Do you send thank you cards for your Christmas presents? It’s something I encourage my two to do but I’d like them to think of it as a fun part of our traditions rather than a boring chore. We try to make sure it involves something they love doing – drawing and making – and not too much of what they’re not so keen on – sitting for too long writing out line after line of ‘thank you for..’ This year we decided to make our thank you cards in to a little gift of their own and made these: New Year Thank You Calendars.
A simple design of one piece of card glued on to a larger one of a different colour, to give us our frame.
A chance for the children to be creative and come up with whatever drawing they thought Grandma and Aunty Jenny would like.
A little calendar, picked up for a few pence from the newsagent, glued on the bottom.
A thank you message they typed on the computer, copied and printed and stuck on the reverse side.
A ribbon attached on the top – and they’re done.
Here are all our other New Year ideas.
Happy New Year!