Good morning! I am curious do you send thank you notes? Not by text, email or on Facebook, I mean the ones that are hand written and addressed with a stamp and then sent through good old snail mail?
|Thank You Note from Happy Life Printables Etsy|
My parents taught us at a young age to write thank you notes and I still do to this day, not only for physical gifts, but the gift of time, help and more. I am beginning to see that for some it is a lost art, not only the note itself but the sentiment as well.
|Thank you card from Invited by Audriana Etsy Store|
In the last year my husband and I have attended two millennial weddings and have never received a thank you. We traveled half way across the country to attend the weddings, taking 3-4 days from our busy lives and nary a thank you was sent. I am sure that while we were in the receiving line we where thanked but still, its not the same. Is it?
I am not alone, a friend and I were recently talking about this and she said that of the 3 weddings she attended this year the only thank you that she received was a P.S. “Thank you for the gift” scrawled on the bottom of the newlyweds Christmas card.
|The Honey Bee Paperie Etsy Store|
Maybe I am getting old, but I do not think that you are ever to young or to old to offer or receive old fashioned courtesies.
I recently read that only 30% of kids are required by their parents to write thank you cards. In addition thank you of any kind much less a card are falling by the wayside after interviews. Which makes perfect sense, if you did not write them as a child why would you write them as an adult? Did you know that for some companies, the tank you or lack there of can be a deciding factor for the job candidate?
In this age of technology we have gained many things but we have also lost and continue loose so many things. For instance, many states to not require kids to learn cursive, some kids do not read books, by that I mean actual paper books where they turn pages, and some people only communicate by text and Facebook. I could go on but I won’t.
|Card from H MArchant Illustrates Etsy Store|
Call me old fashioned but I love to find a handwritten card or letter in my mailbox, it is like a hug from the recipient and always brings a smile to my face and a spring in my step. It makes me feel special!
What do you think, is writing thank you notes a dying art? Do you think it is an old fashioned sentiment that needs to be replaced by texts, emails and phone calls? I think for some cards are considered antiquated but for those of us who were ingrained with this notion growing up I think we will continue to send cards and hopefully instill these old fashioned manners in our children.
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Have a great day!
P.S. April is National Card and Letting Writing month, the perfect time to send a card or letter to someone that you love.
By the way, today is National Peanut Butter Day. Why not celebrate with a little chocolate and peanut butter combination? I have compiled my 12 Best Chocolate and Peanut Butter Treats on Once Upon a Chocolate Life.