Monday, September 13, 2010
Before you begin writing there are a few basics to consider:
Write your thank-you note as soon as possible. You don’t want to begin your note with an apology.
Of course, use good stationery. A thank-you note is actually a gift. Wrap your gift in good paper.
Devote enough time and space so you can concentrate without interruptions.
Focus on why you’re writing.
A thank-you note doesn't have to be long. Keep it simple, but keep it sincere.
Starting a thank-you note is easy. Begin with these two words: “Thank you.”
Now just state why you’re saying thank you:
“for the beautiful pair of candlesticks.”
“for the wonderful weekend at the beach house.”
“for your kind note after Dad passed away.”
Your second sentence should establish the personal, emotional connection to the recipient.
“Peter and I just finished a quiet dinner together, illuminated by your thoughtful gift.”
“Although we won’t be able to have a clambake on the shore, we look forward to your visit to the city so we can return your gracious hospitality.”
“I know you never had the chance to meet Dad; you two would have enjoyed each other’s company.”
“We promise to use them for only the most special occasions."
“I hope the rest of your summer is filled with sunshine and warm breezes.”
“It’s a great comfort in this difficult time to have such a good friend.”
And that’s it. You and the recipient of your note will be emotionally closer, all because of a little thoughtfulness expressed with pen and paper.
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