It’s official – only 10 days remain until Christmas! Next week children will be knee deep in the magic of Santa, generous grandparents and loved ones. So buckle up, parents: it’s time to talk etiquette.
Some families take a casual approach to thank you etiquette – growing up, mine certainly did. Saying a polite and heartfelt “thank you” in person is all that is needed when receiving a gift, and I’m whole-heartedly for that approach when that is your family culture.
However, the thank you note is becoming more and more of a lost art, and something I want to instill in my children. After all, a thank you note is not just a word of thanks; it’s a way of reaching out and staying connected.
For my young children, I wanted to get ahead of the holiday to create a template that would teach them how to write a proper thank you. Nothing formal, mind you. Just simple, fun and heartfelt…and leaves room for them to add their own personality.
My long-time readers will recognize the format from the letter writing template I shared years ago (still one of my most popular downloads!).
The thank you note, like the letter template, has a few areas to fill in the blank, and a multiple choice option they can circle.
Of course, I had to add an area to draw a picture. My kids always look forward to this part most and I like that it keeps the activity fun and engaging.
Let’s face it—we live in a digital world where people communicate in 140-characters or less, which is why discovering a hand-written note in your mailbox is such a refreshing surprise. In that spirit, I’m making my thank you note template available to my subscribers (below)!
How does your family approach thank you notes? Tell me about it in the comments below!
8 thoughts on “Christmas Thank You Note Template for Kids”
This is such a great idea. I also want to teach my son the importance of handwritten notes. Thank you for sharing your template.
I love this! Thank you notes are so important. What a great way to engage kids in the process.
The thank you note is definitely becoming a lost art! As kids we were not allowed to play with the toys until the thank you note was written. I will do the same with my daughter!
I’ve never heard of this idea! Definitely sends the message of importance, doesn’t it?
I love doing thank you cards with the kiddos. It’s such a nice way to say thank you.
What a great idea! I plan to do these with my little ones after the holidays. I love the message it sends to them!
What a cool idea! I love that they can add their artwork 🙂 Pinning!
Thanks so much for sharing!