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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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Reader Comments (60)

FAB idea; thank YOU! ;)

07.16.2009 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

your blog is fantastique! xx - kate

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Good idea! My daughter owes a kind relative a thanks for an event they treated her to. Your post has reminded me to remind her!

07.16.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRae Grant

The thought-bubbles idea is so clever! I appreciate thank you cards so much, too, and will definitely teach my children the importance of thank you.

Oh what a lovely idea! My mums friend gets her kids to call and say thankyou. They sound very embarassed on the phone but I was so happy when i recieved a thankyou call :) This moght be a little less embarassing to the kids

07.17.2009 | Unregistered CommenterPixelHazard

Love these! Terrific idea... and highly original!

07.17.2009 | Unregistered CommenterFirecracker Flo

really cute idea.

07.18.2009 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

I absolutely love this idea, the speech bubbles are great, very creative and imagintive.

07.18.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

very cute and very clever.

07.20.2009 | Unregistered Commenterhena tayeb

wow! what a great idea. never would have thought of such a thing!!

07.20.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkathryn

great and adorable idea!

07.20.2009 | Unregistered Commentersherri/the claw

Love these, love your site. It's so very fresh and pretty. I'm not particularly original, so I may steal the idea, ok?

07.20.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAri

Genius! So adorable. Taking dictation it the way to go.
I've done it *many* times :)

07.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterToni

What a cute idea, I love it! I'll be linking to this.

07.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

What an adorable--and practical--idea. I was raised writing thank you notes...even though I dreaded writing them. Your idea makes them manageable!

these are so creative! i'm in love.

07.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

These are adorable. I'm loving anything with a word bubble on it lately and these fit the bill! So cute, thanks for sharing!

07.22.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarla G.

these are totally adorable. i think i might actually send these out myself even though i am certainly beyond my childhood years :-)

07.22.2009 | Unregistered Commenterbunny

Your great cards inspired me to create a similar version. Thanks for the great ideas. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites. Thank you!

07.23.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMara

these are far too cute - and i love that you're teaching your little one they dying art of the handwritten thank you. there's something so lovely about getting a thank you in the mail, amongst the bills and garbage :)

07.23.2009 | Unregistered CommenterS

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