Creative LMent

I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM

How to Write a Charming Thank-you Note

When I saw these tips in September’s Southern Living Magazine, I rushed to my computer to share them with you. Whether you attended a party, are newly married, or a student who’s parent’s have assisted in some way for the coming year, a thank you note is a thoughtful and meaningful way to send a message of gratitude.

1.  Start with the date and salutation:  Send your note, written in black ink, within a week of receiving a gift.

2.  Say thanks right off the bat:  Be specific about why you are writing the note.  If you’re thanking someone for a monetary gift, refer to their “generosity” rather than mentioning the amount.

3.  Compliment the kind gesture:  Don’t be afraid to go over the top – everyone loves an effusive compliment, as long as it’s heartfelt.

4.  Allude to the future:  Anticipate another get-together, or if you’re writing about a gift, be sure to tell them how you plan to use it.

5.  Finish with sincere regards:  Reiterate your gratitude, then close the letter on an intimate note, signing both your first and last name. Don’t forget to proofread before you postmark!


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