I remember, as a child, the dread I felt about having to write thank you cards.
It was SO much work, and I had no idea what to say after “Thank you for the doll.” Even the tiniest card seemed like it had infinite blank space to fill.
Now, as an adult, I recognize how meaningful and appreciated a thank you card can be, and I definitely want to encourage my children to get into the habit of sending them.
After my daughter’s birthday, I wanted to say thank you to everyone that brought a present, but a simple email seemed a little too impersonal—especially for a grandparent or aunt—so instead, I snapped a photo of my daughter with each of her gifts.
To make them extra festive, I had her wear a party hat—which she loved, and which I plan to make a tradition because it was just so darling.
Afterward, I picked my favorite photo, plugged it into one of the thank you cards on Creatacard, and asked my daughter to dictate a message for the inside. (There’s nothing as cute as a five-year-old explaining why she loves her new doll!) And depending on how wordy (or not wordy) your child is feeling, you can adjust the size of the type to be as big or small as you need it to be.
The best part is that the card gets printed and shipped directly the recipient. (I can’t be the only one who gets overwhelmed by hunting for a stamp and actually putting the card in the mailbox, right? Why is that so difficult?)
My daughter gets a little lesson in good manners, a grandparent or cousin gets a special one-of-a-kind card, and I d0n’t have to make an extra trip to the post office.
Definitely my kind of thank you card!