I received my Paula Deen Newsletter today and it had a very interesting article over thank you notes. I have always been big on thank you notes, my friend's used to give me a hard time for giving them thank you notes.
Even if writing someone a quick thank you note seems silly, it is not something to be overlooked. When someone gives you a gift or does something nice for you, they put a lot of thought into it. Writing them a 3 sentenced paragraph on a cute card and mailing it to them is the least you could do!
My future mother-in-law shares this strong opinion of sending thank you notes. She has even given thank you notes as presents to some of Zach's friends who have not sent her one in the past. I have also come to expect a thank you note.
Here is a suggestion from Cindy Edwards', Is The Thank-You Note Still Relevant Today? on how to write a thank you note.
Five easy steps to the perfect note:
Step 1: Greeting
Step 2: State what you are grateful for
Thank you for the lovely flowers that you sent for my birthday.
Step 3: Write two or three sentences of why it was special
You know how I adore roses. They were so beautiful and made my house smell divine.
Step 4: Repeat your thanks
Thanks again for remembering me in such a lovely way.
Step 5: Closing
and when to send them...
Following the receipt of a gift
To express sympathy
Following a dinner party or overnight stay
To express congratulations
Any time someone does something nice for you.
A couple of my favorite places online to purchase super cute stationary are:
Ashley Brook Designs
So just remember when you are receiving a gift or a nice gesture send thank you cards to show that person how much you care and that your mom brought you up right!