I hope you all had a lovely holiday! We spent time with our wonderful families and friends and quite a bit of time in our car! Sadly, after a week away it is back to the grind today (sigh!). We were very lucky to receive so many lovely gifts. I am sure many of you also received some special presents, too! In my opinion, one of the most important parts of receiving gifts is to give a proper "thank-you" to the gift giver. Not verbally or via the internet, but a nice hand written thank-you note. Unfortunately, for some, hand written notes and letters have become a lost art. This is a lovely gesture that should never go out of style! I love these guidelines for writing a proper thank-you note.
1. greet the giver
2. express your gratitude
3. discuss use
4. mention the past, allude to the future
I encourage you all to start writing your holiday thank-you notes today!
p.s. - thank-you to my parents for teaching me this etiquette from the time I could write! ;)