Growing up, I recall being told about the importance of writing thank you notes. Whether it because of a stay at Aunt Sally’s lake home over a weekend, for a birthday gift received, or simply because of something thoughtful someone did for you.
Therefore, every time one of those occurrences happened, I was required to get out the old pen and paper and write a hand written note reminding that person how grateful I was for whatever time, talent or gift I had received from them.
Reflecting now, I can totally see why my parents tried to instill it as a habit, and one I’m trying to instill in my own kids. Why? Because thank you notes are remembered. Thank you notes are cherished. Thank you notes are rare. And people remember you even more when a thank you note is received.
With that said, when was the last time you mailed a thank you note? When was the last time you received one? What will be the next thank you note you write?
Duane Drzadinski is a marketing professional, father and social media enthusiast. Connect with him and continue the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.