No parent sets out to raise an entitled kid, yet it’s happening. Our sons and daughters are growing up in a culture that tells them that they should get what they want when they want it, and they don’t have to do a whole heck of a lot in return either.
Gratitude is the antidote to entitlement; therefore, we must purposely take the time to teach this essential value in our homes by expecting our children to handwrite and send thank you notes.
It’s easier to live out the values we say are important to us when we invest in the proper tools to help us. That means if you want your kids to write thank-you notes, then you’re going to need to provide them.
And what better way to do that then to turn to Arizona based Pretty Paper Club to help us express our appreciation and keep connected with loved ones on a regular basis. “Everyone knows the feeling of receiving a letter in the mail from a loved one,” says Pretty Paper Club Owner Natalie Meszaros. “I like to think that your friends and family deserve more than an email or text message now and then.”
Take the time and make an effort to teach your kids the importance of sending handwritten thank-you notes by mail.
“I think people mistake writing letters as a chore and sending a text message as more convenient,” says Meszaros. “However, I have found that having a stash of notecards, stamps, and pens handy makes letter writing quite easy.”
Pretty Paper Club offers one-time stationery purchases as well as a subscription club sending out unique themed stationery kits on a monthly basis. Meszaros started her company because of her deep love for all things paper. She and her childhood best friend, Julie, wrote thousands of letters to one another as they lived apart from one another before the days of email and cell phones. Sadly, Julie passed away at the age of 33 from breast cancer, but her legacy lives on through Pretty Paper Club.