Wednesday, December 28, 2011

thank-you notes

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.

the basics:
1. greet the giver
2. express your gratitude
3. discuss use
4. mention the past, allude to the future
5. grace
6. regards

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! ;)

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