Is it important to mail handwritten thank you notes for holiday presents?
I think so. Some don’t, but if you do, here’s a few tips you will find useful to keep you in touch with your own etiquette preferences.
Company Etiquette: If you were a house guest this past holiday season, I’m confident you will make time to send a thoughtful thank you note to your gracious host. Clean sheets, good food and warm hospitality were gifts given to you by very thoughtful people.
Social Etiquette: A holiday party hosted by your employer, a client or service provider also calls for thank you notes. Send one to the President, organizer and anyone else who gave you red-carpet treatment.
Mailed Packages: The etiquette for when you receive presents in the mail is simple: Call, email or text a message to senders. Not everyone uses text messaging- F.Y.I. Of course, remember to send handwritten thank you notes once the mailed gifts have been open. A phone call goes a long way too.
I realize phone calls and writing notes may not be an option for some of you. Do what you can, but remember that it’s extremely important to thank anyone who gives you a gift.
Do you write thank you notes? Do you need inspiration to start writing today? Let’s talk about it! If you leave a message in the comment section below, that would be terrific.
Happy New Year!
Your Favorite Etiquette Lady,