As we enter into the season of giving you may want to check your stationery supplies. Having recently had a birthday I have received several gifts from family out of state. Ya'll know that the proper etiquette when receiving gifts is to promptly send a thoughtful Thank You. I know I could call or send an email, but nothing says Thank You like a hand written note on lovely paper. Who doesn't love a little something special in their snail mail? Well, I keep a correspondence box in my office closet. It's usually filled with cards for every occasion and personalized stationery. A little overwhelmed with our move I haven't had a chance to get around to taking inventory of the small stuff and I'm running low on cards. This will not do since the upcoming months will be filled with gatherings, dinners, and holidays. There will be many thanks to give. Since I was shopping around for some new stationery I thought I would share some of my fabulous finds.
You can't go wrong with fine paper products. Some of you will stick to traditional standards when choosing your cards. For those of you who are more expressive there are thousands of options out there. Be true to yourself and find the style or pattern that best represents you.
When writing your Thank You be sure to personalize the note by referring to the gift and the person who gave the gift. Write as if you were thanking them in person. This helps keep the note sincere. Always be upbeat and focus on the positive. Not everyone is good at gifting. Remember that it's the thought that counts. It may be hard to find the time for handwritten notes, but they are sincere and thoughtful. We all have time constraints, but you’ll be glad that you took the time give thanks.