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Too often in the rush of wrapping up the holidays and preparing for a new school semester, I let things fall through the cracks. Thank You notes for Christmas presents, parties, and thoughtful gestures are not in the mail nearly as quickly as I’d like. It is important to me that we send out Thank You cards. We may not get them in the mail promptly, but we do our best to get them out!
One way we make our Thank You cards a little more personal is by including “Thank You” in a photo with my kids. This year we opted for simple chalkboard.
Since my kids are old enough to write, I let them make the sign. Their handwriting won’t look like this for long!
I often aim to get at least one shot of all of them looking at the camera. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, I have to be fast before their smiles are replaced by their goofiness. I think grandparents would be pretty happy with either shot. I also keep the photo free from holiday decorations, so I can use the cards for other purposes all year.
Mpix offers a DIY Card option – I chose the 4×5.5″ flat horizontal card with envelopes. Once our cards arrived, the kids added their notes to the back of the cards.
Other options for your Thank You could be a simple letter bunting or cardboard letters. An added benefit when your kids are young – it is pretty cute when they try to hold letters in order!