Sending Christmas Thank You Notes
From: Robin Souder
Although Christmas cards are dwindling more with each year, the acknowledgment and gratitude of a gift is still crucial in our family. As the Christmas cards come in, I ask the children to pick out their favorite designs. I cut the front from the card and turn it into a postcard for my kids to use as a thank you postcard, a note card, or a gift tag.
As a thank you for a Christmas gift, the front of the card is perfect. I draw a line down the center of the blank side vertically to resemble a postcard. I let the child write the thank you message on the left side with the address on the right. Postage for postcards is cheaper than a letter. I know most people will say that an email is even cheaper, but I find that those who send a gift love seeing the handwritten thank you of a child or even an adult for that matter (especially those gift givers who are from an older generation.)
Cherish those who have come before us, as they have enlightened us with the beauty of personality, character and the work of the hands!
Thanks Robin for a great tip and reminder about the importance of Christmas thank you notes. I have to take my hat off to my daughter Tawra in this post because she is one of the best when it comes to writing thank yous and I do appreciate it. She has her kids write a thank you note for every birthday or Christmas gift they get. I think that doing this teaches the kids many things like respect, gratefulness, the importance of doing something that might not be their favorite thing to do but that is important to do anyway in consideration of someone else and much more.
Tawra always sends a thank you note or small gift to someone who does an extra service for her like the trash man or a neighbor. It is truly a good thing to teach our children and a habit some of us adults need to get into.
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