It was Christmas Day and presents abounded. After the wrapping paper covered the entire floor, we were sitting around the house playing with our new toys, and Grandma would remind us that we needed to write our thank you notes. As a kid, I desired to play with the toys, why did I have to write a thank you note? Grandma always told me that I should write a thank you note for gifts we received. I would always secretly roll my eyes.
After growing up, I realized that there is something extremely encouraging about receiving a handwritten thank you note. That’s right, HANDWRITTEN. In the age of technology, it is easy to shoot over a quick “thanks” text, however, there is something special about receiving a handwritten note. It shows that a person has taken time to express their feelings towards you and the gift that you have given.
Here are some notes on what elements should be added to your thank you notes:
1. Say “Thank You” Specifically
Example:Thank you for bringing us a meal while I was sick.Thank you for the new set of headphones.
2. Express How You are Using the Gift
Example:We are using the new stroller every day. We like to take walks around the park and the baby loves it!
3. Talk about your continuing relationship
Example:Your gift expresses your love for me, which means more than any gift you could give me.I can’t wait to spend more birthdays together.
4. Thank Again and Conclude
Example:Thanks again for the shoes, you are truly my best friend.
Long or Short Thank You Cards
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