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|Thank Yous Appreciated|
Posted On 2008-12-27 , 6:51 PM
Here's a heads-up. The holidays are over and it’s time to guide the kids in writing thank-you notes for the gifts he/she received. Keep a supply of cute kids note cards on hand or use a word processor or card-making program for a creative learning experience. Or pick up a box of card-making paper and envelopes at your local discount or office supply store. Most kids love to have a reason to make cards; thank-you notes are the perfect opportunity. Thank-you notes from kids don't have to be formal.
Here’s an example:
If, after a reasonable amount of time, you still haven't gotten a thank you note from your grandchild for the holiday gift you sent him/her - here's how one grandfather solved it: He had special checks made up just for that purpose. On the back of the check just above the endorsement line he had this imprinted:
Thank you, Grandfather, for the money.
It is so very much appreciated.
You're the greatest.
And for the moms and dads out there – you're never too old to send a thank you note to Grandpa and Grandma either. In fact, one Grandma was determined to resolve this once and for all. She continually sent birthday and holiday cards and gifts to her son, but didn't get a thank you or any acknowledgement.
She finally sent her daughter-in-law (his wife) a sympathy card for the "loss of her husband" (who was Grandma's son, of course). Her message read: I haven't heard from John that he received the gift I sent him so I can only assume he has passed on to the other world. I wish you had told me; I would have attended the funeral. Needless to say, Grandma heard from John immediately after her daughter-in-law received the sympathy card.
Happy New Year, Dear Diary, and everyone out there.
Keep those cards and letters coming!
|Advice From Kids|
Posted On 2008-12-18 , 4:35 PM
No matter how many times we come across these gems in a buzzing kids world
, we have to chuckle - sometimes louder than others. It makes you wonder what the circumstances were that generated such comments. We'll start with these ten:
"Never trust a dog to watch your food." -Patrick, age 10
"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' Don't answer." -Hannah, age 9
"Don't pull Dad's finger when he tells you to." -Emily, age 10
"When your Mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair." -Taylia, age 11
"Never tell your mom her diet's not working." -Michael, age 14
"You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk." -Amir, age 9
"Never let your three-year old brother in the same room as your school assignment." -Traci, age 14
"When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your Mom when she's on the phone." -Alyesha, age 13
"If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse." -Naomi, age 15
"Never try to baptize a cat." -Eileen, age 8
|From Blog to Buzz Blog|
Posted On 2008-12-18 , 8:03 AM
We are attempting to revamp our Blog and rename it Buzz Blog. So if you see some funny things happening with the menu and screen as these changes occur here in a buzzing kids world,
please bear with us. It's a bit complicated and we don't want to leave you out there in wonderland wondering what in the world are they up to this time. We hope you'll give it a thumbs up. In the meantime, watch for new categories and entries that may interest you.
Posted On 2008-12-17 , 11:04 PM
It's December 17, 2008 - eight days before Christmas and here we are talking about a Halloween banner. We wrote about it in our last entry. The banner is called Get Into The Spirit. We didn't get into the spirt in time for Halloween, but have managed to do a reciprocal link with The Pumpkin Wizard, a year-round site on pumpkin carving. Although we, admittedly, are not artists we commissioned this banner in order to link it to our October BuzzLetter. We hope you like it.
Our plan is to do an anime banner each month, such as the Get Into The Spirit banner, to compliment our monthly-themed BuzzLetter for Halloween. The banner is sort of specific to Halloween, but we are trying to think of other ways to use the banner during the rest of the year. For example, the title would be suitable for Independence Day; however, the colors are not appropriate. Perhaps, going back to school in the Fall? - the colors are right. How about when the Olympics come around again? Of course we'll have to change the mummy costume on the right for some of this recycling. ^.^ If you think of a way, Dear Diary or visitor, do let us know.
|Headers and Banners|
Posted On 2008-12-05 , 2:45 PM
Today is December 5, 2008. It's a good day for starting a little chat with you and letting you know what we're thinking and updating you with our website. Let's call this diary entry: Headers and Banners under our Site Theme category.
A month ago we received a new header and banners with anime images for our website Buzzing Kids World. It is a collage of anime characters. We love them. And although BKW isn't limited to anime content, the images are fresh, colorful, happy and make a great match for our site's content. The images are infectious - the good kind. At last, the site has a theme that matches the title - a Buzzing Kids World. The banner below will take you to an article on making-over kids/teens bedrooms. [Notice how perfect the images are for the content of all the banners.]
Along with the anime-themed header we got three of what we call generic banners and three seasonal ones using the anime images (there are always holidays just around the corner, you know). And we got our own world logo (see the left image in our page's title banners) to fit in with the site theme - in three different sizes!!! We hadn't even asked for that! One size would have been fine. To say we are thrilled is an understatement. We're also thrilled about this banner that we used as a Thanksgiving theme taking you to relevant pages on the site at the appropriate time.
The artist who put the images together for us writes that his family is a big fan of anime, too. Their two daughters fit the demographics of our website and judged Dad's artistic work as he went along. They're as happy with the results as we are. We especially value their approval. Their two cats are named Haku and Kiki after anime characters. How cool is that! And how could we forget the environment and ways to go green!
We have been working on the site every day for the past month tweaking the text here and there, replacing old images with the new anime images, adjusting to the new wider site header, concentrating on appearance and making it more convenient to the visitor. ^.^ (That is an anime smiley.) We are particularly pleased with the way the Game Room and Relay Race Ideas pages turned out using the new images. Below is our banner for the Staying Fit Through Fun Activities article or a kids way of kicking butt, if you will.
This is the fun part of building a website. It's the technical part and terminology that flummoxes some of us more than we care to admit. Nonetheless, progress is being made with our site theme and we continue to handle one challenge at a time. We aren't quite sure where this path will lead or what turns we may take along the way, but we're staying on track for now. We hope you'll come along with us on this journey using anime images. Keep an eye on the menu for new topics.
So there you have it - all but the Halloween banner which we'll explain in the next Dear Diary entry.
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