After Christmas there is always that tussle with the family about writing thank you letters. I think it’s so important to thank people (for everything – not just Christmas presents) and you can’t go wrong with a handwritten note. Call me old fashioned, but in this age of everything super-speedy (tweets, texts, emails) and instantaneous there is something rather lovely that sets you apart from everyone else with a written note.
According to ehow.com ‘messages of fortune and goodwill on slips of papyrus were the first known greetings exchanged in Chinese and Egyptian culture. In the 1400s, Europeans practiced exchanging notes as a new way of social expression, writing on paper and hand delivering greeting cards locally.
(Read more: The History of Thank You Notes | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7337773_history-thank-notes.html#ixzz1imzMe1br)
I am happy concede a hybrid solution, which may have some typed content but then is personalised for each recipient. I like to add photos to thank you letters which add to convey more of the spirit of the occasion.
If you read my tweets (@weheartcards) you’ll know how much I love quotes and this one really struck a chord with me
“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” ~ Unknown
Having the surprise of a thank you card arrive in the post is such a delight, especially a hand written one. So make someone’s day – it doesn’t need to be a big or onerous task, just a little note to raise a smile.