Inviting Company is one of our favorite manufacturers of cute, whimsical stationery & invitations. We were reading their blog one day, and they shared some great advice on thank you note etiquette. We hope that their grace-filled words will spark a desire to keep the tradition of a thank you note alive, especially in this age of emails & evites.
As we are gearing up for the holiday season, be sure to remember one very important gift…the gift of gratitude! In this technological age, so many sentiments are flung hastily down the information highway at the stroke of a key. And while this may be convenient, it is far from personal. There is no better way to show your appreciation than with a hand written thank you note. A well thought out thank you shows that you not only cherish the gift, but the giver. It’s quick, easy, and oh so significant.
It is important to get your thank you notes out in a timely fashion. Proper etiquette suggests sending notes within two weeks of receiving the gift. Show your gratitude while it’s fresh on your mind. Your gift giver will certainly value you taking note of their kindness.
It doesn't take long to express gratitude in a note and even the simplest note will go a long way in showing your thanks. Remember that wording does not need to be perfect. An imperfect note that shows heartfelt thanks will go much further than no note at all.
Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Thank You Notes - courtesy of Emily Post.