The (Lost) Art and Etiquette of Thank You Notes

With easy access to Facebook and email, thank you notes seem to have gone by the wayside. Here’s a short refresher on thank you note etiquette.
Gifts given in recent years: four wedding gifts, one bridal shower gift, three graduation gifts, two baby shower gifts and sympathy flowers for a funeral. Parties hosted in recent years: one baby shower and one bridal shower. Thank you notes received: zero.
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How to write a simple, sincere thank you note


By Susan Dalzell, Contributing Writer
7:39 PM Friday, February 11, 2011
Source: daytondailynews.com

If you recently got married, had a baby, or celebrated a birthday, chances are good that your good fortune was recognized by friends and family with gifts. Show your gratefulness and recognize that generosity with a thank you note.
“It doesn’t have to be long,” said Sandra Hyde, president and founder of the Etiquette School of Ohio in Dayton and a graduate of the American School of Protocol in Atlanta. “It can be as short as two or three sentences.”
The elements of a good thank you note are fairly basic, Hyde said.
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Handwritten Thank You Notes


CBS News
January 24, 2011 4:15 PM
As part of the continuing series “Assignment America,” Steve Hartman takes a lesson in the lost art of handwritten thank you notes.

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The Four Components of a Thank You Note
JANUARY 30, 2011
CATEGORIES: EVERYDAY ETIQUETTE BY MARGARET
Even (and maybe “especially”) in a world where we communicate with quick texts and emails, the personal thank you card is still the best way to show your gratitude when someone gives you a gift.
But where do you start? What do you say?
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