For the first time, I feel like I handled a child's birthday thank you notes quickly, personally, and efficiently. It's been just over 2 weeks since Kyle's party, and almost all the thank you notes went out in the mail this week. Whew.
I composed each thank you note in Word. I typed up what you see. Here's the sample that he was working on when I snapped the picture (also -- GREAT idea for a birthday gift. It's from our good friend, and she offered to take the boys to the movie as the gift. Fun, memorable, and no more toys!):
Thanks for taking me to the Up! movie for my birthday present. It was so funny.
Then I left the whole page that would blank and spaced to the bottom.
We had discussed the sign off, because I usually wrote "Love," or "Thanks again" depending on who it was to, so I asked Kyle how to sign off on his best buddy's, and he came up with this all on his own:
Friends forever we will always be--
You got it, he had to sign his name on the blank line, but that was all the writing I made him do. I told him to draw a picture. The picture ideally had the item in question on it, but sometimes he drew a picture of him and his friend, and that was okay too. The picture for this note is in his own words "The movie and the word Up, with four heads: William's mommy, you, me, and William."
Getting thank you notes done? Cheaply, personally, and relatively quickly? That works for me!
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