If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
~ Frank A. Clark
Do you know where ill-mannered people come from? They come from one of two places:
1) Ill-mannered parents ~ they taught their children to be rude by displaying their own lack of manners.
1) Learn manners yourself2) Teach them to your children
Here’s what Emily Post has to say about it:
Handwritten notes are warmer and more special than other forms of thank-yous. The rule of thumb is that you should send a written note any time you receive a gift (even a ‘thank you’ gift) and the giver wasn’t there to thank in person.
She goes on to say that today you can get by with an email if the gift giver is a close friend, but in my opinion, if your best friend gave you a gift or welcomed you into her home, even more so should you send her a handwritten note!
Stationery for Children
This is also a good habit that children should definitely be encouraged to learn. And to make learning it more fun, stationery stores have a huge selection of children’s stationery. Here are a few of my favorites:
Tiny Prints is an online stationery store with hundreds of designs, both for adults and for kids. These are a couple of my favorites for kids:
|Pirate Ship from Tiny Prints|
Notice that they have stationery for both girls and boys? Boys need to be taught the art of saying thank you; it is an art that will serve him well throughout his life.
The Stationery Studio is another online stationery store.
|Sweet Cupcakes from Tiny Prints|
The Dandelion Patch is online and is also located in
. It is a great store with a wonderful atmosphere. And the Leesburg Outlets are nearby too! Leesburg, Virginia
The Papery has several locations. They have a fair selection of Crane Stationery [one of my favorites!] and an amazing collection of invitations that you can personalize.
|Roaring Lion from Tiny Prints|
Some say that such manners are out-dated. But I don’t think any acts of love and kindness, no matter how small, are ever out of style.
Oremus pro invicem,