Printable Fill in the Blank Thank You Cards
We all want to raise children who display gratitude. Regularly expressing thanks can help kids learn that other people are spending time and energy on their behalf.
Enter Christmas gift thank you notes!
But let’s be honest.
Writing thank you cards can sometimes be time consuming and difficult. “Encouraging” your children to write thank you notes can be even more so!
Christmas Coloring Pages
I love these Christmas coloring pages that double as fill-in-the-blank thank you notes because it is a simple way for kids to say thanks. Younger kids can write these out with help and older kids will be able to complete the task without a parent looking over their shoulder.
Check out these printable thank you notes.
How to Write a Thank You Note
Thank you notes have five parts and follow the basic structure of a friendly letter.
For most thank you notes and friendly letters, the heading is the date. If you want to get a little fancier, you can also include your return address above the date.
This is the “Dear _____,” portion of the letter. Feel free to get creative it you are related to the recipient!
For thank you note purposes, this can be broken down to three simple topics: what you received, how you are going to use it, and a general happy statement of summary. For younger kids, eliminate the summary statement like we did on the printable fill-in-the-blank thank you notes. Older kids can expand those areas with an additional sentence or short story about the topic.
This is a short, capitalized expression like: Love, Sincerely, Thanks, etc.
Sign it and you are done!
Family Thank You Notes
One year, our family threw the basic structure of thank you notes out the window and instead sent a photo thank you card from the whole family. In the end, it took a little more time, but I love that the kids really got excited about the project. Hopefully the recipients realized how much we appreciated their gifts!
More Christmas Coloring Pages
It is not too late to enjoy Christmas coloring pages! Many have winter themes…and who doesn’t love to throw a little Santa in the rest of the year? Here are some of our recent holiday related coloring pages:
Do your kids send thank you notes?