I have to do all of DD's today with her - this morning in fact. Running late with them as we were away over the New Year and then I had to do all my reports for school.
So, what to write. DD 's only 2y 9m BTW so it'll be me doing the writing.
So far I have some A5 card in black and white. On one side I am going to get DD to draw/colour a picture, or maybe some sticking and gluing. Or even pastels or chalk on the black paper.
Then the reverse is for the message.
I will get DD to add her own name at the bottom, by dotting out her name first, and getting her to draw over the top - a bit like nursery do with her.
But what can the message be? In the past I have doe=ne quite detailed letters about Christmas in general, thanking for present and ho she has used it/enjoyed it, etc. But this time I am thinking of keeping it much briefer:
Thank you - nice and big outlines; DD can colour in if she likes
Then just: Thank you for helping Father Christmas to buy me ...... It is lovely (or similar)
Yes, I think that sounds fine. People will be pleased to get a "signed" note, I think.
Wait til she's older! Ds, 5.5, has sent my ancient aunt and uncle a heartfelt thanks for the megazords and Tomy Zoid he chose with their money, and adorned it with a picture of a "cat-faced alien blasting a transformer". They will be puzzled to say the least, but hopefully appreciative of the gesture.
i just got DD to draw a picture on a piece of A4 and write "Thank you for my present, Love from.." on the back. I think the genuine artwork is appreciated more when they're small than the thank-yous written by mum.