Expressing Gratitude (and a giveaway!)

Do you send thank you cards?

I have been collecting some great articles lately on writing thank you’s, so I wanted to share them with you:

  • Alt Summit recently published a post on expressing gratitude, emphasizing the importance of following up later to let someone know their actions affected you in a significant way, whether it’s a client or a friend.
  • talked in this post about creating lasting relationships by taking the time to say thank you with a handwritten note. I love their perspective that saying thank you with a handwritten note helps build relationships, shows you care and is also a chance to showcase your creativity.
  • This etiquette advice on sending thank you notes and letters recommends sending a thank–you note as soon as possible, preferably within two or three days. They also say the sooner you do it, the easier it gets. And more importantly, keep it short and sweet, which also makes it easy.

I know most people don’t hand write letters anymore. Typing an email or a text is easier and faster for most. People don’t like to hand write anything anymore either.

snowflake thank you cards

It’s always been very important to me to write thank you cards, whether I’m thanking someone for a gift or a meeting. I want them to know how much I appreciate their time and attention.

christmas thank you cards

So I’m giving away this set of four thank you cards, with the nice Marvy pen pictured, AND first–class stamps included.

thank you cards

For a chance to win a set of thank you notecards, leave me a comment by 7:00 pm on Tuesday. I would love to hear who you would send a thank you note to.

UPDATE: Comments are closed to enter to win the thank you notecards.

Stop by on Wednesday to find out if you won, and to read more about letter writing. Thank YOU for visiting my blog today!



  • These cards are lovely!! I would send cards to my friends, teachers, etc for all those special things they do for me!!

  • I’m writing two thank you cards today! One is to some friends who hosted a holiday party Saturday night, and the other is to an art teacher friend who gave me a beautiful handmade ornament yesterday. Your cards are lovely! 🙂

  • These are beautiful! I’m still that mom who makes her kids write thank yous to every kid who brought a gift to their birthday party. Unfortunately, they aren’t usually done in 2-3 days!

  • Elizabeth - Lili & Mum's

    I agree that thank you cards are always best. There is something special about sending and receiving them.

  • Hi Terri! Your cards are so beautiful! I really like your desing. I try to send cards and ‘thank yous’ but hand written letters are unfortunately history. Too bad we are always so busy. I made our Christmas cards.
    Thank you for sharing! x Teje

  • so cute terri! my son just celebrated his birthday…im going to shamefully wait until after christmas so we can make his thank you cards to include both events!!

  • These cards are beautiful! How wonderful to receive a thank you card from you, Terri!

  • I would send thank you notes to all the people who sent lovely condolence cards to us after the recent death of my father. It surprised me how much a simple card and message could mean. 🙂

  • Your cards are beautiful! I need to send a note for a gift I received today!

  • Today is actually my last day of working with a company, and I’m leaving everyone in the office thank you cards 🙂

  • I’m a fan of hand-written as you know. I don’t do it as often as I’d like but there is something extra special about receiving and sending hand scripted letters and cards – I love that personal touch and save them all. My pet ick is receiving Christmas cards with printed messages inside (not a single pen stroke) I think it’s a little sad. Beautiful cards and a great give-away.

  • I try to remember to send thank you cards to everyone that I receive a gift from, big or small. Our family doesn’t do much gifting at Christmas anymore, but I still send out at least a half dozen TYs following the Christmas holiday. Great job on these, Terri!

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