Why you should write them and How to do it
Using the postal system has started to become a thing of the past with e-mail, texting, Im-ing (although that isn’t use much now either). So why should we use it for something like thank you letters? We have all of these easy quick ways to send a quick thank you for everything. Well sending a thank you letter gives the recipient a nice break from junk mail, bills, etc. It also shows an extra effort; that I have found makes people feel a little extra special.
Here’s how I write a thank you letter.
I have a these lovely blank card from my local craft store, and I start by stamping something meaningful to the person I’m sending the card to.If you’re not sure about stamping check out this post.
Now for the actually writing of the letter.
- Start with a greeting. Personally, I use “Hey Insert there Name”. It’s what fits me. Other popular greeting include: dear, greetings, dearest, happy holidays, hello.
- Next, say THANK YOU! A single sentence is good for this. You can be a simple as “Thank you for the ________” or “I greatly appreciate __________”.
- Then, it’s nice to add how you have enjoyed, or used the gift, weather it was kind words you took to heart or a great kitchen gadget you. Make sure they know how much you enjoy the gift.
- Follow this with thoughts of the past and future. Yes this sounds weird. Here’s what I mean. Talk about the past, when they gave you the gift: weather it was a Christmas party, a lunch you had together, run in on the sidewalk. Talk about how good it was to see them. Followed by your hopes to see them again soon, in the future.
- Lastly, before you sign off, say thanks again.
- Don’t forget to sign!!
And that is all there is to it! You have a thank you card!!
How often do you write letters? What events do you send letter for?
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