Ack! Where has the time gone? It’s already January 13th and we still haven’t finished our holiday thank yous (and Hanukkah was so early, it’s even worse)! Oh well, I figure as long as they get ’em before Valentine’s Day, we’re in good shape and better late than never, right? I was taught from a young age the importance of writing a nice note of thanks for a gift and I am trying to install the same in my son, Avi, even at age 3 1/2. One thing that I think helps make the process a bit more fun is to make the cards yourselves. If you recall, we had a lot of fun doing the dreidel spin art from our Hanukkah Kiwi Crate back in December. I saved all of those little paintings thinking they’d come in handy for something like thank you notes and sure enough they did.
The process was simple and kid-friendly. Starting with some nice colored A2 notecards from Memory Box (I get all mine at Impress in Seattle), Avi and I used a glue stick to glue down the paintings. After gluing them we put them under a stack of books to help them lay flat. Meanwhile we stamped “thank you” on some scrap white cardstock in turquoise and trimmed it up into cute little squares -I realized just how great my mini guillotine paper cutter is for little hands (with adult help of course!) Then we attached these using my favorite adhesive and finished off the look with some scattered star sequins glued on. And to explain the art like any good artist’s print, I put a little handwritten “Dreidel Spin Art by Avi” under each of the paintings. Absolutely perfect kid thank yous!