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Writing Thank You Notes

Writing Thank You Notes



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Making Thank You Notes Fun

Making Thank You Notes Fun

Ideas to motivate your kids...

 

  • Have a kit filled with fun paper, colored pencils, pens, stamps & stamp pads, stickers, etc. that are only used for thank you notes and letter writing so they look forward to creating their notes.
  • Get creative with making cards:
    Scan their art work and have them write a note on it.
    Have all the family members pose for the letters to spell out THANKS and then photograph. Print the pictures, cut each letter out and paste onto note cards and write your message.
    Take a picture of your child with their new item and then kids can write a message on the back.
    Create a photo collage of pictures from the party, make copies and write a message.
    Buy pre-made white puzzles and kids can decorate and write a message and then mail the puzzle pieces for the recipient to put together.
  • Have everyone in the family work on their notes together so it is more fun.
  • Encourage kids to get descriptive about what they liked about their gift to help them connect with what they are writing about.

Do kids need to write them?


It is never to early to start teaching your children good etiquette.

If they are too young to write, they can draw pictures and you can add a thank you note at the bottom.

There are pre-printed cards that make it easy for new writers. The note is written and your child just fills in the blank with names and the gift they received. (Most stationery stores.)

Talk to your child about why it is important to acknowledge others when they take the time to give a gift. When it comes via mail, it is nice for the person to know that you received it.

Notes don't have to be long, just sincere.

Proper Etiquette

--Submitted by Tara Stockton, Mind Your Manners

- Don't use stationery with printed message in or on it
- Don't use pencil for the “real� letter
- Don't use address labels
- Do write a draft
- Do use good paper in a neutral shade (e.g., pastels)
- Do write within a week of receiving the gift
- Do tell what you intend to do/have done with money received
- Do address and return-address the envelope by hand

 

Proper Etiquette

--Submitted by Tara Stockton, Mind Your Manners

- Donít use stationery with printed message in or on it
- Donít use pencil for the ďrealĒ letter
- Donít use address labels
- Do write a draft
- Do use good paper in a neutral shade (e.g., pastels)
- Do write within a week of receiving the gift
- Do tell what you intend to do/have done with money received
- Do address and return-address the envelope by hand

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