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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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I always make my kids write thank you notes. Those are adorable for my little ones. Thanks for the fun idea!

07.23.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandi

Oh my goodness - I just found your blog! It is divine! Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous ideas!

07.23.2009 | Unregistered Commenterstacey

I just have to stop and say this is a cute and brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing! :)

07.23.2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristin

oh, I LOVE these!

07.24.2009 | Unregistered Commenteramy k.

I love love love this idea - a dying gesture that needs to be revived!! so simple and always appreciated...good job mama!!

07.24.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Wow, amazing! Such a simple idea, yet so effective.

07.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

What a great idea! These are actually quirky enough I may be able to get my husband to actually write a TY note. I agree - TY notes are so important. Bravo!

07.29.2009 | Unregistered Commenterpetitepaperie

This is a great idea. I will use it.

08.2.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJena

I love these.
May I ask which stamp set you have? I really like it.

08.4.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

That is brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

08.5.2009 | Unregistered CommenterN.

Excellent idea, I love them. Thank you notes are so important too. My heart always sinks a bit when we don't get a thank you and these would certainly be appreciated.

08.5.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRansacked Goods

So cute!

08.7.2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

What an adorable idea. I have lots of paper and now have a really cute and useful way to make special cards for my boys. Thanks so much for posting this idea.

08.7.2009 | Unregistered CommenterStefani

These are fantastic, I love your simple thoughtful style!

08.12.2009 | Unregistered Commenterresalikescolors

This is an adorable idea

08.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterDuck Duck Moose

I remember when C gave Luke a bubble thank you for a birthday gift. I thought it was the most clever idea I had ever seen. These are great too, but I loved seeing C's picture on the card.

08.16.2009 | Unregistered Commenteralysha

great idea! thanks for sharing!

09.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine V

I absolutely love these! thanks for sharing!

10.6.2009 | Unregistered Commenterabbie

i just found your blog via black eiffel and i love it! this idea for little note cards is so clever and stylish without being too cutesy.

WONDERFUL; so creative and unique! I LOVE writing cards and I make my own cards with my personalized photos at all times. Receiving a card is such a joy these days. THANK YOU and your darling boy for this most brilliant post!

11.12.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKiki

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