Thursday, September 9, 2010

How To Write a Charming Thank You Note

I came across the tips below in the article titled "The Secret to Being Southern" in the September Issue of Southern Living and I just couldn't resist sharing it with you. I absolutely love taking the time to write a handwritten thank you note and hope you find the information below as helpful as I do!

The 5 Key Elements of Every Southern Thank You Note

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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