Etiquette, Lists and Printables

Micro Lessons in Etiquette #3: Thank You Notes

Wow! This little area of social graces has changed without me noticing…

Over ten years ago (while I was raising babies I missed this!) it became acceptable to TEXT, EMAIL, OR CALL (and just leave a voicemail!) in place of a handwritten thank you note!!!! This is easy! I am so happy!!!

The process of writing a handwritten note is one that I used to enjoy but now it really stresses me out (which is why I have failed to do it 😳). I still to this day feel guilty for not writing more of these messages of gratitude. But modern etiquette to the rescue!!!


I feel a very unusual sensation — if it is not indigestion, I think it must be Gratitude.

Benjamin Disraeli

In the past, the only acceptable means of thanking someone was in person or via a handwritten note. Period. Exclamation point!

Today – in a world where millennials are blamed for not taking the time to thank people by any method – the rules are changing to encourage any means of kindness.

‼️But beware (or be aware 🤨) that the gesture of a handwritten note is still used and expected by many. This practice is also very much appreciated in the business world.

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