10 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

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Writing Thank You Notes

In the digital age, it’s easy to shoot off a quick text or email to say our thank-yous, but taking the time to write some old-fashioned thank you notes will give your child a chance to dwell on what he’s thankful for and give him practice articulating it. He can even make a cute card to write it in! Recent studies have shown that expressing gratitude makes you feel even more thankful and happier overall. Sit down with your kid after a holiday event to handwrite notes to the guests or host, and for gifts he received. As a bonus, he’ll also get to practice his writing and language skills.