Monday, October 22, 2007

Thank You Notes: Yes You Still Need To Send Them

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When was the last time you sent someone a Thank You Note? I'm not just talking about a note for your wedding gifts, but a heartfelt thank you to someone who did something or said something to you that you thought was thoughtful and uplifting. We all are so busy with the daily grind, that I think we've forgotten what we learned in 2nd Grade, how to write letters. Well, a thank you note isn't a drawn out letter, but it is a handwritten message sent via mail to someone. So we'll say that's close enough. I know it's so easy to send that person an email and say "Thanks so much for lunch", but to get a nice card in the mail makes a much better impression.

So, if you're stumped, here is a quick little cheat sheet to help you write a thank you note. We'll use my lunch example stated earlier.

  1. Give an appropriate greeting: Dear Kristen,
  2. Simply say thanks: Thanks so much for lunch today, I had a wonderful time.
  3. Say something nice about the item or gesture (in this case): The food was wonderful and I really enjoyed your company.
  4. Mention the past and hint at the future : It was great to meet you and I look forward to working with you in the future.
  5. Say thanks again: Thank you again!
  6. Give your regards: Sincerely, Shanika
See, very simple and I bet it will mean a lot more than just getting an email!

Photo taken from Etsy.

1 comment:

planning...forever events said...

Great post! I am WAY behind in sending Thank You notes...but I'm going to send them anyway...because no thank you is worse than a late thank you.