I’m really into thank you notes.  I write them for birthday gifts, when friends have us over for dinner, when someone does something nice for me.  I’ve been a thank you note writer since I was a little girl, and it’s something that I want to instill in Kate and Michael.  A short and sweet handwritten card is always a good thing.

After Kate’s little birthday party, she received generous gifts from her friends, and we talked about how nice it was for her friends to give her such thoughtful gifts.  And I asked her if she’d like to write some thank you notes.  She was interested, so we popped over to Michael’s Craftstore to pick up some plain white note cards and envelopes.

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She received two different stamp kits for her birthday (She LOVES these.  They are the Melissa and Doug brand, and she was sad that I packed up the one set she had, so when she got these two new sets, she was eager to use them).  So I set her up with colored pencils, markers, and the stamp kit.  Then I reminded her what gift she received, and she helped dictate the note I should write to her friend.  Then I let her go to town stamping and drawing.

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Despite the look on her face in these photos, she enjoyed decorating the cards.  She was particular about what sort of stamps and drawings she wanted on each card (“Da smiley face is for Dosh! Dis crown is for Alaina!”), and it was so cute to watch her decorate and stuff the envelopes.

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This entire activity probably took 20 minutes and B+ effort, but I know it made our friend’s smile when they received the cards.

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Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.