So I was just blessed enough to be invited to join my boyfriend’s family on vacation to Florida this spring break! As if I didn’t thank them enough during the trip (because I did just about 5 minutes), as soon as I returned home, I sent them a thank you note! Whether you were just invited on vacation with someone, had a job interview, or just received a gift, a thank you note is always the right move, and you know what? It’s a lost gesture!
So here’s some tips on writing a great thank you note:
- Don’t Skimp on the Stationary – when you’re sending a thank you note to someone, you want it to look nice so that they don’t think that the gesture is empty. Get a nice box of thank you cards, it’s not like you won’t use them ever so why not splurge a little on nice stationary!
- Make Them Feel Appreciated – it’s good to include mentioning how much you appreciated whatever the person did for you; whether that’s being included in their trip or taking time to interview you. Don’t just say “thank you”, say that you appreciate what they did for you and that you were happy to be getting to know them better.
- Get Personal – mention a specific detail that you enjoyed about your trip or interview, recently I had an interview for instance and through talking we discovered we had the same birthday so that sort of thing.
- Don’t Get Too Personal – however, you don’t want to come in sounding too eager or personal, because that can come off in the wrong way and you don’t want to scare off possible future in-laws or a future employer.
It’s that easy and whomever you send it to will really appreciate that you took the time to hand-write them something to show your gratitude!
Happy Note Writing! XO – B.