I am often asked if I consider a handwritten thank you note outdated. My answer is a resounding NO. Taking the time to send a note is a polite way to show appreciation, acknowledge an act of kindness, congratulate a job well done, or recognize someone for their continued loyalty.
A well-written letter is the hallmark of a consummate professional, and having confidence in a number of different writing styles is a handy addition to any working woman's arsenal. After all, they don't call it the power of the pen for nothing.
Rise above any inappropriate or rude behavior of your guests, keep smiling, and be the gracious guests of honor that you wanted to be when you planned your wedding. Never let somebody else's rudeness bring you down on your big day.
I hope all students everywhere, and most especially my sons, are gifted with phenomenal teachers like you, who will always be remembered as one who believed. What noble work you do, teachers. Thank you.
Too often, we focus on the needs of mama and baby and forget that new dads need love and support too. For many, they are the glue bonding new families together, carrying out silent acts of tenderness between the seams.
The art of the thank you note has evolved over the years. It used to be when you received a gift, or someone helped you in some way, you would send a note to express your appreciation for their efforts.
If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'
In our digital world, there is something magical about getting a stamped letter with our name written on the front. The best part is that with the right supplies, the entire process takes less than five minutes.
January is National Thank You Month, the perfect opportunity to pause and express your gratitude. While an email or text message is nice and a phone call is fine, nothing conveys heartfelt thanks or leaves a lasting impression better than a handwritten note.
This is one communication that can only be done old school -- no emails or texts. It has to be on paper, in an envelope, and mailed. The experience of writing a thank you note does as much for the sender as the receiver.
I dialed with a fever. I forgot about the week behind me, where the mountain of work had overshadowed the reasons we were doing the work in the first place. I listened to donor after donor tell me what amazing things we were doing, and how they wished they could give us more.
Unfortunately, the etiquette of wedding thank you notes is suffering from this basic skill set that parents didn't teach the newest generation of brides and grooms. It's time to do something about that.