Saturday, December 27, 2008

Do I have to write a Thank You note?

When is the last time YOU received a handwritten thank you note? I bet you can remember exactly who it was written by and when it arrived. You can probably even remember the paper it was on and the gift it was sent for.

Today's world is all about instant, impersonal and easy. As the owner of a fine stationery store, for the past 20+ years, one would think that if I {{notice the STRONG emphasis on the word think}} gave someone a gift---that they would feel obligated to send me a thank you note. Right? She does own a stationery store. She does practice good manners. She did go out of her way to select a nice, thoughtful gift. Right? Wrong!

It just shocks me that even I have some relatives and friends that simply do not send thank you notes. I would at least send one to me! This year, I received my first "MySpace" thank you email after I sent a lovely baby gift. At first, I was aghast. Then I least it was an attempt. Albeit an impersonal, unconventional attempt.

Come on faithful readers...what do you think about this subject? Are your feelings hurt when you scour the finest stores for the perfect gift for someone and then never receive a thank you note or an acknowledgement that the gift was indeed received? I want to know! I need to know!

BONUS: To tempt you to get your thank you notes done this Christmas, we are offering this fabulous stationery special. This is 100 piece set: 50 deluxe cards and 50 envelopes. Great price. Please order now and surprise your loved ones with gratitude. Puh-lease!

1 comment:

Gifting Gumshoe said...

Writing a thank you is so important! It really bugs me to spend time looking for the perfect gift to get no imput back as to if the recipient liked it or not! Although it is kind of a pain, it's worth writing, and great to receive something hand written instead of the normal email! Happy 2009!