The Importance of Writing Thank You Notes
Early in my professional career I was privileged to serve as the assistant to the president of a major university in Southern California. So much of my professional development I owe to this man. He was caring, disciplined, detailed in all areas of life, demanding, and most of all - thoughtful.
His thoughtfulness was expressed by his prolific thank you notes and letters. If there was a gift or letter received, you could bet the farm an acknowledgement was coming. That example of writing thank you notes and acknowledgements has stuck with me and I have tried - not always succeeding - to do my best in following his example.
Here are five reasons to write thank you notes:
-It allows you to creatively write, in your own hand, a thoughtful sentiment of thanks for a kind word or gift.
-Gives a great reason to have personalized stationery.
-Sending and receiving hand written mail is rare.
-It forces you to slow down and be thoughtful and it is good manners.
-It makes a lasting impression that is rarely forgotten.
I encourage you to stock up on stationery, buy cool stamps and get ready to send some notes to those whom like you enough to express it in a tangible way. You will not be sorry.
At Port O'Call, we have an excellent social stationery department.
Mr. Port O'Call