Do you write thank you notes or cards? Do you think that thank you notes should be hand written? Should you send a e-card instead or a quick email? or, do nothing at all?
I was taught to write a thank you card, I started when I had my first wedding showers, and never have stopped. I know I have sent MANY cards over the past decade or more! My Mom would help me back then by adding a packet or two of beautiful thank you cards and a guest list complete with addresses to complete the job.
Is writing a thank you card a dying art? Personally, I think there is nothing better than receiving a thank you note in the mail. It is nice to be thanked for something you picked out especially for a person. I know I am still waiting for a thank you card from an ex-best friends wedding that happened over 13 years ago...I guess I should stop checking my mailbox huh.
I just love going to find 'thank you' cards at the local Hallmark. I actually have a drawer full of thank yous. They are like a secret pleasure for me. I think because I used to work in the printing industry, that papers and lovely inks make my day...ahhhh the smell of ink in the morning lol. I think they are beautiful. I know when I receive a card, it makes my day.
I don't know, but I really will be teaching this art to my kids, and I hope they will teach their kids.
Do you write thank yous? or, is a simple verbal thank you when receiving the gift enough?