Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude
The holiday season is upon us, and chances are you will be going to parties and giving and receiving gifts. I was always taught to have an attitude of gratitude and send a hand written thank you note following the receipt of a gift, or a lovely dinner party. According to Emily Post, written thank you notes are always a good idea, and should be written as soon as possible [within one week of receiving or attending a dinner.]
Attitude of Gratitude
When writing thank you notes, keep them short, sweet and in a conversational tone. Express your gratitude for the present received, and let the recipient know how much you appreciate it.
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Some may think that sending a hand written note is old school in today’s world full of technology and emails. However, manners never go out of style, and everyone loves receiving a nice note in the mail. 
Attitude of Gratitude
Letting the sender know how much the gift meant in a note shows your gratitude.
Attitude of Gratitude
Although it may seem obvious, you should always start your note with “Dear ______”, rather than just jumping right in.
Attitude of Gratitude
Attitude of Gratitude
Thank you notes tend to be sent more around the holidays, but are an act that can be done all year long. It is always a good idea to send a hand written thank you note for gifts received on your birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, promotion, etc. Professionally, sending a hand written note after a job interview is a classy way to let the interviewer know you enjoyed your time.
Attitude of Gratitude
Following a big event, such as the holiday season or your wedding, it is best to get started right away with your thank you notes. Create a list of individuals whom you need to send your thanks to, and complete some every night. It is an easy way to show your gratitude, and let the individual know how much it meant to you. Plus, there are SO many cute stationery options out there, you are sure to find one that reflects your personality. Tiny Prints has such a wide selection, I found these three styles and instantly fell in love.
Attitude of Gratitude
Photos by Sam Zachrich
[This post was sponsored by Tiny Prints, however all opinions are my own. Check out Tiny Prints for numerous stationery and thank you note options.]

4 Thoughts on “Attitude of Gratitude

  1. I love sending handwritten thank you notes. It shows the person how much you really appreciated the gift or party. I try to keep multiple notecards on hand so I have plenty to choose from!

  2. What a timely post. I’m a huge fan of handwritten notes and letters too. I’ve never been big on Christmas cards and always preferred to send thank you/grateful letters to friends and family. Happy Holidays! x

  3. I heartily agree that thank you notes are essential to cultivating gratitude!…I also love the excuse to buy cute stationery! I may adopt Erica’s idea of always having several styles on hand from which to choose!

  4. I love those thank you cards! I always send thank you cards if I’m hosting a dinner party or other celebration. I know that thank you card really makes the guests happy, so I try to really make them personal and pretty :) Happy new year for you!

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