Why writing Thank You cards is important to me


Such a coincidence that as I was thinking of writing this post today, a Thank You note was delivered from friends who’d just had a tough start to the year (their dad passed away). The simple gesture of their note really touched me because even after everything that they are going through right now they still took the time and effort to write us a card.

Ever since we have had the boys, I have always made sure that whenever they receive gifts I post out a handwritten Thank You card. For me, I feel that it is important to let people know that their gifts are appreciated however big or small. They took the time and effort to pick and choose a present for your child so I think it’s only fair to have the courtesy to write a personalised note in return.

You might think I’m old fashioned, but with all the wonders of technology and in this day and age of constant emailing/texting and communicating via social media, I still love nothing more than having a handwritten envelope drop through my door.

It’s important to me that I teach my boys to take the time to express their gratitude for the gifts they receive.

This year E wrote his first “handwritten” card. Of course, I thought it was unfair for him to write all 20 plus cards, so instead I compromised and took a picture of his handwritten “Thank you”  and incorporated them onto the card I put together for printing. I then wrote individual messages for each recipient. As he grows older I am hoping he will start writing these cards himself.

I like to think that the handwritten cards and notes are displayed with pride (the ones I receive certainly are) and even kept in memory boxes for years to come.

Do you think writing Thank You cards is important? Do you keep the ones you receive? Leave me a message I would love to hear from you!

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  1. Louise George

    I really agree with this – so nice to get cards in the post. I always do photo cards for thank you cards with photos from the kids’ birthdays and Christmas (whichever occasion the thank you relates to) – it’s definitely a tradition we will be sticking with.

  2. Rebecca Slinger

    I always take the time to send thank you’s, I think it is really important, like you said somebody has taken the time to pick a present and you should appreciate that, I have a friend that has never sent a single thank you ever, for anything since her daughter was born 4 years ago, I think it is terrible but she does not care in the slightest!

  3. Fatima Wesson

    I totally agree with this. It’s really important to me to write thank you notes for our family. As you’ve said, friends and family made the effort to buy a gift or invite us for dinner, so I want them to know we appreciate them. It’s also lovely to get thank you cards in return! #brilliantblogposts

  4. Couldn’t agree more, we always send the, and just generally as a thoughtful gesture. I’m sad this appears to be a dying art for so many. I had people text me when my second was born rather than send a card and remember feeling a bit sad about it. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

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