How To Write A Thank You Note. This simple thank you note formula will help you to write a much appreciated thank you note #thankyounote #thankyounoteformula #howtowriteathankyounote
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How To Write A Thank You Note

In the South, a thank you note is an absolute must! It’s just like monograms, pearls and college football.

I promise, if you forget to send one, the ladies will be whispering about you at the next garden party.

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Imagine getting mail, real physical mail.

You skip down to the mailbox, open the door, and pull out a little envelope addressed specifically to you. Ecstatic, you race back to your living room and tear open the envelope. Inside is a small card with the words “Thank You” on the front. You open the card and read a beautiful, handwritten thank you note from someone you had given a very well thought out present.

In a busy world, you’re impressed that they had the manners and took the time to write to you.

Thank you notes are undeniably classy.

They say so much with just a few words. By sending a thank you note, you can voice your heartfelt appreciation for a gift, service, or opportunity. While the younger generation might not appear to value thank you notes, they are very important and every child should be taught how to write one.

If you want to learn to write a great thank you note, follow this simple formula:

How To Write A Thank You Note. This simple thank you note formula will help you to write a much appreciated thank you note #thankyounote #thankyounoteformula #howtowriteathankyounote

Some other points to consider:

  • If someone gives you stationery, write a thank you note to them on a piece of the stationery
  • Always send a thank you note after a job interview
  • A good rule of thumb: send a thank you note unless the gift-giver sees you open the gift in person

Thank you notes are underrated. They can make a bigger difference than you think and often mean the difference between blending in and standing out. The next time someone does something nice for you, why not remind them how much you care?

If you’re not sure what type of Thank You card to get here are a few of my favorites:

Superhero Thank You Cards For Boys

Thank You Cards For Men

Thank You Cards For Girls

Thank You Cards For Women

Here are a few other posts regarding manners

An Introduction To Proper Southern Manners

Proper Southern Manners – Table Manners

What are your thoughts on thank you notes?

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  • Pam

    I loved your article about thank you notes. When I was in my mid 20’s, I started writing thank you notes for parties, gifts, promotions, job interviews and invitations to a weekend away. Having lived in the South since I was 12, I finally had an opportunity to purchase my own monogramed note cards locally with matching envelopes w/ liners. Special stationary made it fun and I made sure to have special postage stamps to use on them. I didn’t realize how much it meant to the recipients. I just remember my mom starting us off writing notes as a child and it was necessary.

    Living in California now, people are so different. Everything is in a fast pace with a disregard to the postal service. I have tried to find more of my fav stationary without luck so I have succumbed to technology and next day send personal text messages (head held down in shame).

  • Pamela Kemper

    Maybe use your second favorite type of note cards. I’m older and from the South, so I think it is so important to send paper/proper thank yous. Think of honoring your mama. 💗

  • Cheryl

    Thank you for the tips on writing thank you notes. My sister in law and an aunt used to admonish me as a child for not writing them. However, I was never taught how to, what to say, how to say it. I am almost 60 years old now and I love to send hand written notes. Now I am equipped to send proper thank you notes as well.

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