Encourage your students to write letters to loved ones with a foldable Christmas postcard.
Printable Holiday Cards = Postcard Messages for Everyone!
Use a foldable postcard template in the classroom to bring in the Christmas season with a lesson or two on writing holiday letters to loved ones. When teaching and learning how to write a postcard, encourage your students to include the following:
- an informal greeting
- a brief description of an exciting event or the best part of their imaginary trip
- a note about the weather
- the date (optional)
- a closing phrase.
Multi-Purpose Happy Holiday Cards for Kids to Make
These letter-writing greeting cards are perfect for a simple alternative to Christmas cards. They are extremely versatile and can be used in many ways, such as
- Use them as Christmas writing prompts for narrative writing. Have your students write a postcard to send home while they are on an imaginary trip to the North Pole.
- Practice holiday card writing and random acts of kindness by creating holiday messages for other teachers or adults in the school.
- Write messages to local veterans and active-duty personnel using one of the following veterans’ organizations. Check the blog for more info.
- A Million Thanks
- America’s Adopt a Soldier
- Hugs for Soldiers
- Operation Tarjeta De Navidad (Esposas Militares Hispanas USA) — This organization is dedicated to Latinx members of our military.
- Homefront Hugs Foundation
- Make Christmas cards for local hospitals with children’s wards and send Cards for Hospitalized Kids.
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