Cute Thank You Notes


Josie Leavitt - August 31, 2012

One of the perks of owning a bookstore is the myriad school groups that come by the store. If the kids themselves weren’t cute enough, the thank-you cards they send are just so adorable.
I’ve found that the younger the kid, the cuter the thank you. Obvious teacher input helps keep the chaos down to a minimum. These two are some of my favorites. The hand-drawn flying pig with all the small prints with the student’s names just charms me to bits. I love that this class really took some time to make this. All the kids probably loved a reason to play with paint.
The other note is charming for its obvious kid-drawn pig. I love that someone drew that and then one, or several kids colored it in. The note was a thank you for a visit from Kate DiCamillo and the addition of a piece of toast in honor of Mercy Watson is just delightful.
We often get these thank yous hand-delivered by a teacher. They go immediately onto the office door for all to see. Sometimes, kids just write us thank you letters and tell us how much they love the store. What I love about the card on the right is it from Elizabeth’s young cousin, Calyn. She wrote the card when she was eight and now she’s a senior in high school who is one of the most voracious readers I’ve ever known. Now, she sends email thank yous, which are lovely. As are the Facebook updates about the books she’s reading, but nothing will ever be as delightful as the hand-drawn card of a child.

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