Meaningful Thank-you Notes

by Susan Schreer Davis

During Christmas break one year, I tried a new approach to thank-you notes. I bought a container of plain notecards and corralled my kids before other plans overtook the day. We sat around the kitchen table and made a list of the Christmas gifts we’d received. After writing thanks for the actual present, we added three things: We explained how we would use the gift, we shared about something fun going on in our lives, and we recalled a special time we’d enjoyed with that individual.

Since we give thanks to God around our table before dinner, it seemed the perfect gathering place to offer sincere thanks to others.


This article appeared in the December 2012 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Susan Schreer Davis. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

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