I am a really stickler when it comes to thank you notes. My children have to write them whenever they receive a thoughtful gift, no matter how small. I think thank you notes are the most basic of good manners, and I want my children to understand the importance of gratitude very early on. That way, I hope, the habit of writing a thank you note will stick with them long after they’ve grown up and moved out.
Since my daughter enjoys getting creative we often have a lot of fun making her thank you notes. We like to do things like taking pictures of a pretty object or scene in our house (or of the gift that was given!) print it out, paste in on a card and write our thank you message. It is a fun way to turn a to-do item into a craft project and enjoy the process.
Here is how we do it: