BE UNFORGETTABLE: Importance of the Thank You Card

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Hi Gorgeous Girls!

As I sit tonight and write “thank you’s” to everyone who blessed me on my birthday, I thought it would make a great topic for a post. I love to send handwritten thank you cards and it’s an etiquette my mom taught me at a very early age. How about you? Do you take the time to write a note or do you rush and think a text or email will suffice?

Here are the top 3 reasons it’s so important to me: 

1) STRENGTHEN THE BOND between you and the receiver. Whether it’s a business follow-up, personal thank you for a gift or hospitality at a dinner party- people want to feel appreciated. From writing the heartfelt note, stamping then mailing it tells that person you took the time for them.

2) BE UNFORGETTABLE and stand out. I cherish the handwritten thank you cards I receive from friends, family and clients. I received a lovely monogrammed one recently from a dear client which I have sitting right here in front of me on my desk. Her handwriting is beautiful and her words- so very generous and encouraging. I’ll remember her forever.   

3) SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY and choose a card that reflects you and your style. When the receiver opens the envelope and pulls out the card- it’s like receiving a little piece of you and your heart. I always look for thank you cards in random places and find cute ones at Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx and even Target. It’s great to take it a step beyond and have cards designed with your name, logo and/or company. But, I always seem to find unique, fun styles and like to keep plenty in my desk at all times! I think I’ve always been a bit obsessed with stationary. The ones in the photo above are so me and SOS – don’t ya think? They are by Roobee by Mara-Mi and I found them at TJ Maxx for $4.99. 

Obviously, a text or email is better than nothing, but it’s really the lazy girl’s way out. Expressing gratitude is so important so why not go above and beyond to show your appreciation. Be of excellence.  It’s another way we can practice ‘walking tall’ sistas.  Everything is so instant these days with technology, but the art of a personal handwritten thank you note is an etiquette we should never allow to fade away. 

Share, tweet, comment and give me your two-cents on this topic!

Love, Tiff

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8 thoughts on “BE UNFORGETTABLE: Importance of the Thank You Card

  1. My father died last Wednesday (8/23) and I traveled to CA to provide support to my family and help with the funeral arrangements. When I returned home last night, I had 15 cards and handwritten notes in the mailbox just waiting for me. These gestures of love so touched my heart and now I realize just how true your words are. These words of support and the virtual hugs that accompany them, sent during my grieving journey, are truly unforgettable.

  2. Tiffany,
    Do you think it’s ever too late to send a thank-you card? I’m good at buying them and writing my heartfelt thanks in them, but bad at sending them. It took me a year and a half to send a thank-you card to my in-laws that let us stay with them when we went to New York to visit. I felt it was better than nothing. But I felt guilty too. And just recently, my MIL, who is the sweetest woman in the world, sent me a gift card inside a birthday card for my birthday. My birthday was in June and I just sent the card. I want to have better manners. I was raised to be gracious, kind and to have impeccable manners. People were always telling our parents how well-behaved the 4 of us children were. So what are your thoughts? BTW, off the subject, I live in the great state of Texas too. Houston to be exact. Don’t mess with Texas women. LOL. Please let me know what you think.

    Thank you,
    Sarah

    • Woohoo- Houston girl.. that’s where I grew up and my parents still live there. A big reason I wanted to move back to TX and be closer to them! Ok, so my opinion.. Better late than never! I would just write in the card that you honestly have been trying to send this for a while and regardless of it’s tardiness… you are extremely thankful. What I do that helps is I keep a book of stamps on my desk at all times so I don’t have an excuse for not mailing them 🙂 I also write try to write the card as soon as I can after receiving the gift or gracious deed someone did for me so it’s fresh on both of our minds! Hope that helps… and amen, don’t mess with Texas women! Xo

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