What?! We’ve come to the end of our 12 days of shopping roundup, and we’ve gotten to every kid’s favorite thing to think about: the thank you note.
It’s true. Most people don’t realize that kids get as excited about writing thank you notes as they do about unwrapping that giant gift with their name on it under the tree.
Okay, well here are some ways to make thank you notes a bit more fun for kids, because if they don’t send them, everyone will think you are a bad, ungracious, lazy, rude, ignorant, barbaric parent who is raising their kids in a barn.
A nice calligraphy set would be perfect for those who like to mess around with ink, drawing, doodling, lettering, what have you. And the perfect way to practice calligraphy is by hand-writing all those thank you cards! Sheaffer Calligraphy Maxi Kit
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I couldn’t decide which thank you card design to show from Paper Source, so I made a little collage of four of my faves. Have you seen the T.Hanks one before? Ha!
Of course, a cool set of vintage Christmas rubber stamps would always be an incentive for homemade thank you notes.
Pumpkins and Posies designed these lovely free printable thank you cards if you want to go with something a little more neutral.
And if you need a little reminder, or if your kids don’t have their thank you note style down pat yet, I love this short template from Hallmark outlining the structure of an effective thank you note.
If you want to keep things short, simple and lazy, feel free to print out this thank you circle, stick it to your forehead, and email everyone photos…
I’m a little sad this is our last day of gift ideas. Mia and I had fun brainstorming ideas and checking out what each other posted every day. I think there were only 1 or 2 items we both had in our posts! I will definitely be shopping both Mia’s and my posts for people this year. (I guess it’s time start actually shopping. Eek!) And here they are:
Day 5: Gifts for Reluctant Artists- My post on Gifts for Reluctant Artists • Mia’s post on Gifts for Reluctant Artists and Gifts for Reluctant Readers