The Dollar Store Diva (a.k.a. my Mom!) strikes again! This time she shares a clever way to find words to say “Thank You!”
A while back, our daughter Kaley (yes, that Kaley, of Cha-Ching on a Shoestring fame) packed up her two boys and headed to Newark Valley for the weekend. (Yes, we live in Newark Valley.)
It was such a wonderful weekend. As soon as Griffin and Lincoln walked in our front door, they ran through the house looking for their toys and searching out the nooks and crannies where they usually play when they are at Papa and Mama’s house. I almost couldn’t stand it.
It seemed so good to bake cookies and make coffee for Kaley again and to have her lounging in our recliner reading a magazine–just like the good-old days.
I wanted to express to Kaley how much it meant to her parents to have her home again, so I bought a Word Find book at–where else but– the Dollar Store. I decorated the back of it with pretty paper and printed this note on the computer:
We can’t find the words to thank you enough for coming with Griffin and Lincoln for the weekend. Every memory is a happy one.
On the front I put an address label with her address and our return address. I was careful not to cover up too much of the cover, especially the word Word-Finds. I could have used a small piece of tape and mailed it just like that, but I had a clear plastic envelope that fit the book perfectly, so I slipped it in that. Since it was clear plastic, Kaley could see right through the envelope to read the message her dad and I had sent her. It cost $1.39 first class to mail it.
The email Kaley sent in response read : I got a little surprise in the mail today. Thank you! It was a very fun find.
Is there someone you want to express a thank you to? This might spark just the right idea for you to express a big and warm thanks. Like Kaley, the receiver will be blessed to find a little surprise in the mail.
Note from Kaley: Who else but a MOM would send a thank you card for letting you come to HER house where she made you coffee while watching your children? Thanks, Mom!