Create thank-you cards your kids will actually want to write

Does this scenario sound familiar? You ask your kids to write (or draw) a little something for grandma and grandpa – in thanks for the holiday gifts – but all you get is “no I don’t want to!”

We feel your pain (because many of us at Shutterfly go through the same ritual with our kids), so have come up with a fun solution.

Create mad-libs concept thank-you cards using a fun photo of your kids. It couldn’t be simpler and we can almost guarantee your kids won’t whine about having to write their thank-you cards. That’s something to be thankful for.

First, select a greeting card style. Upload a photo of your kids (whether it’s in front of the pile of opened presents or in front of the tree). Add a greeting something similar to this:

Dear ______,
Thank you for my new ________. I love it and can’t wait to ________ it.
Love, __________

The kids can fill-in-the-blanks later with the details and it doesn’t matter whether they’re at the crayon stage or into penmanship, each thank-you card should take no more than a minute.

Imagine how thrilled the grandparents will be to get a photo of their grandkids and thank-you cards at the same time. You’re raising them well.

Comments

  1. BarbaraJ says

    GOOD IDEA RACHEL. I HAVE ACTUALLY DONE THIS FOR MY GIRLS. THEY HAVE ASK ME TO HAVE THANK YOU CARDS FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIFTS EACH YEAR. I TRY TO FIND A CUTE LITTLE FONT THAT LOOKS AS IF IT WERE A KIDS HANDWRITING.
    PLUS THEY GET A PICTURE OF SUCH A SWEET LITTLE GRANDKID OR CHILD.

  2. Earl J says

    A great idea, I know the Shutterfly custom cards my wife and I have made and mailed have gotten an exciting reaction.

  3. Joey says

    i love this idea. I may just have to do this for my nieces and nephews. I know the grandparents would be thrilled to receive a thank-you! Something we always used to do as kids and I think that phase has not been used very much in the future.
    What a great idea. I am gonna hop on over to the store now!

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