The Art of the Thank You Note

This week, tell us about a lost art: one that you know, one that you miss, or one that should be lost for good.

My friend Victoria writes beautiful thank you notes, she always has; and I so appreciated it when I received one. She’s been a role model to me for so much of my career, so I thought it was time to resurrect the lost art of the thank you note.

Every time someone goes out of their way–goes above and beyond, in their work, I send them a thank you note.  One of my desk drawers is filled with blank notecards at the ready when I need to drop a not in the inter-office mail.  What used to be simply good etiquette, now is a shock to the person who gets a little card with words of gratitude for a job well done.

Thanks, Victoria.  Your example still helps me every day!


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4 thoughts on “The Art of the Thank You Note

  1. What a good idea. I received a thank-you card in the mail last month for something I had been doing for 15 years: you’re right, it was a real and delightful shock!


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