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Old 12-19-2007, 06:44 AM
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Thank you cards

Alright, I am like the worst Thank-you card writer! I never know what to write. So i thought this year I would see what other teachers write for thank you cards for receiving a Christmas present.

I usually just write:
Dear Suzie,
Thank you for the gift card and lotions. They are perfect. Have a great Christmas.

Your Teacher, Ms. Smith

I teach in a Catholic school, so using the word 'Christmas' is just fine! I just feel like my thank you notes are so short and plain.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:48 AM
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I keep it short and sweet as well. Here's one I wrote yesterday:


Thank you so much for the poinsettia candles. They will look perfect on my mantle with my collection of angels and white poinsettias. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop

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Old 12-19-2007, 07:37 AM
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I think what you wrote was just fine.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:04 AM
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I need to get started on mine. I went out and bought new cards and everything. Mine are similar to yours. Last year, I bought these cards at IKEA and then found out they were not the standard size! They were all returned to me... how embarassing!
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:41 AM
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I was always told to write thank you for the specific gift, how or when you will use it, something unrelated (like have a great Christmas or it's great having you in my class this year etc. ) then thank you again.

Hope this helps!
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:54 PM
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Do you write thank you notes for each child who gave you something? I few kids gave me candy canes. They passed them out at the end of the day and I didn't have time to write a thank you note. Will it be weird to write a note to them when we return on Jan. 7th? (School is out)
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:00 PM
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Candy canes? would probably skip the thank you...
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:10 PM
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I usually write my cards over break and send them home the day we get back. I used to mail them home, but that means stamps, bringing home my class list of addresses etc....
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:43 PM
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I type up a generic one on cute snowman paper for the class gift and then personalize it for each kid with their name.

I think this year it says

"Thank you so much for thinking of me during the holiday season. Your thoughtfulness and generosity is very much appreciated! I hope that you enjoy your Winter Break and have a wonderful holiday and restful vacation. I will see you next year! Happy Holidays!

My Name"

If they give me something in addition to the class gift, I write a personal note on the card. ... "Thank you so much for the candles. I know they will look lovely on my fireplace."
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:45 PM
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I make my notes very simple so my first grader can read it him/herself. That is so important for them. I also try to mail them right after Christmas because that way they get to receive mail of their very own. Keep it simple is nice - it keeps us from getting overwhelmed and then not doing it!
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