family Fun
- Thoughtful Stickers clipart ::: Martha Stewart Kids
- FREE Printable Thank You Cards ::: Skip to My Lou
Do you and your kids write thank you notes?