The Art of the Thank You

The importance of saying ‘Thank You’

At this time of year, we focus a little more on what we are thankful for, but do we share the thanks throughout the year?

What a year it’s been. Families and friends have gone long periods of time without seeing each other. One way to stay connected during this time is by sending cards and letters through the mail.

Take time this month to encourage your child to write a note to a grandparent, teacher or friend — and you can lead by example. Sending thank-you notes after gifts is always encouraged as good etiquette, but sending one just because is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. Plus, it’s a fun way to practice writing.

A great thank you expresses heartfelt gratitude toward a gift or action, explaining why it was so special and appreciated.

Teaching this habit while your kids are young will carry over into their college years and adulthood. And they will thank you for that.

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