The days after Christmas can have a sort of serenity to them. All of the shopping is actually done. There are a few days until New Year’s with nothing much to do. It’s a great time for some family bonding time. One of the things you can do with your children is writing thank-you notes.
You may have bad memories of doing this exercise as a child if you were forced to sit down and handwrite notes for what felt like hours. It’s important to realize, though, that times have changed. Whether it comes in the form of a printed note, an email or a handwritten card, writing thank-you notes has distinct benefits. You may be a romantic for the power of handwritten notes, but that doesn’t mean your kids will feel the same way. Be prepared to compromise; a less-than-perfect note is still better than none at all.