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How to Write a Thank You Note
Posted By Miranda Marquit On 12/21/2011 @ 12:30 pm In Personal Improvement | 4 Comments
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to forget to say “thank you.” And, it often seems as though writing a thank-you note is something that is even more overlooked. My son recently had a birthday. He received plenty of gifts. And, because he’s used to it, he remembered to sit down and write notes thanking all of the givers for his presents.
Writing a thank-you note can be a good way to show gratitude, but also a way to help combat materialism . When you are grateful for something, you turn your focus to the giver, and their thoughtfulness. It’s a good idea to carefully consider the gift, and express your gratitude with a note.
Your first task is to figure out what to write on. Pick out stationery that you like, and that is appropriate. You can choose blank cards with a nice image on front, or even the word “thank you” on the outside. It is also acceptable to use postcards as thank-you notes. Try to keep it to notecard size, since your thank-you should be brief (but genuine).
A hand-written note is a nice touch, and make sure that you use your neatest handwriting.
The steps to writing a thank-you note are fairly straightforward. As you compose your note, follow this basic outline:
It’s true that you can just fire off a thank-you email, and that is often perfectly acceptable. However, it might be worth it to show a little extra effort and graciousness, taking the time to slow down, and really think about the gift.
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