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a little thank you

I'm a fan of thank you notes, and I would like my kids to be too. But getting your children into the habit of writing thank you notes before they can actually write is a bit of a challenge. I appreciate every thank you note we get, even the ones clearly written by moms and dads, but it's nice to have a little bit of the childs' personality in there too. So I came up with these speech bubble thank you cards..

First I made a little template out of some thick cardstock and then traced and cut out several speech bubbles from different kinds of paper. My cards are 3" x 5" so I made sure my bubble would fit nicely on the card.

Then I glued the speech bubbles onto the cards and used my handy rubber stamp set to say "A Note from C". Now for the fun part, I had C sit down with me and talk about all the gifts he received for his birthday. I would remind him who each present came from and then I would just write down exactly what he said.

Some of his comments are hilarious. I would never have been able to make them up myself. This makes a thank you card that feels very much like my little boy. And we made a few extras so he can send a little note to whomever he pleases whenever he likes.

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Adorable and funny! Great combo.

07.15.2009 | Unregistered Commenterevylynn

I love giving and receiving hand written thank you notes, the ones you have created are fantastic.

07.15.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkate

These are adorable! I love them!

07.15.2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

so cute, makes me want to write more thank you notes.

07.15.2009 | Unregistered Commentermelinda

Totally cute and fun way to teach your children thoughtfulness!


07.15.2009 | Unregistered CommenterVivi

Very cool. I love that he was part of the process. Eleanor is only 2 now so I'll completely do the card and then slip in a drawing of hers, but I love the idea that in another year she'll be able to sit down with me and be part of it. It's such an important guesture. xx

07.15.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Oh the speech bubbles are CUTE! :)

07.15.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJujube

adorable idea! Cute, simple, creative.

07.15.2009 | Unregistered Commenterdana

Love it, love it.

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterEngracia

What a wonderful, creative idea that truly captures the words of the child (if you can write fast enough!)

Thank you for sharing

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

i love this idea!! love, love it! thanks for sharing!

07.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentertracie

such a sweet idea.

07.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentererin

i love that idea - if you don't mind i'm going to steal it for my 5 year old! thanks for sharing. oh, and i love your site, too!

07.16.2009 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

How great are these! And thank you for your impeccable timing, because I was coming down the stairs this morning thinking that I needed to set a good examply for my boy in the thank you note area (his bday was yesterday), and now I have a fun project to spur me along. Excellent!

07.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentermeg

Fantastic! Perfect tone for him :)

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCC the Canadian

Love these. Curious as to where you found the various papers?

www.leslieautumn.blogspot.com (sorry can't post a comment and leave my blog link on here for some reason!)

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

What a fantastic idea. I usually interview my child for a thank you card, but I love the personalization with the stamp... that is a great idea. I am sure this can be easily answered with a google search, but where did you order your personalized stamp from?

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

What a great idea! Love these!!

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama Goose

oh my goodness, that's the CUTEST ever!!!

07.16.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanna goddard

Perfect timing! I was just thinking about a few thank you notes that my son owes - and dreading the battle to get them written. Great idea!

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

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