With summer in full swing, it tends to bring an influx of weddings and baby showers. If you find yourself being the recipient of gifts then it’s time to sit down and write those dreaded thank you notes, but did you know there is a process to writing a thank you note? And it’s not as hard as we sometimes tend to make it. I’m not the world’s best at showing my gratitude, but when it’s necessary I try to remember to write a note. And, receiving something in the mail besides a bill should bring a smile to any recipients face. So, whenever you feel yourself needing to write your gratitude on paper, remember this: Keep it three sentences.
First Line: Express what you are thankful for.
Second Line: Express how you will use this new gift.
Third: Bring the end back around to the gift.
Here is an example,
Thank you for the beautiful diaper cake. Not only will it serve as decoration for baby Lilly’s room, we know every single nappy will get used. What a perfect gift.
Thanks for thinking of us,
Todd and Mary
See! Short and simple. We expressed to Jane what we were thankful for, how we would use the gift, and closed by bringing the message back to the gift. Easy. Peasy. If only writing novels were so easy.