From my very first post on Southern Charm Sunday, I have come to realize that my own personal policy on thank you notes needs updating.
Thanking people is something that I always do. "Thank You" was also my son's first phrase. I am a major advocate of thank you notes, though I will admit that I have been slack at times with this. I also have a bad habit of writing out thank you notes, addressing them, sticking them in my bag, and forgetting to actually mail them.
to solve this problem, I have started taking a different approach to thank you notes. There are many times that I think it is acceptable to send a digital note. Here are some ideas on how to implement a digital thank you note.
1. Thank someone publicly.
- Tweet a thank you
- Publish a thank you on their Facebook Wall
- Make them a video and post it to YouTube
- Write a blog post about them
2. Send a heartfelt letter via email.
3. Send a digital note thanking them (These sites are all free)
Remember: These are times to always send a traditional Thank You note!
- If a formal invitation was sent
- Formal event such as a wedding, baby shower, congratulatory event, graduation, or in response to another major life event.
- When thanking someone for helping with a major project, such as planning an event or hosting a dinner party.
- My rule of thumb for this: The ore personal the reason for the thank you is, the more likely a traditional thank you is in order.
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