Why Your Kids Should Write Thank You Cards

Why Your Kids Should Write Thank You Cards

Today I have the pleasure of sharing a fantastic guest post with you about two of my favourite topics together: children and thank you cards! Nina from Sleeping Should Be Easy has compiled the most excellent list of benefits to having your children write them, the many ways to go about it depending on their age, and tips on how to engage them in entire process from the writing the message to having your child help mail it. I was smiling ear to ear after reading this because with the holidays coming up, it is the perfect opportunity to start this tradition with Madeline! Please share your thoughts and personal experiences in the comments below! *** “Why Your Kids Should Write Thank You Cards” Your kids have ripped their presents opened, tussled through gift bags, and played with their toys. You’ve stored the clothes in the closet and tucked gift money into their savings. And after the hum of the season or birthday has passed, you realize now is an appropriate time to write thank you cards. But before you scribble off your stack of cards, consider having your kids write them instead. The benefits are plenty enough: The benefits of writing thank you cards: • Your kids learn gratitude. Kids learn the true value of the thought behind the gesture. Much less important is the actual gift than the effort others put forth in remembering and selecting a gift. Even if someone didn’t give a gift but, say, attended a party, that person should still be given a card to honor their presence at your child’s celebration. • Thank you cards make others...

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