We are closing out our 12 Days of Shopping with the necessary thank you notes: Day 12 Etiquette of Thank you Notes. Thank YOU so much for joining us in this series. Jeanette and I really enjoyed your company! Thank you again! What gift categories would you like us to cover next year? How about for Valentine’s Day?!
Today we will cover:
- How to write a thank you note
- DIY printable thank you note for kids
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How to Write A Charming Thank You Note
When you or your children have a pile of thank you notes to write, it’s easy to write a mechanical, cross-it-off-the-list thank you note and you are feeling less grateful for their thoughtfulness by the minute as your hand starts cramping up. I know, because I am guilty of this.
Here are some of my tricks:
- Use a special pen. I found a nib calligraphy disposable fountain pen which forces me to slow down and write legibly but any pen that you enjoy writing with will do.
- Talk about how you will enjoy their gift … when, in what manner, what you look forward to doing with it. Let your giftor know that you will be using their gift happily and in the near future!
- Use nice stationery. Have you ever ordered personalized stationery for yourself? Or made it? I often take my watercolor painting exercises and turn them into cards. Or use my kids’ old art projects.
- Small is good. This smaller space will ensure you don’t ramble on and on. I like Felix Doolittle’s small love notes ($20) for this very reason!
FREE Fill in the Blank Printable Thank You Note for Kids
I made you this Fill in the Blank Thank You Note to make thank you notes pain-free for your kids. You can print out as many copies as you like here!
I hope this makes you and your children’s thank you note writing easier this holiday season! Happy holidays!
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12 thoughts on “Writing Charming Thank You Notes (FREE Printable): Day 12 of 12 Days of Shopping”
Love the little Felix notecards. Those are the perfect size! And here is my official thank you for doing these 12 days of gifts! We had fun, right!? Let’s do it again for Valentines Day. 🙂
You got it! Is it to be a series? Let’s Skype again!!! Big hugs!
Nothing pleases the giver more than being appreciated. Thank you notes seem to be on the way to becoming a lost art in the age of text messages. Some really cute ideas shared here.
I LOVE writing thank you notes! It’s one of the best ways to show appreciation, I think! I shared a post last year on how-to write a thank you note for older kids and adults, but this is PERFECT for getting younger kids started. My children are just about to the writing age, so this will be great for them. Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks so much Aubrey!!
My son had a pile of thank you notes to write; he just got out of surgery and his friends were so kind to bring him presents but he wasn’t up for writing anything long so I used it for him. It worked really well! I do think the notes should not fatigue the writer! Glad you liked it! That makes me so happy!! 🙂
Oh, that’s so sweet that his friends brought him get-well gifts. I hope he’s feeling better! It’s so sweet and appropriate that you got to spend time and help him write them. Great idea!
It was so nice of his friends and their parents! Thank you so much for your kind words! He’s 100% recovered!
Hooray! That’s great news. 🙂
Thanks so much Aubrey!
Those cards are so sweet! I love writing with a fountain pen. It sounds like your son has great friends!
Thanks so much MaryAnne,
I love that a fountain pen helps me to slow down and I love the effect as well!
Writing ‘Thank you’ notes is definitely not an easy job. But after reading this guide, it really brought a smile to my face! Thank you for all the tips and tricks! I really love how you expand every bit of detail that should be included in a ‘Thank you’ note.