Every #girlboss should be in the habit of writing thank you cards! Being mindful of appropriate etiquette showcases your thoughtful and intellectual side. Say someone gives you a beautiful gift or does you an amazing favour. If they receive a thank you card from you, they are a) more likely to feel connected to you and value your appreciation, and b) more likely to do it again.
Don’t always know exactly what should go into your thank you card though? Follow this super easy 4 point guide to perfect your note writing skills and move forward in your relationships today.
What to write in a thank you card
1. Warm greeting
Start off on the right foot and add a personal touch with your greeting. Mention something that you last discussed or remember was an interest of theirs. Obviously, writing a thank you note is more personal than email or text, so take the opportunity to actually be personal.
2. What you’re thankful for
Be specific about describing what you received (be it a gift or an opportunity). This shows the giver that you specifically wrote this card for them, and were deliberate in doing so. Their actions meant enough to you to take the time out of your day to handwrite them a note. Why cut any corners from there?
3. Why you’re thankful
After outlining your appreciation, go into a little detail as to why you are appreciative. How will you use this present or service?
4. A relationship enhancer
Leave on a good note and add a relationship enhancer. This is something that will bring you closer to the person you’re addressing, whether it’s an offer for a favour in return or an invitation to a future activity. Hand-written thank-you notes show that you are a well rounded person with positive morals. Who wouldn’t want to be friends with someone humble who shows appreciation for the things they get in life?
A thank you note shows respect for the person who gave the gift. Whether the giver is a family member, friend or neighbour, they will appreciate the gesture and hopefully your relationship will blossom further. A wise person once said, “It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy”. Now you know what to write in a thank you card, so go get yo etiquette on!
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