The “How-To” and “Why-To” Say “Thank You”

“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father.” James 1:17a (NLT)

Here we are at the finale of our journey through the Organizational Planner. We have one last tool to share. I think we saved the best ‘til last. 

What more significant attribute to showcase during the season of our Savior’s birth than a grateful heart. We want to become people who demonstrate gratitude for what we have been given by others. At this time of year, gifts are in abundance, and what better way to exemplify Christ’s love than writing to express our appreciation for any present we receive from friends or family during the season. It feels as if we should have Thanksgiving after Christmas. I believe we would have a vision of grandeur beholden to our Savior with a heart of extreme humility. 

Moms, teach your children to be thankful for any gift they receive. When they are young, make eye contact or hug the gift giver. As the children grow and can write, start implementing notes of thanks for every gift they receive.

As our children grew, we set a standard of withholding the present until they wrote a thank you note. The repercussion of a child hindered in the lesson of gratitude is an adult who is entitled. It is not pleasant to work or live with that individual. 

Here are a few guidelines on how to write a thank-you note: 

  • Practice writing your message on a piece of paper, as not to refrain from errors, such as spelling or repeating yourself 
  • Have an enthusiastic opening, i.e., WOW! 
  • Share how you will use the gift and lastly, send the note via the post, aka snail mail. 

Click this link to access the Gift Received and Thank You’s printable. 

Be sure to watch the corresponding video for complete instructions on how to use this important printable.

Well, there you have it! Our planning week is done!

We hope you have enjoyed and found a use for many of the tools we have created for you. The goal is to make your holiday the best you can remember! 

“The healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” Zig Ziglar

Click this link to check out the Holidays with the Help Club book. 

Melissa Lain
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