I think there are many common courtesies that are going by the wayside. Why don’t we encourage giving thanks to the giver? Often we may feel a face to face thank you is all we need give. While this is important, we should consider taking the time to write a thank you note. This shows that we are truly thinking about the giver. It is also important to know that we weren’t obligated to write a note. Sometimes, we say things because they are habit. Writing a thank you note signifies our true appreciation for what we have.
occasions to write thank you notes:
- gifts: whether a monetary gift or an actual item. If you are given money, please include what how you intend to use these funds.
- parties: If you attend a party, a kindly worded note to compliment your hosts or just because you were included should be sent.
- just because: sometimes, I like to write my husband a note to thank him for all that he does for our family. Take a moment and write one to your children, friend or a relative.
- interview: Whenever you are granted a job interview, it is a good idea to immediately write a thank you note to those who interviewed you. This will keep your name at the forefront of their mind and allow you the chance to clarify any interview questions (BRIEFLY).
Whatever your occasion write your notes quickly. You should write and send cards within 48 hours. The only time I feel it is okay to not send a card immediately is in the case or showers or weddings. There are usually a high volume of gifts given I believe the etiquette says it is okay to wait a month.
The Important thing to do is keep it simple. Do it quickly. Make sure you spell names correctly (I spelled the names wrong once…so embarrassing). Be heartfelt. every occasion is a good occasion for a thank you note.
Thank you to Misty McCraig for the beautiful thank you cards for our winner Michelle Bjorklund (they are on the way). Misty is a consultant for Stampin Up and she does amazing cards and classes. Her card is in the picture. Call her. She will teach you great things. I will post more from Misty when she advertises her classes. They are fabulous.
What are your thoughts about Thank you cards? Do you send them? Why or why not? Do you feel it is a lost art? Let me know your thoughts.