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TEACHING YOUR KIDS THE ART OF THE HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE

Nov 30, 2013

Teaching Your Kids the Art of the Handwritten Thank You Note

These days, it's all too simple to rely on technology for nearly everything. The advent and advancement of e-mail and the popularity of social media sites along with the ease--and privacy--of texting has largely replaced snail mail. With the exception of perhaps wedding invitations, traditional mail has mostly disappeared. Perhaps your grandmother still sends a yearly birthday card--and gifts!--to you and your children. Do your kids respond with handwritten thank you letters? If the answer is no, here's where you come in.

Start educating your brood on the importance of saying thank you with a sincere, handwritten card. The receiver will cherish the personalized mail that is a gift in and of itself--and one that barely costs a thing. Help your kids to understand that for some things, the virtual world just won't do.

If your kids complain of poor handwriting, don't let it be an excuse for emailing--or, worse, texting--a thank you to someone. For instruction on creating gorgeous handwritten thank yous, see the video below.

By Stacey Gawronski

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