Is this a long forgotten part of proper etiquette that people have forgotten? In my opinion, I think that by teaching our children to write thank you notes, we are going well beyond helping them learn appreciation, and being thankful. We are also teaching them writing habits, creative writing, and to acknowledge (and appreciate) the gift giver's extended hand. It teaches kids to be caring and loving. I'm amazed that so many people do not write thank you notes.
Even a simple piece of construction paper can be created into the most amazing thank you note. I have one on my S.C.R.A.P. blog that my sister made using an empty M & M wrapper. Here is a photo of her most recent thank you note. It is not only extremely creative, it is frugal and full of personality and love.
"Thanks a Million" is the theme for this thank you note:
Here are creative ideas for what to write in a thank you note.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach