Such a coincidence that as I was thinking of writing this post today, a Thank You note was delivered from friends who’d just had a tough start to the year (their dad passed away). The simple gesture of their note really touched me because even after everything that they are going through right now they still took the time and effort to write us a card.
Ever since we have had the boys, I have always made sure that whenever they receive gifts I post out a handwritten Thank You card. For me, I feel that it is important to let people know that their gifts are appreciated however big or small. They took the time and effort to pick and choose a present for your child so I think it’s only fair to have the courtesy to write a personalised note in return.
You might think I’m old fashioned, but with all the wonders of technology and in this day and age of constant emailing/texting and communicating via social media, I still love nothing more than having a handwritten envelope drop through my door.
It’s important to me that I teach my boys to take the time to express their gratitude for the gifts they receive.
This year E wrote his first “handwritten” card. Of course, I thought it was unfair for him to write all 20 plus cards, so instead I compromised and took a picture of his handwritten “Thank you” and incorporated them onto the card I put together for printing. I then wrote individual messages for each recipient. As he grows older I am hoping he will start writing these cards himself.
I like to think that the handwritten cards and notes are displayed with pride (the ones I receive certainly are) and even kept in memory boxes for years to come.
Do you think writing Thank You cards is important? Do you keep the ones you receive? Leave me a message I would love to hear from you!