Making Thank You Fun Again

 Thank You cards designed for kids, by Naava

Thank You cards designed for kids, by Naava

I was in a cafe and I overheard a mom ask her toddler-aged son what Thanksgiving was all about.

Without missing a beat he said, "Winning."

"No," she sighed, like they'd been through this before.

"Losing," he said.

"NO," she said.

"Being-thankful-for-friends-and-family," he recited quickly.

"Yes," she said, relieved. (I was trying not to laugh.)

We've all been there. Standing next to our child as they open a gift and then whispering to them, "What do we say?" and hoping they'll offer a polite, "Thank you".  Pleading with them after a birthday party, "Say thank you for inviting us, say thank you, SAY THANK YOU."

But do we want them to just say they're thankful, or do we want them to mean it?

Ultimately what we really want our kids to know, is that saying thank you is more than good manners. It's a way of making someone else feel really good.

I designed a collection of THANK YOU cards for kids that reflect a child's style of communication. Each design features a shoe as a way of representing a kid's portrait. Each has a version of THANK YOU written on the front as though the child is saying it. The inside of the card is up to your kid.

As the artist, I give your kid full permission to use the inside of these cards to make someone feel special. They can write a kind note, draw a picture, sign their name, or cover it in their favorite stickers. What's important is that they use their own creativity to share how thankful they are.

And that my friends, is winning.

Below are the cards that I have left in stock and they're about to sell out. Each design comes in a set of 6 with envelopes. In honor of Small Business Saturday use code SmallSaturday at checkout for free shipping when you order 3 or more packs. 

So before all the presents are opened this season, get your kid a box of their very own stationery to show thanks for all they receive: