Tackle it Tuesday – The Dreaded Thank You Note

Tackle It Tuesday

This Tackle Post is a blast from the past from our former resident tackler JenaW. (It’s amazing what you can find when you organize those old blog post drafts!)

Having you ever been daunted about writing thank-you notes? We all know it’s good practice to show our thankfulness in the form of a note, but sometimes it’s hard for some people to know: what to say other than, “thank you”.

Well, here is a little something I’ve developed for my own children to get them starting thinking and writing thankfully. Ideally, it would be so nice for them to have these thoughts free flowing, effortlessly from their grateful craniums, but since that’s not always the case, may I officially present:

the thank-you card cheater template!

Dear (Insert name),

Thank you so much for the (insert item). I really am enjoying it. Every time I use the (insert item), I think of you. You have a way of picking out the most ( choose one: interesting, thoughtful, useful, appropriate) gifts. I really enjoyed the (item name) that you bought me last year.

I hope you have been well. The last time I talked to you, you were busy doing ( activity); are you still enjoying that?

I have been busy (playing basketball/ dancing ballet/ designing websites etc.); it has been a real learning experience for me.

I am looking forward to seeing you again.

Your loving (grandson, niece, daughter),
(insert name: handwritten)

Not sure how much your child can handle when it comes to the thank you note? You can use this as a guideline:

  • 1-4 year olds: help mommy decorate the outside of the card and sign their name with a handprint
  • 4-5 year olds: practice writing a few of the words and sign name
  • 6-8 year olds: Have them copy the note in their own handwriting
  • 9-12 year olds: solo writing with a few edits from mom

So what are you tackling this week?

Calling All Tacklers!

We’re looking for YOU – guest bloggers to post about your own tackles right here. If you are interested in showing off your tackles (we all need some tips and ideas!) then contact us . Thanks for your inspiring tackles!!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.


Tackle it Tuesday is managed by Jennifer. You can find Jennifer blogging at Jen’s Journey and tweeting at @jennifer_sikora.

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