Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thank You . Merci . Gracias



It is no surprise that I love getting handwritten notes. There is just something special and exciting about receiving a handwritten letter in the mail. One thing I love about the older generation is that I can always count on getting a thank you note in the mail. I have an entire box under my bed of thank you notes from my grandma, mother and auntie. It is so fun to look back through my collection and feel their appreciation and love whenever I want.

When was the last time you received a thank you note in the mail from someone under the age of 35? With twenty-somethings and teens, handwritten thank you notes rarely happen. When I send a gift to my teenage cousin, months later I find myself wondering if she ever received the gift. This whole generational gap has left me really appreciating the meaning of saying thank you and writing it out. Now, I take extra time to write out thank you notes to everyone that goes out of their way to make me feel special. Next time you receive something thoughtful and nice, put a thank you note in the mail. The recipient will appreciate it!






26 comments:

  1. I write thank-you notes like it's my JOB. I honestly just think it's the polite thing to do -- and I love the idea of making someone's day with just a few kind thoughts. Plus, of course, it gives me an reason to buy pretty stationary and cards -- and I'll take any excuse for that!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. I write thank you notes when I can! my graduation thank you notes were sent out as soon as I could and I know everyone appreciated them! It's a very nice and lovely thing to do and I don't mind it at all!!! AND I am under 35 :)

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  3. I'm all about handwritten notes--not just thank you notes, but letters, cards, etc. I write several letters and cards a week; I'm so attached to the process of creating and writing cards. So cathartic! Not to mention lovely to receive in the mail. :)

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  4. I like thank you notes, they make my day :)

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  5. I love thank you notes - giving and receiving the written word is so meaningful. I treasure the ones I receive and spend a lot of time searching for "just the right" ones. People are so touched by them - particularly in our day and age of email thank you's.

    Loving this post!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  6. I can completely relate to this! No one I know that's on the younger side writes thank you notes. But, I have kept lots from my grandparents and parents.

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  7. I love email because it's so convenient but I do miss handwritten notes and parcels!

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  8. you're right, i need to do this way more often :)

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  9. this is so beautiful...thank you!!!
    greetings from Spain

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  10. Thanks for this, thanking is such a beautiful way to remind people we love or we deal with in our lives how we appreciate them.

    Salamat - thank you in our language, Filipino.

    =)

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  11. I sort of have a collection of "thank you" notes...I feel like I never use them b/c they are so pretty :)
    PS. come on over and enter my fun giveaway!

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  12. I really try to write thank you notes..I think its so much more special that way...I also adore getting them:) Its always so fun getting mail:)
    Kisses,sweetie

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  13. I love sending thank you notes. It's such a small but thoughtful thing to do and I know it puts a smile on their face when they receive it. :)

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  14. I love writing and receiving thank you notes. It's a shame more people do not take part.

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  15. Email is convenient but nothing beats a handwritten note. I always send thank you notes and I think it's SUCH a great thing to give/receive!

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  16. Yes. Thank you notes are one of those little things that make a big difference!
    ooxxoxox
    Denalee

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  17. What a great post, Marcie! I couldn't agree more. My parents made me write thank you notes for everything when we were little and I still do it today. I love receiving them too (as well as any other handwritten card). It's such a nice gesture and fun to get real mail!

    xo
    Valerie

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  18. Hey Marcie Girl! Yes, I worry about this young generation! Must make sure we keep the charming, thoughtful things going!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Smoochies
    gi gi

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  19. Marcie I complete agree! I love getting those notes in the mail, it makes me feel so special. That person took the time to sit down and write their thoughts to me. My husbands 88 year old grandmother sends us a letter every 2-3 weeks. It's so sweet!
    I need to take more time to write back to her as well!
    xo anna

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  20. love snail mail. i actually get and send ty notes quite frequently. its a pretty strong southern thing i guess.

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  21. I'm right there with you on the love of handwritten notes. That was my primary motivation on Dear Darlings -- to have an excuse to write more letters! Your stationery choices are so cute!

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  22. I love handwritten notes and write them often. Email can just never take the place of or be equatable to a hand written note or letter! great choices here :)

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  23. I am a huge advocate of written thank you notes. There is just nothing like getting one in the mail or putting a stamp on one to send to a friend.

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  24. Beautiful! I adore handwritten notes and have been sending them to my friends back home in Ottawa for quite some time. I also loveeee receiving them, who doesn't right?

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  25. I love pretty stationary, that Eiffel Tower one is so cute!!!

    Sorry I've been AWOL lately, hope all is well! xxx

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