printable fill in the blank thank you notes for kids

Writing Charming Thank You Notes (FREE Printable): Day 12 of 12 Days of Shopping

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

12 Days of Shopping with Jeanette of Tiny Rotten Peanuts

Day 1: Gratitude Advent Calendars (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 2: Gifts That Give Back (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 3: Gender Bending Gifts for Kids (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 4: Gifts for Those Impossible to Shop for (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 5: Gifts to Open Minds (Gifts for Kids Who Hate Art and Reading, Jeanette’s Reluctant Artists)
Day 6: Oops, I Did It Again; Worst Gifts Ever (Ugly Holiday Sweaters, Oh So Tacky Christmas Gifts)
Day 7: Gifts to Steal from Loved Ones (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 8: Left Brain/Right Brain Gifts (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 9: Gifts for Those Easily Forgotten & Unique Client Gifts
Day 10: Gifts for New Year’s Resolutions (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 11: Giving and Receiving Unwanted Gifts & 15 DIY Gift Ideas
Day 12: The Art of the Thank You Note (Mine, Jeanette’s)


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:

disposable fountain pen and handmade diy stationery

  • 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!

Felix Doolittle small love notes


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!

fill in the blank thank you note cards for kids


I hope this makes you and your children’s thank you note writing easier this holiday season! Happy holidays!


printable fill in the blank thank you notes for kids

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. 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. 🙂
    Jeanette Nyberg recently posted…Don’t Forget the Thank You Notes • Day 12 of 12 Days of GiftsMy Profile

  2. 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.

  3. 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!
    Aubrey recently posted…How to Have a Gracious Home when Entertaining GuestsMy Profile

  4. Those cards are so sweet! I love writing with a fountain pen. It sounds like your son has great friends!
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