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Sending Out Thank-You Cards

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Writing thank-you notes, nevermind letters, seems to have become a thing of the past. I find the writing of a thank-you note to be absolutely essential. I have always found that if I write a thank-you note immediately after receiving a gift or when I get home from a dinner or party where I am someone's guest works best.

Stationary is a great way to express your design aesthetic as well as communicating your sentiments. The options for design and price point are many and they are widely available, so there's no excuse for not sending one.

Here are some helpful tips for writing thank-you cards (and it's never too early to have children learn the proper way to write them too!):

Tips for Writing Thank-You Notes (After a Wedding)

A Letter Writing Kit

How-To: Multilingual Thank-You Cards

Handmade Thank-You Cards

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The Martha Stewart Aqua Die thank-you cards from Crane & Co. has the signature Martha Stewart color. I also love the elegant edges around the card.

1 The Martha Stewart Aqua Die thank-you cards from Crane & Co. has the signature Martha Stewart color. I also love the elegant edges around the card.

This Martha Stewart Butterfly thank-you card would be perfect to use in the spring time.

2 This Martha Stewart Butterfly thank-you card would be perfect to use in the spring time.

I love the different shapes and edges on the card.

3 I love the different shapes and edges on the card.

The edges on this card have beautiful details.

4 The edges on this card have beautiful details.

The Watercolor Birds thank-you card can be found at Crane & Co.

5 The Watercolor Birds thank-you card can be found at Crane & Co.

The wreath shape around an initial has a classic and stunning look.

6 The wreath shape around an initial has a classic and stunning look.

With more details to it, this Martha Stewart Flourish Wreath thank-you card would be perfect for a formal letter.

7 With more details to it, this Martha Stewart Flourish Wreath thank-you card would be perfect for a formal letter.

For the newly weds, it is exciting to get personalized stationery.

8 For the newly weds, it is exciting to get personalized stationery.

With a simple and playful design, the seahorse and initials would be perfect stationery for a teenager.

9 With a simple and playful design, the seahorse and initials would be perfect stationery for a teenager.

The Martha Stewart Ribbon Framed thank-you notes from Crane & Co. are so charming.

10 The Martha Stewart Ribbon Framed thank-you notes from Crane & Co. are so charming.

I love the combination of the two different styles of fonts used on this stationery.

11 I love the combination of the two different styles of fonts used on this stationery.

Here is the Modern Classic Kensington thank-you note.

12 Here is the Modern Classic Kensington thank-you note.

The royal blue and fonts sport a classic and modern look.

13 The royal blue and fonts sport a classic and modern look.

This thank-you card would be perfect to use during the holiday season.

14 This thank-you card would be perfect to use during the holiday season.

Kate Spade uses a fun and bright color in this stationery at Crane & Co.

15 Kate Spade uses a fun and bright color in this stationery at Crane & Co.

A simple and ideal thank-you card.

16 A simple and ideal thank-you card.

The details on this card are exquisite!

17 The details on this card are exquisite!

This Engraved Peacock Blue thank-you card has a clean and refined style.

18 This Engraved Peacock Blue thank-you card has a clean and refined style.

I love how the letters on this thank-you card have a popping allure to the eye!

19 I love how the letters on this thank-you card have a popping allure to the eye!

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Comments (2)

  • I always try to send a handwritten thank you note after attending a function in a friend's home. I went to a dinner party at an very old friend's home on Saturday night. What a beautiful evening. The next day I promptly wrote a thank you note while the memories and good feelings were fresh in my mind. The note was mailed first thing Monday morning. I know everyone who has ever received one of my thank you notes has very much appreciated the thought and effort.

  • Dear Kevin:

    I have been very remiss in sending out thank you cards. On the other hand I am so delighted when I receive one. Todays blog has open my eyes to just how important this little gesture is in appreciating someones efforts.

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