A World Record Attempt We celebrated the 2nd annual National Thank You Letter Day, on November 14th, 2019 by creating the world’s largest envelope to hold the world’s largest thank you letter. As a result of creating the world’s largest envelope, we are endeavoring to break the previous Guinness World Record.
A World Record Envelope to Hold the World’s Largest Thank You Letter Creating a world record event with the making of the envelope to hold the world’s largest thank you letter will help spotlight our community and national efforts to inspire in children—and adults—that “Thank You” letters are still important in our culture and are a vital way to communicate gratitude and civility, kindness and manners in our daily lives.
The giant thank-you letter was created on the first National Thank You Letter Day to specifically celebrate and promote the creation of this day. Taking place one week before Thanksgiving, National Thank You Letter Day reminds us of the simple and powerful act of sending a letter of thanks to someone we care about or love that has affected our lives. The combination of the envelope and the letter together will help further promote the ideals behind National Thank You Letter Day.
How Do You Make a Giant Envelope? The envelope is comprised of two large sheets of paper that are rolls of butcher paper taped together (the same technique that was used in the giant thank you letter). The World’s Largest Thank You Letter was sandwiched in between the two large sheets of paper and then taped off on all four sides.
Students from the civics club at Continental Elementary School helped to create the envelope (as they did with the giant letter the year before). They also extended the giant thank you letter so more people from the school and community could sign it.
The Big Reveal Date On November 14, 2019, on the Second Annual National Thank You Letter Day, the students, teachers, staff, and people from the Green Valley community gathered together in the Continental Elementary School gym for the official rolling out of the record-breaking envelope containing the world’s largest thank you letter.
The Mailman Comes to the Rescue! The envelope was postmarked by the United States Postal service postmaster and offically delivered to Sahuarita Intermediate School by mail truck.
A Big Benefit–Guinness World Records Day! An added benefit of the record taking place on the day of this annual event is that it also happily coincides with Guinness World Records Day. Thus helping to doubly promote both the envelope record and National Thank You Letter Day!