Call me old fashioned, but I believe thank you notes are a must. I cannot emphasize it enough.
I think thank you notes are no just for your personal life but also for your business. Sure you may get one from your insurance agent or the salesman that just sold you a new car but do you do it consistently from your business.
Whether or not you were raised to do this, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of sending your thank yous in hand-written form. Whether it’s a gift, an interview, or simply a note to show your gratitude for a lovely evening, there’s something to be said about taking the time to write a kind word or two.
No I don’t consider doing it with an email or a text from your phone. To be heartfelt it must come by regular USPS mail and be hand-written. There is something special for your customer to open the envelope and read your special thank you.
Let’s face it, we live in a digital world where people communicate in 140-characters or less and are constantly emailing and texting. The stream for communication is non-stop and instant, which is why discovering a hand-written note in your mailbox is such a refreshing surprise. When it comes to sending a hand-written letter of thanks, there are a few things you should know:
Use a nice pen. Forget pencil, or a run-of-the-mill ballpoint, instead, use a luxurious fountain pen or roller-ball pen when sending your thank you notes. Using a special pen will make it more enjoyable for you as well.
Pick the right paper. It’s been said that the weight of the paper is reflective of how important something is… Now I’m not telling you to send a stone tablet, but a card or piece of stationary that has some weight to it is a very nice touch. If you’re looking to send thank yous without breaking the bank, remember that you can always make your own using some watercolor paper, glitter, and a nice stamp.
Writing the letter. If you don’t have a lot to say, increase your font size, you don’t want it to look like you have nothing to say. Also, always reference what you are giving thanks for and how it will be used or appreciated. And if someone sends you money, do not say “Thanks for the cash!” Rather you should tell them what you are going to use the funds for such as a big ticket item like a new computer, vacation or special road trip.
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