Thank you notes get a bad rap, mostly because we associate them with the overbearing task of writing hundreds of people after a graduation, wedding or other celebration. But this doesn’t have to be the case, and thank you notes don’t always have to be reserved for big events—write someone a note that isn’t expecting it and witness how special it will make them feel.
It might be difficult to muster the motivation to write a thank you note, especially at the beginning and if you are out of practice—everything in you might urge you back to the computer to crank out a simple email.
But emails get buried amongst other emails and can feel less personal. If you really want to show someone that you respect and care about them, get out a piece of parchment and a pen and put words to the paper. You’ll find it’s a lot easier than you expected and you will probably even have fun with it—who knows, you might even end up with a pen pal.
Just think about how receiving a piece of personalized mail makes you feel—why not give that gift to someone else?
Watch this video to find out why it’s worth creating the habit of writing thank you notes. Your mom was right to bug you to write those thank you notes growing up, don’t lose site of how meaningful they can be to the person receiving them.