A Cowboy's Life: The Art of Thank You Cards

The Art of Thank You Cards

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The art of thank you cards


Call me old fashion, but I still appreciate it when people write thank you notes. Whether it’s for an interview, a gift or for a lovely dinner, it’s always a nice touch. No, I’m not talking about a text message! I mean a note that was neatly hand written on stationary that is either mailed or hand delivered. Showing your appreciation by writing a hand written note can go a long way and is completely underrated.

Here a few tips for those who are new to this act of kindness:

  • Hand write the notes – the extra effort you take to write this speaks volumes
  • Purchase stationary – No need to spend a fortune, these can be found at any office supply store
  • Personalize it – Make sure to refer to the actual gift or what you enjoyed talking to them about
  • Slow down – Take your time to write legibly and neatly so they can actually read the words!

It seems like so many people are moving away from writing thank you's and just sending a quick, impersonal text message or not even thanking someone at all. I just can’t imagine! Not only is it good etiquette, but is simply a nice way of showing your gratitude.

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19 comments

  1. Love this! Thank you cards are the best. I have to know...how'd you create the title image? Did you have a card printed that says that?

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    1. My husband is a graphic designer/3D artist and he all sorts of goodies like this ready to go on his computer...all I have to do is change text.

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  2. Great reminder! Love sending cards, not just for thank you but for lots of different events. Taking the time to send the card shows you care.

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    1. I need to get better at having birthday cards in the house! I have plenty of plain cards and thank you notes, but somehow always forget to buy birthday ones.

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  3. One of the best compliments I've ever gotten is from a woman who gave me a wedding gift. I used to babysit her children. She told my mom she was saving my thank you note as an example to show her daughter on the proper way to write thank you's. I know it was because I was specific and personal. Your list is spot on. Visiting from SHINE!

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  4. I've been to several weddings, given a gift to the couple and never received a "Thank You'. It is unbelievable how writing a note to say thanks is now a lost art. My mother and grandmother are the queens of cards and after each birthday or holiday, they made sure to give us a stack of cards to sign to show our gratitude for the gifts we received from others. It's simply a nice gesture. Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from the #Shinebloghop

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    1. Yes, that drives me crazy! It's just so rude. Ha, my sister is the queen of cards as well - she should have stock in Hallmark:)

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  5. I love thank you cards... giving and receiving them!

    Wonderful points here.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  6. I love this!! I am horrible at it and I appreciate the reminder. I like the slow down part because as I haven't been in school for, eh-hem, a while, my handwriting has gotten worse! haha

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  7. I so appreciate a 'Thank You Note' and while my children they each have their own stationary and address labels.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  8. I love the art of handwritten thank you notes. Maybe it is because I am a Gen X'er... or maybe it is just because I know how special it makes me feel to receive one. Great post!

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  9. I'm one who still sends thank-you cards. It's almost automatic - it's just how I was raised, I guess. But I RARELY receive a thank-you card, so I guess most people aren't like us LOL :) Thanks so much for taking the time to link up over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

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  10. Thank you cards are totally worth it. Thanks for joining us at Idea Box Link Party! Hope to have you party with us again this week--party is live at 6am Thursday!

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  11. I'm old fashioned too!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! I hope to see you again tomorrow ... I love having you!! Pinned!

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  12. Love this! I was always taught to write "thank you" notes at an early age & am teaching my kids the same courtesy. I appreciate a handwritten card and the time that went in to write it. Such a great post!

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  13. I love this reminder to write my thank you's in a card and love going through all the beautiful and crafty thank you cards. This is a wonderful post, cheers!

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  14. Thank you for joining the Small victories Sunday Linkup. Please join again.

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  15. You cannot go wrong with a Thank You Note in my book. Friday's on my blog are dedicated to Thank You Notes ;)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday!
    XOXO

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  16. Thank you notes are so important, and these tips are great reminders. Thanks for sharing with us at Motivational Monday!

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