Kids are always being asked to write a note or draw a picture for someone. It’s part of being a kid. Whenever I’d ask one of my boys to write a thank you note, I’d get the big, melodramatic sigh and the sad-eyes look, and then he’d slowly drag out the crayons and construction paper and say, “Okay, what do I draw?” Not exactly the artistic type.
If only we’d had these super-cute coloring cards in the house, it might have been a whole different story! Our designers came up with these fun coloring cards for kids, knowing that when kids have cards they can call their own, there’s no stopping them. Mix in a fun activity like coloring, and you’ve got a winner!
The illustrations are adorable, from the Fill-in Robot kids coloring cards to the Princess Castle Thank You coloring cards. Some even allow you to upload your child’s photo into the artwork. I’m betting that these note cards will make moms just as happy as the kids, when it comes time to write those thank you notes!
It’s Christmas day and the whole family has gathered at grandma’s house to exchange gifts. All eyes are on your 4-yr. old as she excitedly rips open grandma’s gift. What will it be? More importantly, you worry, how will she react? Will she remember to say thank you?
The holidays are filled with teaching moments for parents and kids alike. In the excitement of opening gifts, it’s easy for kids to forget their manners, but a little preparation beforehand goes a long way toward heading off an embarrassing moment.
Every family is different, but we think it’s a good idea to set expectations with your kids about opening gifts—especially gifts from extended family members. Kids should know that it’s impolite to rush through opening gifts, that each gift deserves a sincere thank you, and that grandma spent time picking out that gift so her feelings might be hurt if you say you don’t like it. You can’t really control what your child does, but you can plant the seed. And it’s a lot easier to have this talk before the big event, than on Christmas day in front of all the relatives.
One last tip: for gifts that are opened when the giver is not present, remember to have thank you notes on hand. There are plenty of kids’ thank you card ideas available, such as coloring cards, that can turn this task into a fun activity. Hope your Christmas is a merry one!