Arts & Crafts Magazine

Thanks For Giving

By Partycraftsecrets @partycraftsecrt
Thanks For GivingIt's no secret that dinner with Nana and Nunu is a fine thing; they love it, the kids love it, and I love it.  Everyone gets to catch up, love-in, and I don't have to do the cooking and only some of the cleaning.  Ok, so the frantic rush home to get to bed can be a drama, or it can be part of the fun; it means having a bath at Nan's, using a special tooth-brush, wearing pajamas in the car and so on...
Call me old fashioned, but I'm a big believer in the etiquette of saying thanks.  Thanks for reading my blog, posting a comment, coming to my party, giving my kids a present, making us a yummy dinner.  It's good manners and if you put that thanks in writing I think it can be more than polite, it can be pretty special.
Today being Thanksgiving Day in many countries, I thought I might post a recent craft project my daughters made (with my help, because 2 and 4 year olds can't spell... and before you point out my spelling issues, imagine sorting through a jumble of stick on letters while still peeling the backing paper off said stickers for the 4 year old whilst also stopping the 2 year old from eating same said letters, then you know that "close enough is good enough" feeling that came over me. )
Stick on foam craft is fun, easy, relatively cheap, and strangely addictive... our set is the farmyard one and it's amazing how many foamy thank you for this and that postcards you can turn out in one toddler-taming session.  Nana got the thanks for dinner card, Happy Husband got a lovely Christmas-coloured Dad-foamy, they made ones for their best friends, and one for each other.    I'm really rather tempted to pop one in the mail and see if it makes it without un-peeling itself... hmmm... stay tuned Grandma... there might just be a experimental-postal-foamy coming your way!
I love giving things away - so be sure to get the free art for kids projects and how-to guides off my other site, and you can also see all the photos of what I'm grateful on the PartycraftSecrets Flickr account.  Most importantly - don't forget to take a moment to say thanks to all the ones you love, and lastly, thanks for YOUR love and attention!

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