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Thank You Notes

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

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
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 vot...

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

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
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 | HuffPost 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 ...

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

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
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 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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 01.04.2016 | Business
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 12.30.2015 | Parents
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 11.02.2015 | Business
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 10.29.2015 | Women
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 10.02.2015 | Weddings
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 05.07.2015 | Parents
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 05.13.2015 | Education
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 | Parents
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 | Healthy Living
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 | Good News

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 | Good News

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 | Business
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?

The Power of Appreciation

Alex Lyman | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

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.

Jimmy Fallon Calls Out Valentine's Day In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.14.2015 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" don't have a lot of love for Valentine's Day. In his weekly segment, the "Tonight Show" host called out classic tr...

I Gave, You Received, Now Thank Me, Darn It!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

If my recent experiences with gift recipients are any indication, however, I needn't lose sleep worrying that I will be swept away by a giant wave of gratitude any time soon.

A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

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.'

Here's The Reason For Netflix's Countdown Between Episodes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy

Have you ever wondered why Netflix has that countdown between episodes? Well, that worrisome thought will never interrupt your binge-watching again. ...

John Travolta Is Very Thankful For 'Dick Poop'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy

Adios, Adele Dazeem! Though everyone seemed to have a good time when Cheryl Boone Isaacs accidentally said "Dick Poop" at the Oscar nomination anno...

National Thank You Month: A Professional Reminder

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

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: How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Note

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

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.