Writing thank you cards is a lost art. With the rise of email, social media, and texting, it seems everything in our lives has ended up online.
As our lives move at continually faster paces, we can forget to take the time to thank the people in our lives for the kind things they do for us.
One of the best ways to thank people is to write them a thank you card.
Here’s a few tips on how to write one.
While the basics of writing a thank you card are straightforward, there are ways to make your cards be extra special.
The first rule is to never thank someone for something in your first sentence.
If someone has given you a lovely necklace, and the first thing you write is “Thank you for the necklace,” it can be hard to think of what to say next.
Instead, comment on the necklace first. Start with “The necklace you gave me was beautiful.”
You can go on to say you look forward to wearing it and how thankful you are for it.
This method also shows thought and true appreciation for what was given.
Before you have even said thank you, you’ve let the gift-giver know that you love the piece you received.
The second rule of thank you cards is always write them by hand.
If you’re like me, you might be embarrassed to send a hand-written card because your handwriting is not very pretty.
That’s okay if you didn’t get top grades in penmanship.
The important part is to take the time to write out a card the old-fashioned way.
It shows that you took the time to sit down and think about what you wrote, instead of copy and pasting the same generic thank you note every time.
People will appreciate a hand-written note, no matter how your writing looks.
If you’re not sure where to get your thank you cards, you should try Basic Invite.
All of their cards are completely customizable, from font type to background color.
They also have graduation invitations, wedding invites, baby announcements, and business cards.
I love the freedom to make my cards look just how I want them.
Check them out the next time you need to grab some thank you cards, or any other stationery.
That’s everything you need to know to write a perfect thank you! Get some customized stationery, write it out by hand, and never start by thanking someone in the first sentence.
Stick with those rules, and you’ll be sending out the most memorable thank you notes your friends have ever received.
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