Young children often make handprint projects as gifts for their parents. These are imprints of their hands, often with short messages attached. If you are helping a child make one for a card, here’s a lovely saying that can be attached:
For all the times that your
loving hands have helped me:
with homework, or healing a
scrape, or preparing me a meal,
or the countless things you do
for me every day, I am
thankful. And now my hand
will be with you forever…
I’m not sure who wrote the saying (can’t find the info). It was attached to a Thanksgiving handprint project my daughter made. That specific project was a towel, so the last sentence was, "And now my hand will be with you forever, helping you on this special holiday."
This saying can be used for any handprint gift to a parent. You can adjust it for younger kids, taking out the homework part and changing it to something like "helping me get dressed" or something like that.
Handprint gifts are really special for adults to receive. Years later looking at one reminds you how little they once were.
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