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The importance of writing thank you notes

When I was little and my birthday or Christmas came around (or really any gift receiving event) my parents made sure I wrote a thank you note to everyone who gave me something. As a kid, who wants to spend time doing that? I admit it was a bit of a struggle at times. Now that I'm older, I can appreciate the gesture. Here are some tips to help you craft the perfect thank you.

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How to be there when you can't be there.

A note is a simple idea, but one that can mean a lot to the person who receives it, especially if it's unexpected. Do you have a child who has to give a presentation at school or has a test they've been studying for? Slip a note in their lunch or backpack saying they'll do great. Or simply let them know you can't wait to hear about their day. A little bit of encouragement can go a long way.

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