Did you receive gifts this past holiday from a person or persons that do not live in the same home as you? Have you sent them a thank you note yet? If the answer is no… pay attention.
This post was inspired by a dialogue that transpired when my friend Jenny posted something on Facebook about ‘thank you cards’. It appears that she had been told by some that thank you cards are archaic and not necessary. This, in my opinion, are the words of people who just “don’t feel like it”. I understand that in our busy lives and quick access to technology that a quick text, email, or Facebook post can be thought of as a sufficient way of thanking someone. Those options are better than nothing, however it doesn’t replace a handwritten note of gratitude. Think of it this way. If someone has gone to the trouble of giving you a gift, or doing some act that goes beyond the everyday — then you should take the time to thank them in a way that honors what you received. A handwritten thank you can be in the form of an actual ‘thank you card’, a blank note card, or even just some loose leaf paper and an envelope.
A handwritten thank you note, like all handwritten mailed correspondence, is an art form. An art form that should not get lost in a sea of hectic schedules and technology.
So what are you waiting for… go thank someone today!