Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Don't Forget to Say Thank You

I know, I sound like your Mother but she was right.  The Holidays are over and it's best to send a prompt note of appreciation for gifts you received.

From the author Margaret Shepherd who wrote. "The Art of the Handwritten Note" comes some advice.  Send a note even if you thanked them in person.  Mention the gift and thank them for the thought behind it. Keep the message short, write the note by hand and be prompt.  You can eliminate part of the panic if you have note cards and stamps on hand.  It's especially important to acknowledge gifts sent from a distance so the person knows it reached you.

I encouraged my son Taylor to write a thank you note for money gifts before he could spend it.  People take the time, trouble and expense to let you know they care about you. Let them know you appreciate it.  So get some cards, stamps and get writing.  And your Mother wants me to tell you to eat more vegetables and floss more, too.  Thank you for your time.

1 comment:

  1. What a great post! I totally believe this!!
    :) Cute card, too!!