Our family has never been known for our stellar thank-you note etiquette. Instead, thank you notes typically make my boys want to actually return their presents.
“THANK YOU NOTES??? Oh, um, oh, uh. Moaaaannnnnn….Groannnnn….”
Look, it’s not that they are ungrateful. They SAID thank-you 100 times, jumped up and down, and gave the giver a hug. We are thankful, okay. But sitting down in an actual chair and WRITING out thank you notes??? Apparently some people don’t love that idea.
And many of you know that even after they write them their mother may lose them, forget to mail them, or stick them into a drawer and find and mail them a year later.
Not me, of course. Ahem. Never, no. I’m just so organized and careful. That would never happen to me…. (Ha!!!!! Right.)
But we do want to do the right thing and teach our children to show gratitude to others. We’ve been blessed so much.
So Lil’ Miss Gratitude, over at….well…..Lilmissgratitude.com invented something that’s pretty awesome. This is what I used for my son’s birthday this year. He took one look at how it was basically already written and all he has to do is fill in the blanks, and he calmed down.
“Oh. I just fill in these blanks?
“Yep. So easy.”
“OKay. Sure. Do you have more of these? Because I got a LOT of presents.”
“No, but I have some “Hello” cards with blanks too. You could make those work for thank you notes.”
“Let me see. Yeah, okay, I got it. THANKS, MOM! Thank you so much. Phew.”
And look how cute:
He’s too cool to color them, of course, so we sent some out uncolored, and I colored some of the others.
My son also decided that his friends don’t want thank-you notes, so he only delivered them to his grandparents and aunts and uncles. Well, all right, this is me we are talking about. He wrote them 2 weeks ago, and they are sitting right beside me because I can’t remember anyone’s exact address, and I haven’t found the time to look them all up. Hey, I may be a slacker mail handler, but at least I got him to write the notes! Right?
I love Laura’s slogan for these cards: “We said thank you notes; they heard root canal.”
So if this sounds like a story you can relate to, here’s where you can order your own. I can’t recommend these highly enough:
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