Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Art of the "Thank You"

I can remember my mother sitting me down at an early age and having me write thank you cards and notes.  The habit has stuck with me over the years (thus my obsession with stationary in general). 
Admittedly, I've slacked over the years and have neglected to write thank you notes to close family and friends.  I've always felt guilty of this even though Emily Post states it's not necessary to thank such close people.  I have however, always written thank you notes to those such as co-workers or acquaintances that might purchase a gift "just because" or for weddings and baby showers.  These type of hand-written thank you notes is a must, no exceptions.

Now that I'm a mother, I'm attempting to pass the art of the thank you card down to my daughter.  At least for now, Lallie doesn't see it as a chore (and hopefully she never will).  Rather, she sees it as an opportunity to be creative, picking out her own pink cupcake cards and writing her "thanks" in a rainbow of colors.  I hope Lallie's little rainbow notes give the receiver a huge smile.  Husband and I have certainly enjoyed watching her write them with such adorable enthusiasm and creativity.

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

10 comments:

  1. i write thank you notes for literally almost everything :) such a nice art to pass down to kids!

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  2. I bet her thank you notes are adorable! My mom always taught me to write thank you notes and it's a habit I enjoy to this day! I even ordered some new stationary recently which I'll be posting about!

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  3. I'm so glad you're teaching her so young to write thank yous. My Mom instilled that in me as well and among friends they say I will have a thank you note written before the gift is given or party is over. :)

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  4. You are teaching her a great lesson! I was always required to write thank you notes and I am fanatic about writing one for everything now. My daughter is 3, just able to write her name and I plan on having her writing her thank you notes as well. I am a new follower & love your blog!

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  5. Absolutely adorable!! Thank you is a lost art for many children, such an important part of life though!

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  6. Good for you! I've preached this to my daughter as well, who has worked on some thank-you notes recently. It's so simple and it means so much to the person who receives it, showing that you valued their gesture.

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  7. I love to write thank you notes! My mom instilled it in me at such a young age, and I will most definitely be passing it on to my kids if I end up having children. XO
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  8. Thank you, Jennifer! For being the best friend and most awesome Matron of Honor I could ever ask for! I love you!!!

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  9. I remember being forced to sit down and write them too. I am with you I have slacked off a lot since my teens. But at this point I only get gifts from the parents, grandparents and besties. But what a sweet treat to get them from my 4 fave kiddos

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