Today, I’m sharing an idea for simple ‘thank you’ pictures. Kids can easily create some quick ‘thank you’ pictures to send to friends and relatives to say thank you for Christmas gifts.
Saying thank you
Obviously it’s polite to say thank you in some way – but I don’t think you have to send anything like this – saying it in person or a phone call or text or a social media message all suffice so don’t feel like this is something you should do! I do like to ‘send’ something, especially to friends and family we don’t see that often. When the girls were babies I sent photo thank you cards but these can work out rather pricey. Last Christmas I thought that Seren might be able to draw a picture for each person we wanted to thank but she soon tired of doing that, much the same as writing her name in thank you cards after her birthday. We started did these and didn’t manage to finish them (sorry!).
I noticed that a couple of my friends with slightly older children were sending photocopied drawings with messages on and that seemed like a genius idea! For the older children they would personalise some parts with the person’s name or what gift they had received. Given that we’ve run out of steam with thank yous recently, I wanted to do something as simple as possible.
Our Thank You pictures
My idea was to sit the girls (aged 5 and 2) down to do a drawing together then ask Seren to write / copy as much of the wording as she wanted. Best laid plans and all that as they ended up doing their own thing with Seren writing a – rather random – message on the back. Not ideal for photocopying! So I ended up doing a little cutting and sticking myself using both drawings and some wording.
5 minutes later we were all finished and I had 20 copies printed out. Now I just need to put them in envelopes to address and send!
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Hue Me Happy is a happiness journal, memory jar and bright idea space. Written by Sian, a 40-something Mancunian living in north London. After, 15 years working in corporate marketing roles, I took a career break after the birth of my second daughter in 2014. I’ve been trying to regain a sense of calm, creative balance every since!