3 Tips for Writing Thank You Cards

I’m absolutely worthless when it comes to writing Thank You cards. Most the time I completely intend to…and then never do. I was asking my sister about this the other day (because she always has a sweet note in the mail the week after receiving a gift) and she wanted to know why I thought I didn’t write notes. Suddenly, I got all rebellious and said, “I guess I just feel like if you need a thank you card from me, it probably wasn’t a gift given in love. So, I’m like, ‘Screw you. I’m not going to give you a thank you note!’.” To which Ellie just stared at me for a long time before muttering, “Screw you?” So turns out I’m a wretch and I begged her to give me a couple tips for getting those Thank Yous written.

  1. She said that even though it sounds really cheesy, she just feels really grateful when someone gives her a gift and she wants to let them know. Who knew? Gratefulness is a good motivator for saying “Thank you”. :)
  2. Ellie tells herself, “It will only take 10 minutes”. Sometimes a task can seem much bigger in your head than it actually is. Ellie says writing a thank you usually just takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.
  3. Her last tip was actually the opposite of what I thought she was going to say. She said that writing a note of thanks doesn’t take pretty stationary. She said that sometimes she tells herself to write a card, even if it’s just on a piece of white paper. Your goal is to communicate your gratitude, not wow them with a gorgeous card.

Aren’t these helpful tips? My birthday is coming up in a few weeks and now I have some new resolve and conviction to write Thank You notes to all my friends and family who I already know will be so generous towards me. 

What about you? Are you in the habit of writing thank you notes? Is it hard to remember? To pull off? Any good tips of your own?

(Thank You card via Etsy)

Posted by Aanna on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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