Keep small, colorful cards available at all times. Fun looking, yet simple cards, made out of folded card stock are best for this. Do not use purchased, pre-written cards, as that will not only get expensive quite fast but also defeats the purpose of being creative and personal.
- Do not expect perfection. Kids cards will be messy and include bad handwriting as well as some misspelled words. That should not be criticized at any point during the process. In order to make it fun, allow the kid to express themselves in their own way. Those are usually the cards that are kept for the longest time by the recipient.
- Have a lot of glitter and stickers handy. Some kids prefer to draw, but others prefer colorful and fun stickers. A variety of them, available at discount stores and Walmart, is probably the best option to keep the cost down, but to make sure that they can be used as liberally as desired.