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How to Write a Thank You Note

In our age of technology and slightly more relaxed etiquette norms, not everyone is familiar with how to write a thank you note.  As lovers of stationery and old fashioned traditions, we at Dodeline are big fans of the good old fashioned thank you note.

how to write a thank you note

Here are four tips for how to write a thank you note:

  1. Make sure your note is personalized, referencing the people you met and/or the gift that you received.  Be specific!
  2. If it's a gift, it's always nice to share how you plan to use it ("this new blend will make my morning smoothies so much better!").
  3. Be prompt with writing your thank you note. It's always better to write one late than not at all, but showing your thanks by sending it promptly is best.
  4. Hand write your note. Whether it's on nice personalized stationery, a note card, or greeting card, don't rely on pre-printed messages - write your own heartfelt thanks.

Here's a great example of a short and sweet thank you note:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith,

Thank you so much for treating me to a lovely birthday dinner.  I truly enjoyed spending time with you and the meal was absolutely delicious!  I look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you again for thinking of me.


What do you think?  Do you think handwritten thank you notes are still a must, or do you have any tips to share?

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