“i thank my God” wall

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each year i struggle with how to show my sunday and wednesday investors (volunteers) how much they are appreciated by the kids, the parents, and me.  so for the past two years i have started having a “thank you” wall.  here is how it works:

  • in a very visible hallway/lobby i place envelopes on the wall with the name and class of every investor, greeter, intern, etc.
  • on a table nearby, i place out cards and pens. for the whole month of november, i encourage not only children, but parents to write a note of thanks.  
  • some children choose to draw a picture or write notes at home and bring them to church and place them in the envelopes on wednesday or sunday.  
  • i also include a thank you poem and a handwritten thank-you card from me in each envelope.  
  • the teachers are asked not to look in their envelopes while they are hanging on the wall.  🙂
  • we take them down the sunday before thanksgiving and mail the envelopes to the teachers.  our goal is, while they are relaxing and being thankful, they will be blessed to read notes from the many who are grateful for the ways they share Jesus with the children.
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this is an example of the note card we provide for families. (we ran out this year, which mean more cards! exciting.)
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this is the poster/letter we use to get parents and children involved.this is an example of the thank you note cards we provide.



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8 Comments

    1. danielle November 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      thanks michael. nothing fancy, but i have to be intentional about it because they are rock stars and deserve to be thanked! 🙂

      Reply
  1. Janet Landwehr November 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    You are always so clever. Thank you for being so generous to share with others! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. danielle November 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      happy thanksgiving to you, janet!

      Reply
  2. Aanna Smalley November 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love this! LOVE this! Definitely saving this idea for next year.

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    1. danielle November 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      would have been nice if i had thought to put it up earlier! would love to hear how you improve upon it next year! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Mary Sims November 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  4. jessica vl November 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Wow Danielle! You constantly amaze and inspire me with your great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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