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.]
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.
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.
Letting the sender know how much the gift meant in a note shows your gratitude.
Although it may seem obvious, you should always start your note with “Dear ______”, rather than just jumping right in.
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.
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.
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.]
Attitude of Gratitude