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A Thank You Note: The Value and Joy
Thank You Notes
Thank You Notes Brief History
Why send a thank you note?. Thank you notes were being sent to friends, family and business associates as early as the early 1400's and said to be used even before that time. The practice of writing a thank you note and having it hand delivered was popular during this century. Sending personal cards was also considered an important social expression during this century. In 1856 a German immigrant Pouis Prang brought greeting cards and notes to America and they became a popular expression for holidays, birthdays and thank you notes. It was also commonplace for many people to purchase cards created by well known artists during earlier centuries. Send a personal thank you note today and reap the benefits. People save handwritten notes and often look at them later.
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Thank You Notes Today
In our fast paced life today personal thank you notes have often been replaced by quick email notes or greeting cards you can order online to say your "thank you." There are companies you can sign with online, and they will send out thank you notes on a regular basis for your clients and potential business associates. And to boot they will also send out greeting cards for all the occasions you require. These cards are actually sent through the U.S mail. How personal can you get? There are many ways to take care of your greeting card and thank you note needs without you having to lift a finger. Pretty cool, or is it? There are no excuses for not sending a thank you note.
Write a personal thank you note.
A Handwritten Note
There is nothing as special as a handwritten note to express your gratitude. It does take some time to compose, write and mail a thank you note. The benefits are enormous and lasting. First of all, check your drawers and you may find thank you notes that you have saved for years. You may even reread them on occasion and you get a really good feeling about the person who sent it. It is almost impossible to throw out a thank you note. There is a double benefit which includes the person who sent the note and the person who received it. So send a personal thank you note today.
Sending out thank you notes in business is one of the best and cheapest way you can market yourself. You are not only making the recipient feel important and valuable,but giving a lasting reminder. What is more important than that? And how many people in business are even bothering with personal thank you notes that require a stamp?
Occasions for Thank You Notes
Reasons to send notes:
- Receiving a gift
- Thanks for dinner or party
- A special favor
- An order for your service or product in business
- Thanks for lunch date
- Thanks for helping out
- Thanks for being a friend