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  •   -   06/13/2018

    I have my kids write notes too. When they were younger, I wrote it and they wrote their name. It shows the gift giver that it is appreciated and teaches good manners. Most parties my kids go to, we never get a thank you note. I hope that thank you notes never go out of style! They are important!

  •   -   06/14/2018

    Definitely make them write thank you's. They hate it and complain about doing it, but then I threaten to take all their presents they just received away and they change their tune.

  •   -   06/14/2018

    I absolutely will when my daughter is old enough! I was always taught to do this when I was kid and I believe it is an excellent and important skill!

  •   -   06/13/2018

    This is a great question and YES! I make them write the thank you notes themselves with a pen and paper. If someone is thoughtful enough to buy a gift, then I want my children to take the time to write a note. I am not a big fan of these new computer-generated group thank you notes that we have received from other birthday parties.

    •   -   06/13/2018

      Yikes, I haven't gotten one of those group thank you notes yet. Thanks for the warning!

      •   -   06/13/2018

        No problem! We have gotten typed out messages that simply say: thank you for the gift and coming to my party.

        •   -   06/14/2018

          Agreed. Those aren't my favorites, either. But, to each their own! I guess any 'thank you' is better than none.

  •   -   07/02/2018

    Yes, not only does it teach good etiquette, but it is also a great way for kids to practice writing skills. I let them pick out their own thank you notes at the store (Dollar store has lots of cute ones!), and add stickers/drawings. My kids actually enjoy it!

  •   -   06/14/2018

    For a young child's birthday, yes. And may it be on time, personalized & stamped themselves! :-) Though, our grandparents & other family members tend to frequently send year-round gifts, & I think a phone call or a quick picture text could be enough in those cases.

    •   -   06/14/2018

      I agree with you on family! For birthdays, we still write thank yous for family members. However other holiday or year-round gifts they will call and say thank you or in person.

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