After reading about the bride that refuses to send thank you notes to those that gave her wedding gifts, I started to wonder… have we lost our manners?  The bride simply refused to write “thank you for the gift”. How ungrateful. Maybe she’s putting it off because it is not fun.

Is Writing Thank You Notes Painful?

It is sometimes painful to write thank you notes. What you have got to do to get over the pain is to change shoes. Put yourself in the gift giver’s shoes. I’m sure they put some thought into your gift. If you had given them a gift instead, wouldn’t you like to know that they appreciated it?

Show Your Appreciation

In your thank you note tell them that you appreciated their gift. Even if you’ve returned it already, let them know you enjoyed seeing them and appreciate the thought they put into your gift.

At A Loss for Words?

If you don’t know what to say in your thank you note, use a trick that my grandmother taught me. When she received a gift she wasn’t sure that she liked, she’d say “Isn’t that something!”  Of course, everything is something!

Use the same trick when you write your thank you notes – write your gift was really something!

Please don’t be rude. Please take the time to thank those that give you a gift.


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Gift Received

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

How about:

“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.

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P.S. After you finish writing all your thank you notes, make sure to reward yourself.

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Personalized note cards are an excellent gift idea.

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If you’d like us to ship your gift directly to your recipient, we’ll take a photo of your gift before we send it out – and email it to you – so that you can see the gift that you’ve sent.


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It’s graduation season. Time for commencement speeches. Time to give out advice about how to use your degree to land the job you are seeking.

At a recent graduation speech, a Vice President of a large pharmaceutical company told the graduates this:

“I have never hired someone that did not write a hand-written thank you note”

Advantage: you – if you handwrite a thank you note.

Make sure your thank you note includes details about your prospective job that you learned at your interview.

Thank your interviewer(s).

And (most importantly) ask for the job.

Good Luck in your job search,


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