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After Holiday Gifts Are Opened, It’s Important to Send Thank-You Notes

We live in an increasingly rapid-fire, fast-food world. Unfortunately, it seems that a casualty of this new climate is that basic courtesies are quickly disappearing — and none more quickly than the old-fashioned thank-you note.

Be honest. When was the last time you sent one? When was the last time you got one?

There is something about an actual thank-you note, whether stamped and mailed or e-mailed, which brightens the receiver’s day. It says that you received the gift, favor, introduction or referral.

Thank-you notes also speak volumes about you, the sender:

1. It says you appreciate the other person and what you received — whether it was to your taste or not. Yes, we are all disappointed to receive a gift we don’t like or can’t use.

Posted by Marjorie Brody in business etiquette, business professionalism, business writing, Etiquette, holiday party, office party, thank-you note, workplace etiquette, workplace manners, Workplace, Career, Business, Communication, Professionalism.