Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A simple 'Thank You' goes a long way Part 2 & Easter gifts!

Happy Wednesday!

The answer to yesterday's guessing game is...the 35 year old mother! 

The 15 year old boy sent me a lovely email a few days after he got back from him trip to thank me "for thinking of him" and to let me know he appreciated the snack and had a great time on his holiday.  When I give him birthday/Easter/Christmas gifts he always hand writes a thank you note.   His mom is the Hermes scarf mom!  So yes, manners are taught by the parents as his mom is one of the classiest people I have ever met in my life!  For example, in the summer if we are going to be away for the day I leave our house key with her so she can bring her kids over to swim and every single time there is a thank you note on my kitchen table when I get home.  When her children were too young to write a full blown thank you note she would have them draw a picture, scribble their names on it and she would write on it 'Dear so-and-so, thank you for the whatever, I really like it a lot' and give them out.  See, even a 3 year old can send a thank you note!

The future is looking bright for this 15 year old boy - he currently has the library copy of Emily Post's book and has been asking me for ettiquette lessons.  He will go far in life!

As for the 35 year old unappreciative mother - unfortunately I can't avoid her as we both live in this same small town and I see her almost every day.  I am going to confirm with her secretary that she did in fact get the birthday gift...who knows, maybe it did fall behind a desk, but I doubt it.  The ironic twist is that when I was at the playground the other day I gave her little boy a cracker and she told him to say thank you to me!  One thing is for sure!  She wont be getting another gift from me!  In fact she has ticked off so many people she knows, I would be surprised if she ever gets another one ever!

Whew I feel so much better after getting that off my chest!  And in case anyone is keeping track, I wrote all of my thank you notes on Friday evening and mailed them on Monday morning.  You know with casting that first stone and all that.


Anyhooooooooo....on to more pleasant things!

Here is what I put together for my friends for Easter!

I started with lots of bags of Easter and Spring chocolates and candies!  I found adorable cello bags that look like Easter eggs and some green shred!


Everything in bowls and ready for the bags!  I ordered Easter tags from Pacokeco who does all of my invitations and co-ordinating paper products for parties!  If you ever need cute tags, stickers etc please visit her!  She is the sweetest person and does amazing custom work!


All filled and ready to be tied and tagged!


The finished product!  These will be delivered on Friday and Saturday to friends and grandparents!  The tags from Pacokeco are personalized!  Too cute!


Have a fabulous day!

16 comments:

jewelry without jewels said...

hey lady! just posted a giveaway, check it out :)

xo,
E

Belle on Heels said...

you and my mom would be best buds. she can't remember where she leaves her glasses or the tv remote, but she can tell you the name and occassion of anyone who never sent a thank-you note :)

Red Lipstick Style said...

Wow, what a story! Some people, right? I often wonder what has happened to good manners. I'm so impressed with the 15-year old young man. My fiance's little one (12-years) is that way. There is just no excuse for not saying thank you, in some way.

What lovely gifts! I wish I lived in your town ;)

mFw said...

What a fabulous friend and her son too! Love your Easter treat bags, they look so festive!

American in Norway said...

You are always so thoughtful! Love the goodie bags! I am going to have to PICK your brain ... I am having a bunch of Norwegian mommies over for a martini night... (they have never heard of such a thing...) so now I need to make sure I do it up RIGHT... Advice...tips?

Pink Martini said...

Your treats look great. I thought the bag was a decorated cookie at first. Hmmmm, maybe I can get away with that one! :) xoxo

Miss Janice said...

Love your Easter treat bags!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

The Easter goodie bags look wonderful! I'm sure your friends will be thrilled to receive them!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Your goody bags are adorable! You are indeed a very thoughtful woman! I used to do stuff like that but have not done so in quite a while (hanging head in shame).

~ Tracy

Sophia Mnemosyne said...

Ok... reading your postings is starting to scare me... LOL..(kindered spirits you said) I am working on Easter baskets(i'll be posting pics tomorrow) for children of friends (we currently do not have any children ... but hopefully will be blessed one day!) Mr. G. made a comment "that looks so good but they ( meaning parents) won't appreciate it" - I know he is probably right, but I enjoy doing it. I just keep reminding myself that I'm doing it for the kids not the parents. You are such a thoughtful person, don't stop being you - try to think how unfortunate it is that this 35 year old woman does not seem to find happiness in the simple things in life and appreciate that others take time to show her they are thinking of her and her child.

Your Easter packages areso delightful!!! Anyone who receives one will know that they are certainly thought of and cared about. Have a great evening!

The Preppy Princess said...

Interesting to see the follow-up to yesterday's post, I wish I was surprised, but sadly, I am not. Honestly.

On an up note, can we talk about the goodies you have created and selected for the Easter Baskets? They are too cool Miss Princess, what a sweet and kind dear friend you are.

The Easter Bunny is sending you an extra special hug,
tp

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Love your Easter packages! They are so cute!

Associate Girl said...

Manners are so important - I would go so far as to say that they are a foundation of culture. Your treats are so cute.

Nikosmommy said...

Great easter bags....looks like lots of hard work went into putting them together! Well done!

bevy said...

Can I be a close friend and get a treat bag too??? I promise to send you a thank you note!

Suburban Princess said...

Bevy you crack me up! I wish I could just flit about to all of your towns and leave treats at your doors!