A couple of times recently, our girls have received gifts from people at church. A man brought Elizabeth a dress and Adelaide some onesies. An older couple brought the girls both dolls for Christmas. I think that it is so sweet that people we don't really know think of my girls when they are out and about and see something they may like.
We painted pictures outside to bring to people as a thank you. The couple very much appreciated their painting and we have yet to give the other man his.
It is important to me that my girls learn to appreciate what others do for them. I like Elizabeth to paint pictures rather than just give a card, because it is something that she can do. These people didn't bring me gifts, they brought them to the girls, so I find it only fitting that Elizabeth give them her own thank you. (Adelaide is still a little young... I am afraid she would eat the paint/paper) PS: I do write a little thank you note on the painting in case people don't understand the gesture, but I try to get E to think of what to say.