« making lemonade | Main | brother to brother »
Wednesday
Jul152009

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.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (5)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    inchmark - inchmark journal - a little thank you
  • Response
    Response: belinda broido
    inchmark - inchmark journal - a little thank you
  • Response
    inchmark - inchmark journal - a little thank you
  • Response
    Response: Belinda Broido
    inchmark - inchmark journal - a little thank you
  • Response
    Response: auto tow software
    inchmark - inchmark journal - a little thank you

Reader Comments (60)

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!
Kiki

11.12.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKiki

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>