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Thank You Notes

Emily Post Will Roll in Her Grave Over New Wedding App

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home
Sandy Malone

There's an app for every aspect of wedding planning now. But it's a double-edged sword. Just because you CAN do something more quickly and easily than ever before, doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea.

How Thank You Notes Boost Your Business

Janet Odgis | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Janet Odgis

Although we possess more tools than ever for instantaneous communication, we tend to neglect some of the niceties that have elevated human interaction for centuries. Case in point: the handwritten thank you note.

President Obama Shuts Down Haters With Donald Trump Burn

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home

With so much political smack talk always flying back and forth, it's easy for Donald Trump supporters to be like, "Orange hair. Don't care." But this ...

A thank you letter to the Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo

Brandy Bonner | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Brandy Bonner

Dear Harambe, I have wept for you all week. I have wept in horror. I have wept in sadness. But I want to tell you about why I weep in gratitude. Than...

A Teacher's Thank You Note to Her Students: What You've Taught Me

Elizabeth S Mitchell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Elizabeth S Mitchell

When I graduated high school, I wrote letters to certain teachers who had impacted my life. At the time, I was genuinely surprised by their warm, emot...

5 Unexpected Moments You Should Handwrite a Thank-You Note

Lauran Code | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home
Lauran Code

We're all familiar with those moments in life when it's appropriate, or expected, to send a handwritten thank-you note (after a job interview, when you receive a gift, etc.). But how about those smaller moments when a little bit of gratitude can really make someone's day?

Six Tips for Harnessing the Power of a Thank You Note for Your Business

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home
Shuly Oletzky

"What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp." ~Author Unknown In October 2014, I was in Annapo...

23 Ways You're Being Rude Without Even Realizing It

PureWow | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

You are awesome. But every once in a while you dip into jerk territory, and it's about time someone let you know it. Here are 23 times you've momentar...

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

Why Is 'Thank You' Difficult for Some People to Say?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Diane Gottsman

Unfortunately, there are those who have difficulty displaying their gratitude for one reason or another. They remain mute, leaving the contributor feeling perplexed and under-appreciated. Here are a few possibilities behind their awkward silence.

The One Thing You Should Aways Have In Your House

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 01.14.2016 | Home

If there's one thing you should let collect dust in your home, it's thank you cards. Why? One word: gratitude. The function of a thank you note goes ...

The Do's and Don'ts of an Unforgettable Thank You Note

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Diane Gottsman

The first week of the New Year has many of us committing to personal development and the strengthening of meaningful relationships. As you master new skills, think more positively, grow your company and learn to use all of the technology you own, why not begin with a thoughtful thank you note?

6 Ways to Make Yourself More Memorable in 2016

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Jill L. Ferguson

People try to be memorable in a variety of ways. In 2014, Russian Vitaly Zdorovetsky streaked to the World Cup pitch in front of millions of watching ...

Is an Email Enough? 5 Tips to Craft a Memorable Thank You Note

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Sharon Schweitzer

Yes, email and texts have eclipsed letters and telephone calls in our global economy. The world has moved on, and email thank you notes are appropriate for many occasions. However, if you have received a gift from a business associate, client, or colleague, business etiquette requires a handwritten note.

Why Kids Should Send Thank You Notes

Gail Cornwall | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
Gail Cornwall

As with most parenting tools, the constructiveness of the practice depends upon its implementation. In general, forestalling greed is all about encouraging a spirit of "enough," distinguishing needs from desires, and prioritizing people over things.

How to Write a Thank You Note That Shines

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Diane Gottsman

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.

Writing an Effective Letter

Nicole Williams | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Nicole Williams

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.

You Can't Punish Rudeness by Sending a Dinner Bill to Your No-Show Wedding Guests

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Sandy Malone

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.

A Long Overdue Thank-You Note To Mom

Robyn Passante | Posted 05.07.2016 | Home
Robyn Passante

Thank you for teaching me how to write my name, put on my own shirt, wash my hands... and all the other little skills you taught me when I was too little to thank you for them.

Dear Teachers: Thank You for What You Did

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Rachel Toalson

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.

To My Husband, On His First Birthday As A Father

Emily French | Posted 06.15.2015 | Home
Emily French

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.

Saying Thanks To The Girl Who Broke My Leg

Abigail Cuffey | Posted 06.03.2015 | Home
Abigail Cuffey

The long-term effects of my injury remain to be seen, but for now, my rod reminds me that it's a privilege and a gift to be able to move freely.

Passenger's Uplifting Thank-You Note To Pilot Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.01.2015 | Home

It never hurts to say "thank you." Bethanie, an appreciative flyer who splits her time between Spain and England, apparently knows this better than...

Awesome Senior Prank Reminds Principal Why He Loves His Job

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home

A senior prank is often an opportunity for high school students to make some mischief. That's why North High School Principal Sherman Padgett in Wichi...

Is there a Better Way to Thank and Reprimand? A Personal, Successful Tale Named Flip

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.24.2015 | Home
Karthik Rajan

Overall, the flip has helped me tenderly cultivate more profound relationships - the one measure that matters to all of us, instinctively or otherwise. What more can one ask for in life?