How to Write a Perfect Note on Your Kid’s Mitzvah Occasion Page on Tendr in Less Than 5 Minutes
As a parent, you’ve waited thirteen years for your child’s bar or bat mitzvah. The day-of the event, you hope they muster their courage and flawlessly read from the Torah, standing confidently in front of friends and family who’ve come to celebrate this milestone with them.
Now, as you’re sitting down to write the note on your child’s mitzvah Occasion Page, channel those feelings into the message you’re going to write. Trust, us it’s not as hard as it sounds. Especially is you follow our 5-step guide below! Plus, we’ve got an example note for you to read at the very end.
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The 5-step guide to writing the perfect note on your child’s mitzvah Occasion Page page in 5 minutes or less
Step 1: Be welcoming and show thanks
Welcome your loved-ones to the page with a warm greeting. Start with a salutation like, ‘Dear friends and family’ or by thanking them for joining you in celebrating using a phrase like ‘Thank you for celebrating this joyous occasion with us!’.
Step 2: Invite them to give a gift
Just like at a wedding, giving a gift is a choice (not a requirement) for guests. Writing a gentle reminder that gifts aren’t a requirement on the page is a courtesy to guests.
For example: “Your presence at this celebration is a gift in itself. However, if you would like to give our son/daughter a gift, you may do so here on Tendr.”
Step 3: Show them the value and importance of their gift
Since money is a traditional gift for bar and bat mitzvahs, let your guests know how you’ll use the money they give.
While adding it to an education or college savings fund is a popular use of money, you can also use this as an opportunity to share that either some or all of the cash gifts will be given to a good cause.
If your child is working on a mitzvah project and money will be donated to that cause, invite your child to write something about why they chose that cause and how much the donation will mean to the organization.
Step 4: Show your gratitude
You already know thanking your guests is essential, so make it count! Point out their generosity and acknowledge it.
If the gifts are going to your child you could say, ‘Thank you for your generosity and continuing to help [child’s name]’s dreams come true.’
If you’re giving money to charity you could say, ‘Thank you for your generosity and helping [child’s name] make a difference in the community.’
Step 5: Close it out
Your closing salutation can be casual or traditional - whichever feels better to you. For something traditional use a phrase like, ‘Sincerely,’ or ‘With gratitude,’. For something more relaxed try, “Looking forward to celebrating with you!’ or ‘Can’t wait to dance the horah with you!’
Voila - an Occasion Page note written by you from scratch!