Today we would like to talk about Thank You Note Etiquette for Kids. Thank You notes are often viewed as obligatory, but they possess potent values that go far beyond typical etiquette, like …
- Showing that the gift was received and enjoyed
- Making the gift giver feel special and appreciated
For our children, if we emphasize these ideals and encourage their creativity, we will guarantee a positive habit that lasts a life time.
- The sooner ‘Thank You’ cards are sent, the better. With our family, we usually send our cards out within one week.
- Talk about the gift with your children. Find out what they liked about it and suggest they include that in the note (or you can if you are writing on behalf of a younger child)
- Get their creative juices flowing by having lots of age-appropriate craft supplies on hand: stickers, glitter, fun markers, or cute stationary
- Hand-written cards are most appropriate, as they allow a more personal connection with the intended. Regardless of how long their note is, always end with the actual phrase “Thank You.”
- Provide positive reinforcement! Let them know that Grandma appreciated the handmade card and they will certainly look forward to writing the next one.
With these simple ideas, you and your children will have a wonderful time making thank you cards together, and the recipient will be thrilled with their own crafted gift. Here is a great selection of Thank You Notes to choose from.
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