Once all the paper is torn off (and the excitement has worn off), it's time to say, "Thank you." Every year I print out cards for my kids to make it a little easier for them to express their thanks. I use them, too. We keep it simple, making a list for each kid (and grown-up) while the gifts are still fresh in our minds. The notes aren't long or elaborate, but I encourage them to take a bit of time to think about each person.
Do you write thank you notes? If you do, and you'd like to use these simple holiday-themed cards, please feel free to download the PDF. (For your own use, not for resale or to post elsewhere, please.) Print onto card stock and cut in half, then fold in half again. Each sheet will give you two cards, one of each design, which will fit into A2 envelopes.
I don't write them all at once, but keeping the cards on my desk reminds me to work on them a little at a time. My kids do a few every day, too. I think it's important to say thank you, or to find other ways to show appreciation for the things people give and do. What do you think? Do you write notes? What other ways do you say thank you? Please share your thoughts!