Thank-You Notes for Beginners
November 4th, 2012
Growing up, my mother ran a tight ship when it came to gift appreciation. Prompt thank-you notes were a non-negotiable part of any holiday that included gifts.
As much as I grumbled and whined about the hassle of such activities, I’m hoping to instill the value in my kids. Thus, Miss Mouse and I worked on some tokens of gratitude after her birthday party a few weeks ago.
Given her age, I knew I’d be doing most of the composition, but I wanted the notes to “feel” like Miss Mouse. I ordered foam harvest-themed picture frames from Oriental Trading Company. Miss Mouse carefully assembled and decorated them. I ordered prints of some nice pictures of her friends from the party, then stuck each one in a frame and penned a quick thank-you on the back of the frame. Miss Mouse signed her name to each.
A thank-you plus party favor in one! Miss Mouse had a great time delivering the picture frames in church this morning and I felt confident that her guests knew how much their presence meant at her shindig.