I think teaching children how to write thank-you notes and show appreciation for the gifts they receive is an important quality. I like to write thank-you notes immediately upon receiving the gift and I intend to teach that trait to my children.
Of course it’s easier to do when your child is able to write and spell without your assistance.
I think I’ve come up with a good solution though.
Next, they dictate their note to me and I write it on the back.
This is a good time to talk to them about proper wording. I think the dictation method is better than the fill-in the blank style stationery because they don’t learn about proper wording.
You could also do this for grandparents and have your children (or all of the grandchildren collectively) create stationery cards as a gift. Just have the children draw generic pictures for stationery or themed pictures for cards such as Birthday or your favorite holidays and color copy them onto card stock paper.