As young ladies, we learned proper
etiquette and to write a thank you note
when a relative or friend gave us
a gift. The initial thank you notes
were simple and brief. On hand I
keep beautiful boxes of thank
you notes from art museums
in a variety of colors and styles.
Thinking of the recipient is the
key. An assortment of beautiful
stamps from the post office is at
the ready too. The importance of
writing a thoughtful thank you note
in a timely fashion cannot be understated.
Writing the note by hand
personalizes and completes the task.
It is the mark of a classy person
and one with integrity.
Waiting weeks and months
is a huge faux pas.
We recently were invited to breakfast
with our former pastor who is the
master of the thank you note. It
is quite simply the right thing to do.
Imagine his joy when he opens four
thank you notes from us! Each one with a
different style of card and stamp. He
will cherish them as much as we do his
generosity. Chalk it up to the hectic
pace of life and technology? No.
Slow down. Write that thank you card
and smile at your good deed.