Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How to write a charming Thank You letter

From Southern Living Magazine

I just saw this in September's Southern Living Magazine and thought it was absolutely perfect to share with you on my blog. Not to mention a perfect way to use InkSpot Workshop note cards :)

1. Start with the date and salutation: Send your note, written in black ink, within a week of receiving a gift.

2. Say thanks right off the bat: Be specific about why you are writing the note. If you’re thanking someone for a monetary gift, refer to their “generosity” rather than mentioning the amount.

3. Compliment the kind gesture: Don’t be afraid to go over the top—everyone loves an effusive compliment, as long as it’s heartfelt.

4. Allude to the future: Anticipate another get-together, or if you’re writing about a gift, be sure to tell them how you plan to use it.

5. Finish with sincere regards: Reiterate your gratitude, then close the letter on an intimate note, signing your first and last name. Don’t forget to proofread before you postmark!

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1 comment:

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

I love this simple post! It really helps with a task that can be daunting, especially when you have many Thank You's to write. Thanks for the tips. I'll share on my FB page : )

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