“The most valuable gift you can give to others is example.” Croft M. Pentz
Are you expecting some wonderful gifts for Christmas? Have you already received your gifts and want to express your appreciation?
It’s great to able to thank those that gave you gifts when you opened them, but even if you did thank them in person, it is awful nice to receive a thank you note.
And you can thank them in style with a nice handwritten thank you note.
This will make sure that you remembered the thought and time your gift giver put into your gift.
In the rush and craziness of Christmas, weddings, birthdays, graduations, and other gift giving occasions sometimes you forget things. Please don’t forget to thank those that gave you something.
Thank You Note Design
Your thank you note should reflect your style. Look for a thank you notes that have a design on them that you like – that reflects your personality. A simple initial on the front works for some – while others like a monogram. Fun lovers might want a beach scene or colorful, whimsical design. Take time to find a note card that says it is from you before they even open it up to read it.
What to say?
Think about the gift and the moment you opened it. If you’ve used it already, tell a little story about it. If you haven’t used it yet, mention your anticipation about he moment you will use it.
Did you receive something that you don’t really want? This is where it gets tricky. “Thanks for being so thoughtful” always works. My grandmother, when she had nothing to say about a gift would say “now that’s really something!”. Of course, everything is something. Without saying she loved it or hated it, she could always say it was something and the hearer could interpret what she said any way they wanted. After a while, the family caught on and started to say the same thing when we were not sure what to say or write.
An Example of Thank You Note Wording
“Thanks Aunt Edna for the great pair of slippers, they look great and keep my feet warm while I’m walking around the house. I hope they last all year. It was wonderful celebrating Christmas with you and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Love, Billy”
Start with this and adapt it to fit the gift you received.
Writing Thank you notes can be tedious, but it is worth it. I’ve heard that some grandparents reconsider gift giving if they do not receive the proper thanks. It’s just the right thing to do.
P.S. After you finish writing all your thank you notes, make sure to reward yourself.
P.P.S. Poly Graphics has a great selection of thank you note cards or you can ask us to design one for you
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