Do you try to write a thank you note anytime someone gives you a special gift, or goes out of their way for you? I know I do, but it’s so hard to come up with thank you card ideas. Not to mention, the time to write them!
Well, I am here to make your life easier, my friend. In this post, I will share thank you card ideas that will help you get those cards in the mail before it seems too late!
The Importance of Writing a Thank You Note
Back in December 2016, about a week after our holiday housewarming party, I wrote thank you notes for each of our housewarming gifts.
As I sat down to write those cards, I was irritated that everything else on my “to-do” list would have to wait until the cards were finished. But, I persisted.
The reason is, the recipient will always appreciate a hand written note. More so, I think, than other ways to say “thank you”. This is because to the recipient, it’s clear that you made the extra effort to sit down and write that note!
In these days of email, texting, and social media messaging, I love receiving handwritten correspondence in the mail. When someone takes the time to send a thank you note or a greeting card for my birthday, it makes me feel extra special. Don’t you agree?
Thank You Card Ideas & Other Gorgeous Stationery
I like to keep generic note card stationery on hand for whenever I need to say “Thank you” for a gift or act of kindness. In addition, these can be used to write a short letter for any occasion.
I used these gorgeous Fleur de Lis notecards to write the thank you notes for our housewarming gifts.
You will find more thank you card ideas and other gorgeous stationery options at the end of this post.
What to Say in a Thank You Note
Whenever I need to write a thank you note, on the way to my desk I am confident that the words will come easily. After all, I love the gift and appreciate the thoughtfulness, so this should not be a difficult task, right?
Well, once I make it to the chair and pick up the pen, it’s often a different story…”What the heck am I going to say?” Serious writer’s block sets in!
How about you?
“Writing tip: Sign and send your thank-you card while the gift or event is still fresh in your mind. Within three days is ideal, but in most situations a “thanks” will be appreciated no matter how late it arrives.
For a Gift (birthday, holiday and just because)
Here are some questions you could try to answer when writing a thank-you for a birthday, holiday or just-because gift:
What was the gift?
What do you like about it?
Why was it a good choice for you?…”
Read the rest of the article for additional questions and writing examples.
I have bookmarked this article, and will definitely refer to these tips in the future…I hope they help you too!
There is Nothing Like a Handwritten Card or a Thank You Note
Unfortunately, the handwritten note is a bit of a lost art. We often forget the importance of sending a birthday card or hand writing a thank you note. Sometimes, life gets in the way.
Of course, we have good intentions. But, often we put off the task until it seems too late.
It’s so much easier to shoot someone a text or email to say “Happy Birthday” or “Thanks”. But, the recipient will always appreciate a handwritten note even more, because they will feel extra-special!
Hopefully, these stationery and thank you card ideas will inspire you to continue hand writing notes for special occasions, thoughtful gestures, and gifts.
There’s nothing like a handwritten card or a thank you note. Wouldn’t you agree? Let me know in the comments below!