Let’s talk about Christmas for a moment. Miss Ava was fortunate enough to receive an incredible amount of gifts. And when I say incredible….I mean we had to get another suitcase to fit everything, and that was at our first Christmas celebration of the season. Of course, there were multiple Christmas celebrations with all the family and friends all over the country.
I feel very thankful for the fact that my parents taught me to be thankful as a child. Now that I am a parent, to a very fortunate little girl, it is important to me to make sure she understands the importance of being thankful. It’s more than just saying “thank you” but rather to actually be thankful.
This year after going through all of her wonderful Christmas gifts we sat down and talked about how nice it was that people thought of her and wanted to give her something and took the time out of their busy schedules to get her a gift, send a card, make a hair bow and the list goes on and on and on. I’m not sure how much a 2 1/2 year old understands this concept but it’s something that we try to talk to her about often.
Another incredible lesson and great habit to start is the power of the Thank You note. It’s a simple and respectful way to show someone that you appreciate them thinking of you. I worked up a DIY Thank You card and printed it on nice card stock paper. Then I let Ava color the card and I filled in the “blanks”. It took us several days to complete this task – you know the attention span of a toddler, right? But we completed the Thank You cards and I’m so proud of her. In fact, I’m thankful that she is starting to understand this whole thankful concept!
By the way, the adorable bracelet that Ava is wearing is from Mere Trinkets. Check out all the goodies at the Etsy Shop.
While I’m at it with all this thankfulness – Thank you to all of you for following Squash Blossom Babies!
Happy New Year!