Thank-You Notes

The New York Times recently published an article with the headline “Do Thank-You Notes Still Matter?” If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you do so; it is an excellent description of the value of finding a handwritten card in the midst of all of the junk in your mailbox. As the author writes, “And while an emailed thanks is a nice gesture, many experts say that, in this virtual age, a traditional, physical note is more powerful than ever.”

My belief is that a handwritten note expressing appreciation and gratitude extends the feeling of warmth generated by the original giver, whether it was in response to a present, a delicious dinner, or a special occasion. A note written with care on a beautiful card tells the recipient that their thoughtfulness was received in the way it was intended.

Long live the thank-you note.

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