Ever since I was old enough to write, my mom always encouraged me to send thank you notes to everyone who gave me a present for the holidays. From the millions of Beanie Babies in one box for obscure holidays like Valentine’s Day, to the $5 bill and a card for Christmas – everyone was to be thanked.
Later in life, I became (and still am) a stationary addict. I can’t turn down a good deal on cute stationary, even though I know I have stacks at home. Let me loose in places like Micheal’s and don’t expect the $1 section to look the same once I’m done.
It must be because I never want to send a thank you note on the same stationary to the same person more than once. The boyfriend laughed when I insisted upon sending his little sister blank note cards while she was counseling away at camp. Fortunately, she loved them equally as much as I did (ok, maybe not equally.)
However, now I can justify my stationary obsession because I just recently I read an article that reminded me that thank you notes should be “heartfelt and handwritten.” Both are made possible by having an abundance of note cards at the ready.
What a way to make someone’s day – send a thank note for something, anything, even if they would never expect to be thanked for it.
The possibilities are endless – your brother, the mailman, the Publix cashier or your long-lost best friend. I bet you’ll be thankful you did!