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The Basic Concept of Thank You Notes

Box of Chocolates A thank you note is an expression of your gratitude and appreciation for the time, effort and thoughtfulness a person has given to you to ensure your wedding day was an event to remember for all times. A note is required if a person gave his/her time in the preperation, Paid for services of products for the ceremony or was a guest and gave you a gift or money.
There are so many people to thank on your wedding day. While your wedding thank yous will be written later for your gifts, there is a close group of people that will cherish your thoughts in a card. Don't forget people like the DJ, Host, minister and any you else who was directly involved in your special day.

Basic Etiquette of Thank You Notes

They're such a simple concept. But the potential formality of this thought can be intimidating. Many people think that the wording has to be perfect, and this causes so much anxiety that the notes are never sent. Before all the other rules, just remember that an imperfect note that comes with heartfelt sentiment is better than a perfect note that was never written.

The Do's of Thank You Notes

Send your thank you notes as quickly as possible. Usaully within two to three weeks.

Notes may be sent on informal stationery, except for wedding thank you notes which are generally sent on formal stationery. You can get thank you note that match you invitaions.

Always make specific reference to the gift that is the subject of the note, such as "Thank you so much for the picture frame, it will look great on the mantle.

Try to write the thank-yous as the gifts come in, this way, you’re not writing all your cards at once.

Kepp a good record of who you sent notes to so you are not repeating yourself.

The Don'ts of Thank You Notes

Don't delay in sending most notes. The longer you wait, the hard it will be, not to mention the embarresment. Generally notes should be sent within a couple of weeks of receipt of the gift.

Even though most thank you notes can be sent on informal stationery, that doesn't mean it's okay to use a piece of paper torn from your shopping list pad. Find note cards that reflect your personality, and keep a ready supply on hand. They don't need to cost a lot of money. In fact, if you are a smart shopper, you can find inexpensive, attractive cards in the dollar stores.

There's no need to lie if you dislike a gift. But you should think about the person's feelings when writing that card. If something is not to your taste, you should still show appreciation for the thought that went into selecting it for you.




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