Thank You Notes Help!

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  1. Ms.Holyoke

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    I received some very generous Christmas gifts from students this year. Our room mom gave each of us a $100 Amazon gift card as a class gift (where multiple families contributed) and I received quite a few other individual gifts.

    This is new for me because I have never received gifts for Christmas from students. I am trying to figure out how to write thank you notes. I could either print out a thank you for the class gift and write a note on the specific card thanking the student if they gave me something separate. But I also feel like they will not bring that home to their families because I teach older kid (grade 6.)

    My team teacher emailed a thank you to the families and said she will not do separate thank you cards for individual gifts. I was thinking of doing an email thank you (like an e-card) and writing individual notes to the 11-12 kids who brought other gifts.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I am kind of old school, but I think you should write thank you cards for people who took the time and spent the money, to get you something special. The ecard sounds like a good idea for the group gift. Are you going on vacation anywhere? I am not this year, but I used to just buy postcards and send them with a note of thanks. The kids always loved getting mail during Christmas vacation. If you are afraid your parents may not get the note, it is a definite way that they'll see them. This year, I just took a notepad of cute paper, wrote Thank you notes and sent them home w/ the kids.
     
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    I actually mailed them last year (I only got a few.)

    My concern is that I don’t want families/kids having my address.

    Also, I feel bad only giving personalized thank you’s to some families and not others because we don’t know who contributed.
     
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    You don't put your address on postcards. I wouldn't give my address out either. :)
    Oh, that makes it really hard when you don't know who contributed. Could you explain to the room mom that you want to thank the parents and ask for the names?
     
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    Ask the room mom for assistance with thank you s for the group gift. For individual gifts, mail individual thank yous. If you must put a return address, use your school address.
     
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