May 22, 2012

Thank You Notes 101

Whenever I see pretty thank you notes, I purchase them. I just love paper products!

But, the real reason I purchase them is because I believe there is nothing as sweet as receiving a hand-written thank you note; not some email or text or tacky e-card.

Recently, while reading Franklin Covey's Get Organized blog, I found the following about thank you notes.

1. Greet the giver
2. Express your gratitude (Thank you so much for this laptop bag!)
3. Discuss how you'll use the gift (It has a space for my iPad, I’ll have an easier time carrying everything.)
4. Discuss past and future events (Thanks for coming to my graduation. I hope to see you at the family summer barbecue.)
5. Thank them again (Thanks again!)
6. Regards (Love, Tammy)Simple. Easy. Thoughtful.

Just do it.



Janet said...

LOL! I need to send this post to my Husband, he thinks I'm the only one in the world with a thank you card obsession! Phew, now I'm relieved ;-)

I have at least 100, probably less since I had to dig in to my stash this weekend. Thank you cards are amazing! I never receive them, but I LOVE to give them! :)

Amanda said...

Thank you notes don't seem as popular over here, which is such a shame, its good manners to acknowledge a gift and always lovely to be thanked! Hopefully we will catch on soon

Kris said...

...And almost a lost art. So many of today's youth (and even some adults) don't even bother to send them anymore. I don't think children are being brought up to do that anymore.

Because I am so "old school", (HA) I drilled the importance of that in my kids and it became something ingrained in them. My son wasn't the best about writing notes but he always expressed gratitude for anything he received via a call or a visit if possible.

I believe there is something very special about receiving a hand written note. Perhaps it is the idea that someone thought enough of you to spend the time to hand write you a special note in this busy day and age.

Toni said...

Great post. I love receiving a thank you note! And I always sent one. I have always made my now 14 year old send thank you notes. And the steps you posted are now I taught him. It is simple!

Kathy said...

I love getting thank you notes but it is rare that I get them thanks to computer technology. Writing letters is definately a lost art.

NanaDiana said...

I try to always do this- but sometimes, sadly, resort to email to thank others-BAD! xo Diana

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