Friday, November 30, 2012
Writing Thank You Notes
write you a song
Originally uploaded by Allie Holzman
Tis the time to think about the holidays approaching and giving and receiving gifts.
I am a big fan of teaching children to write thank you notes on real cards that they put in the mail. Paper thank you notes, phone calls, and emails are all appreciated, especially from one adult to another.
Yes, email thank yous have their place but there is a lot to be said for paper cards. It is very charming to receive a thank you note in the mail from a child.
We keep them for a while, put them where they can be seen as reminders of a child's thoughtfulness, and it takes a bit more time and has a cost, as opposed to email.
When my kiddoos were little I kept a stack of thank you cards at hand, and I still do, for me to use.
They can sign their name to a store bought card or draw a picture on a plain piece of paper.
Here is the quote I read that got me started on this line of thought today.
"An email thank you note says that you care enough to do the very least." -- Jodi Smith of Mannersmith Etiquette.
I think that is humorous.
Don't get me wrong, I love receiving any thank you, whether a phone call, email or a snail mail card.
Still, I advocate teaching little 'uns to send cards in the mail.
My two cents worth, or three cents worth, adjusted for inflation.