Do you remember the last time you got a handwritten note in the mail? If you’re like me, it’s been awhile, and you got excited when you saw your name written by hand on a pretty envelope in a huge stack of plain white envelopes barcoded by some impersonal printer.
It didn’t even matter how long the note was or how imperfect the handwriting was. What mattered was that someone took the time to pick out a card, write something just for you on it and then mail it with a good old-fashioned stamp.
I think it’s important to teach kids the value of writing handwritten notes. Later in life they’ll be better equipped to send thank-you notes after an interview. They might really enjoy writing if you start encouraging them to write early on. No matter how simple their first notes are, they’ll be bringing smiles to someone’s face.
It’s not hard, and it won’t even take too much of your time. It just requires a little planning. First decide who you want your kids to write to and what kind of stationery is appropriate – usually a folded note or a flat card works best. A big letter-size sheet of paper may seem awfully big to fill, while a note card lets your kids write a shorter message that fills up more of the card and feel like they’ve accomplished more.
Does your child have a special teacher who deserves a word of thanks? How about a grandma who lives far away? Think of a recipient first and then sit down with your kids to order some personalized kids’ stationery.
Choosing stationery is one of the most fun parts of the process, and if your kids have a say in it they are more likely to enjoy writing the note. Here are our top personalized kids stationery picks – each one can be personalized with your child’s name or a custom message:
- Hello Tokyo pink flat cards
- Brontosaurus folded notes
- Animal Scribbles blue folded notes
- Pop Garland flat cards
- Paper People folded notes – you even get to choose your own characters!