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Thank You Etiquette

When was the last time you wrote a thank you note?
How do you feel when you receive a thank you card/note in your mailbox?

In this electronic age, sending e-thank you’s seems fast & easy. However we really remember those thank you cards that we receive in our mailbox, we can place them on our desk to show off, or re-read to bring a smile to our face.

When to send?
Here is a general list on when to send a simple thank you card:

  • receive an unexpected gift
  • a wedding gift
  • gift during your hospital stay
  • a bridal or baby shower gift
  • acts of kindness performed for your benefit
  • funeral sympathy letters and flowers

Sending a thank you card 1 week after receiving the gift or thoughtful act, is a good time frame.

The Recipe of a Thank You Card:

  1. Address & greet the receipent {Dear Jane, I hope all is well with you}
  2. Say thank you referring to the act or gift received; you can mention the item and how you have benefited from it or the act {Thank you for the pretty set of tea cups. I can’t wait to sit down and have a wonderful cup of Earl Gray!}
  3. Suggest or mention a future meeting. End the card with a closing remark and your signature {I’ll have to have you over for lunch again, soon. Warm regards, Kate}

Tips:

  • Did you receive $$$? avoid mentioning the amount. Instead say how you are going to use the money, gift certificate, etc. for a new savings account, education fund. No need to mention that you will use the funds to splurge on a new pair of shoes!
  • Don’t like the gift? No need to tell, worse is to lie about it in the card, and in the future they ask have you used it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sources:
Here is a list of places I purchase my thank you cards:

  • my local Chapters Indigo Books & Music Inc. ~ check out their clearance section
  • Zellers
  • Local craft sales, support your local artist! Ask if they can make you thank you cards with your logo/picture on them!

Happy Thanksgiving! andย Thank You for reading my blog! I appreciate it ~ Salma ๐Ÿ˜€