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.
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:
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:
Here are a few other posts regarding manners
What are your thoughts on thank you notes?