Hats off to you if you've already gotten your holiday thank yous written. And if you've gotten your kids to write theirs, then I bow! My parents were always very adamant about making sure we got our thank you notes written after each holiday and birthday, and I'm grateful for that because everyone likes to be thanked and acknowledged for something they've done or given.
But, getting 5 little girls to go through the list of friends and relatives who gave them gifts and thanking them all can sometimes be nigh unto torture for the mom. I've been trying to come up with some different, fun, dare I say thrilling ways to help them get them finished and thought I'd share. In fact, I enjoyed this so much it might become a series. What do you think?
Ever since I was a little girl I've been enamored with interactive cards. I used to sit down with a stack of paper and make all sorts of pop-up cards. This is like the grown up version.
Start with two photos of a wallet: one open, one closed, taking care to keep them the same size. On the first photo carefully cut out all the sides except the hinged side, bend open using a ruler.
On the second photo cut out the whole thing and any openings you'd like to use on your card and bend in half.
Glue or use double stick tape on the first photo to some card stock. Tape the inside of the wallet within the opening. If the inner wallet is bigger just trim it up to fit. Decorate any way you'd like.
Each child gets a "credit card" or "dollar bill" to write or draw a little thank you without being overwhelmed with the whole card and we send one thrilling thank you to an unsuspecting papa Thom.
How do you get your kids to get their thank yous done?