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“Thank You” – two words we often take for granted.  I have learned the importance of these two words and I have made a personal commitment to always show, write and speak them as often as possible.  Too many times we get so consumed in our busy schedules that we fail to show gratitude, especially expressing gratitude on a note card.

Regardless of who you are and what you do – a Bride, Party Host, Wedding Vendor, Business Owner – I want you to make the following a personal commitment.  Write and mail a personal thank you note to the people who make things happen for you.  Especially if you were the selected choice of many other options.  Please note, an email saying thank you may not be sufficient in some cases and should be avoided especially if an efficient mail system is available where the recipient resides.  A warm sincere direct handwritten note (written by you) in black or dark blue ink should be mailed out.  Please do not send a pre-printed thank you card, as it does not show your good concern and adequate gratitude.

For a Bride – a thank you note should follow within 2 weeks following a bridal shower and within 2 weeks following your return from your wedding honeymoon.  Thank you notes should be sent immediately following the receipt of wedding gifts if received before the wedding.  This way, a lot of time does not elapse between the day you receive the gift and the day you send out a thank you note.

Should you send the same thank you note to the same person for two separate gifts?  The answer is No.  Be sure to send a seperate thank you note for each separate gift received at seperate times.   If you receive 2 gifts together, you may send a single thank you note acknowledging both gifts in the same thank you note.  But that is a lot of work?  Yes it is, but it’s worth it and it sure impresses your kind and generous guest or gift giver.

What if you have a “million” thank you notes to write? Well a million starts with the number 1 – Compile a comprehensive list one day and on the second, third, fourth, fifth day (and on, and on) write your thank you notes in groups. Do whatever you need to do, start writing, however brief, keep going, keep it fun.

So what kind of thank you notes should I use?  The most popular are personalized thank you notes either with your name(s) or monogram printed.  These always add an extra personal touch or you may purchase a note card with the words “Thank You” pre-printed only on the outside cover of the note folder.  One more quick tip, avoid starting or overusing the word “I” instead focus more on using the word “You”.   For thank you note samples and ideas.  Read our Thank You Note Idea page.

A thank you note speaks well of you as a person and makes you look great.  It also lets you leave a positive lasting impression on the minds of other people.  More importantly it makes you feel great as a person.  Think about it – if you gave the same kind of gift to two different persons and one sent a handwritten thank you note and the other a quick email or even nothing, what would you honestly think of the latter person?

Happy Writing!

Vivian @ Event House


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