Prepping for the Holidays / Thank You Notes

Once the presents have been opened and the you've recovered from the hustle and bustle, it's important to take a few minutes to sit down and thank everyone who blessed you during this holidays season. Writing thank you notes is a great gratitude exercise for kids. Here are a few tips for making this process easy and simple:

1. Before Christmas, download the the thank you note and gift tracker from the printable library. Having this on hand when you and your family are opening gifts can be helpful to keeping up with who gave which gift. Then you don't have to worry about finding the gift tag or sticker amongst the piles of wrapping paper. This printable also provides a check box so you can mark off when you get that thank you note written/mailed.

2. Take inventory of yours and your family members stationery stock now. If anyone is low or has run out, order ahead of time so that you have it ready for after the holidays.

This is also a good time to make sure you have enough stamps on hand to send those thank you notes. You can order them for delivery from USPS to save yourself a trip.

3. If you have young kids who are new to the thank you note writing process, grab a copy of the kids thank you note template that is available on the blog. It provides direction for how and what to include in a thank you note. There's a version for early writers and also those learning how to write in cursive.

4. Aim to get your thank you notes in the mail 7-14 days after you receive your gifts. Writing thank you notes is a great activity for kids to do while they are still home from school.

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