Thank you letters – chore or pleasure?

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 ‘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 |


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.


About weheartcards Esther Warner started designing cards several years ago, then in 2003 she returned to University as a mature student, completing an IT degree. Since then she has developed her passion for paper and creativity by computerised card-making. In the corporate world she was awarded ‘Worcestershire Businesswoman of the Year’ in 2005 Esther says, “When was little I loved getting post. The excitement of getting a letter or something delivered to my door when it WASN’T my birthday or Christmas was really exciting. Wondering who had sent it and what it could be…. The anticipation of opening the envelope to discover what was inside was thrilling! ” In later years Esther was very homesick at boarding school and the daily post distribution became the most exciting part of the day. Each card from we♥cards is filled with love and made for the recipient personally, Esther hopes that they convey the excitement she felt when she was small and received a letter from her Grandma!
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