Lately, I’ve been lucky enough to have some special people in my life do some very nice, unexpected things for me. And wouldn’t you know it, I was all out of thank-you cards. In my 20s, I think the only time I sent a thank you note was after a job interview. Thankfully, I realized how important it is to be thoughtful. I also learned that a hand-written thank you card not only acknowledges the person to whom you are thankful to; it also acknowledges how special you are. Just taking the time to buy and write them shows that you are grateful and acknowledge the giving of others and opens you up to receiving more. I know that’s waxing a little philosophical, but I couldn’t help but think it when I finally bought three sets of stunning cards at Papyrus. There’s something to be said about going into the store, which I did. Here are a few you can check out online:
While it may take more time and effort than simply shooting someone an email or text, I think it’s worth it. In fact, I’m looking forward to when I’ll have to go out and buy some more.
Word to the wise: Bring more gratitude into your life by buying some really nice thank you cards – and sending them. If you’ve ever received one, you know what I mean. It makes my day and it will make someone else’s, too.
Have you written any thank you cards recently? Who were you thanking and why? Note: If I’m lucky enough to get a book deal, your comments may be published anonymously in the upcoming book, “Wise Before 25, 50 Things Young Women Need to Know.”
My mom always made me write Thank You notes. So glad she did. I couldn’t agree more that its the best way to say “thank you”. These days especially, getting anything hand written in the mail is a treat. Our family rule for gifts was this: if you were able to thank the person in person, a note wasn’t necessary. But if the gift was sent, or you opened it later, a note was in order to thank the giver, specifically. Not sure if that’s official etiquette. But it was mom’s rule. Made sense to me.
I like that rule! I was never taught to write them but just sort of felt my way through as I got older and saw what other people were doing. I’ll keep it in mind for the future. Thanks for sharing and you were lucky to have a had such a classy and thoughtful mom 🙂