Writing thank you notes is a skill many of us should have, but perhaps have not yet sharpened. It’s one of those things in life that is absolutely required, but also somehow gets overlooked. Regardless of whether you’re a thank you note writing pro or are looking to sharpen your gratitude-writing skills, this post will cover just about anything and everything you’ll ever need to know on how to write a thank you note.
Why do I need to send a Thank You card?
So, you’re all grown up. You have a big person job… One that comes with benefits and a pension and all that good stuff. Maybe you’re just out there living the dream in a tent somewhere on a mountain with periodic wifi connection. Wherever you are now if you were once a high school teenager you also had a high school teacher.
Why mail greeting cards to your high school teacher?
Everyone knows that thank you notes are must after receiving a pile of wedding gifts or a slue of checks after graduation, but what about non-momentous occasions? Besides being a great practice in gratitude, sending thank you notes to the people in your daily life is a great way to show the people in your life that you care. You’ll be surprised how big of a difference something so small as thank you notes can make.
You know those folks who put up with you your whole life despite those odd and often disturbing teenage years? The folks that love you unconditionally? Most of us pushed a series of buttons growing up that we’re not sure even we could handle, but even so our parents stuck through it all. Don’t you think they deserve to receive a card? Or two? And we’re not talking just about the yearly holiday card (which by golly, is a given).
For when a text just doesn’t cut it.