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Email or Thank You Note?

18 Jul

It’s Friday and I was thinking ahead to the weekend.  We are invited to two parties and of course I am planning what I will bring. Then I started to think about making sure I have enough stationery and stamps for writing a thank you note afterwards to thank the host.  I wonder how many people actually still take the time to write their host a thank you card.  Or is it now more acceptable to simply send a text or email after a party?


I feel that a handwritten thank you note shows your host how much you really appreciate the time they took to have the party.  And honestly, who doesn’t like getting mail that isn’t a bill or advertisement?  It’s always fun to get a handwritten thank you note in the mail!  No matter what you believe, it’s always in good taste to thank your host either way.  So now I’d love to know what you think is acceptable … an email/text or a handwritten note?  Tell me what you think and why in the comments below!



Thank you Jimmy Fallon

10 Feb



Jimmy Fallon will soon be taking over on The Tonight Show.  I can’t wait to tune in!  And can you guess what my favorite thing about Jimmy Fallon is?  The fact that he writes thank you notes, of course!  I love Thank You Note Friday and that he writes handwritten thank you notes.  Has he inspired you to write  a handwritten thank you note?

Looking forward to seeing him on The Tonight Show!



The Importance of Thank You Notes

3 Apr

Our post today is about something that’s really important to me … thank you notes.

I was fortunate enough to have been raised by a mother who instilled the importance of writing a thank you note.  It seems natural to me to break out my stash of stationery anytime I receive a gift or am the beneficiary of a sweet gesture.  I am often told by friends that they can’t compete with my promptness and deep down my inner Emily Post is smiling.

I never realized the impact a handwritten thank you note had until my adult years.  I started to receive feedback from people that wasn’t expected but reinforced my belief of how important it is.  Some examples that have stuck with me:

  • After a TV segment I wrote a thank you note and the producer said she was pleasantly surprised and thrilled to receive a handwritten note.  I have worked with her now for over 10 years.
  • An interview went well and I promptly wrote a thank you letter.  I was offered the position and was told that my thank you letter sealed the deal.
  • I participated in a breast cancer walk and hand wrote thank you notes to everyone who donated money to my walk.  I was pleasantly surprised to see my thank you notes hung up at the businesses that donated and at friends homes.

There are even more examples, but these are a few that really show the impact they have.  When someone takes the time to buy you a gift, have you at their home, donate to your cause, etc.; the least you can do to show your appreciation is to take a few moments of your time to hand write a few words of appreciation.  Your message will especially stand out in the age of email, text and instant messages.