It was James’ birthday two weeks ago, and I’ve started to do the thank you cards twice already. The first time I made a simple photo fronted card, which was pooh-poohed for being too simple. My next attempt looked good, or better, but our printer was out of yellow ink, so the photos took on quite a crazy hue.
What better, then, than a wet and rainy afternoon to actually get James to make his own thank you cards? We are also waiting for parcels – driving supplies for our next European holiday later this week! While Noah naps, we have been busy.
I remember writing thank you notes while I was little. I think it’s important to instil a similar responsibility and politeness in the boys.
So James set about cutting and sticking. Of course he either uses far too much glue, or not enough!
Do you find it hard to step back and let your little ones ‘create’? Obviously I’ve had some input because he needed the letters cutting out and instruction on the order to glue them in. But otherwise I try to be present but passive.
We used paper that has languished in our craft box for a long time.
Do you make thank you cards after Christmas and birthdays or am I old fashioned? Is a FaceTime thank you enough?