So I got to thinking about "Thank-you Notes" because I have started writing mine to all my tres fab friends who attended my Roaring 20's Birthday Bash! Now you are not a bad person if you do not send thank-you notes, but I truly think it is always right to send a note of thanks to show your gratitude, and besides who doesn't like getting a note in the mail?
Food For Thought:
1.) Remember the "3 Day Rule" applies to sending a thank-you note as well as responding to an RSVP.
2.) Of course, even with the best intentions time can get away from us and oops our thank you is going to be quite late. What to do? I say write it anyway! Maybe add a little humor in your note. Write it and be sincere and make sure to send it!
3.) The "Bread & Butter" Letter - this is a note of thanks that originated after someone stayed as a houseguest. Basically a thank you letter from a guest to a host. This is my Mom's biggest pet peeve. She thinks it's horrible manners if someone does not write a thank- you note after spending the weekend at our home!
4.) As tempted as I might be right now to pop onto Shutterfly
and create a picture/printed thank-you, I just will not let myself. Emily Post said it best, "An engraved or printed thank-you card, no matter how attractive its design, cannot take the place of a personally written message of thanks."
5.) And remember, sometimes just "thank-you" on a gift card and a bottle of wine sends the perfect message.
When I am not using my personal stationery, I love Kate Spade Thank-You notes!
I love this "thank-you" by Kate Spade - it reads "Small Card. Big Thank You"
This set of thank-you notes by Kate Spade come with great lines like, "it's perfect", "you shouldn't have but I'm glad you did", "how did you know?", and "you've done it again".
Happy Hump Day!