Sending Thank You Cards is incredibly important to me and I want my girls to learn the value of a handwritten note. Since my girls are four and (a few weeks away from being) three sitting for long periods working on Thank You’s is more of a chore than fun. I decided that this year we were going to make ONE thank you card and I was going to have it photocopied. By taking the chore out of the task of writing Thank You’s and making it fun I believe the girls will be more inclined to want to do this in the future.
This may be a totally lame Crafty Tuesday post, but the point is this – Do crafts that are at your children’s level. Get out supplies that your children bug you to use, but you always say no (Sharpies). Turn something that you should be doing (like Thank You cards) in to a quick, fun craft. Not all crafts need to be long drawn out masterpieces. Some of the best works are done in a matter of minutes. Crafts should be fun. My girls loved using the Sharpies and have asked when they get to use them again. :-) I call our very simple Thank You cards a success.
I worked with The UPS Store through Collective Bias and received compensation for my time and materials. I truly love my photocopies from The UPS store and will put one of those in each of the girls’ memory boxes rather than the original. The smooth paper is soooo nice. The employees at The UPS Store were genuinely nice and my experience was very pleasant. The services provided by the UPS Store includes photo copies (color and black), shipping, packaging, notary, computer, and more.