When I was a little
girl, my uncle told me a fairytale about a princess who never received any
presents because she didn’t write thank you notes. At the time, I was
desperately hoping to add another American Girl to my doll collection so I
started religiously sending little tokens of thanks. As I got older, my mom
instilled in me the importance of etiquette. With the convenience of the
digital age, it’s easy to send a text or an email. But trust me, people will
appreciate the extra effort a handwritten note requires. Plus, getting mail is
fun! I actually skip up the stairs when I receive a letter. (I know, I’m
such a dork).

For a gift

I frantically unwrap presents like a five year old, so
it can be difficult and messy to remember who sent what. Always keep a list! We’re
all busy but try to send the thank you note as soon as possible. Thank you
notes tend to expire after a week. Get specific and let the person know what
you’re planning to use the gift for.

For a job interview

One of my journalism teachers told me he was
once interviewing a bunch of eager college grads for a newspaper position. He
gave the job to the one girl who
mailed a handwritten note thanking him for his time. Be that girl.

For a hostess

 I love throwing a fabulous fete as much as the next
control freak, but they take a lot of work! Thoughtful guests write thank you
notes letting the hostess know their favorite part of her lovely party! They
also compliment the hostess on her hospitality, beautiful table setting and delicious
Thank you cards are ESPECIALLY important if you stayed in someone’s
home for a trip or an extended period of time. Put down your magazine and write
your thank you note as you wait for your plane to board!


  1. February 12, 2013 / 8:04 am

    Super cute! Loving #4 and #5.

    =) Brooke

  2. February 12, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    I love those thank you notes..and I will be needing lots come bridal showers next month! Thanks for the cute post!

    • February 12, 2013 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you!
      Congrats on your upcoming wedding, Natalie!! Wishing you and Ryan lots of love, laughter and happiness!

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