A Thank you note… that keeps on giving.




My girls have been writing a lot of thank you notes lately.  It’s something they really enjoy and take a lot of pride in.  Between bereavement gifts, birthdays, out of town visitors bearing gifts, etc. we had a lot to be thankful for.  99.9% of the time those thank you notes are handmade.

They take an art class once a week and their teacher was spending extra time with them.  She always goes above and beyond what they ask of her.  They appreciate her time so much and wanted to say thank you.  As they were making the Thank you card they said:

“Mrs. M is going to LOVE this card.  We should make some for her to use.”

And so we rolled with it….


We cut out watercolor paper into 3 x 5 sheets.  When we work with watercolors, I like to tape the paper down to the table until they are completely dry.  It drives me nuts when the paper curls up!  This prevents that.


I encouraged them to use lighter colors and explained that she would be using the cards to write on.  Some didn’t turn out that way from my 3 year old and that is OK.


We found these cute little boxes as Michaels for $1.00!


We placed 12 of their homemade cards in open envelopes ready to mail out. We decided to provide stamps… depending on your budget this does not have to be done.  My girls decided to give her 12 cards “so she can have one for each month of the year.”


This is one of their finished cards.  This was my 3 year old’s.  I wrote out a little something for her, and she later signed her name.  My older girls wrote their own notes.


We placed the note on top of the cards, tied them together with ribbon, and placed them in the box.

You can adjust the colors/theme any way you want.



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