“The most valuable gift you can give to others is example.” Croft M. Pentz

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.

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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Poly Graphics had our first sale 15 years ago today – on April 26th, 1995.

15 years ago the internet was just a blip.

We had no website then. We worked at local craft shows and fairs. Hours in the booth were tedious. And a burst of wind or rain could ruin our entire day.

Since nearly everything Poly Graphics sells is custom printed for you – with your choice of design, wording, and colors, we didn’t have much to sell at a craft show at first. We pre-printed a few things, but mostly we passed out catalogs and hoped for orders to come in later.

A couple of years later we purchased the domain PolyGraphics.com and put our ever-changing catalog of designs on the internet – things began to really pick up.

What started as a dream has now become our way of making a living.

We appreciate you and all our customers for allowing us to have a small part of your celebrations, for keeping us busy designing new invitations, and for helping us keep our service and selection unique and pleasing.

Thank You for your orders and allowing us to keep our dream alive,

Bob

P.S. Woooo Hoo!

P.P.S. If you want to read a little more about how we started, see The Poly Graphics Story

Did you receive a gift for the holidays from your Grandmother?

Or did your children?

Have you written your Thank You Notes yet?

Miss Manners answered a question from a Grandmother that did not receive thank you notes – and might reconsider sending gifts at all if she does not receive feedback in the form of thank you notes.

Grandmothers love to get notes from their grandchildren, even if they are hastily scribbled “thanks for the sweater” cards.

Do you need some personalized thank you notes? Try Poly Graphics -we’ve got great prices and a large selection.

We hope your 2010 started great – and that you are thankful for your gifts!

Did you or are you celebrating Christmas by giving and receiving gifts?

Was everyone there when you opened your gifts?

If someone wasn’t there when your gifts were opened it is an excellent idea to say thanks later.  Call them or email them, or send them a thank you note (Grandmothers love thank you notes!)

If you don’t have any note cards around, you’ll find some that fit your personality or interest at PolyGraphics.com. We have some really nice personalized thank you note cards. If you don’t see one that fits you, ask us to design one for you – we take requests!

Poly Graphics hopes your Christmas 2009 is the best!

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