Today is KINDNESS day.
With little one's birthday in just two days I thought this would be a good time to get started on our "Thank You" cards, to thank everyone for their beautiful presents.
I have some store-bought "thank you" cards that I am going to use, but we are going to decorate and personalize them.
Firstly, we need a picture of the birthday girl to put into our card. I am taking photos of her out by the pretty yellow lantana.
While we were out there we were lucky enough to observe a beautiful butterfly! If you can encourage your toddler to sit quietly for long enough it is cool to observe all sorts of things in the garden (butterflies, ants, lizards, birds or maybe even a squirrel).
Once we have our photos printed we will stick them on the inside of our card. With a little help my (soon-to-be) 3yr old wrote "thanks" inside, and an "x" & "o" all by herself! I will address the cards to the individual gift-bearers and write the envelopes too.
During the whole process I explained to my little one what we were doing and why it is important to do. This gives them an extra appreciation for their presents and shows them how to express kindness, and special thanks for their gifts.
Only two more sleeps until the big day, and still so much to do! The main thing is to enjoy it, so we make our birthdays just a family affair, to lessen the stress and put the focus on the kids and our family. Everyone has a great time - we love birthdays! Whatever way you celebrate always remember to have fun!
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
— Jesus, in Acts 20:35