Anatomy of a Thank-You note

Why, you ask, should your children learn to write thank-yous?(Uh, because they are not wild animals?) Correctly written, a note imparts true gratitude to the giver. While a verbal “thank you” is also appropriate, having them put their thoughts into writing memorializes the giver’s thoughtfulness, time, expense, and effort in a way that is not [...]

Wedding Thank-you Notes

Here are Wedding Thank-you notes etiquette advice from Emily Post:
There is nothing more appreciated than a lovely handwritten thank-you note. Some tips from Peggy Post on turning this obligation into a pleasure not a chore.
When should notes be written?
Contrary to popular myth, the happy couple does not have a year’s grace period. All thank you [...]

‘Thank You’ Goes a Long Way at Work

AOL jobs has an article about saying ‘Thank-you’ at work. Here is the highlight:
Each November, the idea of giving thanks takes center stage in many people’s minds. But in the business world, knowing how — and when — to give thanks is always valuable, regardless of the season. Properly thanking a colleague, mentor, reference or [...]

Proper Etiquette When Writing A Thank-You Note

by Shawn Thomas [Source: A Gift Given]
1. Show some effort.
Always handwrite your note of appreciation, don’t print it out from your computer. Even if you’re handwriting is “horrendous”, slow down and make an effort to write legibly for this occasion. Don’t use a pre-printed or pre-worded greeting card, unless you’re significantly adding to the message [...]