We all want to instill thoughtfulness in our children. Say Please. And Thank You. And yes ma’am, no ma’am, and can I help you with that? Ordering kids thank you cards just for them (maybe let them pick out their favorite?) will make it fun to start the habit of writing handwritten notes.
Writing thank you notes for birthday gifts is one way we make sure our southern babies express their gratitude — and of course, learn the art of a handwritten thank you note, the gold standard of Southern manners.
Yes, you’ll get some protests… but in the end, asking to say the words and write the words will hopefully remind them to be grateful.
Tips for encouraging kids to write thank you notes
1. Make it easy. Help them with an easy format. The fill in the blank cards are excellent for little ones.
- Dear name,
- Thank you for the (gift)
- I think it’s (cool, pretty, awesome)
- Love, name
3. Set up a thank you note writing station. Give them the list, paper, and pens to get started. You could even add some art supplies if they like getting creative!
4. Get cute stationery so they feel special writing the notes!
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Fill in the Blank Cards
A unicorn leaping over a rainbow card is an excellent and fun way to say “thank you” to a friend. Also: It’s so fluffy!!!
Comic Book Card
A colorful postcard with comic book style quote bubbles is fun for kids to fill out, and fun for kids to receive. Wouldn’t baby shower thank you notes be a breeze if adults could get away with fill-in-the-blank note cards?
Confetti Note Card
Sitting down (and still!) to write thank you notes takes serious patience. On mom’s part for dealing with the unavoidable resistance. Fill-in-the-blank cards make the process fun and easy. Confetti note cards are cute to keep on hand for writing notes – and also make a great gift!
Blue Quote Bubble
Simple, cute, and shades of blue. Kids can write their thanks in a quote bubble.