Recently on Pinterest, I came across a list of "how to write a fool-proof thank you note"
|Photo courtesy of WeddingsaBeautiful|
While I think it's a great starting point, you should probably ask yourself few more questions while writing your note.
Is the card nice and appropriate? You don't want to use "wedding" stationary if you're thanking someone for allowing you stay in their home. So if you're not getting married, you might want to avoid white and silver bells on the front of the card. Oh! And if you're not an animal lover, stay away from cute kitties and puppies. Boys - they do make "masculine" thank you notes as well ... just dig a little deeper in the card aisle.
|This is a fine example from The Stationary Studio|
Did you spell everything correctly? They make this thing called whiteout and I use it a lot. Poor grammar and spelling will be caught if you send me a letter. I won't say anything, but I might silently judge you.
Finally, how does the envelope look? Appearance matters. If you spill coffee on the envelope or smudge the ink while writing the address, find a new envelope or at least put a label over it. I understand that mailboxes or USPS carriers cars and bags aren't the cleanest ... but that's unavoidable. Pull your letters together like you would yourself before leaving your house. No mascara running down your face or toothpaste stains right?
Just a few friendly tips from a letter writing fiend!
What other advice do you have?
Until next time,