One thing that gives a person a little boost after a gift giving event is a well thought out thank you note. (Bonus points for a hand written card 😀) I love making them as well as receiving them! My love language is the gift of time, so when I receive a card after I give a gift it is a double boost to know that the gift I gave was appreciated enough to receive the time it takes to make a card. I so enjoyed making a handmade thank you card very similar to the one in the photo above. With the technical changes, Thank you’s, as well as, handwritten letters are becoming a thing of the past and that is unfortunate. But I totally understand why and find myself taking advantage at times. The crazy busyness we find ourselves in daily life and double time it during the holidays it is hard to fit everything into our schedules. But this is one area I would like to encourage my little ones to continue. At the beginning of the school year for Z, I designated Wednesday as “Thank You note” day. I encouraged all of us to write a note of thanks to someone. Not that we were perfect at it, but it kept it in the back of our minds as a gesture we should continue.
With that being said, I really do have the best daycare families! They are all amazing parents and care enough to ask about their child’s day. I am glad and blessed that they all have joined our Joyful Kidz family! I feel overwhelmed by the gifts they have given to our family! It makes me feel good to know that they know me so well. Everything represented a part of me.
This year for the kids Christmas presents to the parents, we made the calendars for the year. I probably enjoy making them more than the kids enjoy getting messy in the paint! I like adding the details to the hands and feet to make the picture transform. In the past few years, I have discovered that I like to use painting as my go-to relaxing/stress reliever. I am not claiming to be good but I enjoy it and that is good enough for me.
Among many other things that I am thankful for this year is the addition of the Mother Goose Time Blogging friends. I am fairly new to the blogging world and I hope to continue to grow and develop my skills to create a blog that is a combination of many things.
So, again THANK YOU for joining us in our adventures in the Playroom! Merry Christmas and have a wonderful Holiday Season.