January 5, 2010

Thank You Notes ~ A Lost Art?

Little things mean alot ~ Everyone loves to receive a "thank you" note!

Our children are old enough to write a little note to each one
who kindly gave them a gift this past Christmas.
When they were little they would colour a picture and I would write the note for them.
We have found that through this exercise the children learn
something of the art of appreciation.

I am sure many of you do the same thing.
 Whatever form it takes I can guarantee it will be well received!

Everything is so fast paced in the world these days ~
wouldn't we all benefit from slowing down and taking notice of the little
(and not so little) things that make life so special?
Every one involved benefits from building relationships and sharing love along the way.

By God's Grace (and it IS His Grace ~ the Source of anything good)
we are seeking to teach our children to value those things that really matter.

The REAL things.


Wanting What I Have said...

I am so glad to hear you are doing this with your children. We practice the same thing here and how I treasure a handwritten note!

Your children are quite talented!

Nadine said...

I know that the family that my children have sent thank you notes, drawings, and letters to, really appreciate it!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

My mother would love this post! I've been having my son write two a day. I'm hoping that by the end of the week, he'll be done. I think Thank you notes are important. Great post!

It's me ...Mavis said...

Yes, I do think it is a lost art... we have our children write thank you's as well :)

Camille said...

J ~ Oh I agree...I LOVE receiving a note from someone...it really is special! Thanks for the compliment...God is the ONE Who gives the gifts...may they be used for HIS GLORY! :)

Nadine ~ I'm sure they do! :)

Jackie ~ I agree...they ARE important...and mean SO much! Hopefully your boy will get through the list without too much trouble! :)

Mavis ~ I think that's great! Tell them I say "well done!" It IS noticed by whoever they send them to.