August 29, 2013

Celebrate National Grandparents Day (September 8th)

September 8th is National Grandparents Day. In honor of the unconditional love that your grandparents give you day in and day out, it's time to separate time for just them and give them the thanks they really deserve. Special days like this little holiday are a great way to get children to learn the fundamentals of letter writing. There is nothing more important than knowing how to write a proper letter, thank you card, or card for any reason. Handwritten letters are a great way to show your true sentiment, and always appreciated by the recipient. Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Invest in children's stationery: Kids always love when they are able to have items of their own. So if they see your love of stationery, they most likely will mimic that love as well. At, we have hundreds of styles of note cards and flat cards that can be customized with your child's name. They will love to have a great set of stationery for their very own.

2. Message Template: Create a message template they can easily follow. This can be in the form of a fill in the blank message, or a checklist that can help them to construct sentences. Sometimes it's tough to find the words, but easier to say with a little guidance. Be sure to include event updates, new school grades, and any thank you's needed for gifts that may have been received from their grandparents.

3. Include photos, drawings, etc: Nothing is more exciting than getting postal. But when it comes filled with memories that can be tangibly held onto, it's truly the frosting on the cake. So be sure to have your little one also include a drawing, sketch, or gift they decide to share with grandma and grandpa. You can also include new family photos to sweeten the sentiment.

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How do you get your kids to sit and write a letter? Leave your tip in the comments below.